October 26, 2011
I love everything black tie—the tedious preparations for the event, the air kisses, the sparkle, the glamour of the night, the romance of the late walk home—and these tuxedo pants from Black Fleece, Thom Browne’s line for Brooks Brothers, are my piece of gala night elegance for everyday.
Illesteva sunglasses, Thom Browne shirt, Black Fleece black-tie pants, Florsheim longwing brogues
My friend Austin had asked me where I would wear such a pair of pants, given that they were so formal. “To lunch, to the drug store, grocery shopping,” I replied. I’d even wear them with a slouchy sheer t-shirt and kung-fu shoes in the summer. Here I wear them on a quick run to my bank in Downtown LA.
silk grosgrain detail on the side of the trousers, Cartier Roadster watch
These tux pants are immaculately made: fully-lined and with Thom Browne’s signature V cut on the back of the waistband.
made casual-prep with a Thom Browne cashmere cardigan
I’m so L.A.
Special thanks to Fernando of Brooks Brothers at 1 Liberty Plaza in NYC for the exceptional tailoring service.
photographs by Nikki Tuason