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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

How I Would Wear Thom Browne p.1

He looks really great!
- casual but still just enough design
- i really like the extra wide cuff on the more casual pants
- double-monk strap worn casually
- sleeves pushed not rolled
- shirt is open two buttons but still very closed at the neck
- his look is all Thom Browne, it is great to see Thom worn in a more casual way.
- love the smaller aviators

Comments on "How I Would Wear Thom Browne p.1"


Blogger PAULO said ... (2:01 AM) : 

I love the Thom Browne look. Unfortunately, it's not one that would suit me. That guy above looks so cool...and I love his shoes.


Blogger Three Repute said ... (2:12 AM) : 

that is one expensive outfit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:17 AM) : 

Hi Sart,
Just checked out your posts on the site - they're great!!
Loving this too.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:35 AM) : 


Now this is a look I would love to try.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:40 AM) : 

but..of course..also you are fantastic


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:55 AM) : 

thats how i would like to wear it too, but only when i'm fifty of course. you know, when i can afford thom browne.


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:08 AM) : 

He would look fine, if his trousers were a decent length. Seriously, there's no way I'd wear those, but maybe I'm getting old. :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:47 AM) : 

A very well balanced picture. The blue of shirt with the blue in the background,the almost white pants and the white cars behind the man.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:48 AM) : 

the pants are too short.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:37 AM) : 

I hate to leave negative messages, and I know the shorter, tapered leg is the *key* menswear look this season... but I think the trousers paired with those huge leather shoes looks "wrong."

He's definitely a marked, confident sense of style and good for him! But this particular cut of trousers looks slightly uncomfortable. And his sockless feet must be chaffing in those lovely leather shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:40 AM) : 

those pants are just a tad too short for my liking.. otherwise very cool and casual


Blogger Stratos Bacalis said ... (7:40 AM) : 

He looks cool but some points:
1. The wide cuff makes it look like he's going in the water next.
2. The monk straps still look too dressy for this
3. How can one keep a shirt open two buttons but still closed at the neck?
4. Small aviators need the corresponding face to work.
I love his haircut too, it finishes off the oufit perfectly.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:54 AM) : 

He looks great because he is probably a fashion insider, or model or Thom Browne employee, right?. This get up would be a disaster on any average man in the street or in the office. Ridicule and mockery would certainly follow.


Blogger Berkelycole said ... (8:10 AM) : 

Now we are talking...this guy has it down


Blogger The Spicers said ... (8:18 AM) : 

Great example of casual cool! He does Thom Browne well, without veering into Pee Wee Herman. Love the wide pant cuffs.


Blogger Zach said ... (8:23 AM) : 

It's nice to see Thom worn in a way that contradicts TB's own self-advertising. The look here is slim without seeming shrunken. The sockless ankle (but no calf)looks casual with the monkstraps (which I think is a better choice in a Thom context than loafers). This man exudes the type of masculinity that Thom's brand is all about--Strong and confident; elegant without being fussy. The salt n pepper hair and the jawline only add to the allure.


Blogger Zach said ... (8:28 AM) : 

However, at second look, it seems he might be doing that awful "half-tuck" with the shirt, which muddles the look of the higher waisted beltless trousers that make Thom so great.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:32 AM) : 

looks great. great shirt, love the pushed sleeve. Whats going on with the belt, or lack there of. Are is pants rolled on the top?


Blogger will anderson said ... (8:38 AM) : 

i dont know if it would have worked quite as well without the tan...but its really cool. good catch.


Blogger whyioughtta said ... (8:55 AM) : 

This defines "panache". He also has great hair. The colour of that shirt is so rich...Love the pant length. There's something very old world about the fit.

I'll probably never be a fan of monkstraps, though. The Puritans were NOT a good fashion moment.


Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (9:07 AM) : 

He looks fantastic!


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:16 AM) : 

That style is straight killer. Although the pants are a little high-waterish, this man has an air of sophistication and swagger that is undeniably attractive.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:25 AM) : 

He's HOT!


