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Shades of Browne: A Field Guide to Thom Browne, Thom Grey. and Black Fleece

“People have told me that I make them want to put a suit on, which I take as a compliment.”
– Thom Browne

If you’ve ever seen Thom Browne (or any of his legions of lookalike fans), you’re familiar with the look: short pants, shrunken blazers, classic brogues. But did you know that the man with the singular style actually helms three different labels? There’s the eponymous line that made him famous; his collection with Brooks Brothers, Black Fleece; and his latest venture, Thom Grey., a more youthful—and more affordable—take on his signature aesthetic. Here, a guide to one of the hardest-working men in menswear.

 

—  THOM BROWNE  —

Launched: 2003
Signatures: Cropped pants; fitted jackets; a red, white and blue grosgrain ribbon accent
In His Words: “I’ve been in the same thing from the beginning. This is what I like and this will never change. I really wanted to take tailored clothing for guys and make it not look so boring.” – Thom Browne to The Talks
Standouts of the Season:

1. Thom Browne Glen Plaid Chesterfield coat // 2. Thom Browne striped sleeve cardigan // 3. Thom Browne large plaid shirt // SHOP ALL THOM BROWNE

 

—  BLACK FLEECE  —

Launched: 2007
Signatures: Luxurious materials; classic inspiration; edgy details
In His Words: “I wore Brooks Brothers growing up, and so did my father and my grandfather. Designing this line simply felt natural and, to be honest, a bit personal for me.” – Thom Browne to Fashion Week Daily
Standouts of the Season:

1. Black Fleece herringbone fireman’s jacket // 2. Black Fleece shawl collar sweater // 3. Black Fleece ponyhair bomber // SHOP ALL BLACK FLEECE

 

—  THOM GREY.  —

Launched: 2012
Signatures: Bolder colors; collegiate touches; a more relaxed attitude
In His Words: “Thom Grey was created to exemplify a more youthful and university-inspired sensibility. While my signature design aesthetic will be visible, Thom Grey exudes an autonomous youthful independent streak.” – Thom Browne to Women’s Wear Daily
Standouts of the Season:

1. Thom Grey. striped letterman jacket // 2. Thom Grey. boy stripe sportcoat // 3. Thom Grey. double-breasted parka // SHOP ALL THOM GREY.

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