all clothes are beaters (if you're doing it right).
i just picked up a margiela that at first glance is like an oversized normcore grey wool stockinette but it's got a subtle 'in-and-out' croc pattern etched into it somehow. i think it's wimmenz but idgaf.
the 'mall brand' thing is very funny to me - i've collected (and made) knits for a long time and some of my favorites are mall brand. if we're being honest knitting is basically a peasant folkway. PRL has done hand knits in China forever and human hands are just that.
so, where are you snobs drawing the line exactly?