No, I completely disagree. Thom Browne's fashion IS a new, next-big-thing aesthetic. The current run of high fashion suits, which has been coming to an end, has been focused on androgyny, architecturalism (word?), dual rear vents, black, shiny fabrics, structured shoulders and the list goes on. TB's take is *completely* different - the American-style, masculine, natural shouldered, single-vented JFK suit worn too small is the next look in fashion, and TB deserves the credit for taking it into full swing. I would expect such responses form members of this board because of his general aim towards fine fabrics and tailoring, which is a sensitive subjects for a lot of the purists here. That's fine. But to say that TB doesn't deserve the hype? There are lots of people who have been following fashion for years who do think his aesthetic is fresh, attractive and very cool, so you're just going to have to get used to it. When Hedi Slimane was up and coming, he got WAY more press than TB is getting. Also, the fact that TB's stuff is made in the USA and he designs in New York is a fairly fresh concept as well, considering that fashion suits have come from either Belgium, Austria or France for the last few years. Whether or not you buy into his style.. that's up to you. Personally, I love it. I don't want everything I wear to the "timeless." My only gripe is the retail price, but then again I can't complain too much - if less people can afford it and I can sometime get something I like from Chan (cheating, I know), then the trend will last longer because it won't blow up in the mainstream.