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January 17, 2006 at 8:33 pm
The top jacket looks goofy, and the trousers w/boots look more military influenced than anything else.
All in all the top photo looks like butt and the bottom looks like some uptown old-school goth.
January 17, 2006 at 9:51 pm
Trousers on the top suit seem to be influenced by the cross of girls peddle pushers and the low riding jeans that show the thongs. See the side tabs on the trousers – just like the peddle pushers. Those boots are simply out of place. Pants are short enough to require polo boots to cover the unsightly bottoms.
January 17, 2006 at 11:00 pm
wouldnt the tight/short jacket and short pants be more derivative of early raf simons than thom browne?
January 18, 2006 at 3:15 am
I like the first jacket, but I think the pants should be longer… Thom Browne sure is influential.
January 18, 2006 at 10:02 am
Actually, Prada did this about 6 (?) years ago. The pants in this collection seem more inspired by Equestrian and/or Alps pants (Lederhosen are actually worn. It was a revelation to me too when I first saw it), expecially given the tops, than by the 50′s and 60′s “Geek chic” styles of Thom Browne.
January 18, 2006 at 11:07 am
you know what? i am beyond bored w/ this thom browne thing, so this is my last visit here.
if anything, you’ve made him disliked by many like me who were previously unfamiliar with him.
i take it marketing is not your day job..
January 18, 2006 at 11:31 am
Isn’t fashion great? It excels at making the foolish look idiotic! I’ll stay with either the classic Savile Row or Neapolitan look, thank you very much.
Won’t be my last visit. This blog has been good for a laugh!
January 18, 2006 at 12:52 pm
Regarding the previous previous poster.
Get your facts straight!!
In regards to my marketing skills I worked at A&P and Kroger, I’m so good at marketing I’m supermarketing!
January 18, 2006 at 1:15 pm
i dont understand why some of your readers get down on YOU PERSONALLY for showcasing the work of thom browne. its not like YOU designed the stuff, right. his work is out there in the world, and we as sartorially-attuned men have the freedom to either approve or disapprove of his style. apparently, some of your readers only want to see pictures of what has been generally accepted as “good taste”. i (and there may be other readers) think that the ideals of “good taste” are always evolving, so please always include works by designers that are not always seen as popular or popularly tasteful. the dialogue for mens style must always keep flowing. you are doing an excellent job, keep up the good work!
January 18, 2006 at 2:40 pm
The coat looks like a modern version of the peacoat. It is pretty impressive, despite the cord-like bunching at the hem.
January 18, 2006 at 2:49 pm
I think that both the proportions as well as the overall feel are much more Neil Barrett than Thom Browne (who pre-dates Mr. Browne by MANY years).
January 18, 2006 at 3:27 pm
As we can see from the responses today, the Thom Browne look is not completely new, that is why I think it is so surprising how much furor he creates.
I’ve never heard Neil Barrett get this kinda response.
Does anyone remember when Armani was beginning?
He was ripped for taking the canvas out of jackets, muddy colors and wrinkled fabrics. He kept to his guns and now he is ARMANI. I knew a girl once that worked for him and called his design classics. They are only NOW classics because he stuck to his guns THEN and our eyes adjusted.
If Armani started today it would be the same result.He would begin with his first-movers, the first-adapters and slowly it would spread.
I’m not putting Browne on Armani’s level but it happens almost the same way every time. All we can do is sit back and enjoy the show,
January 18, 2006 at 4:49 pm
I was once given the very good advice: “Avoid fashion like the plague.”This is why.
January 18, 2006 at 10:00 pm
I like both looks.
Upper look…I’m not sure what to make of themushroom cap tank driver’s helmet.A nod to liberation/occupation?May look better with tall combator construction boots worn laces open to balance the helmet.
Lower look…Nice coat worn with turnip sleeves.Something like a peacoat. The breast pocket is good.
I like the roll at the waist. I’m blessed with a natural(no implants) roll of adipose “Dunlap” at beltline.A good coat for those less well endowed.
January 18, 2006 at 11:32 pm
Thom Browne the next Armani?
Don’t think so. The unconstructed soft look has been around, just look at Anderson and Sheppard.
Just goes to show the power of marketing and fashion. Its all about enticing the lemmings.
Dollar dollar bill y’all.
April 1, 2006 at 10:01 am
do you know olivier rizzo?
he has been styling and consulting for prada and miu miu men’s and women’s after david bradshaw’s tenure.
do an interview with him!
May 1, 2012 at 10:01 am
Supermarketing!!! OMG! I literally laughed out loud! Scott!!!