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Photo Courtesy of WWD, Daniel Garriga

Hmmm ... Modified off-beat swag? Check. Originality? Check. Socks? Nope. Warm, winter-proofed ankles? Feel free to insert some more silence here. Meet Thom Browne, the scene's favorite new fashionisto who's not afraid to switch it up. Born in 1965, Browne launched his line of perfectly tailored and distinctively different men's suits in 2001.

Now known for his signature grey suit, Browne also designed Brooks Brother Black Fleece collection (BB's more premium range). Unique details like ankle-length pants, bare ankles, and super-long ties constructed of the same material Browne uses to build his suits have helped the designer become notoriously B. I. G. over the last couple of years...

This Ameri-CAN's ability to break multiple style rules while creating new-school trends has allowed the designer to become a worldwide name. Browne will make his first appearance at the Pitti Immagine Uomo runway show in Florence, Italy, where he will debut his Fall /Winter 09-10 menswear collection. In addition to the fashion show, be on the lookout for a forthcoming Browne-designed Moncler project dubbed the Gamme Bleu Collection. Until that drops, get more familiar with Browne...

thom_browne.jpgClick Here To Check Out Thom Browne's Spring Summer 2009 Collection.

About the Pitti Immagine Uomo Show:

Like Barcelona has Bread and Butter, Florence has Pitti Uomo ( pronounced oomo). Uomo is a four-day-long fair featuring exhibits, special projects, and runway shows. Created by countless influential designers and design teams; the works displayed at this annual showing will later be turned into a look book of sorts.

Runs Jan 13 - 16