Since debuting his menswear collection in 2001, Thom Browne has become of the most influential designers in the fashion industry — and it’s easy to see why. Browne’s classic, chic dress shirts and business suits offer perfect fits and distinctive features such as flat-front pants, mother-of-pearl buttons, and narrow lapels. Shoes, including classic brogue boots and wingtips, are handcrafted in the UK from the finest pebble grain calfskin leather and outfitted with metal toe and heel taps. Browne’s many career successes include being named by GQ magazine as its 2008 “designer of the year” and having his work exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Museum. In 2006 Browne partnered with Brooks Brothers to design its exquisite Black Fleece collection for men and women; in 2008 the French sportswear company Moncler chose him to design its menswear line, Moncle Gamme Bleu.
A throwback to the pre-business casual era with hints of film noir, New York Magazine has described Thom Browne’s namesake collection as evoking "a fetishized, black-and-white-movie masculinity." Founded in 2001 after tenures at Giorgio Armani and Club Monaco, Browne’s sartorial wizardry has earned him CFDA and GQ Designer of the Year Awards, widespread commercial success, and partnerships with Brook’s Brothers, Harry Winston and esteemed outerwear brand, Moncler. Found everywhere from Barneys to Bergdorf Goodman, and on the bodies of tastemakers such as Elijah Wood, Thom Browne’s highly sought-after collection can now be found at Gilt.
The Thom Browne man is easily recognizable in his ankle-grazing, tapered, flat-front trousers and tailored jackets (most often in a shade of gray), or even a pair of office-appropriate shorts. The majority of Browne’s pieces are absolutely perfect for every day (although the designer has been known to dabble in snowflake-printed suits), and have a touch of the retro, but they’re so beautifully constructed and contemporary that they reinvent men’s business casual. A self-taught designer, Browne honed skills at Ralph Lauren and Club Monaco before starting his eponymous label in 2001, and went on to win the Council of Fashion Designers of America menswear designer of the year award in 2006.
What won’t you find in this enormously wide-ranging spread? From sculpted, edged-out looks from the world’s top designers to everyday basics meant to anchor men’s wardrobes, your search ends here. To top it off, ties, belts, shoes, jackets and even the occasional man-bag make their way into this massive array. Take advantage of the best designers at end-of-season prices.
Here you'll find items from the large — a beautiful suede duffel bag from Luciano Barbera, a 16 x 20" from Sports Illustrated of Ali downing Patterson — to the small — cufflinks by Zegna and Link Up and more, leather goods from wallets to a sommelier kit complete with rosewood corkscrew. And then there are the shoes, then there are the ties, the belts, the sunglasses. In short, here you'll find everything but clothes.