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NYFW: Brooks Brothers & Black Fleece SS14

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A nice little break from runway shows and shooting street style all day during the tail end of New York Fashion Week, I headed over to Brooks Brothers’ Madison Avenue flagship store for a showroom tour of their Spring/Summer 2014 line, and that of the Thom Browne designed label, Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers.

Brooks Brothers SS14

Sea, surf and sun are the theme, and the line is filled with items inspired by archival photos of Ernest Hemingway and other artists, intellects and jet-setters in The Great Gatsby era and decades following (1920s-50s).

The collection’s beach looks included madras (which was actually introduced to the States by BB), white on white styles, and seersucker and patch patterns.

Travel-ready and day-to-cocktail-hour looks included single and double breasted suits, bold use of red, navy plaid and geo patterns, gingham shirts, leather goods and striped woven ties:

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