Fashion designer Thom Browne revolutionized the way men dressed when he created a special suit which has become his uniform: cropped pants (shorts in summer), shrunken jacket, white shirt and tie…always in grey. Browne is a man of routines…He loves to travel…and work and play takes him to Paris, Tokyo and Villa d’Este in Italy. His favorite restaurant in Paris is his hotel room, his go-to Paris sightseeing spot is a Communist Party Headquarters building. Find out more in this one-of-a-kind Blackbook.
YOU TRAVEL OFTEN TO PARIS FOR WORK, WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO STAY AND WHY?
Hotel Ritz. Because it’s classic Paris.
MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT IN PARIS:
My room at the Ritz.
BEST RESTAURANT FOR PEOPLE WATCHING IN PARIS:
Caviar Kaspia, Le Voltaire and Benoît.
FAVORITE MUSEUM IN PARIS:
BEST PLACE TO SHOP IN PARIS:
The food court at Bon Marché.
3 THINGS YOU MUST SEE IF YOU’RE TRAVELING TO PARIS FOR A WEEKEND:
Palais Royal, the Communist Party Headquarters building by Oscar Niemeyer, and Maison de Verre.
YOU OFTEN FIND INSPIRATION FOR YOUR COLLECTIONS IN JAPAN, WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT JAPANESE STYLE?
They make you think. My Spring 2017 collection was an homage to Japan and how they approach everything with perfection.
WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO STAY IN TOKYO AND WHY?
I used to love staying at the old Okura, I have not found my new home yet.
FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN TOKYO:
Sushi Kanesaka in Ginza.
FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP IN TOKYO:
The food court at Isetan Department Store.
YOU LOVE TO SPEND YOUR VACATIONS AT VILLA D’ESTE ON LAKE COMO IN ITALY, WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT THIS PLACE?
How beautiful and quiet it is.
YOU LOVE ROOM SERVICE, WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO ORDER?
Spaghetti pomodoro with peas.
IS THERE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD YOU HAVEN’T BEEN THAT YOU’D LIKE TO VISIT?
There are so many places that I have not visited that I’d like to visit.
Hotel Ritz| 15 Place Vendome| +33 1 43 16 30 30
Caviar Kaspia |17 Place de la Madeleine| +33 1 42 65 33 32
Le Voltaire|27 quai Voltaire| +33 1 42 61 17 49
Benoît |20 rue Saint Martin| +33 1 58 00 22 05
Le Louvre| +33 01 40 20 53 17
Palais Royal|6 rue de Montpensier |+33 01 47 03 92 16
Maison de Verre| 31 Rue Saint-Guillaume| +33 1 45 44 91 21
Okura| 2 Chome-10-4 Toranomon| +81 3-3582-0111
Sushi Kanesaka| 8-10-3 Ginza| +81 3-5568-4411
Isetan Department Store|