F. Scott Fitzgerald said it best, via his character Jay Gatsby: “Can’t repeat the past? Why, of course you can!” Admittedly, fashion trend revivals might not have been his point, but the sartorial godfather of American literature still nailed it.
Thanks to Baz Luhrmann’s reboot of the film (out next week), the flair and polish of the Roaring Twenties has returned via Brooks Brothers’ collaboration with the film’s Oscar-winning costume designer, Catherine Martin. Like a time capsule from Fitzgerald’s East Egg fetes, the corner window display at the retailer’s Georgetown store showcases one of our favorite looks—a trim three-button burgundy stripe regatta blazer paired with ivory trousers.
With smart deco-inspired butterfly bow ties and tan stitching on ivory
wingtips, each piece of the collection holds its own as a quintessential
throwback to the Jazz Age style that inspired the novelist’s
characters’ wardrobe, as well as Fitzgerald’s own.
Brothers is mentioned numerous times in Fitzgerald’s writings as a
representation of the ultimate gentleman’s purveyor of fine clothing to
the American man of distinction,” Martin said. “It is this most basic
and fundamental connection that has made our collaboration so
Whether you’re more a Nick Carraway, a Tom Buchanan, or a
Jay Gatsby, head over to the nearest Brooks Brothers and snag these
signature pieces before they vanish from stores. Here, six of our favorite styles from the line—sure to fit
nicely in your formalwear wardrobe.