Brannoch Advertisement, Fall, 1989 Brannoch is long gone. Owned by Plaid Clothing Group, Inc. and acquired by Hartmarx in 1996, it died under the watch of William Roberti. Mixing plaid successfully is not child's play. Neither is presiding over Brooks Brothers under Marks & Sparks or shooting Duck Head with a .410 shotgun. Today Roberti works as a public sector crisis management consultant. He must be doing something right.