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (9:46 AM) : 

He does indeed look sharp. That blue shirt is beautiful - somehow that colour looks so crisp. It's a European-Thom-Browne-casual-Friday!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:10 AM) : 

what's the make on those aviators?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:24 AM) : 

He looks brilliant. Very late 50s early 60s. I think I'll try this look out today.

American Trad


Blogger Pret a Porter P said ... (10:29 AM) : 

The shirt is really great, I love the color, the details on the sleeves, and the contrast of the white buttons. And the shoes are really great too


Blogger Pret a Porter P said ... (10:37 AM) : 

The shirt is really great, especially the blue color, details on the sleeves, and the contrast w/ the white buttons.

the shoes are very nice too, & of course you can't go wrong with a pair of gold/green aviators.


Blogger Butch said ... (10:40 AM) : 

Yes, this is great: the shortness of the pants could be deliberate or not (though we KNOW it's the former), which makes the whole thing happily unselfconscious....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:24 AM) : 

Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but "high water" cuffed pants don't do it for me. I do love the shirt.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:43 AM) : 

another hot summer look, thank you!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:53 AM) : 

He does look great - and this is one of the few times I've seen a guy pull off the short pant look without appearing cartoonish or like he was trying too hard. Not sure whether it's the casual, slightly baggier pant, the fact that the pants aren't pulled up to his chest, or the worn-in shoes and short sleeved shirt, but whatever the reason, it works.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:27 PM) : 

Shoes just look ridiculous with such high water trousers. In my opinion the cuffs make it even worse. 2-3" more of trousers and it would be a really nice casual outfit.
e.g. I like the colour of the shirt and the sunglasses are nice, too.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:38 PM) : 

His look is entirely effortless! He doesn't look as though he planned this outfit per se, and I strongly suspect that he has many variations on this one theme! This is definitely his signature look and I for one love it! I wish women could do this look and still look feminine!
Great photo Sart!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:03 PM) : 

I respectfully suggest that this isn't Thom Browne or representative of his style (save of course for the abbreviated hems).

Thom Browne's signature is about looking insouciant past the point of ridiculousness. There is decidedly "indie" cum thrift store cum "f-you" about Thom Browne that this gentlemen, thankfully, has eschewed.

Thom Browne would take another two or three inches off these cuffs and have the waistband up to the second from bottom button of his shirt and it probably wouldn't stop there (see the "tux" of 29 Mar 07)

- Eminence Grise


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:12 PM) : 

he looks great, especially the sleeves. but i noticed that it's not as charming to me without the smiling face that characterizes so many of your photos. what great accessories smiles are! (i understand it's a candid shot and i'm sure he smiles a lot in life -- i'm just speaking as to this particular photo)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:35 PM) : 

that is george cortina! he is a major stylist. he always looks fantastic! pushed sleeves is signature george. and also leaving the top button of button fly pants undone.


Blogger The Vintagent said ... (1:53 PM) : 

He manages to take the stuffy/tweaky out of Thom Browne, for better or worse. TB has certainly had an impact, no matter what you might think of his current work; even Prada has suits on the rack today with short legs and a velcro strap to tighten at the ankle, constructed very much like the khakis this fellow is wearing.

I agree that this is a 'wearable' look, but I like the tension in a typical TB ensemble (even though I don't wear it myself, mostly due to the expense!). I just got back from London, and Vivienne Westwood is doing a navy shirt like this one (but with a few extra straps for fun).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:51 PM) : 

I think a lot of people are ignoring the fact that it's hot and any extra relief for the heat is wonderful. I'm referring to the high cuffed pants, of course. I roll my pants up to expose some ankle in the heat. Not everyone wants to spend all day in the air conditioner wearing socks and long pants, and shorts aren't the greatest either. Now, if these pants were rolled up by the wearer rather than made that way, would some find it more acceptable?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:15 PM) : 

I love the shirt, no question.

I'm sorry though, I'm not buying the short pants look this year. And sockless leather.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:26 PM) : 

i've never been a fan of the too short trousers thom browne look. i agre this guy looks good but seriously the pants need some length!


