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This week, writer Mike Albo journeys to Thom Browne's Tribeca boutique for his Times Critical Shopper column. As a regular old guy (he describes himself as "linty"), he just can't seem to get the look right. He's mystified by the fit of the suits. "I look forward to the day Thom becomes a juggernaut brand, on a par with Martha and Oprah. I want him to have his own magazine and television show where he will give easy lessons on how to pull off this look, as well as how to be orderly, symmetrical and happy with one simple cocktail. I guess I have to wait until he makes his foray into the down-market of men’s wear — that dirtier, scuffed-up cheaper world of H & M’s, Banana Republics and Zaras, where many of us live out our linty lives." [NYT]