10 Cool Items You Need from Brooks Brothers Right Now

America's storied clothier now sells floral-printed shorts.

10 Cool Items You Need from Brooks Brothers Right Now

America's storied clothier now sells floral-printed shorts.

What do Abraham LincolnAndy Warhol, and Stephen Colbert have in common? If you guessed, “They all wore Brooks Brothers,” congratulations: you nailed it. The iconic American clothier has been dressing iconic American men since 1818; from button-down collars to shetland sweaters to argyle socks, Brooks Brothers has had a say in every closet staple for the past two centuries. But style must move forward. And now, on the eve of the company’s bicentennial, Brooks Brothers is looking more stylish than ever. Look no further than the brand’s latest collection, Red Fleece, for proof.

Red Fleece is steeped in tradition—this is still Brooks Brothers, after all—but the clothes are cut slimmer and boast a more modern, laissez faire attitude than the company’s original line. Think more along the line of styles you’d see in a “co-working space” rather than a boardroom in the financial district: floral-printed shorts and cotton gingham scarfs, as opposed to wool suits and power ties. Welcome to 2017, the strangest year ever, where Star Wars is cool, Bob Dylan plagiarizes Sparknotes, and the most storied clothing line in America is at the forefront of a fashion revolution.

brooks brothers knit blazer

1
Pique Knit Blazer

$198; buy now at brooksbrothers.com

It’s the Arnold Palmer of top layers: Is it a sweater or a blazer? This knit jacket boasts all the cozy comfort of a sweater with all the elegance of a perfectly cut blazer.

brooks brothers seersucker

2
Stripe Cotton Seersucker Suit Jacket

$269; buy now at brooksbrothers.com

This seersucker jacket is as crisp as it gets. And as we all know, seersucker is the best way to beat the heat in style.

brooks brothers sport coat

3
Garment-Dyed Stretch Sport Coat

$298; buy now at brooksbrothers.com

The designers at Brooks Brothers gave this garment-dyed sport coat a worn-in look for the essential Summer Friday item.

brooks brothers jacket

4
Water-Repellant Utility Jacket

$99; buy now at brooksbrothers.com

Heavy enough to keep you dry in the rain yet light enough to keep you cool in balmy temperatures, this versatile jacket is just what you need for summer adventures. But for downright torrential days, you may want to stock up on the rain gear that every smart man has in his closet.

brooks brothers floral print shorts

5
Floral Print Twill Shorts

$41; buy now at brooksbrothers.com

When it comes to shorts, even the most sartorially conservative guy has carte blanche to step out of his comfort zone—and floral patterns in a trim cut are the easiest, most fun way to do that.

brooks brothers duffle

6
Nylon Duffle Bag

$248; buy now at brooksbrothers.com

This indestructible nylon duffle, lined with chambray, will safely and stylishly carry your stuff, even in the most secret vacation escapes in the world.

brooks brothers sneakers

7
Camo-Print Canvas Slip-On Sneakers

$78; buy now at brooksbrothers.com

Cotton canvas, a smartly designed microfiber lining, and sumptuous cushioning—in addition to being quite the head-turners, these beauties are insanely comfortable.

brooks brothers watch

8
Navy Face Watch with Nylon Band

$295; buy now at brooksbrothers.com

Blue watch faces are all the rage right now. This deep navy option, with its nylon band, is a balance between sporty and polished. Wear this to the gym. Wear this to the office. Wear it anywhere and everywhere.

brooks brothers scarf

9
Gingham Cotton Scarf

$44; buy now at brooksbrothers.com

Made from incredibly soft Italian cotton, this scarf is the ultimate finishing touch for cool, breezy summer nights. And when the season ends, worry not: You can wear this all year round.

brooks brothers cardigan

10
Stripe Color-Block Cotton Cardigan

$52; buy now at brooksbrothers.com

Some cardigans have a reputation for being staid, standard, something your Philosophy 101 professor would wear. This snappy, color-blocked option is not “some cardigans.”

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