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post #3106 of 6089

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:

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Extra-Slim-Fit-Hombre-Check-Sport-Shirt/MG00706,default,pd.html?dwvar_MG00706_Color=GOLD&contentpos=13&cgid=0297

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Extra-Slim-Fit-Twill-Trim-Sport-Shirt/MG00708,default,pd.html?dwvar_MG00708_Color=BRWN&contentpos=23&cgid=0297

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Extra-Slim-Fit-Plaid-Shoulder-Piecing-Sport-Shirt/MG00709,default,pd.html?dwvar_MG00709_Color=GREN&contentpos=27&cgid=0297

 

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.)

post #3107 of 6089

Check out the university cut pants, really trim.

 

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post #3108 of 6089

is the best BB sale after christmas?

post #3109 of 6089
Free shipping...no minimun..through tomorrow.
post #3110 of 6089
What products will be on clearance after Xmas? Is it all the same stock that is currently on clearance, or will it include all of the Winter stuff that I don't believe is on clearance right now?
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Originally Posted by urfloormatt View Post

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:

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Extra-Slim-Fit-Hombre-Check-Sport-Shirt/MG00706,default,pd.html?dwvar_MG00706_Color=GOLD&contentpos=13&cgid=0297

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Extra-Slim-Fit-Twill-Trim-Sport-Shirt/MG00708,default,pd.html?dwvar_MG00708_Color=BRWN&contentpos=23&cgid=0297

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Extra-Slim-Fit-Plaid-Shoulder-Piecing-Sport-Shirt/MG00709,default,pd.html?dwvar_MG00709_Color=GREN&contentpos=27&cgid=0297

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.)

Probably a great fit on this stuff, but my impression was the "Red Fleece" (that's not the real name, is it?) was trimmer and marketed towards a younger audience, but that most of it is made in China. When I've seen that stuff in person it looks to be of lower quality and I personally wouldn't buy it.
post #3113 of 6089
During a recent sale I bought one pair of trousers that was 34x34 and got them hemmed to a 34x30 since they were the last available option in stock in the color I wanted.

It turns out this was a bad idea and the rise is too high and they don't fit nearly as well as the stock 34x30 trousers. I have learned my lesson. My question is do you think I can return these pants? I had them hemmed at a BB location. Would I have to get them lengthened again to return them or just let BB know of the issue?

Thanks for info!
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During a recent sale I bought one pair of trousers that was 34x34 and got them hemmed to a 34x30 since they were the last available option in stock in the color I wanted.
It turns out this was a bad idea and the rise is too high and they don't fit nearly as well as the stock 34x30 trousers. I have learned my lesson. My question is do you think I can return these pants? I had them hemmed at a BB location. Would I have to get them lengthened again to return them or just let BB know of the issue?
Thanks for info!

Maybe, especially since the SA should have told you that the rise on the 34 is longer than the 30 (I think 30 and 32 have the same rise).
post #3115 of 6089
This may have been covered elsewhere in this thread, but I couldn't find a post on point in my brief search.

Last year, I recall that BB had a "40% off on a certain category" type of sale for about a week in December. (I.e., one day 40% off sweaters, another day 40% off outerwear, etc.) Does anyone know when that sale will occur this year, or whether it will occur at all?
post #3116 of 6089
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Originally Posted by Willin View Post

During a recent sale I bought one pair of trousers that was 34x34 and got them hemmed to a 34x30 since they were the last available option in stock in the color I wanted.
It turns out this was a bad idea and the rise is too high and they don't fit nearly as well as the stock 34x30 trousers. I have learned my lesson. My question is do you think I can return these pants? I had them hemmed at a BB location. Would I have to get them lengthened again to return them or just let BB know of the issue?
Thanks for info!

It's really up to the store now I think. Typically anything altered is not returnable from a general standpoint, but BB may allow it.
post #3117 of 6089
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

It's really up to the store now I think. Typically anything altered is not returnable from a general standpoint, but BB may allow it.

I think BB will take returns if they did the alterations. That is one of the benefits of having the alterations done at the store.
post #3118 of 6089

I'm still fairly new to the forum, and the world of style. But this is a semi related question to this thread. I've been reading how people say the BB 346 is basically garbage compared to the real BB lines since it's made separately for the outlets. My question is what's the point of it? I regularly get emails from the BB main stores, and with their sales it's just as cheap as the outlet. So what's the point of the outlet with the bad line?

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Originally Posted by fashionnoob View Post

This may have been covered elsewhere in this thread, but I couldn't find a post on point in my brief search.
Last year, I recall that BB had a "40% off on a certain category" type of sale for about a week in December. (I.e., one day 40% off sweaters, another day 40% off outerwear, etc.) Does anyone know when that sale will occur this year, or whether it will occur at all?

This was the week before Christmas or maybe 2 weeks before as a special holiday sale.
post #3120 of 6089
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Originally Posted by aj555 View Post

I'm still fairly new to the forum, and the world of style. But this is a semi related question to this thread. I've been reading how people say the BB 346 is basically garbage compared to the real BB lines since it's made separately for the outlets. My question is what's the point of it? I regularly get emails from the BB main stores, and with their sales it's just as cheap as the outlet. So what's the point of the outlet with the bad line?

The 346 stores sell a lot of clothing to people who go shopping in the large outlet malls where they are installed. Diffusion brands are profitable. That's the point of it.

Not all the 346 lines are that much different from the mainline stores. Some of the sweaters look 100% the same to me (I see piles of mixed mainline and 346 in the one outlet mall store I visit once a year).

Also, not all the stuff in the mainline stores is really that great. The 1818 suits are a diffusion brand compared to the Golden Fleece. BB quality runs the gamut from low to high. Most of the mainline stuff is middling to high, I think. The steady middling dependability of BB has long been one of its attractions.
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