I think I've heard about this very style/ cut; there might be some pix in these articles, if you find them at the library. I've only seen one shot of the suits, which look just like Connery's Bond to me. Maybe someone could check this out at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC for us? Feb. 16, 2004 TIME MAGAZINE Thom Browne By KATE BETTS When it comes to men's suits, says influential New York City tailor Thom Browne, the skinny leg is in. Designers like Dolce & Gabbana and Ralph Lauren are waving so long to the slouchy oversize look, showing pencil-thin suits straight out of a 1960s Sears catalog. Even at mass-market retail stores like H&M and the Gap, the new style for spring is narrow jeans cropped at the ankle. The move toward the straight and narrow was launched in large part by Browne, 38, who favors what he calls the Congressman suit "” the lean look favored by J.F.K. when he was a junior Senator. Browne's $2,800 suits... Feb 01 '04 Esquire To look at his suits, you'd think that he was born from the meticulous tradition of Savile Row or perhaps that he's a descendant of the original nineteenth-century suit tailors of Abruzzi. But Thom Browne is neither. He is as American as they come. Born in Pennsylvania, Browne went to Notre Dame and even toted himself to Hollywood to try his hand at acting. But for the past seven years, clothes have been his calling, so much so that in an arena dominated by tailors from across the Atlantic, he has become the wunderkind of the custom-suit world, fusing the classic American uniforms of the 1950s and '60s with modern fabrics and accents. Make no mistake, his slim $3,000 suits are not for every man, but they are for every guy who feels young even if he isn't. Narrow lapels, beautiful grosgrain details, short-cropped sleeves, and pants best worn over bare ankles make his suits the most unique of any American designer's in years. New York's Ã¼berluxury department store Bergdorf Goodman is even building Browne his own shop within its revered walls, offering men the chance to get measured for their own Thom Browne suit or simply to buy one that's ready to wear off the rack. "I used to look at pictures of my father when he was growing up, as well as the old JCPenney catalogs from the '60s," says Browne. "There was a sense of uniform that worked so well because men felt comfortable in it and it was predictable. Why not take that principle and update it with subtle but personalized detail, so that a guy can feel comfortable and creative at the same time?" And he's right. Browne's suits are masterworks of simplicity and custom nuance, distinctive enough to set you apart but subtle enough not to get you kicked out of the inner circle. Even if you're not wearing any socks.