The Fall 2016 Outerwear Guide

Extended summer, climate change…call it what you will, but fall in New York has been milder than usual. Now that we’re into November—and temperatures are sliding back down to normal—we have outerwear on the brain. To help plan your approach to bundling up, we’ve gathered a guide to our favorite styles of the season. What you’ll find is a deft mix of modern and classic—innovative pieces that offer performance qualities and next-level comfort. 

Refined Casual
The Wool Puffer Jacket with Removable Hood
Our design team has taken the ubiquitous puffer and given it a sophisticated update. Instead of using a synthetic material, this jacket has been crafted from fine Italian wool and has a traditional herringbone weave. We’ve applied a specially treated topcoat to make it water-repellent, and for warmth we’ve given it a down filling. Wear it over your favorite sport coat during the week and with your comfiest flannel on the weekend. It’s a truly versatile piece—one that stands out amid a sea of polyester puffers.


A New Classic
BrooksStorm® Quilted Walking Coat
Year over year, one of our most popular outerwear pieces is the BrooksStorm Walking Coat, and this season we’re happy to offer a quilted iteration of this customer favorite. This version is made from innovative wool woven at Italy’s iconic Loro Piana® mill. Aside from the impossibly soft handfeel, the fabric is bonded with a breathable membrane that resists water and wind. Plus, the light PrimaLoft® filling gives a typically lightweight style a bit more endurance for cold winter days. It toes the line between dressy and casual so it can be worn seven days a week—and with this level of comfort you may even wear it indoors.


Timeless Toggles
Duffle Coat
Prepsters rejoice! The iconic duffle coat—with its classic toggles—is back in a big way this season. (Did it ever really go away?) Our take on it is made from warm double-faced wool and has a removable hood. Characteristically Brooks, its dark navy exterior is complemented by our exclusive tartan lining throughout the interior. The trademark toggles are made from real horn and have leather straps for true Ivy League authenticity. Unlike the duffle coats of yesteryear, ours is a bit trimmer, so it’s less boxy and less bulky. And while outerwear designed for extreme cold tends to favor function over form, this coat does both quite well. Oh…and the interior cell phone pocket could technically hold a flask of brandy to keep you warm, but that’s your call.


Best Dressed
Bird’s-Eye Topcoat
Part of the appeal of dress outerwear is its inherent timelessness. While colors and cuts may change, shapes and silhouettes rarely do. This is the case with our Bird’s-Eye Topcoat. It’s made from double-faced wool woven in Italy, so it’s super soft and incredibly warm. The double-breasted style of the topcoat remains unchanged, but a bird’s-eye weave lends a subtle textured feel, and the brighter blue color offers variety from the sea of navy, grey and black that’s all too common in winter outerwear. Plus, it’s cut a bit shorter and slightly trimmer in the body—little updates that make it modern, not trendy.


The Anchor in Your Closet
Red Fleece Pea Coat
Undoubtedly one of the most popular preppy pieces to break through to the mainstream, the pea coat is a legitimate fashion icon. The Red Fleece take on the naval-inspired essential is shorter and trimmer than is common, so it’s not square-shaped like its forebears. It’s made from a soft wool blend for warmth and makes a great layering piece—whether it’s over a sweater or a shirt and tie. Of course, it is appointed with the readily identifiable anchor buttons and is lined with a subtle stripe detail inspired by our rep stripe ties.


An Icon, Reimagined
Loro Piana® Camel Hair Coat
This classic style is crafted from Italian Loro Piana® fabric in pure baby camel hair with a smooth zibeline finish. Its rich texture lends a touch of glamour to any ensemble, along with flattering princess seams and a self-belt for waist definition. To complete this clean look, the corozo buttons fasten down the front under a subtle placket.


Warm and Welcomed
Red Fleece Wool Double-Faced Toggle Coat
Adorned with wood toggle buttons, this warm wool-blend coat offers a traditional design that stands the test of time. Its double-faced construction and additional front zip closure ensures proper insulation, while such modern details as a removable hood and beautiful plaid interior add a stylish flair.


A Luxe Outer Layer
Jacquard Faux Persian Lamb Coat
Our lustrous winter coat finds the perfect balance between luxury and comfort with its jacquard faux Persian lamb fur, woven in Italy from an ultra-soft Marzotto cotton-viscose blend. The double-breasted buttons are inspired by quintessential winter style, with a hidden zipper underneath for a better fit. A full lining and faux-fox-fur collar lend an element of sophistication.


Get Down
Water-Resistant Quilted Down Coat
An ideal go-to piece during winter, our puffer coat is equipped with all the necessities for withstanding cold weather conditions. The quilted down-filled design features not only a cozy, full lining, but also a durable water-resistant fabric woven in Italy. Ribbed storm cuffs help prevent rain or wind from getting inside the sleeves. An oversized collar and a hidden metal zip closure with our BB-logo pull offer an up-to-date edge.