Thom Browne has been to the world of formal wear what Telfar has been to the realm of luxury handbags, or what Daniel Lee has been to the old-worldly charm of Bottega Veneta, i.e. a visionary. Having formerly worked under Giorgio Armani and Club Monaco, Browne launched his eponymous label in 2001 that has hitherto been impressing the world with its refreshingly refined range of suits, ready-to-wear, accessories and fragrances that of course has the quintessential American flair.
Now I know this isn’t THAT time of the year, you know, the one that starts with a V, that comes in February, so you might be questioning the point of this article. However, if you’re a hoarder like me and know that before Valentine’s Day (darn it, I said it out loud!) stuff like these become crazy expensive, or you’re looking for a Christmas present for yourself and your significant other, this is just the thing for you.
So, here you have the Mr. And Mrs. Thom bags from Thom Browne’s Fall-Winter 2020 collection. An adorable pair of purses for him and her, these bags epitomize the spirit of Thom Browne: formal but not austere. The gorgeous black and gold combination is versatile for both work and beyond (especially a date) and can be paired with any outfit, as you can see on the SSENSE models above, while the signature red, white and blue clochette/ID holder provides a touch of cheer to their luxe leather bodies.
Their closures are also pretty unconventional, doctor’s bag-like, that’s at once very retro AND cool, with the addition of a fold-over flap and turn-lock fastening making it absolutely secure as well. The bags stand on stable gold bumper studs to protect your precious belongings from tipping over.
However, the sizes and leather textures of the two do vary, with the Mr. Thom Briefcase having a grained leather body and 16 inch width, enough to hold your laptops and gym shoes, while the women’s Mrs. Thom Tote features a polished calfskin exterior and 13.5 inch base, that’s great for a smaller laptop. But what I like about the pair of bags most is their extremely colorful interiors. They bounce out like a burst of colors every time you’re open them, and since these colors also consist of the brand’s signature white, red and blue stripes, your smaller belongings are less likely to get lost inside the bag in comparison to bags with darker interior colors, that are often dubbed “black holes”. They’re great for organizing too, containing 3 patch pockets and one zippered pocket for all our miscellaneous paraphernalia.
So if you’re buying a gift in advance for your Valentine or getting a matching present for your respective better half this holiday season, get these beautiful Thom Brownes at SSENSE now!