Otto, Have you personally seen any Thom Browne in a store?
I have and the production looks great. The pants are cut long so you can hem to your choice of length and if you are slim the jacket look great, the real question with Thom is price/fashion ratio. His fashion items are way too expensive for such a short shelf life.
Thanks for your reply, Sarto. No, I have seen no T.B. except your excellent photos.
Even with a generous reality discout for being a runway show, I can’t get my head around the bottom look with the “evening” shorts and garters.
The trouser cut is the one virtue in the first two looks. I like the slim tapered leg and three inch cuffs. Length fits OK with figure skates, but who wears those on the street any more? Better have some crazy socks if you’re showing three or four inches of them…or will it be no socks and hairy ankles in public?
Are those bow ties matching the coat fabric? Wow.
The middle fur-trimmed overcoat was swiped Audrey Hepburn’s costume closet.
What do the overcoat sleeve badges say on them?
I accept that one can buy T.B. and tone it down with tailoring closer to “normal”. It may come out looking OK if you really work it.
I went back to read, yet one more time, the TB Experiment….so I still don’t get it, shorts in the winter, for men, bad enough the ladies have to wear skirts, and at least they can wear pantyhose. Sorry, but in my ineducated fashion opinion Thom Brown is way way off base. No matter who he appeals to, straights, gays, boys, it does not matter, if it lives at all it will be short lived. The man is trying to do something, he has a vision, but I think he needs glasses.
It’s more than the shorts that don’t make it. The clothes look like womans clothing on men, the fur is a bit over the top, I doubt a straight man will wear these, but maybe thati s the point, the jackets short and small looking (but I guess someone can fit themselves better than Thom’s vision here)…I cannot see this making it in other than a small niche market, and then it is something that will be gone, out of style in a very short time…seems foolish to me, but then I am more into buing timeless pieces.
Yes, men have worn clothing more crazy, just look at the 18th and 19th century rich….today this looks like sometihng just to grab attention, not the style..so your point is not one I believe to hold water, but I agree, men can wear some strange styles at times, to me these are about the strangest I have seen.
Sigh… more of the too-small clothes. I guess I’m more traditional than I’d like to think, but this still doesn’t work for me. I see this post is several years old, but seems you keep showing Thom – we’ve seen it, now can we move on?
Washington DC is painfully conservative. I don’t even know where I would find TB here. I really doubt anyone is wearing it – and that’s ok. He must be making money somewhere – or working off a very large trust fund just to mess with us…