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Thom Browne Navy Nautical Anchor Embroidered Blazer

3rd December 2014

Short jackets or blazers has continued to remain in vogue with many of the leading luxury menswear designer labels and has since stay stylishly relevant for more than half a decade. The concept of short jackets is that it makes one look taller, the jacket length finishes higher on the trouser, leaving more leg showing which gives the illusion of lank. This works to a certain perspective as a long length jacket such as an overcoat will certainly render its wearer shorter to the average eye. The other purpose behind the concept is that it gives the jacket a casual appearance. Thom Browne is perhaps the most famous influential advocate of the ‘shrunken look’, specialising in cut short blazers, jackets, suits and the short-pants-bare-ankles identity which has eventually transform our view and conceivably impact the highstreet industry because of his creative innovation.

Back in the earlier days, people were all worried that the style was a fad since it seems to be deliberately cater for the short-to-moderate height customer. After more than half a decade since its inception, majority of the global consumers still feels the same and finds difficulty understanding the distinct philosophy behind the brand. However, sales in China and Japan reveals his biggest success story because Browne’s fit-guide works best in this part of the world. Much like the average consumer, I was disappointed at the beginning with the fit but eventually found acceptance and affection for Thom Browne. I guess it generally takes time and repeated exposure to learn to like the brand, the tricolor stripe grosgrain trim is the ultimate label identification which can be quite addictive. Discover a closer look at Thom Browne’s Fall Winter 2014 Lookbook collection.

Lookbook

Thom Browne Fall Winter 2014 Lookbook

6th September 2014

Menswear mastermind Thom Browne showcases his latest Fall Winter 2014 lookbook collection steady ahead of time since the early start of April 2014 on his Google Plus. Lately discovered by the press and overdue is a series of creative abstract style showcase from the forest glade inspired collection. Learn more about the Thom Browne Fall Winter 2014 menswear collection.

Tightly tailored in details and built from the fundamental basis of menswear, the oddity of its proportions reference into avant-garde solace. The trio hunting “sportsman” theme starts off with a distinctive quilted padded down jacket with anthers-adorn animal headgear that are a fashion formula curated taxidermy from inspirations drawn from the wild forest. Leaf motif patterned suits, duffle coats, cardigans and jackets in luxury cashmere are key collection pieces for the fall winter edition that resembles the premier fairytale setting. Followed by the a shadow stripe hound print received not only in casualwear sweatpants and sweatshirt, but also in the signature teddy varsity and wool blazer with unique contrast ribbed trimmed features.

Thom Browne’s clever use of seasonal fabrics reinvents classic business wear into a creative mixed variety approach swathed in shades of grey. Traditional winter patterns in prince of wales, houndstooth, herringbone and fraying tailored in monochromatic suiting manner, a velvet corduroy coat and signature pebble oxford footwear dressed in textured wool seeks amenity during the colder months. Experimental designs includes a two-tone contrast tweed raw edged series that desires a playful touch of austere mainstream legitimacy. The incoming collection is now ready available at various retail stores including this week’s latest Thom Browne arrivals in SSENSE and an array of retailers located at Farfetch. Direct buying links available and will be updated in this Fall Winter 2014 season accordingly.

THOM BROWNE FALL WINTER 2014 LOOKBOOK

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Thom Browne Fall Winter 2014 Menswear

22nd January 2014
Paris Fashion Week is a semi-annual trade show event that showcases the latest trends by the major fashion houses for the following season. However when it comes to Thom Browne, creative fantasy is what he does best.

The center venue featured a forest glade with a bunch of woodland creatures all wrapped up in the grey menswear fabric, a creative nature morte to match the fairytale setting. The theme for this season is a tricky question to answer, the Thom Browne Fall Winter 2014 menswear was described as a sartorial taxidermy, a fashion formula curated from a mix of Donnie Darko and Oliver Twist while heavy inspirations were drawn from the wild forest.

