My Thom Browne suit (PICs)

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

  1. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    As I've said before in other threads about TB, I don't like the way TB suits are worn by his hordes either. But that isn't to say I don't like his gear. The first time I saw/tried on his stuff I had never heard of the guy but thought his jackets were my cup of tea. Then I started seeing pics of the flooded trousers, too short sleeves etc and was a bit surprised but whatever floats yer boat, right? His jackets are cut slim, are a bit shorter in length than normal, have thin lapels...all elements I like in my suit jackets, regardless of who's name is sewn on the tag.

    Believe me, I GET the Pee Wee comparisons and chuckled at it the first time it was presented. There's a lot of stuff by Dior Homme that could be just as easily referenced to an absurd pop image, but the way a designer likes to portray his line doesnt necessarily mean you have to wear it that way. "Admit defeat"..?? huh, I didnt realize that style was a war that produced victors and losers. If TB *really really* wanted you to wear high waters, he'd sell his trousers pre-hemmed with no extra material to let down.

    *btw, if one follows Mr Browne's paradigm on how his suits be worn (or any other designer/brand/fashion-aesthetic for that matter), I'd say that they were seriously lacking any personal style.
     


  2. Get Smart

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    although wearing white shoes with it & then claiming it's not an hommage to Mr Rubens seems disingenuous

    again, "HUH?"...disingenuous?? You think I paired the suit with white shoes as an homage to PWH?? uh, no.
     


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    OK. That particular suit looks fine on you, so enjoy!

    But I sincerely suggest different shoes. I promise you, going out in those, sombody's sure to yell "Tequila!"
     


  4. Get Smart

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    But I sincerely suggest different shoes. I promise you, going out in those, sombody's sure to yell "Tequila!"

    actually that particular night, I had a few queries of where to get the shoes (which are not pure white, they are an antiqued white brogue from Paul Smith). Guess it depends where one hangs out... [​IMG]
     


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    I never thought I'd see the day, but that looks pretty good [​IMG]
     


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    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.


    I've heard TB say himself that just because *he* wears his pants up high, doesn't mean that he envisions everyone else doing the same with his clothes. He has no problem with guys wearing the trousers full length.
     


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    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    I think it looks great, and particularly like the shoes as well.
     


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    Brian SD Moderator

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    Jason, it looks totally awesome.

    I hate to say it, but to everyone else - I told you so.

    So you cats who were so anti-TB were before saying, "His clothes aren't wearable in every day situations," are given an example of an every day situation where his clothes are perfectly acceptable, and you completely switch the argument to "If you don't wear it the same way TB does, you aren't wearing it right."

    And holy shit Jason, $352. I can't believe that.
     


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    Jason I must say the fit looks great, much better than I would have expected given that its TB. My only minor complaint would be that the slim fit nature of the suit and lapels make your head appear slighty out of proportion.
     


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    I used to attack him because I was under the strong impression that the highwaters and 34XS jackets were the absolute standard... now that I know they're constructed well and I've seen them worn differently, I have a much different opinion. Especially now that I'm actually getting into the slightly short hem, slightly short jacket body (I can't imagine having shorter sleeves at all), thin-lapelled aesthetic. As I've said before, I'd never do it to the extent that he does himself. Hrm... I think an enquiry to Baron Boutique is in order if I can scrounge up more suit money for this year. [​IMG]
     


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    I think the suit looks terrific. My only complaint would be that the trousers really should be cuffed. The plain bottoms don't work for me.
     


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    Oh, I knew I forgot something! If I didn't say it before, I love how it looks. Wish I had snagged that deal before you did... I would have put all my last paychecks into it.

    It would be nice if the brand Sacque Suit would appear on Bluefly or Yoox... they're already affordable for being so well made at full retail.
     


  13. Get Smart

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    Jason I must say the fit looks great, much better than I would have expected given that its TB. My only minor complaint would be that the slim fit nature of the suit and lapels make your head appear slighty out of proportion.

    yea, my head really isnt that big(!)....maybe my gf photoshopped my pic to be consistent with my ego (j/k)
     


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    Jason, it looks totally awesome.

    I hate to say it, but to everyone else - I told you so.



    So you cats who were so anti-TB were before saying, "His clothes aren't wearable in every day situations," are given an example of an every day situation where his clothes are perfectly acceptable, and you completely switch the argument to "If you don't wear it the same way TB does, you aren't wearing it right."

    And holy shit Jason, $352. I can't believe that.


    far as I was concerned this was over, but OK Mr Moderator.

    And sometimes we censor. Because we can.

    As GS has himself pointed out, the suit he is wearing, the suit I referred to as wearable, is a suit that is a very modified version of the style TB has claimed as/made his own.

    Members of the TB cult go around praising his name: TB the radical thinker, TB the visionary, TB the (backward-looking) trailblazer.

    If he is all those things, if you truly admire his vision, why not wear his clothes the way he designs them? (Plenty of people wear Dior Homme w/o feeling the need to "express their individuality" by having them drastically retailored.) And conversely, if you wear his clothes toned down and modified and neutralized, isn't that saying "I don't really believe in TB's actual designs, I just enjoy positionng myself as a trendsetter; I enjoy telling everybody how cutting-edge I am without actually backing it up."?
     


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    far as I was concerned this was over, but OK Mr Moderator.


    Mr howbah, you're throwing a lot of attitude around this board for a new member (not that being a long-time member is really any excuse either). You may find your time on the SF a little more enjoyable if you show some respect to your fellow members and the moderators. One can disagree with another without being a jerk about it. Or perhaps you are one of those who enjoying stirring things up and being disruptive?

    GS -- while I doubt a TB suit worn more conventionally or like the designer would work for me, I think it looks good on you. At the price you paid, that is great value...
     


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