Tom Ford.

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Tom Ford is one of the premier designers in the world. He is the man credited with taking Gucci to the dizzing heights that it has today. He was a designer that understood how glam could be cool again in the post-grunge period of the early and mid-90’s. Unless you’ve been living underneath a rock for the last few years, then you know that he has launched his own line.

Tom Ford has mixed appeal to the staff of this magazine. Some love his daring, patterns, and attitude. Others would rather, and I quote, “take a shit in the middle of his store, in front of him.” As you can see, we are pretty mixed as to how we look at Tom.

Mr. Ford is a major player, of that there is little doubt. The question is whether he really is that great. Some say that his clothes are the epitome of style and are crafted in the very finest of materials. Others think that it is little better than a $300 suit. An overpriced $300 suit at that.

Ford has opened his stores across the world, and apparently, to great success. I am really not sure how I feel about Mr. Ford yet, the picture above, from his Spring collection last year, is the sort of suit I’d wear. The tie? Not so much, but the suit? Hell yes. However, I am a man who craves quality with my garments, and I’m not so sure I agree that his suits are that great in the craftmanship department.

For the next few days, I’m going to focus in on Mr. Ford because frankly, he is such a major player in the style world, I think to just blindly accept him as some sort of genius would be a bigger disservice to myself and you as readers, than to simply succumb to the power of his star.

Is Tom Ford really that great?

By: Osama Eisa

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