Thom Browne Fall 2014 Menswear Collection

Posted on January 20, 2014

Thom Browne Fall 2014 Menswear Collection





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  • VioletFem


  • Fanny_Trollope

    Hahahahaha the furry forest creatures are out in force. Hilarious.

    • H2olovngrl

      I have a tendency to kinda skip quickly through the menswear posts, but I gotta say, the animal hats kept me looking.

  • Latin Buddy

    Unfortunately, these designs are too boxy (the scaled down, store version).

  • Well, its a look. :/

    • Me Again

      Yeah, I suppose if all the designer is going for is being unexpected, then he nailed it. Otherwise….

  • PlethoraofBooks

    Thom Browne goes to Wonderland!

    What WAS he smoking?!

  • ailujailuj

    mad hatter on some awesome psychedelic shit. or maybe just prozac.
    I absolutely love it.

    • conniemd

      And Remember What the Doormouse said. Keep your head.

      • SEPA_Q

        I thought it was “Feed your head” — at least that’s what Grace and the Airplane said…

        • formerlyAnon

          But Grace et al. didn’t know that Thom Browne designers were on the prowl . . .

  • Patrick Cleary

    It’s insanity, but I totally want those plaid animal hats.

    • LOVE the animal hats. And love the oakleaf fabric, if not what he made it into.

    • Glam Dixie

      I find them creepy as hell! Does not want!

  • Diego!

    It started amazingly and then it went straight to awkward! I’m so so. I can’t make up my mind 🙁

  • Frank_821

    oh well It started amusing and theatrical and than it shifted to cartoony and ridiculous. Some of the pieces are kind of cool

    • Glam Dixie

      If this were an art exhibition that would be one thing, because there is certainly art here, but as a men’s clothing line, I just can’t take this seriously.

  • mjude

    I want the elephant hat. the 2nd half of the collection looks like an LSD trip.

  • Chin testicles are going to be big next fall. A lot of this is Alice-in-Wonderland crackers, but there are some intellectually interesting things in how the scale of a print is played with. There are also a few fun, genuinely wearable pieces.

    • Derek_anny

      The 9th camo outfit, with the dual-scale print in the jacket, works really well as camouflage; it’s hard to distinguish which parts are arm, which are jacket. It’s like looking at a herd of Zebra.

  • AnnPopovic

    Woah. So THIS is where they’ve been hiding the GOOD drugs!

  • ailujailuj

    that stage design looks pretty amazing too

  • AmeliaEve

    My husband really enjoys fashion, so I find myself wondering, which wireframed animal head would suit him best with a pair of inflatable camo jodhpurs?

    • muzan-e

      Cthulhu Elephant.

  • Nicole Little

    Insane. Love the animal heads but perhaps less time might have been spent designing cute runway moments and more time might have been spent making wearable clothing.

  • TropiCarla

    I was too distracted by the hats to observe the clothes in the first half. I L.O.V.E. the hare. Then the leaves are a joke, right?

  • Jennica Brocious

    These clothes need to be in a fantastical movie like Alice in wonderland…they are amazing. Unwearable in real life, but amazing.

  • elemspbee

    Love all these, including bulbous shapes. Art at work!

  • Glam Dixie

    I got a good chuckle out of that. Thom, you’re drunk. Go home.

  • KinoEye

    This is funny, Thom Browne. But I’m willing to bet we’ll see one of those headdresses/hats on Gaga before too much time goes by.

    • demidaemon

      Would you be?

      • ankali

        Why not? How often do you get paid to go to a really expensive, hyper-tailored, whimsical costume party? And even the models wearing some of the less comfortable ensembles only have to do so for an hour at most, and probably less.

      • KinoEye

        It would depend. If, as ankali mentioned, I got paid handsomely to strut around in rabbit ears for an hour or so, with the promise of free alcohol and probably sex with other models afterwards, then yes. Even so, I don’t know if I’d be thrilled with the photographic evidence :-p

  • Blair Sylvester

    See this collection is different, the one for Moncler was argyle and this is tweed and florals see see its different. also the models with bare faces are so jealous of the ones who got eye obscuring face masks to hide the shame

  • Sam Smith

    I love the animal headpieces/hats. The leaves section gets too weirdo for me, reminds me of Violet from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Too much.

  • Riley_Roo

    I don’t think many models will be including this show in their portfolios.

    • alyce1213

      I think they absolutely should, and will. This gets a lot of attention.

  • Anna

    I have since learned that Thom Browne also designs for Moncler Gamme Bleu (that argyle golfing duvets collection). That explains everything.

