Friday, February 23

The Boys Are Back at Thom Browne

Dressing notable people in twisted-prep designs is a core tenet of the Thom Browne brand. You’ll usually find a cadre of famous men attending his fashion shows wearing things they perhaps normally wouldn’t, like actor Lee Pace in a pair of peach-pink dress pants that have been freshly shorn into thigh-hugging shorts, Milwaukee Bucks center Serge Ibaka in a gray tweed shift dress and a little Navy sailor hat, actor Will Poulter in khaki suspenders and a big ol’ briefcase, or musician Jaden Smith in a seersucker jacket bulked up with bulbous, football-pad-shaped shoulders, all of whom showed up to Browne’s menswear presentation in Paris on Sunday.

Lee PaceMenelik Puryear/Thom Browne

“The most important thing is that they’re true individuals,” Browne once told GQ of his eccentric taste in celebrity ambassadors, who have previously included the likes of Lebron James, Pete Davidson, Travis Barker, and Lil Uzi Vert. “They’re really true to themselves, and they do something. We live in a world where some people are famous for not doing very much, which is not interesting to me at all. I like people to put the time in and be serious about what they do, and not care about what anybody else thinks.” Browne’s disruptive menswear is well-suited for disruptive dudes.

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