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Brooks Brothers 346?

post #1 of 11
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I went to the Brooks Brothers outlet tiday solely to see if they carried shoes...which they did not. Found that everything in the store was 346 line items. I bought some merino wool socks and two pairs of wool trousers "seemed" like a good price. I know what the better quality items/fabrics are but not trained yet in differentiating the full quality between lines or items. That is what I am trying to hone from info on the forum . Anyone have experience with the quality of the BB 346 line?
post #2 of 11
I have visited the BB outlet mall on my trips between phoenix and orange county. From my understanding the 346 line is specific for the BB outlet malls, I noticed this as I wear their gabardine slacks and did see a difference in materials. Dont ask me why, but I also thought the waist closure/button was different as well.

I picked up two 346 shirts to try, and they do not see the light of day after I tried one for a day.
post #3 of 11
related thread...http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=22801
not the best quality...I have 2-3 shirts for beater wear...look for 1818 luxury line items as they have a few once in while...you may even get lucky with some Black/Golden Fleece...BB has their semi-annual sale going on right now. you may find some items that you need at discounted prices...
good luck
post #4 of 11
I have a 346 SC I got for a steal, though I only bought it because it fit perfectly. Construction is meh, fabric is pretty nice, but not great. BBGF is a LOT better IMO.

Then again I get more compliments on the 346 SC than anything else I own. Must be the pattern
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Thanks SF (a new me) View Post
related thread...http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=22801 not the best quality...I have 2-3 shirts for beater wear...look for 1818 luxury line items as they have a few once in while...you may even get lucky with some Black/Golden Fleece...BB has their semi-annual sale going on right now. you may find some items that you need at discounted prices... good luck
Thanks for the info and link. I honestly searched and it didn't come up with that great thread. Oh well thanks and I will have to go over my buy and see how they look quality construction wise.
post #6 of 11
The search function of this forum sucks. It is junk and a waste of money. Lately I have found BB mainline to be sub-par. GF, luxury, and BF should be the only BB lines to consider.
post #7 of 11
BB 346 is subpar amigo.
post #8 of 11

The quality is not the same, the sizing is not the same.  It is Not the real Brook Brothers.

The men's polo shirts were thin and cheaply made the women's blouses were poor fabric and sized differently.

Too bad the the service was good and employees nice.  Too bad.

post #9 of 11
How are their trousers compared to the 1818 line?
post #10 of 11

I live about 15 minutes from an outlet mall with a Brooks Brothers factory store.  It's yielded some casual and dress shirts.  Their casual madras shirts were nothing special (hardly anybody's are), while the 346 dress shirts (slim fit non-iron stretch, 96% cotton) seem fine for light use and are lightweight, which helps in our sweltering climate.  Nordstrom's store-brand and Charles Tyrwhitt shirts seem a bit heavier.  

 

I've picked up an 1818 unlined Fitzgerald linen jacket and, tonight, a 346 stretch wool (97% wool, 3%  Lycra) gray suit for $192.  It should be more than adequate for occasional social occasions and is probably at least as good as anything in the price range at Penney or Macy's.  Think of the outlet as competition for Stafford, Ferrer, or Claiborne.  

post #11 of 11
I have 346 trousers that have seen heavy wear with no issues.
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