called to order at 1800 hours…
five hundred teddybears present and correct…

suited and assembled at the chairbear’s behest…

new york…
the chairbear declares…
the place where you come to find yourself…

a lifelong search…
a lifetime of questions…
asking and searching…

questions finally…
and completely answered…

today, i will introduce you to my favorite new yorkers…
when they first came to this adult toy shop…
they were lost…

today they will find their true selves...
their toy selves…

welcome to my teddy talk…
and now, welcome my favorite new yorkers...

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behind the towering doors of thom browne’s adult toy shop, 500 teddybears assemble in excitement. led by the chairbear, they’re hard at workto unite two halves of a whole.

the chairbear’s favorite new yorkers first came to the toy shop looking for their true selves. today, they find them. the adults enter the toy shopin tweed tailoring, classic and play like. shades of gray are layered with silk mogador jacquards in collegiate colors—red, white, and blue pairedwith gold, green, and orange. handcrafted cashmere knits bridge heritage fabrics and vibrant silks.

the bears burst into cheer as the adults meet their lost toy selves. childhood memories are brought to life in unexpected proportions—amongthem, a spiral of paper dolls, a jumbled rubik’s cube, a rocket ready for take-off, and a cluster of puzzle pieces. alphabet blocks, tie silk platforms,and bead maze heels. clutch bags in the form of cars, patchwork lobsters, and thom’s dachshund hector, the adults carry signature mr.and mrs. thom bags that imitate their ensembles.