My Thom Browne suit (PICs)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Get Smart, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

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    Man, those are tiny lapels.


    No, those are retro lapels!
     
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    That outfit looks oddly familiar:

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    That outfit looks oddly familiar:


    wow, that's the first time I've seen that [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    wow, that's the first time I've seen that [​IMG] [​IMG]

    sure. but seriously, there is a reason people keep posting pix of PWH whenever TB comes up, you know.
     
  5. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    maybe it's because you guys are newbies but pre-SF crash there were plenty of threads about Thom Browne with the Pee Wee joke so it's played out now. I'm sure Yehudi thought he was being pretty clever and funny with the PWH pic. Time to find a new joke fellas...[​IMG]
     
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    maybe it's because you guys are newbies but pre-SF crash there were plenty of threads about Thom Browne with the Pee Wee joke so it's played out now. I'm sure Yehudi thought he was being pretty clever and funny with the PWH pic. Time to find a new joke fellas...[​IMG]

    Sorry! I didn't make myself clear the first time.

    ahem.


    There

    is

    a reason

    why

    people

    keep

    mentioning

    pee

    wee

    herman

    whenever

    thom

    browne

    is

    discussed.


    hope that's better!
     
  7. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I guess I wasnt clear either....

    We

    get

    the

    Pee Wee

    joke

    It's

    been

    done

    countless

    times

    already

    in

    other

    threads
     
  8. howbah

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    The point is, it's not a joke. It's as inevitable as mentioning Cary Grant in a discussion of dressing well. That's never going to get old, because it's a true and valid touchstone. Mentioning PWH is not going to go away, because his costume is very similar to a TB suit. If somebody really isn't capable of perceiving that, or just refuses to acknowledge the validity of the comparison, that's their problem. It doesn't vitiate the comparison.
     
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    It reminds me of certain vintage Brooks Bros. suits.

    Do you think Pee Wee Herman was chic?
     
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    I think the comparison to Pee Wee Herman is kind of silly, especially when you juxtapose the two pictures. Pee Wee's suit is too short and is tight to the point of being visually uncomfortable.

    Get Smart's suit, on the other hand, fits him very well. It's not entirely my style (although I certainly like some of its elements), but to laugh it off as looking like Pee Wee Herman is, well, laughable.
     
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    I think the comparison to Pee Wee Herman is kind of silly, especially when you juxtapose the two pictures. Pee Wee's suit is too short and is tight to the point of being visually uncomfortable.

    Get Smart's suit, on the other hand, fits him very well. It's not entirely my style (although I certainly like some of its elements), but to laugh it off as looking like Pee Wee Herman is, well, laughable.



    Of course, the sleeves and trousers are finished to a nice length on Get Smart's suit, unlike most the TB we've seen.

    Get Smart, I like it. Please unbutton that top jacket button, though. It's pulling way too much, and the balance, and lapel width should be fantastic when undone. Good buy.
     
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    Sorry! I didn't make myself clear the first time.

    ahem.


    There

    is

    a reason

    why

    people

    keep

    mentioning

    pee

    wee

    herman

    whenever

    thom

    browne

    is

    discussed.


    hope that's better!

    Check

    that

    attitude

    at

    the

    door

    thanks
     
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    Pee Wee Herman seems to fit the Duncan Quinn aesthetic more, if you ask me. Thom Browne jacket sleeves aren't usually that short, even when I see the man himself wear his stuff. Reubens'd be more chic if he ditched the bowtie and opted for a LONG sleeve shirt. :p
     
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    Pee Wee Herman seems to fit the Duncan Quinn aesthetic more, if you ask me. Thom Browne jacket sleeves aren't usually that short, even when I see the man himself wear his stuff. Reubens'd be more chic if he ditched the bowtie and opted for a LONG sleeve shirt. :p

    The bowtie is just his way of expressing his individual flair, man!
     
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    I think the comparison to Pee Wee Herman is kind of silly, especially when you juxtapose the two pictures. Pee Wee's suit is too short and is tight to the point of being visually uncomfortable.

    Get Smart's suit, on the other hand, fits him very well. It's not entirely my style (although I certainly like some of its elements), but to laugh it off as looking like Pee Wee Herman is, well, laughable.


    OK. But the assertion that the comparison is completely inapt is just not true. I didn't post the picture that started this. Or any others of Pee Wee, for that matter (the first season of the show was so much better, BTW ... apparently almost the entire supporting cast left after that because he was a total PITA to work with ... whoops, topic drift!)

    Anyhow, it ain't me posting what are - as GS himself points out - so many Pee Wee pix in connection with Thom Browne's designs. Lots of people see those designs & think of PW. There is probably a reason so many think that same thought, react that same way, and I would venture to suggest that it is because TB's work is startlingly reminiscent of the work of Pee Wee Herman's costume designer.

    Now, the suit GS is modelling actually lacks the more extreme manifestations of the TB style - mind you, TB himself isn't backing down from that paradigm; have a look at the outfit shown in this month's Chicago Social for confirmation of that. But the GS suit looks wearable (although wearing white shoes with it & then claiming it's not an hommage to Mr Rubens seems disingenuous). The trouble is, Thom Browne suits apparently become more wearable the more they depart from Mr Browne's paradigm. I would suggest that that is not a good thing to say of a designer.

    Thom Browne fans: if you want to champion the guy, wear the clothes that most accurately reflect his vision. To compromise, in this instance, is to admit defeat.
     

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