I recently moved, which means that everything in storage, or that was just at the bottom of a pile, got a look. We talk about certain brands here, and I was just wondering how many of you actually follow through, and support the brands you like with purchases. What brands do you have more than 3 items of clothing from? Sort of shows personal evolution too. Yes, Fuuma, I ripped this idea off of an SZ thread you started.
1. Engineered Garments - fleeces and outerwear and belts- 3 belts and about 6 other pieces.
2. Jil Sander - a little under a dozen pieces, I think. Shirts, ties, some footwear, and then a lot of older stuff from when Menichetti was at the menswear helm. Really, imo, the best men's collections were towards the beginning of the menwear's 1997 debut. Really was more Jil. These days, I don't buy anything from Jil except for the basic shirts, which still come in really nice colors and cuts, and which I wear mostly for interviews, presentations, etc...
3. Martin Margiela - a bunch of teeshirts, a belt, some outerwear.
4. Costume National - lots of shirts, some outerwear, a few pairs pants, some boots - maybe 8 things?
5. Wings+Horns - ridiculous numbers of fleeces, knits, pullovers, light "jackets". A couple of pair of jeans. Scarves. I must have about 2 dozen pieces over the last few years.
6. Robert Geller - Outerwear and accessories and a couple of sweatshirts.
7. Common Projects - I think that I have 7 pairs now, nearly all below wholesale. I wonder if their model is viable. They always seem to be on sale, and I know that some retailers are dialing back on their CP buys.
8. The Cast - used to be my favorite graphics tee shirt and hoodie brand. About 3 or 4 things.
9. RRL - jeans, light layering tops.
10. Krane - actually, I only have a jacket and a bag right now, but I have another jacket ordered.
11. Kicking Mule Workshop - henleys, jeans and a belt (high in the rotation these days, is the belt).
12. John Varvatos - Leather from early on, and a piece of outerwear too. These days, just basics on deep, deep discount. Sort of follows the trajectory of the brand.
13. Paper Denim and Cloth - may it RIP.
14. Prada - tons of shirts. Used to be my go to "slim shirt" which are pretty relaxed by today's crazy standards.
15. Nice Collective. I know that this brands gets a lot of flack, but it has been doing the frayed or raw edged, washed, military inspired stuff for at least 8 years now. Lots of off seasons, but when they stick to their strengths, the brand is solid.
16. Nom de Guerre - typically, the most disappointing purchases are from Nom de Guerre. I really like the pieces, but they really don't hold up as well as they look like they should, and do wierd things in the wash. And lately, I'm really not liking the outerwear as much as I did earlier. Krane does a superior job in similar styles and colors, and is more inventive to boot.
19. Puma Miharas
Not even going to comment on how many pairs of kicks I have.
You guys (I know that Fuuma, Socal, and Phat Guido must have good lists.)