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post #31 of 46
Isn't Helmut Lang German?
post #32 of 46
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Isn't Helmut Lang German?
Austrian, I think.
post #33 of 46
In terms of streetwear, the Aussies are infatuated with Von Dutch, Tsubi, Roy, sass&bide, Bonds, lee, levis, pdc, wheels & doll baby, and morrissey, escially around trendy Paddington. As well as all that graffiti print crap on various t-shirt brands. In corporate wear - women country road, men hugo boss and louis feraud (both are sold everywhere). In Sydney, Brioni is well known for the over 50s but seen as too "old-fashioned". Sydney is more an Armani and Zegna market for men.
post #34 of 46
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Give me just 3 names, one for suit, one for shoes and one for leather goods.
Regent, Dinkelacker, Goldpfeil
post #35 of 46
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And Escada which is very famous. Designed by Margetha Ley. Karl Lagerfeld is German as well.
Damn, dropped the ball on those. BTW, I've seen Karl Lagerfeld suits in Germany, nowhere else. They seem to be of pretty reasonable quality. Does anyone know whether these are licensed products, or does Karl just do his own thing under the radar?
post #36 of 46
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Damn, dropped the ball on those.  BTW, I've seen Karl Lagerfeld suits in Germany, nowhere else.  They seem to be of pretty reasonable quality.  Does anyone know whether these are licensed products, or does Karl just do his own thing under the radar?
As I know these are almost licensed products.
post #37 of 46
Lagerfeld has his own brand, Lagerfeld Gallery which I believe is based in Italy. Or France. Germany also has the rather well known Joop. by Wolfgang Joop label.
post #38 of 46
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Do you think seriously there is so much people more knowledgeable people than me on clothes?
Life lesson - there is ALWAYS somebody who knows more than you  
For some of us, that club is not exclusive and seems to be growing every day. Indeed, if you want to be surrounded by people who have no doubt that they know more than you on just about every subject, just have teenage children.
post #39 of 46
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Give me just 3 names, one for suit, one for shoes and one for leather goods.
Regent, Dinkelacker, Goldpfeil
Who knows these brands? Almost nobody.
post #40 of 46
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Lagerfeld has his own brand, Lagerfeld Gallery which I believe is based in Italy. Or France. Germany also has the rather well known Joop. by Wolfgang Joop label.
KL started became famous by working in Paris not in Germany... We are talking about clothes culture, experiences & love of style by people in a country not about nationality. KL works in Paris and make produce his products in Italy or France. He has nothing to deal with with germany. And even if he was considered as german, what is KL against Armani, Cerruti, Chanel or DIor? ONE MORE TIME i have not said german has NO brands at all but just their brands were not very famous, were not the best ones in any type of garments. 95 millions germans have 10 times less world famous brands than 58 m of italians, although they are more wealthy than Italians.
post #41 of 46
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Let 's make an experience : 1) How many suits/tie/shirts/shoe have you got? 22/66/50 2) How many are Italian brands? 0/8/0/0 3) How manys are french brands? 20/58/6/4 4) how many are German brands ? 1/0/0/0 5) how many are UK brands ? 1/2/32/3 5) Where are they made? Italy/Italy/UK/UK&France
post #42 of 46
canada: I have lived in the very different cities in Canada, Calgary and Montreal. In Calgary, which is the oil & gas capital, it was not shocking to see people wear cowboy boots. the main look was the (north) american jackass complete with big cheap shoes, boot cut jeans, stiped shirts and the requisite leather jacket. For young people, brands were paramount : mostly Diesel, Seven ) there are a lot of guys wearing them there) , did I say Diesel? people liked FCUK as well. Older ones would be into Hugo Boss. The vast majority of guys had no idea how to dress and didn't seem to care at all. Montreal is much more stylish but I do sense an obsession with flashiness that doens't sit well with me. the montreal style would be a mix of NYc's street style and Paris trends, at times, it can turn into a caricature.... Overall, people tend to pay much more attention to what they wear. When I was in college there, my campus was more of a fashion show showcasing the latest overpriced jean company than anything else. Montreal is usually the point of entry of any few fad from Von Dutch to Puma sneakers in Canada. I'd say a certain segment of the youth tries to emulate what is deeemed cool in Europe. Some brands are not available in Canada and it makes them more popular like Abercrombie & Fitch, Armani Exchange. For instance, ther are no Kenneth Cole and Banada Republic stores in Quebec as htere are local versions doing a similar job. there are some local designers doing interesting stuff but I think at outrageous prices such as Dubuc who does his show in Paris. J Lindberg seems to be everywhere......... Toronto has the reputation of having more conservative dressers than Montreal. I must admit when I go there, I don't see many well-dressed people.
post #43 of 46
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Let 's make an experience : 1) How many suits/tie/shirts/shoe have you got? 22/66/50 2) How many are Italian brands? 0/8/0/0 3) How manys are french brands? 20/58/6/4 4) how many are German brands ? 1/0/0/0 5) how many are UK brands ? 1/2/32/3 5) Where are they made? Italy/Italy/UK/UK&France
I'm somewhat lost here... But I can attest that I lived in France for a year and Jil Sander was very popular with the Colette crowd.
post #44 of 46
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Let 's make an experience : 1) How many suits/tie/shirts/shoe have you got? 22/66/50 2) How many are Italian brands? 0/8/0/0 3) How manys are french brands? 20/58/6/4 4) how many are German brands ? 1/0/0/0 5) how many are UK brands ? 1/2/32/3 5) Where are they made? Italy/Italy/UK/UK&France
Looking at your post again, I'm lost because a) the math doesn't seem to work (a column seems to appear and disappear in different categories) and b) it isn't surprising that the majority of your clothes are french when you're french.
post #45 of 46
Hmm a quick survey finds my collection of suits is roughly equally broken down between English (RLPL), Italian (Brioni, Belvest), and American makers (Oxxford). Is it necessary to have 22 suits while unemployed?
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