I'm kicking myself for not buying one of the Brooks 3/4 length patterned coats that were out last Fall, as I love plaids and, yes, checks. Went shopping this weekend and patterns have apparently been deemed "out" by the powers that be (which - I now understand after viewing 'The Devil Wears Prada' with the amazing Ms. Hathaway - hold more sway over my sartorial options than I heretofore thought possible) and basic tan, brown, and charcoal are now "in." Boring. Anyone know where I can find a patterned car coat or, hell, even full-length? Ebay has produced nothing. I'm thinking of punting and just wearing a sport coat every day, sans the outerwear. Your recommendations are warmly appreciated.