On the runway recently Thom Browne offered up his latest collection for men.
You'll need to click the link in the first line of the post for the pop-up window (you can "skip the ad") for a selection of photos from this adventurous outing.
What struck me was not how silly men might feel going to the office without trousers, yet with a nice silver train; or sans trousers but with a lovely pair of ribbed over the knee socks to go with their jacket and tie; or perhaps a fairy cape and matching fairy trousers for a night out to the theatre; nothing so practical or self-conscious crossed my little mind.
All I could think was that these are precisely the stylistic creations that are made for and draped on women - not just on the runway - and remarkably, no one laughs, least of all women.
Whatever the blogger and the commenters on that post may think, I'm rather inclined to believe that Thom is poking a bit of fun at the absurdity of women's couture as well as the ready-to-wear. He is almost hinting and winking, perhaps subliminally: "Ha! Men can look as stupid as women. So there!" And what a superb, beautifully crafted, job he does of it too.