About

Albion Thorne is menswear is created in the bespoke European tradition of the finest materials, tailoring and hand-finishing, but our spirit is all American.  A  salute to the Cowboy.  To Rock n roll. To Craftsmanship.   We offer a decidedly masculine alternative to traditional black tie.  A tuxedo of meticulously resourced Italian corduroy with exquisite leather details is elegant yet a bit rugged:  A new classic.  And made in New York.  

The line is a culmination in the career of Elise Fife, a New York-based costume designer and stylist.   Fife is sought after by musicians and performance artists for her ability to create iconic looks that are cooly glamorous, show-stopping,  and as comfortable as a second skin.   In her eight year partnership with The Avett Brothers, Fife has designed costumes for the band as well as re-envisioned the bands’ merchandise.  Her eleven year collaboration with Casey Spooner/Fischerspooner yielded costumes for stage and screen  documented in “Fischerspooner: New Truth ” (Damiani, 2014) and featured in Between Worlds (video, 2009)  for Performa 2009 at MOMA.  In 2003/4, Fife created 26 intricate pieces for David Bowie for his “Reality” tour.

Albion Parris Thorne was Elise Fife’s great-grandfather.