Three years ago I bought three Brooks Brothers Oxford dress shirts like the one pictured above. A white one, a blue one and a blue striped one. I bought the three for $140 during the Brooks Brothers Spring sale. I love them because I don’t have to have them laundered; they are easy to iron even for an ironing challenged fella like myself.
Two years ago, I repeated the exercise and once again spent $140 and bought three Brooks Brothers Oxford dress shirts, a white one, a blue one and a blue striped one, during the Brooks Brothers Spring sale. I didn’t repeat that exercise this year. Want to know why? Well I will tell you.
The reason I didn’t buy any Brooks Brothers shirts this year is because the original three I bought three years ago and wear to work once a week are still going strong. Only the blue one is beginning to some slight fraying at the cuff, the place where all dress shirts first throw in the towel. My second three Brooks Brothers Oxford shirts are still waiting their turn to move into the Briggs’ shirt rotation. Given the amazing quality of my Brooks Brothers shirts made by members of our extended American family, they may be waiting quite awhile.
You and I, just by changing some of our buying habits, literally have the power to change an American’s life. If you decided, starting today, that you would buy an American made shirt, skirt, tie, or hat the next time you went to the mall, you might be the reason that Brooks Brothers, Hart Schaffner Marx, Wigwam, Allen Edmonds, or Karen Kane decided they needed to hire a new worker. A new worker who would have a paycheck to support their family. Who would have the money in their pocket to go out and buy goods made by their American sisters and brothers. And so on and so on. So join me and millions of other Americans who are deciding that they will make American made goods their first choice when they go shopping.