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Thom & Black Fleece in the WaPo

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Originally Posted by aportnoy
Publicity stunt, pure and simple. Snooooooze.


Yup. They are not staying true to the brand if the clothes are still understated but the prices are now outrageous. $4k for a ready-to-wear BB suit goes against all the Yankee sensibility that supposedly underlies the brand, and is all that makes it still a cool American brand, in my opinion. This make BB even less appealing, since now the philosophy seems as off as the execution.

We'll see. Perhaps they'll inject a little Browne into the mainline stuff.
 

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In the same article, Robin Givhan takes a swipe at us, i.e. DC men.

"The men of Washington are maligned for their attire, not because they refuse to dress in the knife-sharp, adventurous silhouettes of a Hedi Slimane or the colorful playfulness of Paul Smith, but because they don't wear their clothes with either gusto or confidence. Their sartorial crime is not an unwillingness to engage in Fashion but a refusal to take pride in their appearance."
 

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Originally Posted by Mentos
$4k for a ready-to-wear BB suit goes against all the Yankee sensibility that supposedly underlies the brand, and is all that makes it still a cool American brand, in my opinion. This make BB even less appealing, since now the philosophy seems as off as the execution.

Bingo, I smell a flop in the making. With any luck, this line will go the way of RRL denim thus far, and end up on ebay for 10% of MSRP

:fingers crossed:
 

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I knew this was a Robin Givhan piece--impotent, treading on delicacy, striving for wit, and a general aura of ordinariness.

I suspect the only way she received her Pulitzer was the fact that she was a prominent black journalist.
 

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Expected forum Thom Browne whining aside, $4k for what amounts to a Thom Browne Lite suit is just stupid. I honestly expected it to top out at $2k, max.
 

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Originally Posted by Joel_Cairo
Bingo, I smell a flop in the making. With any luck, this line will go the way of RRL denim thus far, and end up on ebay for 10% of MSRP

:fingers crossed:


I think the Thom devotees will keep that from happening. I don't think Brooks is going to move much merch at full retail, but once the price drops, the stuff should sell, I'd think. And I'd gamble that what makes it to eBay will do pretty well.
 

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Originally Posted by LabelKing
I knew this was a Robin Givhan piece--impotent, treading on delicacy, striving for wit, and a general aura of ordinariness.

I suspect the only way she received her Pulitzer was the fact that she was a prominent black journalist.


The sympathy vote for having been married to Mike Tyson probably helped.
 

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
I think the Thom devotees will keep that from happening. I don't think Brooks is going to move much merch at full retail, but once the price drops, the stuff should sell, I'd think. And I'd gamble that what makes it to eBay will do pretty well.

And that truly is a shame. If they had priced it lower, they could've sold more, made more, and more could've trickled its way to outlets and such.

Oh well, I was looking forward to the collection until I saw the price tag.
 

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Originally Posted by mack11211
Just thought I would revive this thread as the NYT mag has a Dad's Day photo spread with lots of TB BF.

Link here:

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/magazine/index.html?8dpc


Thanks for posting--there are some interesting photos.

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Oliver wears a Junya Watanabe Man Comme des Garcons X Brooks Brothers double logo cotton oxford shirt, $585. At Comme des Garcons, 520 West 22nd Street.
 

edmorel

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Originally Posted by mack11211
Just thought I would revive this thread as the NYT mag has a Dad's Day photo spread with lots of TB BF.

Link here:

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/magazine/index.html?8dpc


Cricket sweater $1500
Raglan coat $3500
Sports Jacket $2500
Suit (bargain) $2900



They should have had him design a collection for the 346 factory stores, maybe then the suits would have been $2000 and under and the sweaters under $1000.
 

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Originally Posted by chorse123
Good luck finding the Black Fleece pieces in anything other than huge major stores. At these prices, I think we will see extremely limited distribution and quantities.

I guess this means it won't show up at the outlets.
 

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