Up Close & Personal, Thom Browne Brings His Man-Child Tailoring Into Sharper Focus

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One of our favorite parts of Fashion Week is discovering what kind of outrageous, fantastical ideas Thom Browne has up his sleeve. While he usually favors more dramatic, high-impact displays (a circus, a fleet of ice-skaters), this season, he turned down the volume, showing his latest menswear collection in a more intimate way right in his Tribeca shop. With just a few feet separating us from the blue-lipped, mesh-masked models, we were really able to see all the twists and turns that typically set him apart. Flashes of sequins, long reversed aprons, and jackets with giant cut-outs didn't distract from the pristine tailoring but instead amplified it. He did his usual mixing of plaids and pinstripes--but intertwined with seersucker and all his signature shrunken staples, it seemed as fresh as menswear can get.
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