    • demidaemon


      • Anna

        He really should be brought to justice for crimes against tweed. The fabrics themselves are stunning. These fakakta designs on the other hand…

        • demidaemon

          Yeah. I’ve already pitied the poor models. At least (I hope) they got paid for doing this. Now we need to pity the poor fabric, which will have no other life except in these outfits. Poor, poor tweed.

          • Anna

            I know, a few of them appear to be rather cute underneath the face paint. Would love to know what the animal-helmeted ones look like.

  • I am madly fascinated with this concept. I almost feel like this world could exist in “Catcher in the Rye”.

  • @Biting Panda

    Well. That happened.

    • demidaemon

      Yes. And how do you feel about it?

      I personally felt like someone gave me candy and led me into a white van, the fashion version.

      • @Biting Panda

        How do I feel? I’m amused, I suppose. It’s art. Or Art. Or whatever. Usually, I try to mentally edit out the runway crazy to find the actual clothes, but here that doesn’t seem to be the point. I laughed, so I hope “whimsy” was on their list of desired emotions.

  • NMMagpie

    I see hats.

  • Nicholas

    Someone watched Donnie Darko.

    Or Hannibal.

    Or something by Lovecraft.

    • filmcricket

      Donnie Darko’s a good one. I thought he ran into the cast of Sherlock at a Deadmau5 show, myself.

      • Nicholas

        Deadmau5 is a good one as well.

        It’s like taking a Rorschack test.

  • Spreecord

    Unless the animal hats come with ball gags, there is nothing about this collection that interests me.

  • Sarah

    I like all the socks and shoes.

  • marlie

    Seriously… come the f*ck ON. These are clown clothes.

    • Anna

      I don’t even think clowns would go anywhere near a pair of waterproof, plastic, parachute-cargo pants. From what and why do the pants underneath need such a protective cocoon?

      I’m also unclear as to what is clipped on the sides of their heads. A hair bow? A fascinator? Scraps of fabric they didn’t want to waste?

  • Tatiana Luján

    I really like some of the grey suits.
    The second part of the collection, on the other hand…

  • Kent Roby

    Oh, what to wear? Shall I go to the cotillion as a homeless rabbit, or the Stay-Puft Marshmallow man on acid? Decisions, decisions.

    • demidaemon

      Loving the Ghostbusters reference.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    I guess that Thom Browne’s runway is where the weird things are.

  • Laura Renee

    Have you had enough yet, Thom Browne? Have you had enough?

  • I feel like this collection belongs in a new wave music video. Talking Heads or something.

    • kimmeister

      Or Information Society!

      • ballerinawithagun

        O Yes!!! See above! What a great time! Glad these young people get to indulge, hope they do!

    • ballerinawithagun

      Back to the Eighties! Or was that early Nineties??? Love! I’m dancing! I’m Tina! Not Fey…

  • ChaquitaPhilly


  • jw_ny

    I feel like a just scrolled through the costume designs for the next Tim Burton movie.

  • JasmineAM

    I would sacrifice my first born child for that elephant head.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I think I’m going to have seiz—

  • decormaven

    I obviously haven’t had my required daily allowance of hallucinogens.

  • Tigerfly

    Well, that escalated quickly. Batshit crazy.

  • conniemd

    What bugs me most is the fringe on the suits. I can get that Thom Browne is amazingly arty and could be the best costume designer EVER. But why fringe? It looks like crap on women’s clothes, too.

  • andi56

    I love Thom Browne to distraction. He has more imagination per furry creature whisker than anyone.

  • Molly

    Those hat masks are dope, though. Someone put a ton of work in them.

  • crash1212

    Well, it made me laugh…was that the goal? Also, the head gear is inspired and I love it.

  • kimmeister

    The hare and bunny hats are amazing. The elephant is cool too, but obscures the entire head.

  • Bethany Roullett

    The real question is- which animal heads will TLo be ordering along with their coats? I’m making the bold assumption that they won’t be ordering the puffy jodhpurs.

  • Ah, Thom Browne menswear. Pure love. The only thing that doesn’t work for me are the ragged hems and seams.

  • Synnamin

    I’m only interested in the hats because they look fun on their own. everything else, including the clothes: NO

  • trisker

    Messing with us.

  • MilaXX

    Love it! If Gaga had spent the summer walking around in pieces from this collection maybe her cd would have done better. Also,I want the frog hat and maybe the rabbit hat with the super long ears.

  • MonteCristo

    So glad I saw this today…I really needed a good laugh.

  • SewingSiren

    He went completely off the rails about half way through, didn’t he?

    • demidaemon

      I think that’s giving him a lot of credit. But yes, for the most part.

  • Shawn EH

    Somebody has a grand future in stage costume design. And a way with pattern.

