I guess there will be some nice pieces, in that Brooks will tone down or "correct" the Browne aesthetic, i.e. their own. It just seems a little foolish that they would have to partner with (and pay a lot of money for that privelege, I'm sure) someone who essentially is riffing on their sartorial history.
I will, despite my dislike of Browne's work and what I've read of the man in his own words, take a look at the stuff and may buy. But will it have any influence beyond the few months they carry his stuff?
And who will be next? Boateng for Brooks Brothers?