It wasn’t too long ago that Brooks Brothers catalogs contained more illustrations than actual photographs. Their illustrated sack jacket sticks out in my mind as having one of the most perfect sack silhouettes that I have ever seen. The proportions and the lapel rolls are great, but the shoulders are simply perfect. I bet that it’s a lot easier to draw soft soldiers than it is to make them in real life, but these illustrations sure make you long for one of those jackets. I have included a few of these illustrations from 1972-1982 Brooks Brothers catalogs.