I was scanning through this thread looking to see if A & F was mentioned and sure enough here it was though calling it overpriced shit was a bit tame
Which brand do you find the most annoying? - Page 19
The only reason I have anything by Calvin Klein is just in case I ever find myself transported back in time to 1955 and save my mom from an impending car accident. When I get knocked out, she'll know what my name is...
My least favorite brand is Hollister. I don't even know what they make other than pink sweatpants with their logo emblazoned across the back. They've ruined the town of Hollister, CA for me; which is too bad because I like the place...
I find all brands annoying especially since I did a lot of work consulting into consumer goods industry. I find is annoying to know that what I am paying for, only 20% goes to material and craftsmanship. The rest goes to marketing, rent and salesmanship i.e. making me want to buy the product. Much better to go bespoke or artisanal brands like Sam Hober where more directly translates into the craftsmanship and goods,
Banana Republic (I am guilty of wearing some of their dress pants for work though, call me a hyprocrite)
Paul Smith (quality has really deteriorated)
RW&CO (Canadian brand)
Aldo. I've never understood their popularity. They should write a book on "How to mess up any outfit".
To be honest though, I don't think the mainline Paul Smith is garbage. Of corse, P.S. Jeans, and those lower tier are horrible, but not the mainline.
For Burberry, I've purchased their trench coat (Imported) recently, and felt that the quality is great, but the construction is beyond terrible. Stitches are loose as well as the buttons. It was Burberry London. Maybe the fact that it was not made in UK is the why, but they should pay more attention to their garments, especially at the $1000+ price tag.
not to mention the annoying perfume smell and the dancing guys and girls. Such a joke those stores.