At the start of the show, his envisioned winter wonderland came to play with models wearing an impressive variation of animal headgear complimenting the entire monochromatic tailored tweed raw edged suits. The core collection combines strength in tailoring swathed in shades of gray fabrics cut from traditional menswear patterns like prince of wales, houndstooth, herringbone and fraying. Then it was time for mother nature to take over in the form covered graphic motifs. Models faces were camouflaged by painted-on foliage to match the flora and fauna whimsical presentation, voluminous coats with backpacks built in at the back, bulbous riding pants and wide shorts worn with matching leaf leggings were the story. The toned-down commercial collection is expected to hit the stores in late August 2014.

The Thom Browne Fall Winter 2014 Menswear Collection
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Outfit

Thom Browne White Grey Suede Longwing Brogue

27th June 2013
It has been a long while since I last shop a pair of expensive shoes. My hands were itching for the past few months and i’ve been eyeing on this pair of Thom Browne White Grey Suede Longwing Brogue since the day I saw them on SSENSE, this was back in late February, and since then I had been chasing SSENSE to put them up for sale as soon as possible before I was leaving Melbourne.
Source: MR PORTER – Thom Browne Suede Longwing Brogues
The first time I saw these suede brogues, I already knew deep down my heart that they were going to be mine – someday, perhaps not when it was full price, I wouldn’t pay full price not unless the sizes sell out like hot cakes – such as the Raf Simons Holographic High-Top Sneakers, which unfortunately missed out and it is currently sold out forever! As I sort of predicted but I didn’t bother looking too much into it as it wasn’t part of my ‘plan’ to spend money on sneakers for this season.
You might be curious about my taste, some of my readers always wonder what style do I usually wear? As you all know I am not normal, I like so many things in this world, I enjoy the beauty of aesthetics that pleases my eyes – just like how I could easily enjoy listening to classical music and punk rock at the same time, there is no end to my taste and it is limitless, I live with an open mind. To be honest, I even look into niche brands like Ann Demeulemeester, Rick Owens, Damir Doma which I think is very unique and interesting although I don’t specialise in these brands simply because of the opportunity cost.
Theres the biker look that I love most which describes my unconditional love for Balmain, also the over-hyped Givenchy pair along with some Giuseppe Zanotti and Christian Louboutins, and lastly the preppy essentials that I wear most of the time. I am sure you wouldn’t believe me since I am all over Balmain and Givenchy in particular, but this is true, I have more Ralph Laurens shirts than anyone I currently know. My whole closet has more than 200 shirts alone, and most of them are from PRL, which means I have to dress preppy although I do mix and match in a rare occasion. My style in conclusion is the look as designed by the designer, so if I am going to wear Balmain today, it is going to be a Balmain look, and this applies to the other brands that I wear.
Once in a while, I will look into Thom Browne, what interest me most about this brand is it’s timeless style. It seems that Thom Browne’s designs are a genius and it belongs to a particular era, a time where it is not forgotten and ever acceptable even after many years everyone still enjoy his style. As you might also notice there isn’t much changes, it is the same look – the crop trousers, tight jackets, short shirt hems, skinny tie, pair along with brogues, what differs throughout the seasons are just themes but these concepts will end up in classic styles offered many seasons ago, just like Balmain Biker Jeans for example. Much like Hedi Slimane, which brought back his similar creations at Saint Laurent after he left Dior Homme.
It is hard to argue what is a good design since everyone has their own opinion and taste which makes us unique in a way. I have been thinking and analysing the trends and styles in the market place, sometimes I wonder whether is it really worth spending $1,500 on a Givenchy top, $1200 on some Balmain Biker Jeans, and $2000 on a pair of Christian Louboutin High-Top Sneakers – you know that wealthy Asian style on Instagram when you hashtag search Givenchy, or Chrisitian Louboutin. To be honest, you will get more looks and respect wearing Thom Browne’s style than the leading luxury trio-designers (Givenchy, Balmain, Christian Louboutin – along with Hermes and Chrome Heart accessories). From what I have noticed by experimenting with a variety of styles when I was in Melbourne.
I never liked brogues that comes with white colour, in some way I felt that it is quite tacky and dated. Whenever I think about white and black shoes, my thoughts goes straight to Michael Jackson for some reasons I still do not know. But this pair of Thom Browne brogues has totally opened my eyes, in some way I would describe it as the perfect white mixed-colour brogue that i’ve ever came across. What I love most is how clever it is designed, the suede white under suede grey textured leather that gives it a good contrast but not a over like white and black two-tone, paired on to a classic wooden-colour sole and the best part is the Thom Browne’s signature tri-colour tab which makes it a distinctive masterpiece (if not, nobody is going to know it is from Thom Browne yeah?). It was like love at first sight, same goes with my first pair of Thom Browne Pebble Brogue when I spot them at Harrolds, the same feeling that I will never forget and will always crave for more in the future. Thankfully this week, MR PORTER has opened their global sale which gave me the opportunity to grab one of these at 50% off! Shipping was quick too, I bought them on Monday when the sale started and just received them on Wednesday. Hope you all enjoy the photos below!

