The All-American Boy goes British: Black Fleece Fall 2011

What does it mean when Thom Browne, the man responsible for the revitalization of traditional American menswear, goes British?  In 2001 Thom Browne began a made-to-measure line that would change the face of men’s fashion.   His signature shrunken grey suit paid homage to the unconscious style of businessmen, circa early-sixties Manhattan.  Browne continued to explore the untapped potential of post-war American style both through his own line and, eventually, Brooks Brothers’ high-end Black Fleece.  Utilizing the inherent style of prep, Ivy League, and sporting and leisure culture of the American east, Browne, like Ralph Lauren before him, rekindled American pride in our fashion legacy.  But, over the last several years, Browne has ventured farther east and woven a decidedly cosmopolitan flavor into his signature line and collaborations.  This season Black Fleece is far more Hunt Club than Country Club.


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