Fall StapleSplurge: Prince of Wales Check Trouser by Black Fleece

20/10/2011 § Leave a comment

Another grey trouser?? you’re saying right now.  But no!  This is completely different.  Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers has a lovely black and white Prince of Wales check on a wool and cashmere trouser that I found myself admiring more than a little at the Bleecker Street Black Fleece shop a few weeks ago.  Like blackwatch tartan, the Prince of Wales check is another pattern I find myself drawn to this fall.  Fun fact: the pattern — also known as glen plaid — is called Prince of Wales because the Duke of Windsor popularized wearing it when he was the Prince of Wales.

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You should know that while I have a distinct weakness for Black Fleece — which is essentially all that I like about Thom Browne with a dash of wearability — I definitely think it is a smidge overpriced.  Hence the “StapleSplurge.”  My best Black Fleece scores have been thrifted.  I might tell you where, if you ask really nicely…  If $350 is a bit steep, try these from Paul Smith (on sale!), these from Incotex (also on sale!), or these from Banana Republic.

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