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MR PORTER – Thom Browne Suede Longwing Brogues. Thom Browne turns the volume up on everything that’s great about men’s style, and these longwing brogues come in contrasting grey and white suede for maximum impact. Expertly crafted in a historic English factory, they’ve also got the substance to boot. Wear them with streamlined tailoring for a commanding look. Grey and white suede longwing brogues. Striped pull-on tabs, leather lining and soles, metal covers at toes and heels. Lace-up. Made in England. BUY IT NOW
SSENSE – Thom Browne White Nubuck Grey Suede Longwing Brogues. Low-top suede and nubuck longwing brogues in grey and white. Almond toe. Broguing throughout. Tonal Derby-style lace-up closure. Pull tab at heel. Stacked tan leather sole with metallic plaque at heel and toe. Tonal stitching. 100% leather Made in United Kingdom. BUY IT NOW

Barneys New York – Thom Browne Wingtip Brogue. Suede wingtip four-eye blucher with contrast nubuck leather underlay and brogue detailing throughout. Signature red, white and blue grosgrain pull tab at ankle. Stitched welt and stacked leather sole. Approximately 1.25″ midsole (30mm). Made in England Style # 502419948. Only size US12 left.



Thom Browne Suede White Grey Wingtip Brogue – $850, $509



End – Thom Browne Wingtip Shoe White Nubuck & Grey Suede. Thom Browne established his eponymous custom tailoring company in New York in 2002 and since then has been credited with bringing a contemporary silhouette to tailoring, his style as become the hallmark of modern suiting. Made in England this Wingtip is a timeless style, reworked and finished in true Thom Browne fashion. The premium suede and nubuck construction features traditional brogue detailing and a tri-colour heel pull. The Wingtip Shoe sits perfectly at the bottom of a suit or is equally suited to sit more casually below a nice chino. Premium Nubuck & Suede Uppers. Leather Sole. Welted Soles. Tri-Colour Heel Pull Rolled. Leather Laces. Branded Leather Insole. Made in UK. Only size US10 left.
Thom Browne Wingtip Shoe White Nubuck & Grey Suede – $855.00, $599.00 (Ex Tax)
Sale

