Founder: Amos Sulka and Leon Wormser
Year Founded: 1895

"Nothing from Sulka ever goes out of style," wrote the New York Times' Anne-Marie Schiro in 1985, but sadly, Sulka closed its doors in 2001. The brand was originally founded as a shirtmaking operation for husky firefighters and policemen, but became one of the world's most renowned men's brands. Sulka was best known for producing the finest accessories in the world - customers like Henry Ford and Clark Gable wore its neckties. Its smoking jackets and loungewear were also among the best money could buy. Search eBay for Sulka dressing gowns and find that enthusiasts still pay hundreds of dollars for Sulka's silks. There are often rumors that the brand will be revived, and we'd love to see it.