We've grown to love Thom Browne over the years for the theatricality and unique point of view, but as beautiful as his tailoring and silhouettes may be, they aren't for everyone (prime example: his Spring 2014 men's collection, above). Now, it looks like the American designer is aiming to broaden his appeal.
WWD reports that Browne is planning to expand his offering next year by introducing a line of classicly tailored suits for men. Browne is known for his slightly cropped pants and slim cuts which, though flattering and fashionable, are sometimes too fashionable for conservative work environments. A menswear designer first and foremost -- he only introduced womenswear for Fall 2011 -- Browne will create a more mainstream line of suits for the customer “who likes the personality of my clothing but wants a more classic proportion and fit,” he told the paper.
The new collection will be called Thom Browne (his runway range falls under the label Thom Browne New York) and will kick off with two styles of suits. The price of a suit will start at about $2,200 -- in line with the prices of Browne's runway range. In addition, all production will take place in the U.S. Browne says that the new offering will not be confined to business suits.
Since Michelle Obama famously chose one of Browne's coats on Inauguration Day back in January, we wonder: could the President be one of the first men to give the designer's new line a wear?