Was in BB yesterday for Black Friday, and learned that their polos and sports shirts with the different label on the back of the neck are part of the Red Fleece collection. The fit is ESF. The style is casual, probably part of their effort to appeal to younger men. I've unwittingly been a big fan of this RF collection. The polos are vastly superior in fit and finish to their Golden Fleece performance polos, and since the fit is ESF, their sport shirts are my favorite fit among OTR button down shirts I've tried over the years.
What I also learned yesterday is that, for many of their Red Fleece sports shirts, the website does a terrible disservice to them. They look much, much better in person. Would recommend an in-person look.
Thinking specifically of these:
Would never purchase any of those shirts online based on those photos, but in person I was immediately drawn to them. The colors blend in a much more subtle fashion than the website would suggest. The latter two are flannel.
I'd also take issue with the fact that BB only labels pants and apparently some suiting options as Red Fleece but not sport shirts, which are instead labeled as ESF. Why is there not a RF section on their new website?
One other question, has anyone tried any of their RF pants? How's the fit? I have long shied away from most BB pants because they're simply too baggy in the leg. (Even their Milano chinos.)