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Probably not in the sense we're thinking. Again, before quite recently, you went to a maker for something particular... Hermes for a saddle, LV for luggage, Prada for a walrus steamer trunk. Burberry for a trench, etc. The idea of going to a brand with a whole aesthetic is quite new.
My guess would be that these early places you mention would either be haberdasheries (Sulka, mentioned earlier), or individual menswear tailors making a particular shirt, suit, etc. So, we've probably covered about everything...

 

Well, I thought as much.  Obviously, some modern brands have evolved from such makers (A&F is from 1893), so I was wondering if any of them could make the list, even if they are now defunct.

 

(If the internet and their marketing are to be believed, Meyer & Mortimer made Beau Brummel's trousers, i.e. the first modern trousers for modern suits.  If true, that certainly suggests a lot of influence, but I don't know if they are (or were) a "brand.") 

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How about the likes of Bijan?
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I agree with your first point; clothes do much more than just flatter the body in a purely aesthetic sense. Delicate and restrictive clothing, made by arduous and specialized labor out of expensive and rare materials, is actually a great display that the wearer isn't bound to a life of manual toil, and quite useful for appraising his assets (i.e at what levels he has the means necessary for conspicuous consumption, conspicuous leisure & conspicuous waste).
A good analogue would be the outlandish ornamentation so common in animals, such as the peacock's tail, which exists solely to display pretty much the exact same qualities as expensive clothes do in the human context!

I feel like there's a subtle difference between these two.

For a female peacock it would be advantageous to instinctively know that a colourful tail means a strong, healthy peacock with good genes.

Unless society structure goes back far longer than expected, I don't believe it would be advantageous to instinctively know that good clothes/expensive stuff means good genes etc.

But the link could be made by a developed brain.

Or perhaps it is inherent in humans to be able to recognise new patterns of dominance (i.e. formally big muscles, now perhaps wealth,) in ever changing societies?

I.e. We have learnt to artificially select for traits that naturally selected for, enhancing the natural selection itself?

Seems a bit of a leap too far IMO.
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I feel like there's a subtle difference between these two.
For a female peacock it would be advantageous to instinctively know that a colourful tail means a strong, healthy peacock with good genes.
Unless society structure goes back far longer than expected, I don't believe it would be advantageous to instinctively know that good clothes/expensive stuff means good genes etc.
But the link could be made by a developed brain.
Or perhaps it is inherent in humans to be able to recognise new patterns of dominance (i.e. formally big muscles, now perhaps wealth,) in ever changing societies?

Kids probably have innate tendencies to obsess about what other people--especially the more socially and sexually attractive members (but NOT one's parents!)--think is "cool", but exactly what's cool depends on the culture..

So if you grow up in a society where memorizing long passages of the Qur'an gives you high status, then that's what you'll learn to do; if you grow up in a culture where it's all about having lots of friends on Facebook, or higher "hotness" ratings on Hotornot.com, then that's what you'll opt for.

So one doesn't have a "gene for knowing that expensive clothes are cool", but rather, unique abilities to invent, display, and imitate new kinds of fitness indicators that are culture specific, which, of course, could include wearing the right clothes..
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Hugo Boss
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Hugo Boss

Okay, now it's just time to call for a banning. lol8[1].gif (j/k)
Next person who offers RL, Gucci, Boss, or Armani will be fed to the Rancor.
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Hugo Boss

 

Ball so hard dat shit cray.

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Outside of SF Hugo Boss has done some amazing things in regard to menswear*. Like it or not.

*I do not condone owning or wearing Hugo Boss, nor do I represent the company in any way. But truth is truth.
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Outside of SF Hugo Boss has done some amazing things in regard to menswear*. Like it or not.
*I do not condone owning or wearing Hugo Boss, nor do I represent the company in any way. But truth is truth.

Yeah, but we've mentioned and/or discussed him on this thread 15 times already. If you can mention more clearly HOW they've done amazing things, that's one thing... but just listing the name is unnecessary.
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Hugo Boss

how about hublot?
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I wish we could still lock threads.
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some people can. and they should.
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Alexander Julian - man knew Colour like no one else

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alexander-Julian/25544105565?sk=videos
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Alexander Julian - man knew Colour like no one else
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alexander-Julian/25544105565?sk=videos

His Dad was a nice fellow. Always was generous with his time and knowledge when I was a poor grad student who never bought anything in his shop.
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Alexander Julian - man knew Colour like no one else
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alexander-Julian/25544105565?sk=videos

I agree, but I don't think that he would make a greatest of all time list. He was a talent, but a minor one, in the grand scheme.
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