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Brooks Brothers has a hip side

Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers--Who says the fellas

Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers--Who says the fellas at Brooks are stodgy? (Credit: Dan and Corina Lecca)

Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers -- Who says the fellas at Brooks are stodgy?

For several seasons now, cutting-edge designer Thom Browne has designed this exclusive collection of energized American classics. Not for everyone, granted, but the collaboration shows a willingness by the once-staid clothier to stay current. Hip, even.

Here, Browne dives into the prints trend, mixing leafy patterns and madras on his sack suit. You can always just wear the jacket alone. Or the shorts. Or the shoes.

Below: Stubbs & Wootton canvas shoes (with a print inspired by vintage Palm Beach wallpaper) for Brooks Brothers' Black Fleece collection.

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