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post #61 of 81
I have a Cutter & Buck sport shirt that I love. It is very comfortable and my kid bought it for me for Father's Day. Prolly cost a total of $20. I have a $20 tie from Paul Frederick that ties an amazing knot and always gets loads of comppliments. I wear a horrible $10 pair of moccasins to the grocery store.


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Originally Posted by odoreater
So, we all talk about our Brioni, Kiton, or Isaia suits, our Edward Green and John Lobb shoes, our Carlo Franco ties and Incotex trousers. There are definitely certain makers that are popular on this forum and other makers that are considered, well, crap. But I know that a lot of us don't wear Kiton and Oxxford every single day. So, what are some of the clothing items that you wear from lesser brands that you wouldn't brag about on the forum?

I'll start

I have a lot of Alfani and Calvin Klein trousers that I wear on a regular basis (though I'm currently looking to uprade, I will probably continue to wear these because I can't just buy 10 pairs of nice trousers all at once).

One of my blue blazers that I wear pretty regularly when a blue blazer is called for is a Club Room job from Macys.

I also wear rubber soled Johnston & Murphy shoes pretty regularly (with jeans or when it's raining).

I wear Gap polo shirts almost every day (I bought about 10 of them at once when I needed polo shirts in a hurry and I keep wearing them all the time now).

Ok, now you go.
post #62 of 81
So what is "crap"? It's all relative. Here are a few that you might consider crap, based on quality and style (or lack thereof).

Regular items in my rotation:

Bostonion black rubber-soled lace-ups, featuring rapidly disintegrating soles
Florsheim burgundy split-toe bluchers (actually, these look nice and have held up well)
Men's Wearhouse Pronto Uomo wool slacks
Old levi's 501's
J Crew shirts

Things that I have recently phased out but haven't disposed of yet:

Various ill-fitting dress and sport shirts (Nordstrom's, Lands End, Brooks Brothers, Alfani)
Stained and deformed New Balance sneakers
post #63 of 81
Honestly, I've culled most of the lesser clothes from my closet at this point. The worst I wear is Armani, which I still have a lot of, especially casual pants.
post #64 of 81
...just started to upgrade my wardrobe (which means I go for the low end of high end) so there is a lot of crap I have to wear if I don't want to leave the house naked... Really bad: - a handfull of MTM shirts I had made in Vietnam. Fit is ok but absolut crappy construction and fabric... -dress pants of the same origin. Issues with them see above but even bad fit before I had them retailored... - the last two pairs of DM 1460s. Cracking leather after only a couple of wears. Never again. Only used for scootering now... I learn (that's why I'm here) and I'm working on (for?) it...
post #65 of 81
There is no such thing as a would-never-buy brand. Only would-never-admit ones.
post #66 of 81
15+ year-old 6-hole DMs that I do not even bother to lace up -- ultimate crap-kickers

2 pair of rubber-soled Florsheim Drexels (one black; one cognac)

Rockport sandals

Adidas rubber sandals

an execrable Perry Ellis dress shirt with a flap on the breast pocket

Coppley RTW sport jackets from the annual Hamilton Factory employee clearance event

Moores (Canadian version of Men's Wearhouse, I think) slacks and dress shirts

all my socks are crap

numberless team-labelled golf shirts/hoodies/t-shirts/windsuits/sweatsuits

Come to think of it, I have a lot of crap!
post #67 of 81
Don't forsee getting rid of
Old navy cotton-linen short sleeve shirts
Old Navy boys section t-shirts for the gym
Gap polos
Still rocking some 5-year-old Reebok outlet sneakers at the gym
Gap / J Crew shorts - madras and cargo
J Crew driving mocs

Can't wait to upgrade
Gap / J Crew chinos - cotton pants look much better when they fit well so I'm having some made up from Scabal & H&S fabric.

A pair of Lands End suits - as well built as a Brooksease at less than half the price but unfortunately, only as well built as Brooksease.

Brooks Brothers ties - I still like a lot of the patterns but the interlining is pretty lame and some of the woven ones pill almost as quickly as Charvet.

Allen Edmonds - decently well made but generally too bloblike for me.
post #68 of 81
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Originally Posted by odoreater View Post
I think the point of this thread was to show that even though we like to talk about all the high-end stuff that we have, most of us don't go out every single day wearing Kiton and Edward Greens.

The nature of my work (television field production) pretty much requires that the majority of what I wear is crap.

Cheap jeans, cargo shorts, tee-shirts and polos are my standard attire, as Edward Greens and a Kiton suits would serve little useful purpose at a toxic chemical train derailment or sidelines at an NFL training camp.

This is precisely why I look to the upper tier when it comes to dressing myself for social occassions. You can't wear crap your entire life!
post #69 of 81
my weekday stuff is all pretty good, actually.

what I wear on the weekends, though, is a different story - I dont have any good casual clothes.

a whole bunch of old navy tees, sweats, shorts and hoodies.

a pair of crocs, a pair of teva sandals, a pair of lands end cold weather clogs.

some baseball hats, and golf shirts with (my) corporate logo.

on the weekend I really look like a slob.
post #70 of 81
I have an A&F (Abercrombie & Fitch) T-shirt and an Aéropostale T-shirt and an American Eagle T-Shirt and a Hollister T-Shirt...
post #71 of 81
Well...

4 Express shirts, over 6 years old, battered but still going strong in layers and hot-weather

2 pairs express trousers, because they fit.

1 pair of black aldo harness boots, because they are tough

gap undershirts, boxers, etc.

BR black velvet blazer, ebayed at about $45, gets lots of compliments

4 Zara shirts

1 pair of ghetto "Pumas" from Turkish street market

Also, a lot of stuff that people here disdain for no good reason I can perceive, like:
Timberland boots - these things are stylish, indestructible and comfy
Benetton burgundy blazer
Gap '69 Jeans
Express Overcoat
post #72 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post
my weekday stuff is all pretty good, actually.

what I wear on the weekends, though, is a different story - I dont have any good casual clothes.

a whole bunch of old navy tees, sweats, shorts and hoodies.

a pair of crocs, a pair of teva sandals, a pair of lands end cold weather clogs.

some baseball hats, and golf shirts with (my) corporate logo.

on the weekend I really look like a slob.

See...that's what I look like during the week.

The weekends are a for dress up.
post #73 of 81
Some Kenneth Cole shoes (disposable trendy fashion)
Target socks, t's, underwear
Some Banana Republic
Some vintage leather jackets and boots
Some really old and sad looking (but comfortable) Brooks button downs
Some Target casual shirts


N.K.
post #74 of 81
I hate spending a lot on trousers since I see them as disposable and subject to wear. Most of my current rotation include Bill Blass, Benetton, and Hugo Boss, all from discount/outlet stores.

I'm cheap on belts, mostly discounter Polo and italian names I'd never heard of under $20.

I also tend to skimp on business outerwear, like raincoats and overcoats. Although I recently "upgraded" from a used, and likely fake, Burberry rain coat from eBay (only $5 IIRC), to a Joseph Abboud coat.

For casual wear, I'm getting into H&M. IMHO, absolute crap from a construction/fabric standpoint, but it's well-fitting crap and dirt cheap.
post #75 of 81
On sartorial side, I have $45 CAD H&M rain coat. It's so well cut that when I wear it, I seriously get many attention from the ladies. I also own $199 CAD Zara coat which my tailor mistakenly thought that I was wearing one of those EXPANSIVE labels from Napoli.
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