Originally Posted by DLester
okay I will take bait, what are you seeing that you like from those brands?
Well, keep in mind that my style tends to bridge MC/SW&D for one. RLBL are my absolute favorite suits and dress shirts, largely because they require no tailoring (besides hemming the pants). Most of their stuff was cut as though it were made for me, same with DQ shirts. Acne and 3sixteen make great jeans for times when I'm not supposed to wear jeans (meetings, etc.) because they are definitely on the dressier side. Again, fit is paramount. I prefer Ferragamo shoes for dress shoes because I find them comfortable enough for all day without being overly trendy to too stodgy (like AE). With Theory, I like a lot of their warm weather clothing, especially pants. Their blazers are also a good fit for me and require no tailoring (don't have the patience/$ to bother on my casual beater jackets).
Did I leave anything out? Oh yea, APC and ES, both of which I like for casual jeans. Why? I guess "just because" will have to suffice.
On a final note, I don't really have to justify any of this to anyone, seeing as I like the way it looks on me, these items fit with my overall style/aesthetic and while internet forums are a great resource for info on clothes/style I'll by no means allow them to dictate what I wear.