Those would most likely be the employees—and the customers—of Thom Browne, whose flagship (and only?) shop is at 100 Hudson, at the southeast corner of Franklin. (You know, the one that looks like a 1950s Midwestern bank.) Whether the suits are geeky is in the eye of the beholder, of course; Browne has done quite well with the style. “He is the founder and head of design for Thom Browne, a New York City-based menswear brand,” says Wikipedia. “Browne was named the Council of Fashion Designers of America Menswear Designer of the Year in 2006 and named the GQ Designer of the Year in 2008.” His signature style may be most successful as a gateway to other gigs: He also designs the Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers line as well as the Moncler Gamme Bleu line.
Here’s Browne himself, rocking the look:
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