"His Brooks Brothers clothes fitted him well and he wore a white shirt with a buttoned-down collar and a Guard's tie"

Guards Tie
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Henry Sands Brooks first openedĀ H. & D.H. Brooks & Co. in New York City in 1818, making Brooks Brothers the oldest ready-to-wear clothing chain in the United States. Since then the store has dressed many generations of presidents, film stars and, of course, noteworthy writers.

The tie worn by the Brigade of Guards -- a historic unit of the British Army -- carries horizontal stripes of dark blue and magenta. The colours signify royal blue blood alongside the red blood of the Guards.