4 Score and a Brooks Bros. coat ago

“This morning, I received my normal plethora of e-mail advertisements, but one from Brooks Brothers caught my eye.
In honor of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, their e-mail told the story of how the company gave the 16th President – who was apparently a loyal customer — a coat with an intricate lining, including an embroidered eagle and the inscription: “One Country, One Destiny.” Lincoln wore the Prince Albert coat, waistcoat, trousers, and black frock coat on his second inauguration, and was wearing it when he was
 assassinated at Ford’s Theater two weeks later. (The coat is a part of the Ford’s Theatre Museum collection.) Brooks Brothers has been a part of the political landscape ever since….”

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