09
Dec
lacasuarina:

Thom Browne.
Coming Soon.

Someday I’ll cop a ridiculously over-priced pair of Thom Browne shoes, even if they are rebranded Sanders.

lacasuarina:

Thom Browne.

Coming Soon.

Someday I’ll cop a ridiculously over-priced pair of Thom Browne shoes, even if they are rebranded Sanders.

28
Nov
Thom Browne letterman jacket — Let’s file this under “things on sale at Barneys that I still can’t afford”.

Thom Browne letterman jacket — Let’s file this under “things on sale at Barneys that I still can’t afford”.

08
Aug
Brooks Brothers Black Fleece F/W 2012 now online — Here’s my favorite look from the collection. Click thru to see the rest.

Brooks Brothers Black Fleece F/W 2012 now online — Here’s my favorite look from the collection. Click thru to see the rest.

22
Feb
22
Feb
04
Oct
rubenhughes:

“Thom Browne’s always putting a different spin on the dress shirt every season. He’s doing something that’s a real hybrid that I haven’t seen that much, which is a button-down club collar. He finds a new way to reinvent the American button-down every season. This one we love because it’s a two-color windowpane pattern so you’re going to want to wear this with your quieter fabric suits and tweeds and sportcoats or a solid color cardigan. The tie is silk but it’s beefier, it’s heavily constructed and it will tie really stiff, with a strong dimple. I haven’t seen the red power tie, or the red tie, since the ’80s. This is the anti-Republican power tie.”

If Thom Browne neckties ever get to be at least 3” wide, then I’ll be buying quite a few. I love his designs, but the super-skinny width just doesn’t work for me and my wardrobe at all.
Also, FYI, there’s a bunch of Thom Browne neckties on Yoox right now sitting pretty under the $100 mark.

rubenhughes:

“Thom Browne’s always putting a different spin on the dress shirt every season. He’s doing something that’s a real hybrid that I haven’t seen that much, which is a button-down club collar. He finds a new way to reinvent the American button-down every season. This one we love because it’s a two-color windowpane pattern so you’re going to want to wear this with your quieter fabric suits and tweeds and sportcoats or a solid color cardigan. The tie is silk but it’s beefier, it’s heavily constructed and it will tie really stiff, with a strong dimple. I haven’t seen the red power tie, or the red tie, since the ’80s. This is the anti-Republican power tie.”

If Thom Browne neckties ever get to be at least 3” wide, then I’ll be buying quite a few. I love his designs, but the super-skinny width just doesn’t work for me and my wardrobe at all.

Also, FYI, there’s a bunch of Thom Browne neckties on Yoox right now sitting pretty under the $100 mark.

(via acnw)

02
Sep

It’s on sale: Brooks Brothers Black Fleece trousers — While most of Thom Browne’s line for Brooks Brothers isn’t something I think would fit me, I do find the odd trousers really interesting.

First off, they come unhemmed, so you don’t have to worry as much about them being too short. Secondly, while their retail prices are astronomically high, their clearance prices put the trousers around the price range of options from the likes of Howard Yount. Third, they’ve got a slim fit.

Available options include linen, cotton and wool — all made in the U.S.A. I believe sizing is a drop six — ie: BB0 = 36 chest = 30 waist.

22
Jul
I wish Black Fleece items fit me the way I’d like them to fit instead of how Thom Browne would like them to fit.
Also, I wish I could even remotely afford such ridiculousness.

I wish Black Fleece items fit me the way I’d like them to fit instead of how Thom Browne would like them to fit.

Also, I wish I could even remotely afford such ridiculousness.

26
Jun
Thom Browne longwings with tri-colored sole (via GQ) — Earlier today goingoutgoingin replied to my earlier comment on a pair of Thom Browne longwings, in which I praised the tri-colored pulltab, which also doubles as a branding device for Thom Browne’s line. He pointed out that I’d railed against branding on clothing and that perhaps liking a shoe for such branding is perhaps hypocritical, which is a fair point to bring up.
In that same post on branding, I did mention that I liked Thom Browne’s version of branding, as I thought it actually did something that wasn’t tacky and played well with the clothes in how it was incorporated. On another level, I do like it simply because it can be used to echo other elements in your wardrobe in a place where you typically wouldn’t involve color (your shoes).
I’m a fan of Browne’s colors that he uses, neutrals with red/white/blue. And while I think that his clothes and runway shows aren’t anything I’d ever wear, I do find his accessories to be something that a lot of people could use and incorporate into their wardrobe easily — if you’re someone who wears those colors quite a bit as I’ve been tending to do.
I see Browne’s stripes as more a signature of his brand than a logo, which might be splitting hairs in definitions, but I think that perhaps it’s something worth differentiating. If you see a pair of shoes with brightly colored EVA soles, then you most likely know it’s from Mark McNairy (or perhaps Jil Sander if the shoe’s black). Is that a form of branding or a signature styling? Or both?
Would I ever buy Browne’s shoes at full retail for the express purpose of getting that pulltab? No. At a discount price comparable to another longwing that I perhaps had my eye on? Much more likely. It’s more so a detail I enjoy as part of the whole shoe, not the fact I want to wear something designed by Browne to show it off, but I hardly think it’s worth a premium price.

Thom Browne longwings with tri-colored sole (via GQ) — Earlier today goingoutgoingin replied to my earlier comment on a pair of Thom Browne longwings, in which I praised the tri-colored pulltab, which also doubles as a branding device for Thom Browne’s line. He pointed out that I’d railed against branding on clothing and that perhaps liking a shoe for such branding is perhaps hypocritical, which is a fair point to bring up.

In that same post on branding, I did mention that I liked Thom Browne’s version of branding, as I thought it actually did something that wasn’t tacky and played well with the clothes in how it was incorporated. On another level, I do like it simply because it can be used to echo other elements in your wardrobe in a place where you typically wouldn’t involve color (your shoes).

I’m a fan of Browne’s colors that he uses, neutrals with red/white/blue. And while I think that his clothes and runway shows aren’t anything I’d ever wear, I do find his accessories to be something that a lot of people could use and incorporate into their wardrobe easily — if you’re someone who wears those colors quite a bit as I’ve been tending to do.

I see Browne’s stripes as more a signature of his brand than a logo, which might be splitting hairs in definitions, but I think that perhaps it’s something worth differentiating. If you see a pair of shoes with brightly colored EVA soles, then you most likely know it’s from Mark McNairy (or perhaps Jil Sander if the shoe’s black). Is that a form of branding or a signature styling? Or both?

Would I ever buy Browne’s shoes at full retail for the express purpose of getting that pulltab? No. At a discount price comparable to another longwing that I perhaps had my eye on? Much more likely. It’s more so a detail I enjoy as part of the whole shoe, not the fact I want to wear something designed by Browne to show it off, but I hardly think it’s worth a premium price.

26
Jun
nickelsonwooster:

Thom Browne.  Fall 2011.  Want.

I love the signature pull tab on the back.

nickelsonwooster:

Thom Browne. Fall 2011. Want.

I love the signature pull tab on the back.

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