Favorite clothing brands only - not for fragrances:
A lot of us have favourite fragrance houses or just like one from a house but is it the same with clothes or other things? Name some of your fav brands and that maybe u also like their fragrances.
Favorite clothing brands only - not for fragrances:
I often wear Prada, Acne and Commes des Garçons. A couple of other favourites are Yohji Yamamoto and Marni.
I love all kinds of knitwear: thin merino wool, cashmere, heavy wool from John Smedley, Marni, Prada, Inis Meain, Martin Margiela, Malo, Eric Bompard and many more.
I like and wear/would wear many of Prada's and Margiela's fragrances. The Commes des Garçons lines interest me conceptually, but I don't really enjoy wearing them. Yohji Yamamoto's fragrances simply haven't interested me.
I have total respect for Chanel as a perfume and design house, and I would probably be eternally broke if they started doing menswear (other than a few occasional pieces).
Raf Simons, CDG, Junya Watanabe, Maison Martin Margiela, Acne, Prada, Lanvin, Topman, Rick Owens, Jil Sander, Burberry Prorsum, Alexander McQueen, Band of Outsiders, Gareth Pugh, Marc Jacobs, Dior Homme, Givenchy...just to name a few
tott: I see we have a lot in common in terms of clothing I just wish Yohji Yamamato made smaller sizes! Oh, and Chanel does Menswear, but only in 31 Rue Cambon. My cousin purchased a tweed blazer from there...sighhhhhhhhhh
Some of my favs are Lacoste, Guess, Armani exchange, Hollister and jack and jones, from the really high end brands if i could afford it then id go with versace and d&G buts thats only if i could afford it or have some left over cash lol
Last edited by canuck21; 28th November 2011 at 12:51 AM.
I dont have the money to Armani or Tom Ford
Nothing fancy, I guess: Land's End, Levis, Ralph Lauren, CK, Wrangler, Bugatti usually do the trick for me
If it fits me, I'll wear it - with a 30 ins. waist and 34 ins. inseam, I don't get too much choice in pants. Funnily enough, I can always get jeans, but I'm better off with tailored (ie unhemmed) pants. Then, with 15 ins. neck and 35 ins. arm measurements, shirts that don't go all blousy are a challenge. I've recently started wearing Banana Repubic shirts, as the medium has both a narrow neck and long arms. I need my jackets tailored a little bit, but then doesn't everyone, assuming they want to avoid that prole gap behind their neck or a bump in the back?
Yes, I know I'm skinny. Don't tell me something I already know.
I'm rather partial to Allen Edmonds shoes. Yeah, my feet are normal.
Giorgio Armani, Hermes, Miyake (Vintage), Yohji Yamamoto
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Diesel for denim
Italian designers have sort of slim-fit stuff for us... I once grabbed (online) a Trussardi and an Armani jacket at 70 % off, which brought it back into my price range.
High end I like marni & chanel...
But I don't usually spend a great deal on clothes, just enough so that they're well made - I wreck things with paint all the time.
Revival, nu & nan, quick brown fox are some affordable Australian brands I like.
If only I was the right body type for Junya Wanatabe , I still lust for the suit varsity jacket
In the mean time I was Neighborhood , w)taps , Bape , visvim
Recently picked up some Agave jeans and knit tops, made in the USA... the jeans fit me really well. It's pricey, but it's good quality and it's NOT made in China, which has been more of a priority of mine recently.
Otherwise, I have a variety of stuff from Versace, Boss, Hiltl, Worn Denim, Bugatchi, Stone Rose, Ferragamo, RL... usually bought online or Nordstrom/N.Rack for 50% off or more. Can't afford the high end stuff, wouldn't want to anyway, pricing for Prada, D&G, etc. gets WAY out of control, it's an exponential jump up in price... to match the exponential jump in income of those brands' target customers. I don't feel you get more for your money after a shirt or pants costs a couple hundred dollars, just something different.
