And the disappointment grows... Awhile back, Brooks Brothers announced they would name a guest designer under their Black Fleece label and change said designer periodically. Sadly, Thom Browne was chosen. But more disturbingly, BB has retained him and appear to have abandoned their original strategy of cycling designers. The Black Label collection is most known for unappealingly high sleeve and trouser lengths. The model selection chosen to represent target customers include bland, expressionless women and increasingly effeminate men. The new 2012 collection, however, has gone completely over the top. Poor contrasting fabrics, ever decreasing sleeve and trouser lengths, and men's shorts designed to look like skirts in combination with sweaters, dress socks and shoes round out an amateurish effort. Funny how Mr. Browne chooses to wear traditionally tailored Brooks Brothers clothing. It is sad when an American needs to look at the website offerings of England's Ede & Ravenscroft and Gieves & Hawkes to find a "man's" selection.