Spring Summer 2013 End of Season Sale Stars Now at SSENSE

27th May 2013
SSENSE has just announced their end of season sale for Spring Summer 2013. Phase one sales starts at 30% off selected items including previous season’s SSENSE Fall Winter 2012 at 50% off all items. Be quick as there are still many popular sizes available now! Shop now at SSENSE.com
Some desirable fashion pieces you should not miss out from SSENSE.
BALMAIN PARIS
SSENSE – Balmain Black Textured Leather Biker Jacket. Long sleeve structured textured leather biker jacket in black. Notched lapel collar. Off-center double-breasted two-way zip closure at front. Breast pocket and zippered welt pockets at front. Epaulet shoulders. Welt pockets at interior. Fully lined. Tonal stitching. Cinch belts at zippered sleeve cuffs. Shell: 100% lambskin. Body lining: 100% cotton. Sleeves lining: 52% viscose, 48% cotton. Dry clean. Made in France. BUY IT NOW
Balmain Black Textured Leather Biker Jacket
SSENSE – Balmain Brown Leather Padded Biker Jacket. Long sleeve boxy reinforced leather jacket in brown. Crewneck collar. Off-center two-way double-breasted zip closure at front. Reinforced quilted panels at elbows and shoulders. Zippered welt pockets at front. Fold-back plackets at zip closure with press-studs fixtures. Welt pockets at interior. Fully lined. Tonal stitching. Zippered sleeve cuffs. Shell: 100% lambskin. Lining: 52% viscose, 48% cotton. Leather cleaners only. Made in France. BUY IT NOW 
Balmain Brown Leather Padded Biker Jacket
SSENSE – Balmain Khaki Linen Work Shirt. Long sleeve textured linen shirt in dusty khaki green. Band collar. Press-stud closure and flap pockets at front. Raw edges at collar and hem. Tonal stitching. Two press-studs at barrel cuffs with press-stud at sleeve placket. 100% linen. Dry clean. Made in France. BUY IT NOW
Balmain Khaki Linen Work Shirt
SSENSE – Balmain Black Leather Buckled Steel Capped Shoes. Low top leather shoes in black. Round toe. Pin buckle closure t midrow. Contrast woven textile panel at shoe face. Washed metal detail at toe. Stiff leather pull tab at heel collar. Tan welt. Black rubber crepe sole. Tone on tone stitching. Leather upper, rubber sole. Made in Portugal. BUY IT NOW
Balmain Black Leather Buckled Steel Capped Shoes
SSENSE – Balmain Black Leather Steel Capped Buckled Boots. High top leather boots in black. Almond toe. Silver tone hardware. Paneling throughout. Washed metal plate at toe. Wrap around buckle closure at ankle with pin buckle. Tonal leather pull loop at heel collar. Exposed zip closure at inner side. Tone on tone stitching. Leather upper, leather sole. Made in Portugal. BUY IT NOW
Balmain Black Leather Steel Capped Buckled Boots
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SAINT LAURENT PARIS
SSENSE – Saint Laurent Black White Bib_front Oxford Shirt. Long sleeve relaxed-fit semi-sheer oxford shirt in black. Spread collar. Button closure at front. Textured bib front in white. Shirttail hem. Tonal stitching. White French cuffs with gold-tone fasteners. 100% cotton. Dry clean. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW 
Saint Laurent Black White Bib_front Oxford Shirt
SSENSE – Saint Laurent Black Leather Classic Biker Vest. Sleeveless biker vest in buffed black leather. Notched lapel collar with press-stud fixtures. Angled off-center zip closure, flap pocket, and zippered welt pockets at front. Epaulet shoulders. Pin-buckle belt at hem. Welt pockets at interior. Fully lined. Tonal stitching. Shell: 100% lamb leather. Lining: 55% cupro, 45% cotton. Leather cleaners only. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW
Saint Laurent Black Leather Classic Biker Vest
SSENSE – Saint Laurent Black Short Trench Coat. Long sleeve short trench coat in black. Spread collar with removable throat guard. Double-breasted button closure and welt pockets at front. Epaulet shoulders. Cinch belt at waist. Vented at back hem. Cinch belts at sleeve cuffs. Welt pocket at interior. Fully lined. Tonal stitching. Shell: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Lining: 100% polyester. Dry clean. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW 
Saint Laurent Black Short Trench Coat
SSENSE – Saint Laurent Black And Silver Nail Perforated Brogues. Low-top patent leather brogues in black. Almond toe. Tonal Derby-style lace-up closure. Metallic studding throughout toe cap and sides in tones of silver and gold. Brogue-style perforations along lace tabs and throat. Black leather sole. Tonal stitching. 100% leather. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW 
Saint Laurent Black And Silver Nail_perforated Brogues
THOM BROWNE NEW YORK
SSENSE – Thom Browne Black And White Glenplaid Classic Suit. Structured blazer in tones of grey and black. Glenplaid pattern throughout with blue overcheck. Notched lapel collar with buttonhole. Three button closure, breast pocket, and flap pockets at front. Padded shoulders. Vented at back hem. Welt pockets at interior. Lined. Tonal stitching. Four-button surgeon’s cuffs.

