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last fall, in time for Baccarat's 260th anniversary, with yacht glasses, whiskey glasses, coupe, and whiskey carafe, each etched with his distinctive four-bar motif. Crafted by house artisans in Lorraine, France, the barware is now found in the chicest of bachelor pads, from NYC's Upper East Side to London's Sloane Square, and we're quite certain anyone channeling their inner Sloane Ranger has this on their wedding registry. This spring, Browne moved into the bedroom through a collaboration with Frette. The 160-year-old Italian heritage linens label — known for the finest fibers and master craftspeople — has long been the go-to for the 0.01 percenters. Now Frette has partnered with TB to present everything from bedding and bath linens to robes. Thom Browne's runway presentations have never been conventional; he once famously marched out models in 1960s space-race-era astronaut suits, which were shed to reveal his version of a uniform for today's Mad Men-esque advertising execs. Therefore, he debuted the linens collab with a special performance at Salone de Mobile Milano at the Palazzina Appiani in April. Within the grandiose space, six slender cots were adorned with the new bedding, with a TB outfit/uniform on a simple silver coat rack beside each bed. Six models slowly emerged, wearing identical underwear (albeit with his four-bar calf- length socks and brogues), which resembled modest Mormon undergarments, and stood by each vignette. They then donned matching shorts suits and climbed into bed, only to awaken from their slumber to again disrobe and march out of the room. No muss. No fuss. We so respect a designer who knows his lane and stays firmly within it. To kit up and lead your Thom Browne life, he's also created pieces with Limoges (we're particularly fond of the 4-bar Haviland Tea Time set that goes for $1,125) and Christofle (who doesn't need a new champagne or ice bucket, especially when it has the 4-bars, starting at $1,600). Order through Thom Browne's Salone de Mobile Milano installation Gym towel with Thom Browne four-bar motif Thom Browne Thom Browne whiskey carafe for Baccarat ALASTAIR NICOL

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