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Jacob Reed’s Sons: Haberdasher to Preppy Philadelphia (1924)

New York has Brooks Brothers, New Haven has J. Press, and Philadelphia had Jacob Reed’s Sons. Closed since 1983, Jacob Reed’s Sons is long gone but far from forgotten [for example – here, here, and here]. I have heard many stories of this venerable institution over the years (to bad I did not write any of these stories down).

The firm published a small (40 page) pamphlet to commemorate their 100th anniversary in 1924. I was lucky enough to purchase this pamphlet about two years ago. I know I purchased it on eBay, but I don’t remember how much I paid. Now if I could only find a history of Miller/White!

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