January 10, 2012
Although initially dismissive of Black Fleece, I’ve changed my position somewhat after trying on a number of their outerwear pieces. 
When this oddball Brooks Brothers line is able to suppress its avant-garde predilections, it’s capable of generating some beautiful pieces.
Most notable amongst the items I came across were a simple, cleanly designed charcoal down vest and the grey cashmere trench coat shown in the photo above. 
The coat fit perfectly, had very little internal structure, and (being a mid-length trench coat) managed to steer clear of Black Fleece’s main pitfall; the bizarrely insufficient length. 
These factors, when combined, make for a superbly stylish garment. It also bears mentioning that, if one were to close one’s eyes while wearing it, the coat could be mistaken for a well-cut bathrobe.
With its belt tied loosely in the back, this item would be a superb choice for a cold, dry winter night. 

Although initially dismissive of Black Fleece, I’ve changed my position somewhat after trying on a number of their outerwear pieces. 

When this oddball Brooks Brothers line is able to suppress its avant-garde predilections, it’s capable of generating some beautiful pieces.

Most notable amongst the items I came across were a simple, cleanly designed charcoal down vest and the grey cashmere trench coat shown in the photo above. 

The coat fit perfectly, had very little internal structure, and (being a mid-length trench coat) managed to steer clear of Black Fleece’s main pitfall; the bizarrely insufficient length. 

These factors, when combined, make for a superbly stylish garment. It also bears mentioning that, if one were to close one’s eyes while wearing it, the coat could be mistaken for a well-cut bathrobe.

With its belt tied loosely in the back, this item would be a superb choice for a cold, dry winter night. 

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