Carlos Barria / REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin talks to U.S. President Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, July 2017.

Thom Browne Bow One-piece One-piece One-piece Oxfords 46402a

The Real Opportunity Behind the Media Spectacle

By Michael Kimmage

Thom Browne Bow One-piece One-piece One-piece Oxfords 46402a

MICHAEL KIMMAGE is Professor of History at the Catholic University of America and the author of The Decline of the West: An American Story. From 2014 to 2016, he served on the Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State, where he held the Russia/Ukraine portfolio.

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Successfully nominated to and winner of a series of Designer Of The Year titles, Thom Browne began his journey in ready-to-wear in 2003. Perpetuating a timeless craftsmanship of handmade tailoring, his innovative garments are recognised by many museums around the world, just as his collections are equally esteemed in all corners of the globe. Crafted in Italy, these oxfords were fashioned from black patent leather. Distinguishable from afar, the pair has a notorious bow placed at the front of the piece, on the cap toe area. The tonal sole displays an attenuate heel. At the back, a functional red, white and blue grosgrain pull tab. In a whole cut design, this model is the blend of irreverence and sophistication, with an all leather extremely pleasant interior.

Designer colour: 001 BLACK

Made in Italy

Designer Style ID: FFD012A00216

Farfetch ID: 12225506

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Sole Composition
Leather 100%
Outer Composition
Patent Leather 100%
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Designer : Thom Browne

Thom Browne moved to New York in 1997 to take up a job as a salesman in Giorgio Armani’s showroom. He is now head of design for his own, eponymous label, which continues to push the boundaries of classic men’s fashion with every new collection.

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