Posts Tagged ‘Thom Browne’
THIS JUST IN…THE THOM BROWNE FOR SUPREME COLLECTION IS FAKE, I REPEAT FAKE. This is NOT AN OFFICIAL COLLAB. Thom Browne came to speak this evening at the Katie Murphy Amphitheater located on the Fashion Institute of Technology’s campus and quickly denied the collaboration. He specifically said that there was no official collab and that Supreme simply bought Thom Browne oxfords wholesale! We are interested to see what becomes of this…
NOTE: Urban Takeout is not taking sides in this matter, we are just making sure that you the Urban Graduate stay informed. Urban Takeout, we got you covered!!
Thom Browne, the man responsible for the reinvention of men’s suits has collaberated with obscure, French outfitter Moncler, for a “meeting of the minds.” That meeting culminated in the creation of the Gamme Bleu collection. The actual mash-up is almost a perfect mixture of each party’s influence. The use of different shades of gray are definitely reminiscent of Thom Browne, and the quilted look is of course Moncler’s influence and area of expertise. With quilted coattails, blazers, tuxedo jackets and suits, you already know this is going to be some of the most exclusive outerwear on the planet…YEZzir.
A style savant once told me, “A man’s ankles should only be seen by an athletic trainer — that is all“. Well, our good friend Mr. Thom Browne clearly thinks otherwise (as do I). As GQ Mag’s Designer of the Year (2009), his signature “high-water” look has become suprisingly….dapper. However, I felt it was necessary to lay out some lightweight “boundaries”, because quite frankly, some of the attempts end up as follies.
This “Flood” look goes best with NO SOCKS. As far as shoes are concerned, your best bets are simple sneakers (Jack Purcell’s, oxfords, topsiders), boat/deck shoes (Sperry), or good ‘ol church goin’ hard bottoms (sans clunkiness).
Now, the trousers themselves should be slimming slacks — not denim. Here’s the magic trick: The bottom of the pant leg–cuffed or uncuffed– should fall just shy OF THE SHOE (not the ankle). That way, when you walk or sit, you maintain just the right amount of ankle exposure.
**Please tread these unfriendly waters with extreme caution. I would hate to catch you out of pocket, looking like a clamdigger fresh from the sea.
Alright, if yall have been watching CNN as closely as I have, in between all of the McCain + Palin/Obama + Biden talk, they ACTUALLY show some news. About two weeks ago, there was a story of a Florida man who got arrested for SAGGING. Law Enforcement is REEEALLY cracking down on this!!! Peep this article.
However….I’d like to point out this lil picture I found on a website (Selectism.com) taken from the Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2009 Runway Show that just past. Tell me what’s wrong, and why you see no police?
Wait, maybe you didn’t see. I’ll give you another one:
They call it a “below the waist short trouser“. Thom Browne, YALL CAN’T FOOL ME! Them kats are SAGGIN’ in picnic-table cloth. But I guess, when you do it for a multi-million dollar company, the cops don’t care. In the words of the great C&C Music Factory, “Things that make you go…Hmmmm”.