Society Brand Clothes (originally and formally Alfred Decker & Cohn) was a leading manufacturer of men's suits, based in Chicago. The company was founded in 1902 by Alfred Decker and Abraham Cohn. The company incorporated in 1919. It was known for its Society Brand line of suits and came to do business under the name Society Brand Clothes.
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After 1913, the company was located in the Alfred Decker & Cohn Building (subsequently known as the Society Brand Building) at 416 South Franklin Street in Chicago. The building was built in 1912-1913 by Graham, Anderson, Probst and White.
In 1919, the company started delivering some of its merchandise to retailers outside of Chicago via two dedicated Curtiss Jenny airplanes that had the name "Society Brand Clothes" painted prominently on the fuselage. Service included nearby cities in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Operations ceased in 1920.
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