Slim-fit pleated trousers n tones of grey and black. Glenplaid pattern throughout with blue overcheck. Four-pocket styling. Cinch belt at back yoke. Serged ankle cuffs. Tonal stitching. Zip fly.

Shell: 90% virgin wool, 10% silk. Lining: 100% cupro. Dry clean. Made in Japan. BUY IT NOW 

Thom Browne Black And White Glenplaid Classic Suit
SSENSE – Thom Browne Navy Wool Two Button Suit. Long sleeve blazer in navy blue. Notched lapel collar with buttonhole. Button closure, flap pockets, welt pocket, and ticket pocket at front. Padded shoulders. Vented at back hem. Fully lined. Tonal stitching. Four-button surgeon’s cuffs.

Standard-fit pleated trousers in navy blue. Five-pocket styling. Cinch belt detail at back yoke. Serged ankle cuffs. Tonal stitching.

Shell: 100% wool. Lining: 100% cupro. Dry clean. Made in Japan. BUY IT NOW 


Thom Browne Navy Wool Two_button Suit
SSENSE – Thom Browne White Nubuck Grey Suede Longwing Brogues. Low-top suede and nubuck longwing brogues in grey and white. Almond toe. Broguing throughout. Tonal Derby-style lace-up closure. Pull tab at heel. Stacked tan leather sole with metallic plaque at heel and toe. Tonal stitching. 100% leather Made in United Kingdom. BUY IT NOW 

Thom Browne White Nubuck Grey Suede Longwing Brogues
RAF SIMONS BELGIUM
SSENSE – Raf Simons Blue And Orange Ombre Chain Link Print Sweater T-Shirt. Regular-fit structured short sleeve t-shirt in tones of blue, green, and orange. Chain link pattern printed throughout in grey and white. Crewneck collar. Tonal stitching. Body: 80% cotton, 20% polyester. Trim: 100% polyester. Machine wash cold. Made in Portugal. BUY IT NOW 

Raf Simons Blue And Orange Ombre Chain Link Print Sweater T_shirt

SSENSE – Raf Simons Black Leather Chain Embellished Derbys. Low top leather derbys in black. Round toe. Derby style lace up closure in black with leather trim at eyerow and collar. Blue aluminum chain stitched to welt. Black foxing. Tone on tone stitching. Approx 1.25″ heel. Leather upper, leather sole. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW


Raf Simons Black Leather Chain_embellished Derbys
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN LONDON

SSENSE – Alexander Mcqueen Grey Dragonfly Pattern Wool Cardigan. Long sleeve cardigan in tones of black, grey and off-white. Dragonfly wing pattern throughout. Y-collar with button closure. Ribbed knit sleeve cuffs and hem. Tonal stitching. 100% wool. Dry clean. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW

