Thom Browne is a thoroughbred American brand. What started as five made to measure suits developed into a fashion house that embodies ‘a true American sensibility.’
The story of Browne himself evokes the American dream through his lack of formal training and determination to make his mark on fashion. His interest in how a uniform could still be a vessel for expression led him to experiment with the parameters of tailoring all the while keeping a classy aesthetic.
Whilst you might find the identity a bit cringe in its Yank-ness and the claims on the internet that he ‘reconceptualised the suit’ absurd (which you wouldn’t be wrong), Thom Browne is still making some great ready-to-wear garments and shoes.