Blogger anonymous said ... (5:30 PM) : 

Oh, so lovely.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:08 PM) : 

bloody hell... sexy. in the right hands, thoms stuff is so nonchalant.
this is how to do it in my humble opinion.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:49 PM) : 

He reminds me of David Lynch.


Blogger Asi Mod said ... (7:59 PM) : 

Very nicely done. Thom Browne would be proud!!

I'm curious, if the guy isn't wearing socks, won't the shoes bruise his ankles? It doesn't look like he can walk very far in those shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:54 PM) : 

This is great. Carries off this look easily and without pretension.
That's the idea.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:23 PM) : 

this look is alright, but i cant stand when people unbutton button down collars, it just never looks right.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:46 PM) : 

i'm still having trouble adjusting to the short pants length. they remind me of pedal pushers from the '60s. and look a little femme for my tastes. but if that's what's in, what are you gonna do?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:03 PM) : 

That is George Cortina, a major men's stylist. I think he is doing his own thing because he has great style whatever he wears!!!!!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:17 PM) : 

i think he needs a tattoo with the outfit, then the insouciance would be carried off to a T.
love his style


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:49 AM) : 

I absolutly agree with anon1:03PM (-Eminence Grise). I understand Mr. Browne is like a prophet for a lot of americans (newyorkers), but it´s important to remember this abbreviated hems were in the european catwalks since a long time ago... maybe this are the reasons why you SARTO would wear this (not so) Thom Browne look.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:25 AM) : 

Those pants just bother me.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:02 AM) : 

This looks fantastic - what David Lynch would wear if he had a day job.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:31 AM) : 

HE IS SO HOT. I'm melting


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:35 AM) : 

I am sorry, but as a female I am blind to the supposed greatness of his outfit. I see a wrinkled pair of pants that are too short and shoes (why, oh why?) without socks, that really bothers me. In my opinion, an outfit is perfect when all the details fit the picture so well that attention is not drawn to the details.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:34 AM) : 

The whole Thom Browne look is lost on me I'm afraid.
Here in the UK the shorter trouser with zero break is a sure-fire way to bemused looks and unpleasent comments.
I have never seen the attracttion of the deep cuff either. If those trousers were of a normal length with a slight break you have a killer outfit though.
Maybe I am too much of a traditionalist.


Blogger styleandsubstance said ... (10:34 AM) : 

anon 10:10- the sunglasses are Oliver Peoples (areo style). They are a few years old now but still very popular. Retail about $300- $400 depending on if they are polarized.


Blogger imightbechad said ... (1:14 PM) : 

where can i get some smaller aviators like these?


any specific models?




Blogger DK said ... (1:50 PM) : 

The Thommy Browne look is hard for me to get into. I remember how hard it was for me to discontinue wearing a full break. This could take years.


Blogger Jen P. said ... (2:04 PM) : 

Interesting nobody makes comments when a man is they shouldn't for either sex...He's looking good on all counts. Shows how STRONG the Thom look can really be.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:08 PM) : 

in response to above, though this short hem look has been going on in europe for a actualy stems from a short lived look in the 1960s (64-66) from the british invasion/mods.....I think thom brownes playing off that, and not the europeans...and I have to say...even if you dont like it....his designs have had some resonance in modern design.


Blogger OTC said ... (11:01 PM) : 

I didn't get a chance to comment on this one: it's perfect.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:32 AM) : 

The pants are too short, and he forgot the socks. But I like the aviators and the cigarette, and the shirt is more than cool.


Blogger Eric Hancock said ... (11:26 PM) : 

Such a hair cut!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:26 AM) : 

This is so now! I love this look!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:43 PM) : 

Very Gene-Kelly-dressed-as-choreographer. A little tough and cool and a little soft at the same time. This is a hot look on a man who has the confidence to carry it off.


Blogger jcuadra said ... (1:08 PM) : 

This is such a great look! What is the appropriate cuff lenght when you want to wear your pants cropped, i know show an inch of your ankle.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:06 AM) : 

That man is so SEXY!! A mature man wearing all buttoned shirt with a tough of youth by rolling his sleeves, it's really a nice match! I love it! Saving this picture for inspiration for my school projects!


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