I feel you. I'm more of an Marc Ecko type. the INC. or L-R-G. I can't afford any of that other stuff either. Lol. I'm a college student
Bits of interesting pieces from the *big houses* (that can get very samish to me ) but mainly Lanvin for special pieces, Collette Dinnigan, Marc Jacobs, Marcel Ostertag and too much All Saints!
As for vintage....whole different orbit! Missoni and Sonia Rykiel from a few/or decades ago ...fabulous! Ungaro and G Ferre ....surreal!
Always keep Ithaca on your mind. Cavafy
Mostly A|X & G-Star.. If I had the money I would buy Burberry, just love some of the classic looks they put together.
Diesel,Guess and Burberry when I get my paycheck
Levis 501s. I could wear them daily for the rest of my life.
Calvin Klein underwear. It's good stuff.
Brooks Brothers shirts. There's a good reason why they're considered the standard in men's shirts.
Old Navy for cheap playclothes. You have to buy one size larger than you normally buy. $10 for plain, non-logo'd polos. Can't beat it.
Sportcoats: Kroon. I collect them. Stylish, reasonably high quality, well-priced. Looks great with jeans, a good shirt, and decent shoes.
Gray t-shirts: any decent brand, and lots of them. Easily my favorite clothing item ever.
Shoes: ok, now this is where I fall off the charts. . . about as bad as my fragrance collection habit. . .
Shades: Ray Bans. Another collection issue I have.
Watches: Timex. Honestly now, what else would go with the rest of this? So reasonably priced, you end up with a collection by default.
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I used to wear a lot of American Eagle, Hollister, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Aeropostle. Now that I'm a little older I wear whatever I feel like. If I could afford it, I'd wear Armani suits and Dolce & Gabbana for that GQ look. Until then, I'll stick with my American eagle button down shirts and Calvin Klein jeans.
"I am a robot and I like cheese"
1. Axe Kilo
2. Lectric Shave
3. Vicks Vapor Rub
4. Febreze Pour Homme
5. Preferred Stock
Button downs - HUGO BOSS - Black label and red label have some of the best button downs out there
Polo's - Burberry fitted ones, and Lacoste ! and vintage
T-SHirts - A/X - the best plain pima cotton T-shirts
T-SHirts - Woot.com - for graphic T's
Jeans - AG, Seven, Trues. Sevens may be my favorite though
Shoes - Nike SB dunks, Nike Air maxes
I gotta give some love to Pitchfork NYC and Nuestra Familia!
My current top ten:
1. Spice and Wood
2. Tonka Imperiale
4. Pure Malt
5. Bois d'Argent
6. Noir de Noir
7. L'air Du Desert Marocain
8. Tobacco Vanille
9. Epic Man
10.Straight to Heaven
Jeans: Calvin Klein, Vigoss, whatever looks good.
Shirts and tops: Ralph Lauren, Ann Taylor.
Dresses: Whatever I can find, esp. vintage.
Shoes: Vans, Tevas, whatever is comfortable since I walk a lot.
Pretty much whatever I can find at Goodwill or cheap discount shops.
I send thee this sweet perfume a fragrance to the fragrant, as one would offer wine to the god of wine.
Can't really afford really high end brands, so I go for cheaper option, but they are good still. I wear Guess, Zara, H&M, Hollister, Gap and Jack&Jones. Even some of these are little bit pricey for me.
For shoes, Nike, Adidas and Aldo.
Religion Clothing, All Saints, SupremeBeing, Amplified, Hollister, Abercrombie & Fitch, Levi's & Diesel, sometimes SuperDry
I am not a label-monger. I don't have a favourite "label." I buy and wear what I like.
"No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
Usually I have a vision for what the theme is going to be for my wardrobe addition/revision and I look all over and buy anything that fits the aesthetic I'm aiming for. I think I tend to like J.Crew because (although they don't present their clothes this way) I find their darker toned clothing to be easy to use for the casual stylishly disheveled look and also versatile (e.g. the same slightly sloppy aesthetic can very easily be used for formal use, like dining out). So i guess by virtue of these things J.Crew you might argue is my favorite brand, but I put to different use than how they present themselves. I even goth up with a lot of it believe it or not, when I club.
