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@micheal.lockley at Red  grows more luxe by the day. via Tom Ford SS16@micheal.lockley at Red grows more luxe by the day. via Tom Ford SS16

I mean who developed this kid to

DESIGNING FOR A WORLD IN WHICH EVERYTHING HAS ALREADY HAPPENED.

Tom Ford FW:15 : The sleek 60's silhouette of it, Op Art dinner jackets, that tight little shearling.Tom Ford FW 15 : The sleek 60's silhouette of it, Op Art dinner jackets, that tight little shearling.

Jorge Luis Borges has nothing to do with contemporary menswear (though you never know, these days, which supremely ironic designer is going to dress an army of pretty boys in the author's signature sagging suits). Yet Borges once said something which is certainly true for fashion shows in this moment.

The Argentine writer proposed the idea that it is very possible that everything in the universe has already happened and we are nothing but on going echoes of that initial occurrence.

Looking at the calvacade of the Fall/Winter 2015 Men's shows with their assembly line precision amplified by their serial march of beautiful boys and girls, what a dedicated follower of fashion experienced was beyond deja vu. It was a great sense of a loop.

Glamour: Revisited, Revived, Remembered. Part One.

Tom Ford SS14: Think future vintage value.Tom Ford SS14: Think future vintage value.

This Tom Ford SS14 woman. She is not discrete elegance or correct chic. She is all glamour...and the most audacious brand of glamour available at the moment.

How To Be A Really Ridiculously Amazing Male Model.

Matthew Terry/Ford for Calvin Klein underwearMatthew Terry/Ford for Calvin Klein underwear

That September Details cover featuring IMG's Tyson Ballou with fellow babe Emily DiDonato gives it hope. Jason Kanner at Soul has been hash tagging #thereturnofthesupermodel. The House of Calvin Klein has been doing due duty keeping beautiful boys like Matthew Terry and Sean de Wet at Ford in the mass market spotlight. And of course the almighty beauty of Major's Rob Evans has shone oh so brightly on platforms ranging from those blue chip camps to the reality TV stardom benedicted by Miss Banks (with an extra-sexy Madonna video on the side).

But truth be told, while the fashion mags have been doing a sustained sell-through of the ideal of new gen female supermodels, (Joan, Karlie and Cara are stepping up for their candidacy), the beautiful boys of modeling have been a touch lax when it comes to working a moment. True, social media has launched a feeding frenzy of beautiful boy Tumblrs where every freshly shot test of a new male model gets replicated across the net in record time. It provides a whole new spectrum of visibility. But where are the new boys with the 2mil Instagram followers? Do these kids realize how much power resides in that glower? And how many millions of Robert Pattinson-ed out tweens are waiting for something new to love?

Given my daily occupation, I do get a fair amount of email/FB/Twitter messages from young gentlemen asking for feedback on becoming models. Or that strangely innocent question, "Do you think I have what it takes?"

As a community service then, TI is happy to drop some tips on ...How To Be A Really Ridiculously Amazing Male model.

Tom Ford And The Vindication Of American Glamour

The  essence of that All American brand  is glitter, shimmer,  lamé  and glam.The essence of that All American brand is glitter, shimmer, lamé and glam.

We've been trained to think of high American style as something inferior to what is proposed in Europe

SCOOP DU JOUR: TOM FORD FW 11 DETAILS LEAKED

Tom Ford FW 11:  opulence on top of opulence on top of opulence Image via Another Man PH Jeff Burton Tom Ford FW 11 : opulence on top of opulence on top of opulence Image via Another Man PH Jeff Burton

Having signed onto to the Fashion Witness Protection Program TI can safely hiss a few of those details from the Tom Ford FW 11 .

SCOOP DU JOUR: MR FORD FEVER

As New York winds down much of fashion's consciousness is now tilting towards Mr Ford's London extravaganzaAs New York winds down much of fashion's consciousness is now tilting towards Mr Ford's London extravaganza

You know what the ultimate Tom Ford product might be?

SCOOP DU JOUR: THE TOM FORD COMPANY CURRENTLY SEEKING FINANCING?

Didn't Mr Ford once say his business ideal is to build  a brand with the quality of a Chanel or a HermesDidn't Mr Ford once say his business ideal is to build a brand with the quality of a Chanel or a Hermes

To all those 10 figure entities out there looking to buy into a mint fresh luxury brand here's a tip.

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