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That is sad. Southwick made some nice, quality stuff. Their tweed was particularly nice. I guess it was just a question of time.
 

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There is a theory proposed by someone on ivy-style.com discussing the announced closure of the Garland factory that this may be a negotiating tactic to achieve concessions from the union. The closure date is the end of July so there is time.
 

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FWIW, the Brooks Brothers employees that I know in eastern North Carolina love Claudio Del Vecchio. They see him as the savior of the company. 19 years is a pretty good run.

And I would like to point out that although Brooks Brothers has announced their intent to close these factories that does not mean that they will close . Selling them is also an option. Don't be surprised if someone buys them from BB and they remain in operation in a sleeker and more efficient form.
 

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FWIW, the Brooks Brothers employees that I know in eastern North Carolina love Claudio Del Vecchio. They see him as the savior of the company. 19 years is a pretty good run.

And I would like to point out that although Brooks Brothers has announced their intent to close these factories that does not mean that they will close . Selling them is also an option. Don't be surprised if someone buys them from BB and they remain in operation in a sleeker and more efficient form.
I'm more skeptical. Excuse to union bust is how I see it.
 

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Hello everyone. First post, looking for some advice. I always wanted a BB suit, and with the closing of their factory I know that I need to act if I am going to get one. On the website Brooks describes their 1818 suits as being manufactured either in the USA or Italy. I'm sure that the Italian-made suits are excellent, but it is the Made in America aspect of the clothes that I find uniquely appealing.

Does anyone know how I can find out whether the particular suit I am ordering was made in the US?
 

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Hello everyone. First post, looking for some advice. I always wanted a BB suit, and with the closing of their factory I know that I need to act if I am going to get one. On the website Brooks describes their 1818 suits as being manufactured either in the USA or Italy. I'm sure that the Italian-made suits are excellent, but it is the Made in America aspect of the clothes that I find uniquely appealing.

Does anyone know how I can find out whether the particular suit I am ordering was made in the US?
I have both. I'll check tags and see if I can find any distinguishing features or tags. Both are great suits. I'll get back with you if I find anything. Others on this forum may know immediately. Welcome to the forums. Tom
 
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