Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Botany 500






5 comments:

Phil In Phoenix said...

Interesting how many products like that are ingrained in our mind from tv and game show credits.

"Dicker and Dicker from Beverly Hills" and "McCormick in the east, Schilling in the west" are two more.

Yowp said...

Phil forgot the Spiegel Catalog, Chicago, Illinois, 60609.

I've never heard of the last one.

Mark Watson said...

Botany '500' represented the very best in quality apparel for men who wanted to look good and feel their best.

alanh220 said...

H Daroff and Sons manufactured suits under the Botany name for years. Their old factory is now a luxury apartment building, 1 block away from where I used to live (Riverloft). I think they had another brand, "The House of Worsted-Tex". The Daroff family were, and are, known for their philanthropic efforts in Philadelphia. Here's a link to a photo of the factory, now apartments:

http://digital.library.temple.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15037coll3/id/1935/rec/19

Anonymous said...

My father has a Botany 500 clothes. I am a son of a Greek native.