Thanks guys! I went back to go get it...its in perfect condition...a size 43R...I'm a noob at this so how do you tell if a jacket is part of a suit or just a sports coat? Are there any identifiers to look for?
Not at all familiar with this particular kind of thing, anyone know if it's good? Got it cheap so it doesn't matter if it's crap.
Not finding a whole lot in stores now for some reason. Keep the hunt going men.
I'm no expert, but the first thing I do is mentally imagine a pair of trousers in the same color and pattern as the jacket. In the case of your jacket, a pair of matching pants might have been possible at some point in history by some other label, but doubtful from Brooks Brothers.
In my experience, if it's a pinstriped jacket, it's likely an orphan. If it's double-breasted, it's likely an orphan. If there is a size or maker tag, and it has two sets of size indicators, i.e.: "43R/36W" it's definitely an orphan (43R being the jacket and 36W [36 Waist] being the pants that came with it).
I have picked up many a nice label orphan only to re-donate after listing on eBay 3 or 4 times, which was probably the best way for me to learn. I also browsed Brooks Brothers online and noted what they sold as sport coats vs. suits. Most tweeds, even if once part of a suit, can be used as sport coats, as can many plaids & checks, houndstooth, etc.
If it's something for myself and I know I have the right pants to wear with it, I pick it up. If it's for resale and I'm not sure, these days I'll leave it rather than be swayed by the label / maker.
Again, only personal experience and limited at that - someone else may well have more sure-fire ways of determining sport coat vs. suit coat missing trousers.