  • TAGinMO

    The uniformly dead-eyed, are-you-fking-serious expressions of the models in the animal hats and masks are giving me life–especially Bugs Bunny in photo #5.

  • LeelaST

    As conceptual art the collection is outstanding – gorgeous fabrics, interesting shapes. Love the top hat with ears, otherwise the headpieces are a bridge too far.

  • Poeta Paz

    For a play or performance, great! For real clothes, NO!
    What’s happening with men designers? All the clothes lately look that they are made for clowns.

  • Aidan B

    Ridiculous, fun, and ridiculously fun.

  • Jeff Warhurst


  • unbornfawn

    Now you are just messing with us. This is a parody of a runway show, right?

  • webslice33

    ridiculousness season 5

  • BobStPaul

    This was the bright spot of my day causing me to erupt into laughter.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Are you Bob Tyler, my friend from St. Paul, by any chance?

      • BobStPaul

        Afraid not. I’m not even in St. Paul any longer.

  • Carrie E S

    The second half: David Bowie on SNL 1979

  • demidaemon

    These poor, poor models.

    At first, I thought, “Okay. Stupid styling but it’s allokay excpet for the drop crotches and raggedy edges.” Then we got to the fatsuits. WTF? I can’t with Thom Browne. I just can’t.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I just can’t either with Tom Browne. From where I sit, these are just silly costumes.

  • Sara__B

    The Nutcracker ballet meets Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

  • jilly_d

    Well, that escalated quickly!

  • Lilyana_F

    Fascinating stuff, everything is crafted so well.

  • ballerinawithagun

    LOVE!!! If you are going to put on a show, then put on a SHOW!!!

  • schadenfreudelicious

    What the ever loving hell?…I do want that elephant head though 🙂

  • ballerinawithagun

    I love it , but he let’s the men have more fun. Why are his women depressed?

  • ojosazules

    How do they work? Is it just the cut and fabric, or are they stuffed/padded?

  • AnneElliot

    It’s nice to know that the WTF in runway shows is not exclusive to the women’s designs. They look like woolly tweed Oompa Loompas.

  • Dana

    Some of these add fifty pounds to the models. :/

  • AzulFashion

    Cirque de Soleil? WTF?

  • YoungSally

    It was fine until they all turned into Justin “Bring it all down to Wind in the Willows World” Gumbywear.

  • Corsetmaker

    Hehe, I love Thom Browne 🙂 I like the fringed wool. But the only thing is, fringed wool like that begs to be touched and it’s been put in places where one shouldn’t really be touching (unless you know the chap quite well!)

  • Kelly

    Hahaha! Love this. I’m liking the topcoats. The rest is pretty unwearable (well, maybe Princess Beatrice can use one of the fascinators), but witty as all get-out. The Elephant Man cracks me up. Plus, I want those kilt culottes. And of course, flyheads FTW!

  • Erica_Vuitton

    I was on board until the fat suits. Abso-fucking-luly hilarious. I mean REALLY????? They look like cellos!!!

    ETA – the head pieces ARE amazing. The elephant one is gorgeous.

  • Isabel

    Mugato – The Humpty Dumpty Collection/Sherlock Holmes Collection

  • alyce1213

    I found this thoroughly entertaining.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Models: I’m paying the light bill, I’m paying the light bill, I’m paying the light bill (repeated until it makes sense for grown-up men to wear animal hats).

    There are a couple of decently looking suits here, but most of it just doesn’t even look good on the models. Who’s the customer here? (Who is your man, and where is he going in that getup?)

  • DesertDweller79

    Wow! Well, it is such a fun collection to look at. Very witty. Too bad it is all so boxy. If some of the upper pieces weren’t so boxy they might actually be wearable.

  • ankali

    Love. Most of the tweed in the first half is totally wearable (though I’m not a fan of short pants or culottes on grown men). And the AMAZING sculptural oak leaf stuff should scale down nicely for retail. On the runway, I love the way it evokes 18th-century women’s fashion, especially pannieres.

  • Janice Bartels


  • fnarf

    Uh-huh. The giant fat suits and magic marker all over the face is going to be a big hit down in accounting.

    • jw_ny

      I’d love to see the reactions of people on an airplane when the fat-suit comes down the aisle…”oh pleaseee…don’t sit next to me!!’

  • scoobynacks

    If the inside out seam is gonna be a thing in menswear, so help me God…

  • Trickytrisha

    I can’t be bothered.

  • SouthernGirlRena

    Ooookaaayyyy? Maybe, just maybe, the “show” has been elevated above the designs. What is the point?

  • Jacob Bowen

    The ONLY inside out seam I thought was cool was the shorts, but REALLY? Suits? I LOVED the elephant hat that was just an outline and I LOVED the deer antlers hat. The rest was scroll-down acid trip.

