Not sure if these are all considered "designers" and I don't have anywhere near 10...but these are the clothing brands I have a lot of respect for: Ralph Lauren-He knew what he was doing and he makes a good garment. He's over extended himself, but that is what public companies have to do. Too much far east production. Anderson and Sheppard-love their heritage and they have maintained incredible quality Belvast-beautiful garment Alden-pound for pound...the BEST Brooks Brothers-less and less each day, but up until the late 70s...they were maybe the best ever for the price. now, far east production just like everyone else. Hermes-they have maintained elite quality in their leather goods for a long, long time FM Allen-these guys are pretty new on the block, but I love where they seem to be going. Very classic english, but some american twists. Fantastic quality. Huntsmen-love their fabrics.