DRIVEN’s stylish correspondent Fernando Morales of The Gentleman’s Topcoat recently got a sneak peek at Brooks Brothers’ latest offerings.

 The iconic brand’s edgier side heads to the front of the style ranks

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A few weeks ago, we met up with the dapper gents at Brooks Brothers for an exclusive preview of their Fall/Winter 2012 collection.

Golden Fleece & crossbones tie; click to enlarge

Inspired new collections from the Black Fleece and Flatiron lines

From the start, it’s apparent that the edgier side of the iconic brand is headed to the front of the style ranks.

Digging down into the depths of their expansive archives instigated the inspired new collections from the Black Fleece and Flatiron lines.

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Black Fleece delivers equal punches of texture and weight

Black Fleece delivers equal punches of texture and weight from the heavy gloved hand of designer Thom Browne.

Strong tartans and plaids with the use of bolder reds and olive greens evoke old-world decadence from the golden era of bespoke.

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Noble patterns such as fair isle, houndstooth and argyle

Noble patterns such as fair isle, houndstooth and argyle weave strong visual texture throughout the line.

Meanwhile, collaborative items such as Stubbs & Wootton embroidered slippers class it up like none other.

Brooks x Stubbs & Wootton slippers; click to enlarge

Collegiate-inspired styles of ’50s Ivy Leaguer with a hint of bad boy

Among the Flatiron Collection’s highlights are collegiate-inspired styles of ’50s Ivy Leaguer with a hint of bad boy.

Motorcycle-inspired jackets and a strong presence of rep patterns bring airs of youthful independence vicariously lived through Brooks Brothers’ classic designs.

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Attitude guaranteed; lady not included

And with most suits designed to look like their intended runway is 1950s Madison Avenue, we’re itching to slip into any one of Brooks’ newest gentlemanly furnishings.

Attitude guaranteed; lady not included—but in these clothes, that shouldn’t be hard.

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Let the images speak for themselves.

But that’s only if you can hear them over your rumbling café racer…

F.M.