I happen to really like INC International at Macy's.
I tend to shop on E-bay for stuff. You can get stung now and then, but many of the good deals make it worth the risk. Bugatchi, Zegna, etc. Tommy Bahamma makes some nice long-sleeved shirts.
I used to have a massive vintage clothing collection ( nice wool from the 40's and 50's) so I don't have a problem with buying used clothing.
I shop a lot at factory outlet malls, of which there are many in my part of the country. Time things right, and you can get well-known brands at 80% off. The ones I go to have outlets for Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, the Gap, Izod, Brooks Brothers (where I get all my work shirts), Cole Haan, Banana Republic, J. Crew, Tommy Hilfinger, Movado, Nike (where I get $8.50 sneaks), and many others. I've frequently picked up new shirts for as little as $3 and pants for as little as $8. It often feels like they are giving stuff away. Turns out a lot of well-known brands (Calvin Klein, Izod, Hilfinger) now all belong to the same huge conglomerate and they unload truckloads of stuff on their outlets. Clothes have never been so plentiful and cheap in the entire history of mankind.
I also shop at high end department stores and boutiques and one or two special favorites for things you can't find anywhere else. The mid-range department stores (e.g., Macy's in this area) don't seem to have a whole lot to offer.
Oddly, I don't find a lot of connection between clothing brands I like and my favorite fragrances (e.g., I like Prada suits but am indifferent to their fragrances). Chanel makes a really nice line of men's ties though ($219 each).
Wow, some nice taste in clothing here. I feel pedestrian
I'll shop anywhere. If I like it, I buy it. I'm a big believer in the outfit and not just the label.
Banana Republic for most stuff
Ted Baker -- absolute favorite. please keep me away from this store unless you want a surge in the GDP.
Cafe Coton -- for shirts...awesome store
And I tailor almost everything.
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For jeans I pretty much exclusively buy Tommy Bahama nowadays (or Indigo Palms, as they were formally called).
For the rest of my wardrobe I go with either Ted Baker or Hickey Freeman for most stuff, with a sprinkling of Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and Burberry for good measure...
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Levi´s, Diesel , Energy, Replay...
MY FAVORITE CLOTHING BRANDS IS TOMMY HILFIGER
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Work Shirts: Brooks Brothers, Charles Tyhrwitt
Ties: Vineyard Vines, Brooks Brothers, Zegna (for my more loud ties), Hermes
Suits: Hickey Freeman
Shoes: Allen Edmonds (work), Sketchers (sneakers), Sperry (boat shoes), Toms (lounging/casual)
Polos/Casual: Ralph Lauren & Land's End
My fav brands that I wear are Dior homme, 45rpm, Ann dem, rick Owens, hermès and LV
Versace, ralph lauren, and hugo boss!
I have to say my my taste has kind of changed since I last posted.
I frequently wear Lacoste and Armani Exchange, my taste for very high end brands, Versace, Dior, Louis vuitton, although I own very few clothng items from them since they are so expensive. But if I could afford it then those !
Gap for me, mostly, because they run tall/long, and have small sizes, I am 5'9" but only about 35" around the hips, I'm not really that skinny but with the re-centering of sizes as the U.S. gets fatter, a lot of stores don't seem to make anything that fits... Gap re-centered too, so that I'm down around their smallest size, BUT they are long and they fit. And they have kids clothes so it's easy to just get everything in one place; and they make slender jeans for the skinny kids too. And are affordable enough.
I love Uniqlo... wish we had it in Canada
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Don't make enough money to have a favorite, lol, don't really pay attention anymore, lol.
There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed. ~Mohandas K. Gandhi
I was into fashion the way some of you are into fragrance....realistically I had (have) wayyy too much! (the first step to recovery is admitting there's a problem =P) I've been selling a lot on Ebay trying to downsize but still have a ton. I actually rent a 10x15' storage unit to house my clothes (in addition to 3 closets at home).
