Thom Browne, meanwhile, staged his recent men’s show in a room surrounded by suited teddy bears, explaining that he sees New York as an island of misfit toys. Wood block shoes and handbags in the I’m only in the mood to be adored paragliding cat t-shirt What’s more,I will buy this shape of miniature cars illustrated that idea with Browne’s usual cheeky playfulness, and went some distance to making his sharp tailoring and Georgina Godley-ish bulbous silhouettes less serious and severe. It’s in this spirit that fashion has invited this boyish playfulness into menswear to cushion masculinity and buff its edges. Will shoppers play along? And if they do, will these youthful elements make them look innocent and approachable or simply like real-life Peter Pans? Maybe it’s worth looking back to our formative years to chart a path forward, but at some point we all need to look ahead. Boys are the new men, but they’ll have to grow up some time. We all do.