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Thom Browne Interview

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Get Smart, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    man, is that Pee Wee photo gonna appear in every Thom Browne thread??

    J, you need to set up a filter so that image appears on any post that uses the words 'thom browne'


    Funny, I never noticed it before. At least I now got to see it, lol.
  2. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2004
    [/IMG]A sneak preview of the Fall 2006 collection.
    And his new kids line

  3. GreyFlannelMan

    GreyFlannelMan Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2004
    man, is that Pee Wee photo gonna appear in every Thom Browne thread??

    J, you need to set up a filter so that image appears on any post that uses the words 'thom browne'


    I thought exactly the same thing. I notice that few, if any other designers here, provoke such ire (oops, almost forgot DQ). Wonder why.
  4. SGladwell

    SGladwell Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2006
    Hacks that get sent up as the Next Big Thing tend to provoke such ire.

    For another example of the same, see Chris Bangle.

    EDIT: just read the interview, and somebody needs to tell him that the hi-lo material thing has been done before, and to much better effect, by Helmut Lang.
  5. Fritz

    Fritz Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2005
    The one thing that my dad can't forgive my grandparents (whom he otherwise loves dearly): as a kid they dressed him up in miniature Lederhosen and took a picture of him.
  6. CTGuy

    CTGuy Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2002
    I think a lot of the beef with Browne revolves around the fact that his name has been repeatedly forcefed in recent clothing discussion. So he's got a look that departs from the norm (whether or not it's original or interesting is up for debate, I don't care enough to bother) and a heavy advertising campaign, good for him, but big deal.

    The point is that a lot of people here have seen the look, read about him in the New York Times, and made an informed and reasonably based decision that they do not like it. It just gets annoying to hear constant crowing about how "edgy" and "hip" he is, and how his penchant for shock value automatically makes him sort of artiste. My opinion on Thom Browne isn't going to change no matter how much Sartorialist Blog or whatever the latest fashion website is shills for him and tries to treat an obvious fad as some sort of clothing revolution, and it just grows tedious to keep hearing about it.

    I'm glad he's having fun doing his thing, but ultimately, his output is still overpriced, ill-fitting, and has had a limited shelf-life from birth, and he himself seems full of himself and craving attention. I'd rather worry about more classic clothing than read another article about his delusions of grandeur.

    I think this pretty much sums up why most of us "dislike" Thom Browne. Personally, I don't dislike him- I just think there is a lot of hype and I really just do not like his designs. I would never spend the money on his clothes. You can have respect for him if you want to, but I am just not interested.
  7. acidboy

    acidboy Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    i don't know what all the hoopla about thom browne is all about. i think the fashion press is just looking for 'the next big thing" or a poster boy for them to cover.
  8. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    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. [​IMG]

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