Super 120 Italian suits (no particular brand) I got to a store called M2 on 8th St. in downtown L.A. The owner has really good taste and travels to Italy to handpick fabrics. Good prices too. I like to dress up the suit with upscale accessories (ties, cufflinks, and shoes)
Ties: Gianni Versace (vintage) I also like some of Donatella's more recent designs. Emilio Pucci, Duchamp London, Leonard Paris, Villa Bolgheri, a few Zegna). I really like Duchamp London's cufflinks but there are many cool styles out there for less $$$ (Nordstrom's is good)
Shoes: This is where I dropped the most dough! I HAD a FETISH for exotic skin shoes (alligator, crocodile, stingray, ostrich, lizard, eel, shark) My favorite brands are Mauri Italy, Matteo & Massimo, Fennix, a few Mezlan and David Eden.
Jackets/Coats: I've got a black on black Mauri leather with full hornback crocodile skin on the back and sleeves (love that jacket...probably worn it twice in 8 years 8-o) I've got a few furs although it makes no sense where I live. Coyote, lynx, and mink (writing this it struck me that PETA probably wouldn't like me very much!)
Sweaters: Coogi sweaters was my second guilty pleasure. I've sold about 10-12 on Ebay recently and that didn't make a dent. Only vintage Coogi Australia from the mid 90's to early '00's.
Misc: Gucci = sneakers, hats, messenger bag, tote for the gym. LV = sneakers, suitcase. Shades = Dior, Versace, Ferragamo, Gucci, Cazal (vintage). Watches = Don't get me started!
I'm about to put a bunch of stuff on Ebay, if anybody wants my seller ID, send a PM.
Nothing fancy usually I don't spend much money on clothes. I like to wear those clothes which are comfortable and easily affordable.
Won't pay for the high end clothes. Ebay, Goodwill and Salvation Army are my main shopping destinations. Will wear what fits, looks good on me, and is comfortable. I don't like to iron so have lots of cotton/poly blend clothes. Being tall and kind of short waisted I find that men's pants fit me better most of the time. Have a pair of Tommy Hilfigers that I love.
Born, Naturalizer, Clarks are the best for shoes.
For dress shirts, I've been rocking John Varvatos, Brooks Brothers, and Charles Tyrwhit. Shirts/hoodies and such I'm liking Vince lately. For jeans, I like Levi's, and a couple others. For shoes, I'm all over the place. I've really hopped on the John Varvatos band wagon as of late. I really like a ton of his stuff.
Basically I try to get nice stuff, but not spend all of my money on it.
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Polos: Fred Perry
Jeans: Levis 501
j crew: casual and cashmere
Gaultier: suits, tops, shirts and coats
Blumarine: tops and sweaters sometimes suits
Moschino: blouses and prints; sometimes tees and suits
Fluevog: casual shoes and boots; sometimes bags
Seymour, Almafi, Ferrogamo, jimmy choo and Bandolino: dress shoes
jeans: Paige and Sevens
the Row: tees and tunics; sometimes sweaters and coats
handbags: marc marmel, mui mui, 49 sq mi, bottega veneto, laura merkin
Don't really have a favourite house yet. On a student budget so I tend to buy one or two things that will last a long time. My wardrobe is made up of Uniqlo, Graniph, April77, Nudie, American Apparel, Fruit of the Loom, ASOS and a few others I can't think of right now.
Lacoste, Gucci (accessories, i.e wallets, etc.), Express.
I love the Chanel,Dior and so on!
I wear regular clothes most of the time though. But I get a ton of complements when I wear the Robert Grahams. Some of them are limited editions.
Diesel is by far my favorite brand!
Jeans: Dior Homme, 45 rpm, Samurai, PRPS, APC, Nudie
Shoes/Boots: Rick Owens, Sendra, Trickers , Stefano Bemer
Dress shirts/Suits/Jackets: Tailored or Tom Ford
Casual shirts: Paul Smith, Comme des Garcons, Dior Homme, Rick Owens
T-shirts: Hysteric Glamor, Trunk, Rick Owens
Sun glasses: Dita, Tom Ford, Cazal
Eye glasses: Cutler & Gross
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