When is the Next Brooks Brothers Sale?

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  1. 1wb

    1wb Senior member

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    Steve -

    That's the problem. Your photo is of a Southwick label and a Southwick-made suit from 2010, not a pre-2009 Martin Greenfield one. This is a Greenfield label - note the Summer 07 manufacture date. [​IMG]

    Greenfield OTR GF suits were British fabric, and very rarely had fabric labels sewed in (on occasion some did).

    New Shoes1 - you are incorrect. Greenfield OTR Golden Fleece suits were not recalled, it was the Southwick-made Golden Fleece suits that were recalled. Current Golden Fleece suits are Italian-made by Lardini.
     
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  2. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    See the attached thread discussing the recall of Greenfield GF and that Southwick would begin making GF. http://www.styleforum.net/t/271807/psa-brooks-brothers-golden-fleece-suits-recalled
     
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    New Shoes1 - Yes, if you read that thread, and if you had read the linked discussion of the issue that took place on AAAC, you would have learned that the OP of the thread was incorrect. Greenfield stopped making OTR Golden Fleece tailored clothing for BB in 2009, and has only done GF MTM for them since. Starting in 2010, GF tailored clothing was made by Southwick. It is the Southwick product that was the subject of the recall in 2011.
     
  4. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    I stand corrected. My photo is of a Southwick label. I was confused by the fact that it has the letters "MG" on it. But the label is definitely of the Southwick style
     
  5. 1wb

    1wb Senior member

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    To be fair, it's a rare day when anyone around here can correct you on something. I also thought that "MG" in the label was an odd coincidence.

    Also, having looked at the new Italian-made GF stuff in the stores right now, it seems inferior in construction and finishing to the Southwick products. I was not impressed. Obviously, neither the Southwick or Lardini really hold a candle to Greenfield.
     
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    the BBBF manager at the SF fillmore store mentioned something about how next springs collection might be Thom Browne's last with BB. anyone hear this too?
     
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    I heard the same about last year XD

    I think the concept behind Black Fleece was to have a new designer be rotated in every year, or several years. I'd be interested to see what direction a new designer would take.

    I've really liked the offerings in the last 2 years of the regular BB stuff. Things are slimming down, being a little younger and more fresh than the stuff old BB
     
  9. Patek

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    I agree, I have been pleasantly surprised with the fit on a lot of their stuff as of late. I even noticed some of the BF patterns and styles migrating over to the main line. I have a BF and a main line casual shirt that are almost identical (BF has better materials and buttons).
     
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    Might be a dumb question, but do you ever wear BB sports shirts with ties? Or should ties be saved exclusively for dress shirts.


    Thanks!
     
  11. clarksdb

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    Some of the sport shirts it might be doable with an odd jacket. There are shirts that just S/M/L OCBDs or simple stripes for instance.
     
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    Alright, I just received the milano houndstooth Harris tweed. This thing is great. Basic colour palette, but very interesting tweed: thick, yet a bit of stretch to the weave, and barely lined. It's also just dark enough and with enough blue that I think you may be able to get away with either mid-grey or charcoal pants without matching—sort of in between. I think the odd model does it a disservice, although I may let it out an inch through the waist. Also got some white/blue/ecru OCBDs because you're going to need to keep everything else quite simple.
     
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    Thanks. I'll look into this.
     
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