Originally Posted by thekunk07
margiela's actual involvement has been minimal for a while anyway, so has little bearing for me.
Robert Geller - nice outerwear. I like his military + urban sensibilities.
Maison Martin Margiela - Wearable basics. Interesting footwear and accessories.
Dries van Noten - basics + focus on materials + that amorphous "ethnic" thing he does makes for interesting wear.
MA+ - great accessories and also interesting jackets/knitwear
Krane Man & Bag - most well thought out outerwear in the contemporary category that I've seen in a while.
Wings+Horn - most solid fit and materials and construction at the best prices. Good eye for little details. Really have become a fan of their jeans.
KMW - best basics there are - jeans, tees, pullovers, belts. Collection is in 45RPM category, but (a little) less pricey, and the cuts are a little more modern.
WWM - great outerwear - has supplanted Engineered Garments for me. I like the slightly less workwear, more turn-of-the century outdoorsman feel.
Mr. Olive - Gotta proxy now, but good basics - interesting fabrics and treatments at decent prices.
RRL - good basics (thermals, pullovers) + very cool vintage replicas and inspired pieces.
Other stuff I like to wear:
Nice Collective, Common Projects (not at retail though), Entermodal (totally worth retail, but I can't afford it), Nicolo Ceschi Berrini, Jean shop (leather accessories)