My favorite Brands are Armani, Levis and Hugo Boss...
Levi's, CK, RL, Zara, Vans OTW. But I am not a label monger or hype beast.
Fred Perry, Lacoste, ralph lauren, WESC, Helly Hansen
I don't have a particular brand that I love... It used to be all about Armani, Prada, Joseph, Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, but nowadays, it all depends on the design, textile and most of all, quality. I do, however, like clothes by Charli. They make comfy outfits for home such as yoga pants. They are very practical for someone like me who travels a lot. I also support independent designers and go to the London Fashion Week and fashion sales.
I usually wear Ralph Lauren only because his clothes fit me best.
I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!
I also purchase a lot of Ralph Lauren clothing particularly because I am vertically challenged and RL produces clothing that fits me well. Good quality too.
For pants or jeans I love Levi's; cords, chinos, jeans, you name it. Affordable and durable. For shoes you cannot go wrong with Vans. Vans has changed people, it is a multi-dimensional brand now, not just canvas kicks. I love their OTW line, so many good models and good quality. As far as jackets, anything good. I work at Tjmaxx so I buy many different brands; Stussy, Zara, Levi's, and right now I'm eyeing either a Marmot down jacket or a Tumi down jacket. God I just hope I don't even out this holiday season!
Shoes - cole haan, ferragamos, clothing - Thomas pink, express jeans - good o Levi's
J.crew, Johnston & Murphy, Nautica, Alden.
Overall Pal Zileri, Corneliani
Bespoke Steve Horsman
Shirts Xacus My concept
Shoes Probably C&J, Edward Green, any Horween Shell Cordovan and vintage Grenson and Florsheim Imperials
Sun Glasses Persol
Eye Glasses Lindberg, Mykita
Socks Gallo (only when extra long) and Falke Tiago OTC
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tott, hedonist, scent, mr. reasonable, Pour_Monsieur, rollzst, Duke Hunt, nice choices.
Wardrobe atm is mostly: Nom de Guerre, Robert Geller, Tim Hamilton, Thom Browne, Raf Simons, Wings + Horns.
Lot of names and designers that I've never heard being mentioned. After doing a few Google searches I've come to a couple of conclusions; I'm probably not the right age or body size to participate in this thread. As a true ex follower of fashion, you get to an age where you have to give it up or risk looking ridiculous. The truth hurts but it's a fact of life.
I love boy london, milkboy, levis, mango, anna sui, fred perry, and jeremy scott. I love every design they make. Very creative and looks very nice.
boss, tommy bahama, agave denim, billy reid
14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it
High end - Zegna
Usually I buy a lot from River Island, H&M or Marks&Spencer
There is just one brand that I really dislike and I think it's way overpriced - Ralph Lauren
VICTORIA CONCORDIA CRESCIT
I likeTom Ford and CdG but can't bring myself to spend that much.
I like A Bathing Ape and enjoy checking out the stores, but don't really own that much.
recently I find myself buying more of my clothes at APC and United Arrows/United Arrows Beauty & Youth which is a mix of their own stuff and other brands that they carry.
Lacoste for more dressier occasions and Abercrombie for whenever. Both quality clothing at reasonable prices compared to many other brands.
Well enjoying what you're wearing is crucial, it is of the utmost importance to wear something that others like as well.
Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals on Basenotes don't warrant or deserve other Basenoters' acknowledgement or respect.
varvatos, paul smith, black bird, common projects, nudie jeans, filson, arcteryx, superdry
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”
― Isaac Asimov
I really do not have a fave brand of clothes. I choose my attire base on how comfortable the clothes fits on me. Another thing ,is as long as it suites my preference
New York Area Custom and Bespoke makers:
Leonard Logsdail and Carnaby Custom
Umberto the Tailor in Wilton, CT
My career is such that I can wear basically what I want. My standard "uniform" is a pair if Citizens for Humanities/Joes/Diesel Jeans (Black, Grey, Salvage), a black shirt or a Ben Sherman Shirt, and Doc Martens (red, wingtips, or black).
Am I the only one here who wears surf clothes? haha it seems like everyone wears top designers. I live by the beach and surf daily so I wear casual surf clothes. Volcom, Hurley, Billabong, RVCA, Quiksilver, Von Zipper sunglasses, Rainbow flip flops, & if I'm wearing shoes, Reef or Vans.
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I used to spend way more time on StyleForum than Basenote.
Suit: Indochino MTM or Caruso OTR
Shoes: Allen Edmonds
Pants: Brooks Brothers Milano
Shirts: Brooks Brothers Extra Slim Fit or Modern Tailor MTM
Casual: Gant Rugger, Express, Tommy Hilfiger
Jeans: Earnest Sewn, Naked & Famous, 7
Once I find a brand that fits, I tend to stick with it so I know the fit will be consistent. I also work with a tailor to make sure every piece of clothing fits.