Friday, November 20, 2009

Sy Sims Has Died ("An Educated Consumer...")

Sy Syms died this week at 83. He founded the "Syms" discount clothes chain in New York City in 1959, and was perhaps the first retailer to sell men's clothes at a discount. I remember going to one in Maryland as a kid. But even more I remember the tag line from the Syms commercials that aired on local TV back then, in which he starred. "An educated consumer is our best customer." Embedded below is a 30 second obit from the NBC Nightly News last night. Apparently Brian Williams remembered that line, too...

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