Black Fleece makes an elegant debut

Shoppers — and a few pups — arrived on opening day.

Just in time to present its spring line of linens and seersuckers, the elegant new Black Fleece boutique — a high-end spinoff from Brooks Brothers — opened today.

“We’re taking the classic Brooks Brothers look from the 60s and making it contemporary,” says store manager Robert Oren. “Our customers know and understand fashion and want something unique, but timeless.”

The merchandise is mostly tailored and fitted clothing for men designed by fashion darling Thom Browne, who’ll be in town mid-month for the grand opening. Suits start at $1,600, sportcoats at $800. There’s also a small selection for women.

The shop, at 2223 Fillmore, has a clubby air, especially the dressing lounge outfitted with gray wool chestertons and pin-striped walls. And there’s a tailor on the premises.

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