Thom Browne / WOMEN


Thom Browne got his start in fashion by designing for Club Monaco, then founded his own line in 2001. He's since built a loyal following for his radically shrunken and meticulously tailored take on the staples of a man's wardrobe. In 2006, Browne was tapped to design Brooks Brothers' more fashion-focused Black Fleece line, and in 2008 he was named creative director for Moncler Gamme Bleu. While Browne's business remains relatively modest, it's hard to overstate his influence on the shape of the modern men's suit (including, incidentally, those sold by Club Monaco).