... GAME DAY ...
… game day …
the thom browne holiday tradition
north meadow, central park
the sharp rack-a-tack-tat of a snare pierces the crisp november air. a growing hum of excitement punctuated by the morse code pops of a coaches whistle. cheers and chants, songs and calls, a symphony conducted through a long white megaphone. tucked up against the cold in thom browne knit beanies and scarves, a kinetic crowd gathers. grey meets navy. a clash of old rivals.
it’s game day in central park.
a thanksgiving tradition. a tossing of the pigskin, played on the speckled autumn turf of the north meadow. smells of oak and earth mingle with a savory waft of chestnut, rosemary, and sage. ruby aldridge and chloe wise, scarves and thom browne pleated skirts fluttering on a brisk fall eddy, sprint along the sideline, whipping the spectators into a froth.
team navy lines up across from team grey. a coin is flipped, a whistle blown, the game begins. lil uzi vert, three steps into the pocket, pleated navy thom browne skirt and navy thom browne blazer, reaches back, hurling, a spiraling arc. beatrice domond runs an end route, dan donigan cuts inside, an all out dash by nikki ogunnaike and lucas zwirner. in a scrum of navy and grey, the hand of ella balinska reaches out, plucks a grey blur from the ether. first and ten.
every thanksgiving, a game of football and friends. gathering in the park. a competition, a celebration. scuffs of mud, stains of grass. pom poms, fist bumps, chest bumps, towering high fives. grey in a tight huddle. mario carbone lays out a play. flea flicker. mitch ryan hands off to chris black, passes back to mitch ryan, sprints past cass bird. the defense scrambles. thom browne football sneakers on the ground. going long, deon hinton in short suit over thermals and thom browne varsity jacket and kimberly drew in four bar sweats and varsity jacket. a fake, a juke. bastien mcbride in the endzone. the pass. a touchdown.
spectators in raptures. yves mathieu and rocky harwood in thom browne pleated loopback jersey skirts marshal the joy of the crowd. richie shazam, walker bunting, gia seo, and the rest of the cheer squad in thom browne pleated jersey skirts, oversized four bar cardigans, knit thom browne thermals, thom browne beanies and scarves, and white thom browne sneakers, erupt in a spirited fight song. a crisp wind spins fallen leaves in a golden dance. jubilant spectators alongside lee pace, lameka fox, derek blasberg, alessandra codinha, nick haramis, layered against the cold in thom browne thermals, oversized cardigans, jersey blazers, knit beanies, and scarves. a crowd forms around the official team mascot, peter, wearing his thom browne bandana.
a triumphant day. an ode to favorite traditions spent with friends and family. players and spectators, referees and team mascots, gather on the field for one last hurrah. then off for a bit of rest and a well-earned thanksgiving dinner.
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