For his Spring/Summer 2013 collection, renowned tailor Thom Browne has continued to work within his manifesto of bringing a contemporary silhouette to heritage tailoring, and this time he’s bringing it to End.
Thom Browne established his eponymous custom tailoring company in New York in 2002 and since then has been credited with creating the ‘cropped’ profile that has become a hallmark of modern suiting. With his influences rooted in the 1950’s and 1960’s, Browne sought to reference and redefine the styles of this period in equal measure and has succeeded in doing so with great aplomb. He has redefined the mid-20th century approach to men’s clothing which he so admired, adapting them into a much more fitted silhouette through the use of precise tailoring and custom fabrics.
An example of this is the ‘Thom Browne’ lapel, which is always 2 inches wide, almost 1.5 inches thinner than on a traditional blazer. This is intended to compliment vintage era ties of a similar width and give his suits a considerably more streamlined feel. The fabrics used also contribute to Browne’s style manifesto, including his custom thornproof wool fabric which references the construction of heritage clothing – having been originally used in British hunting clothing – but is also designed to mould to the wearers body over time.
The Spring/Summer 2013 has all the distinctive Thom Browne features, his personal tri-colour branding appears throughout, but SS13 displays a greater level of variety in its designs, with forays into Tee’s, Hoody’s and less formal Shirting. Below you can catch a glimpse of our buyer’s trip to Paris – in particularly opulent settings may we add – last summer to preview the new collection, the first release from which is on its way to End and will be available very soon. For more details of the upcoming collection, please email [email protected]