Oh man, what can I say about Thom Browne that hasn't been said hundreds of times already? Forget it. Thom falls squarely into the always interesting "loved or hated, but never ignored" sartorial category. Yes, he's as important to menswear as anyone these days. And yes, Thom's shit is quite often out of control. His Black Fleece line for Brooks Brothers has always been easier to swallow (aka more wearable) than his eponymous line so it's something I at least pay attention to. Black Fleece's appeal, in my eyes, has always rested firmly on specific pieces and not on overall collections. There are always great shoes, shirts and neckwear - Brooks Brothers wouldn't let Thom mess that up. Anyhow, Black Fleece's F/W 2010 looks have just popped up online and it's more of the same. Killer pieces that when combines are a tad shy of overkill. For example, doubling up on plaids is one thing, but rocking with three incarnations of the pattern is just plain ridiculous. What can we take away from this? Shorter pants look best with boots. Turtlenecks, when done right, can be extremely stylish. And, patchwork flannel most definitely can look stupid.