I just can’t get over the fact that when you wear a Thom Browne it always looks like you are wearing a suit that you borrowed from someone else (of course that someone else is also much smaller then you!).
Talk about showing cuff! the man’s entire shirt cuff is sticking out. Not sure on this one Sart, it’s managed a make of Thom a sort of Italian Lounge Lizzard look (The absent necktie and the fluttering shirtcuffs remind me of Brad Pitt in Ocean’s 11). The pants, particularly given the context, look very similar to the italian way of wearing tapered trousers that we have seen in the previous few day’s photos. Give me stodgy grey anyday.
i just want to say, to the person before (some “analytical” person) that thought that all americans didn’t like snug suits – well, this flys in the face of that. he looks fantastic, and so does his suit. this is the way to do the snug fit. those crinkly, wrinkly, TOO-shrunken light blue pants were a mess! this guy does it right.
to the sart’s guy readers: can you tell me, are these suits/cuts comfortable to wear? I love them conceptually and (usually) visually, but I get the feeling that if I were to try a similar trick I’d constantly be fidgeting and adjusting.
It’s a good thing Brooks Brothers is going this direction; they’ve been too staid for too long. I understand why, because they have a certain image to project, and a certain standard to uphold–classic American.
However, they need to move with the times if they want to hit a larger demographic than the ultra-traditional market they’ve had all along.
I can’t wait to see what happens.
These suits, and the guys who are wearing them, and the ways in which they’re wearing them are superb.
One day I suppose I may come around to Thom Browne’s vision of shrunken proportions for menswear, but for now I still think his jackets look too small on big guys like this. Here at least the trousers are long enough.
Not to criticize Browneâ€™s vision (which I have done elsewhere by equating it with Pee Wee Herman’s) or to tout any other particular brand, but there are fully canvassed suit models from, e.g., Hickey-Freeman, Samuleshon, Southwick that carry jackets with minimally shaped and padded shoulders, slight waist suppression/darting, and tapered flat front trousers. Iâ€™m a 42 regular, and if I put on a 40 short in any of those models I have the same appearance and equivalent quality garment as the gentleman pictured for significantly less money. Nobody is knocking off anybody else; that’s just the way it is. At least thatâ€™s what I think, but Iâ€™m willing to be convinced otherwise.
Where Iâ€™m not willing to brook any argument at all, however, is with the sublimely simple and elegant combination of navy suit, white shirt, white handkerchief, and chestnut shoes. An added plus: pack grey trousers, blue jeans, blue shirt, pink or yellow shirt, a couple of ties, shorts and swim trunks, and a pair of soft brown loafers in a carry-on, throw a trench coat over your shoulder, and travel around the world.
Thats exactly how I want to wear my Thom Browne suit when I buy it in the fall. I am a recent college grad and now I can’t wait to buy mine. Although I probably will wear barrel cuffs with my suit. Great pic
I think he looks slick, but would you wear that much cuff? Maybe it speaks to the exagerated shortness of TB suits, I don’t know. I’m getting used to the short, tapered pant, but the wide cuff looks a bit Pilgrim-like to me.
Very nice outfit. I am curious to see how Thom’s Brooks Brothers line does as well.
The details here hit that casually elegant note for which most people strive but never really reach. The perfect pants which barely brush some beautiful shoes, the artfully unbuttoned shirt cuffs, and trim little pocket square sharing space with some swanky sunglasses. By opening up that extra shirt button though, he appears to be working some kind of Bob Guccione angle.
My only concern with this delicate balance of an outfit – and with most of Thom Browne’s suits – is that at some point you have to move. This suit coat in particular looks so perfectly tailored that I fear any movement will send the button shooting down 7th Avenue.
I really like the whole look – brown shoes the deep color of the suit the white shirt absolutely beautiful. The cut of the jacket a bit tight of course being Thom Browne you expect it. I don’t know where I stand with Thom Browne, I really like his clothes but I am scarred I can only pull off one or two things. So I’d rather avoid him all together just in case the look I’m pulling off really looks bad. But maybe his Brooks Brothers collaboration will persuade me to take that chance. We shall see….
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you know what? it just looks out of proportion. either he doesn’t have the physique to carry it off (makes his hips look wide) or he doesn’t have the attitude to pull it off (it’s already a geeky style, BUT you can’t have a geeky air). but i like the suit’s quality. sorry but the tailoring just isn’t working for me on him.
I really love this shrunken/fitted look on not-tiny men. unlike dior homme’s equally miniaturized suits, thom browne’s clothes just work on guys who are actual men, not little skinny boys. so fashiony, a little feminine, and yet totally debonaire. love it!
from what I’ve seen of the brooks bros collaboration, though, it’s nothing to write home about. although it will be cool to see a variety of men wearing mr browne’s suits, who might not have looked twice at them before.
The gentleman looks excellent… but on a larger scale topic, the silhouette of men's suiting cannot be changed. That little short jacket that he is wearing (that tend to be "fashionable" right now… looks silly. It just looks like a man is wearing a woman's jacket. If it doesn't cover your ass, it's too short.