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Brooks Brothers’ SS23 Collection Revives the Early 80s LA Scene


A new season of Brooks Brothers has arrived like a postcard from Malibu, California. Their latest SS23 Collection revisits archival designs, inspiring a set of looks that take us back to a carefree LA in the ’80s. From Thomas Eakins’s art to the vintage pastels of California, we see a myriad of influences come together for a presentation of sophisticated and classic style.

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Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers

Welcome to LA; it is the summer of 1983. You exit the gates of LAX, handle hardcase in hand, when a balmy breeze hits your face, and you see nothing but clear skies on the horizon. This is the feeling that creative director Michael Bastian wished to encapsulate when designing his latest summer series.

“I’ve always been intrigued by the vibe of LA in the early 80s,” Bastian said. “That idea of a carefree, sunny ease that turns a little decadent and alluring once the sun goes down like you don’t know what’s going to happen next.”

Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers

For Bastian, the core collection is a nod to the brand’s heritage pieces but, too, a means to the future- welcoming a new generation of Brooks Brothers customers. The remainder of the spring-summer series was designed to pay homage to the brand’s love of sports, with primary nautical colours being front and centre and a cue to the rowing lifestyle.

The collection can be differentiated into three parts, each section spotlighting a different facet of the Los Angeles style and way of life. For one, we are transported to laid-back Southern California with graphic stripes, colour blocking, and a focus on layering.

Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers

The brand also continues its enduring legacy of all things nautic with the inclusion of a patchwork Flag Crewneck Sweater, Chest Stripe Rugby Jersey and Three-Season Windbreaker. All pieces are designed to remind of days spent sailing into the horizon.

Since 1818, Brooks Brothers have upheld the global standard of American style, dressing 39 presidents, industry leaders and cultural innovators. The full SS23 collection is available now at the Brooks Brothers online boutique.

Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers SS23 Collection | Image: Brooks Brothers