Alexander Mcqueen Grey Dragonfly Pattern Wool Cardigan
SSENSE – Alexander Mcqueen Black Polka Dot Snakeskin Chain Wallet. Polka dot print snakeskin bi-fold wallet in black and white. Removable gold-tone curb chain with lobster claw clasp closure and crystal embellished skull detail. Interior document compartments, card slots, press-stud coin pocket and logo stamping. Tonal stitching. Approx. 4″ length, 4″ depth. Genuine snakeskin, brass, rock crystal. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW 
Alexander Mcqueen Black Polka Dot Snakeskin Chain Wallet
GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI ITALY
SSENSE – Giuseppe Zanotti Black Leather And Gold Studded Zak 10 Sandals. Leather sandals in black. Adjustable pin-buckle closure at heel. Gold-tone conical metal studs at straps. Black leather sole. Tonal stitching. Leather, metal. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW 

Giuseppe Zanotti Black Leather And Gold Studded Zak 10 Sandals
SSENSE – Giuseppe Zanotti Black Suede Crystal Studded Zak 10 Sandals. Suede sandals in black. Round open toe. Tonal crystal-cut accents throughout straps. Adjustable pin-buckle closure at ankle. Black leather sole. Tonal stitching. Upper, lining and sole: 100% leather. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW 

Giuseppe Zanotti Black Suede Crystal Studded Zak 10 Sandals
SSENSE – Giuseppe Zanotti Black Crystal Studded Kevin 10 Loafers. Leather loafers in black. Tonal crystal-cut accents throughout surface. Round cap toe in white. Black leather sole. Tonal stitching. Upper, lining, and sole: 100% leather. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW 

Giuseppe Zanotti Black Crystal Studded Kevin 10 Loafers

Fashion

Real $440 vs Fake $70 Thom Browne Tie Bar

6th March 2013
Counterfeit Thom Browne have been looking more and more genuine these days. It is often hard to tell online if the Thom Browne you’re planning to buy are fake or genuine. There was once I watched an eBay seller who got away selling an imitation Thom Browne Duck Cashmere Cardigan for $1,019! The seller claim its authenticity with the whopping price tag of $1,900. Don’t be fooled, always be cautions and skeptical with auction or cheap “Buy It Now” Thom Browne. There is always some minor differences to help you identify its authenticity. Some of these Thom Browne goods may be titled “authentic” or “100% Genuine, but you really will never know until you receive the item yourself.
A friend of mine recently purchased this Thom Browne Short Silver Tie Bar from an eBay listing, it is from a Korean private seller. Koreans are notoriously known for retailing ‘high-end’ imitation brands, you will be surprise how accurate some copies are. The long Thom Browne Tie Bar is authentic purchased in Harrolds, Melbourne for A$495 (it is retail online for $440), while next to it is a shorter version Thom Browne Tie Bar from Korea. The price difference is between the authentic and imitation is approximately 6x or more.

As you can see above, there is a clear striped colour flaw. The blue stripe on the imitation Thom Browne tie bar is very inaccurate, it is closer towards a mid-gray. Whereas the authentic Thom Browne tie bar has a deeper blue. However the other striped colours, red and white is almost spot on.

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The imitation construction is pretty good for a tie bar, honestly speaking it doesn’t look like the manufacturer rushed to produce these copies. It has the same detailing as the authentic Thom Browne tie bar, the only big difference is the material. The imitation copy has a cheap and light feel to it when held, it doesn’t weight like the authentic sterling silver tie bar.

Minor differences. The backside Thom Browne trademark engraving is accurate, same fonts and sizing as the authentic. But it is not as well engrave as the authentic trademark, which is slightly deeper and sharper.

$440 Thom Browne Classic Sterling Silver Striped Tie Bar vs. $70 Thom Browne Silver Short Tie Bar

Overall dimension is accurate when compared to the authentic Thom Browne Short Tie Bar dimension at the Thom Browne webstore. The authentic tie bar has a slight brushed finish, it doesn’t have the high shine mirror finish like the imitation Thom Browne tie bar.
That is basically all the differences as highlighted. I hope this article will open your eyes and make sure you do the checkpoints on each and every detail whenever inspecting the pictures or goods on hand during pre-purchase or post-purchase situations. Don’t get some ripoff made in some other land and sold to you to rip you off for your good taste.

Source: The Satorialist and various