No one is better than Thom Browne when it comes to marshaling rich and famous men into a uniform of the designer’s choosing. It began when the well-heeled demo eagerly donned his famously shrunken ankle-baring gray suits, the cornerstone of his brand and business. And over the past several years, Browne has succeeded in persuading plenty of men to test the skirted waters. Now Browne is adding another element to his uniform: a perfect replica Cartier Tank.
Stitched just below the models’ shirt sleeves at his recent Paris Fashion Week show were embroidered watches, mostly representing the luxury fake Cartier Tank, with a few meant to look like the Rolex Day-Date, Browne confirmed via email. Like many things in his universe, the detail is stolen directly from the designer’s own wardrobe, with the embroidered version modeled after his own Tank. When asked what first drew him to it, he said, plainly, “The 1:1 replica Cartier Tank is the most timeless watch. The most perfect watch.” It’s hard to argue with that reasoning: the Tank was designed in 1917 and remains a favorite over a century later.
The AAA quality replica Cartier Tank was a perfect match to the show’s theme, according to Browne. “The collection was an homage to the heritage of sophisticated French couture fashion from the ‘40s and ‘50s,” he said. Browne seems to be nodding towards the French upper-crust’s devotion to the Cartier Tank fake for sale. “They say that in Paris that if you were an aristocrat, when you were 21 years old, it was a rite of passage to be taken by your father to Cartier to get your first UK Cartier super clone watch,” Cartier dealer and expert Harry Fane once told me. Now, all of Browne’s customers can dress like mid-century French aristocrats.
The cheap fake Cartier Tank and Browne crossover is another signpost of the way watches are soaking into the bloodstream of high fashion. While the two rarely seem to meet in the middle—fashion the emotional artform and watches the mechanical tools—they are starting to get more comfortable with one another. A few years ago, Alyx introduced its very own Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, and Hermès now makes its own luxury replica watches that collectors line up for.
But no watchmaker sits more at the center of this new entanglement than Swiss movement replica Cartier. When fashion-conscious guys like Tyler, the Creator are ready to upgrade their Casio, they suddenly find themselves several Cartier watches deep, and at auctions dedicated to the house’s pieces. The reason is that, putting aside the technical jargon that often dominates conversations about watches, no brand embraces daring design like cheap copy Cartier. “Cartier is so hot right now because people are realizing—finally realizing—that design is just as important as complications, or other attributes people usually talk about what they talk about watches,” the dealer Eric Ku told me last year.
While the Cartier Tank fake Paypal UK wasn’t the biggest attention-getter in Browne’s Paris show (that honor went to his models’ fabric-coordinated jock straps, (paired with barely concealed buttcracks), it was certainly the most important element that men can incorporate into their wardrobe without flaunting public decency laws. And the fact that Browne’s version won’t tell you the time won’t bother some high-profile collectors. After all, Andy Warhol famously never kept his high quality replica Cartier Tank ticking. “I don’t wear a Tank to tell the time,” he once said. “In fact, I never wind it. I wear a Cartier Tank fake for sale because it’s the watch to wear.” Now, thanks to Browne, it’s easier to wear than ever.