Today I visited J. Press’ York Street shop for a preview of its fall collection. More on that in the next post.

Later I stopped by Brooks, where a jacket caught my eye. It was certainly eye-catching, and I realized it bore a certain similarity to one I’d just seen at York Street. Both, you see, combine blazer/sportcoat styling with elements from hooded sweatshirts, aka hoodies.

On the left is a York Street blazer with sweatshirt-style front pockets, while on the right is Brooks Brothers herringbone sportcoat with bonus hood (not sure what the bird and tree appliqué signifies; there’s also a BB logo on the back).

I feel like we should have a vote, but I’m not exactly sure on what. — CC