The New York Times style section today tackles a big, hard, throbbing sartorial debate:
If Thom Browne has come to represent sartorial arrested development, the proponent of a kind of masculinity that suggests one is never sexier than when being carded, Tom Ford is a throwback to a different manliness. In one of those funny confluences that retailers like Bergdorf Goodman are seemingly built to showcase, the two designers and their variant ideas of how men should dress now find themselves cheek by jowl.
We suggest Browne and Ford settle this the old fashioned way: naked oil wrestling.
It’s only fair…
[PS: For those of you not in the fashion know, Ford’s design is on the left, while Browne’s short-legged suit can be seen on the right.]