In America With TOM FORD’s Urban Cowboy
MR PORTER In America is our grand celebration of the depth and diversity of American style through a series of exclusive collections from some of the nation’s best brands. We couldn’t very well stand by that description without including perhaps the greatest American designer of our time: Mr Tom Ford.
The Austin, Texas-born designer launched his eponymous brand in 2005 after making his name at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent; within just a few years, the words TOM FORD had become short-hand for a jet-setting life of luxury and glamour. But despite his international clientele, he never forgot where he came from. In fact, the influence of his homeland appears to have only strengthened with time. While his earlier collections were largely informed by the tailoring traditions of Savile Row or the opulence of European haute couture, his recent work has been rooted in the cultural and sartorial heritage of the US.
With this capsule, exclusively available at MR PORTER, that influence is brought to the surface for all to see. These are the archetypes of American style as seen through the eyes of one of the country’s most celebrated designers: the blue jeans; the leather jacket; the checked flannel shirt; the buckled suede belt. And while there’s an undeniably Western feel to many of the pieces in the collection, in the hands of TOM FORD they are renewed, refined, and more than suited to the urban setting in which they are seen here.
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