Since 1818 Brooks Brothers has been known for inventing the American suit, has dresses US presidents from Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama. The brand has survived a Civil War, 2 World Wars and the Great Depression.

After 202 years of continuous classic American fashion on July 8 Brooks Brothers filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. it closed one of its three US factories in May and the other 2 are currently making face masks instead of suits.

Brooks Brother releases a statement on their instagram page saying:

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To our loyal customers.

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As the retail apocalypse continues we are yet to know who will survive and what will it take for some of the world oldest brands to recover from this economic obstacle.