Certainly no secret in the realm of men’s fashion, Brooks Brothers (famously established in 1818) was always a store I equated with the Randolph and Mortimer’s of the world but with the salt starting to overtake the pepper up top my shopping habits have inevitably started to change. I had no idea what to expect when I walked into their Flatiron store recently but I was pleasantly surprised by some of the best service in New York City. Salespeople that actually provide friendly, helpful service? Practically unheard of. While the majority of their styles are not in line with my taste I was able to find some really nice pieces at surprisingly affordable prices (with some help from their generous post-Xmas sales). There is a reassuring gentleman’s club air of grown up quality to the store but what made really me a return customer is their knowledgable staff who provide quality service without being intrusive. An increasingly rare find these days.