Thom Browne Quotes


Designing is so easy - it's the business that is hard. That's why you really have to respect Ralph Lauren - look at what he's done. Anybody who can sustain themselves should be applauded.

I feel like jeans and a T-shirt have become Establishment. Everyone's dressed down. So actually putting on a jacket is the anti-Establishment stance.

I act every day of my life.

I'm not Amish but I grew up in that same area of Pennsylvania and became very attracted to the inherent strictness and uniformity of that community.

Obama does look good but he could look better. The most important thing for politicians is to keep their clothes really simple and make sure their clothing actually fits.

I come from a family of bankers and lawyers and they joked that they can't believe I'm the one that gets to go to the White House.

Every man should own a navy cashmere jacket with gold buttons a grey suit black shoes shoes for the city brown shoes for elsewhere. Everything else should be simple and really well made.

My uniform: grey suit white shirt grey tie and tie bar grey cardigan and black wingtips.

Men shouldn't try too hard or think about what they wear too much. I like when there's something about a look that throws it off a little â?? perfection is really imperfect.

It is so important to be really true to yourself in design and I am.

An idea that is confident always looks masculine.

Anyone who is confident in themselves is much more stylish.

When people have too many choices they make bad choices.

I don't understand why everybody thinks that dressing casually is so much more comfortable. I'm as comfortable in a suit as I am in anything else.

It's sad that the cell phone is replacing the watch as a time-telling device. I wear a vintage watch that's really skinny.

I think pattern makers are some of the most underrated undervalued people in fashion. They're the people who are sometimes the geniuses in designing clothing.

If you saw me every day you would actually think I am wearing the exact same gray suit

Nothing should be perfect. I think that's the most important thing. I do wear my jackets almost exaggeratedly short. So that's probably the most mussed up. Along with you know not ironing my shirt.

I do love the provocative side of my collection but I also like the classics - the simpler skirts and the sweater sets and the shirtdresses. And I always love to see girls in jackets and trousers.

Nothing is worse than a home that is too perfect and done. You have to live in it.

I like the idea of men's tailoring on girls. It's very strong and sexy in a non-overt way.

The most uninteresting thing for me is when somebody thinks too much about how they put themselves together.

If you're constantly open to inspiration it will come to you. The worst thing a man can do is pressure himself into an idea.