Men's evening suit (including scarf, gloves, and top hat) by Brooks Brothers, American, 1933. Brooks Brothers was a very prestigious men's tailor in the 1930s. This ensemble is complete down to the accessories and conveys the overall elegance of the formal look. Dress suits like this were known as white tie and were appropriate dress for the most formal evening events. Brooks Brothers was founded by Henry Sands Brooks in 1818 in New York City as a ready-made and custom men's clothier.