Two of the top T(h)oms in the industry, Tom Ford and Thom Browne are both named, accompanied by one Michael Bastian, he of the fondness for fusion of NY casual class, British quirk and Tokyo kitsch. I find it quite difficult to choose a definitive deserver but instinctively approach Thom Browne. Such ‘circus-freak’ theatricality, if at times contrived, is to be commended when achieved in menswear. Anyway, Ralph Lauren won the award twice at least and that was hardly deserving…
The nominees for the somewhat less prestigious award – as is often the case – showcase oodles more talent. Patrik Ervell, Tim Hamilton and Scott Sternberg for Band of Outsiders have all been nominated for the Swarovski Award for Menswear. My pick? Again, it’s an immensely tough call but the crisp yet meltingly attractive hue of gold shown by Ervell has me hooked.
Band of Outsiders
France beckons! Unfortunately, no more posts ’til Monday!
Images from Men’s Style