Since 2007 the highly acclaimed menswear designer Mr Thom Browne has designed Brooks Brothers' Black Fleece line, which reinterprets the brand's heritage through Mr Browne's superb eye for proportion and detail. "I wore Brooks Brothers, my father and my grandfather wore Brooks Brothers, so I thought that this [collaboration] would be a great fit," Mr Browne explains. Over its history, the iconic American brand has dressed presidents (from Lincoln through to Obama), movie stars (Messrs Cary Grand and Clark Cable among them) and captains of industry. The Black Fleece collection this season was inspired, in part, by traditional hunting attire from the Brooks Brothers archives. A distinctly American preppy style backed up by high-quality fabrics and impeccable tailoring is Black Fleece's signature.
Words by Mr Peter Henderson
"Fashion is not about theatrics. I'm very serious about my clothing. There has to be a reason for things"
Mr Thom Browne, designer, Black Fleece