i took my lunch break from my day job at a top magazine...
and walked along my usual route - Rockefeller Center.
on my way to Barnes & Noble,
i saw Thom Browne.
he is, as of the moment of this writing, the most influential menswear designer in NY.
he was wearing his signature aesthetic - a formal men's suit cut unconventionally and unsafely short.
imagine pants cut shorter - with one's socks and shoes definitely showing.
i wanted to ask for his autograph.
but, unfortunately, this was the only day that i did not bring my red pen and journal.
so here he was,
my omen - walking in real life.
an Omen of my dream walking away from me.
and so i followed.
abandoning the possibility of gaining an autograph,
i followed him as far as i could.
and basked in the moment and the experience.
before letting him go,
i told myself that i was on the right path.
in my belief that my next step in life is menswear.