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Many are the sales clerks at Brooks Brothers who readily boast that President Lincoln died while wearing one of their suits, but few are willing to suggest that it was highly likely that his chic, young assassin was also wearing some of their apparel.

But that is neither here nor there; this article is a segment from a longer article about the history of that establishment, and it confirms that the Great Emancipator was indeed one of their customers, as were the Union Army Generals Grant, Sherman and Hooker.

Click here if you would like to read the entire article about the first 132 years
of Brooks Brothers.

Click here to read about Lincoln's beard

     


The Clothing of Abraham Lincoln (Coronet Magazine, 1950)

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