ToF Clothing Co. Runway Video

New vids posted to YouTube

Gary and David were quite the team. If they had only had larger investors this would of been a line of mens clothing that would of gotten stronger and solid in the culture – just like the artist Tom of Finland. TOM’s expansive influence through his drawings transended into the culture and became exactly that – The Culture. These videos are a great homage to the beauty of Queer sensibilities. SPRING 1999.


The team of Gary Robinson and David Johnson were getting a lot of attention as they expressed the feeling of Tom of Finland into their fall line 1999.


The theme is Europe of proud ancestory. Zoom in on Heir Bruderman – a Beauty – him and his dog. FALL 1998.



Gary Robinson Died November 21st, 2009 in NYC

A very good friend – and was becoming a better one.


The attenuated, five-year life span of the Tom of Finland Clothing line had little to do with popularity and everything to do with financing. After an exhaustive study of Tom’s art, designers Gary Robinson and David Johnson produced a collection that brought the artist’s vision to three-dimensional life and was embraced by fashion editors, featured in music videos, and covered prominently on both fashion television and the E-Channel. The low slung, “hip-hugger” jeans that are currently the industry standard reflect Tom’s influence as well.

Spring 2003 Dispatch

Tom of Finland Clothing “Absolut Tom” Runway Tour – Part 1

Tom of Finland Clothing “Absolut Tom” Runway Tour – Part 2


 On May 17, 2006 ToFF held a cocktail reception in Manhattan to celebrate Tom of Finland: Coming of Age, a 21-piece exhibition of extraordinary drawings. This evening’s event was only made possible through the focused efforts of three remarkable New York City men: Gary Robinson, Mark Nelson, and Brian Crede who all cochaired the gala exposition at the host venue, the Charles Cowles Gallery.


Rodney Scott, president CSW, Mike Goldie, Durk Dehner, Sharp, Gary Robinson at 2009 Los Angeles LGBT Pride Celebration. PHOTO: JayPG


The  TOM Camino “styled” by Gary Robinson

Durk, Etienne, Jean Claude and Gary Robinson in Paris Durk, Etienne, Jean Claude and Gary Robinson in Paris