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Thom Browne: Hot Chocolate & High Prices


In a nod, perhaps, to Turin, this irisistable menswear designer presented his models on a skating rink set up at Exit Art, showered spectators with a gentle mist of drifting snow, and even offered hot chocolate. The clothes—winsome suits, often with abbreviated trousers (Bermuda shorts, not hot pants) sported Browne’s usual English boarding school touches—grosgrain ribbon, piping, socks with garters—and would be completely delectable if it weren’t for the prices. (A personal encounter with a white cashmere cardigan earlier this winter at Bergdorf’s men’s store—lovely but over $2,000—left a taste all the hot chocolate in the world can not eradicate.)

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