  • mdcoon127

    Ridiculous and not in a good way

  • sleepycat

    the over sized clothes look like the Umpa-loopas’, in the Gene Wilder version, uniforms.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I don’t care about any of the craziness. I just want a teddy bear cage to wear over my head.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    I’m getting a Philippe Decoufle’ vibe.

  • sippiambrose

    Maddening! I must have the shoes.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Well, it starts out all deranged schoolboy and then it becomes … WTF?

  • John Parot

    Who knew grey wool could be so much fun ? Its like Alice in Wonderland if the story was about a boy who just hangs around tweedle dum and tweedle dee all afternoon. This is inspired clothing, nice to see .

  • lalahartma

    Lol. Until I was terrified!

  • formerlyAnon

    Oh Thom Browne, Thom Browne, you design for those who do not go to work, right? Fat suit cray aside, the perfectly nice normal sized suits and other ensembles all seem to have contrasting seams or frayed seams or something intrinsic to the garment that will make it stand out, and not usually in a good way. I’ll be interested to see how individual pieces get picked out and worked into celebrity public appearance ensembles.

  • quiltrx

    #3 is endlessly entertaining, because it is most certainly Couture Bunny Angus Young. And that tickles me to death.
    But seriously, someone needs to hurry up and knock off most of the shoes. I would gleefully put them on my big ol’ girl feet.

  • lesmaha

    Oh no….

  • boweryboy

    I love it. I love the wack-a-doodleness of it all. Thom Browne brings the playful cray cray like no other.

  • GTrain

    Pure theater. I must see one of his shows before I die.

  • TooTrue2b

    I want some of what he’s been smoking.

  • joything

    Oh, PLEASE.

  • Dawn

    The hell?

  • Qitkat

    This is so WTF astonishingly creative, butt ugly, and beyond ordinary comprehension, uncomfortable and deeply funny, all at the same time. What a circus of the bizarre, with untold hours of painstaking work, baffling in its frayed, balloon swollen details.

    I do however, unaccountably love the two elephant head variations.

  • Closet Crisis

    Wow. ART.

    What a waste of (undoubtedly) couture-quality fabrics. Who’s gonna wear this stuff in real life/on the RC??

  • MannahattaMamma

    all of these men are thinking “my mom TOLD me to stay in school”

  • Jarethee

    I liked the first half before it got…big and lumpy and odd like that purple oven mitt Gaga wore. Except yeah, the bits of Fringe on the edges are what made it ALMOST coat porn but not quite. But the fabrics were lovely and the hats were neat?

  • queen b*tch

    To begin with I was ‘oooh Sherlock inspired’ which quickly changed to ‘hmmm Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum inspired’. Combined with animal hats, its way to down the rabbit hold for me

  • ShonaSunshine

    Sherlock Holmes on another heroin bender.

  • The “sta-puft marshmallow safari collection”.

  • sagecreek

    This has DARREN NICHOLS written all over it (for the few of you who get Canadian TV references).

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties


  • J. Preposterice

    I want the hats. I would wear several of them out on the town without hesitation.

  • jjtxgrrl

    So ridiculous. So is men’s wear just a big joke now?
    Fat suits?? Children’s animal shaped hats?
    Ugh. So dumb it’s annoying.

  • Lyndsey Magrone

    Da fuq did I just see?

  • deathandthestrawberry

    Love the hats. Can’t sign off on those crazy silhouettes.

  • save_the_hobbit

    I was halfway through and thinking “Wow, this isn’t so bad for once!”…..and then I got to the Stay-Puft men and now I am frightened.

  • Harry

    Have really been loving the menswear collections this year. Love the prints, and the shift into the first half to the second. Yeah it is a bit much, but it is Thom browne. Love this so much, only thing I have a bit of a quarrel with is the painting of the leaves on the faces in the second half. Love that idea, but the placement of the print on the face is too puppet like, they should have used a diagonal because the leaf coming up from the chin past the lips is the one that gets me. Also I want every pair of shoes (especially from the second half) please

  • allcapsERINN

    This will be the most awesome thing I see this week. How are the models keeping straight faces?

    All the animal-hat guys need are giant butcher knives in hands and they’ll be perfectly suited for my next nightmare.

  • Alloy Jane

    Absolutely love this. Makes me smile, it does 🙂

  • Ann VerWiebe

    Oh, COME ON!

  • larshine

    I want to think it’s deep on some level of art but honestly all I can think is: “This one time, on acid….”

  • Kikishua

    I was feeling sorriest for the guys with frog heads, but then I reached the blow-up outfits and my sympathies exploded all over them instead.

  • Gatto Nero

    The vegetation-inspired ones are especially brilliant.