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post #16 of 155
It depends on what pieces you are looking at. I'd take an AE peacoat over any of the other brands anyday, in regards price, fit, material.
post #17 of 155
American Eagle? Christ, I looked at that piece of shit yesterday. It's a terrible coat.
post #18 of 155
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post
imo rugby/jcrew/club monaco/br are on a different level than uniqlo, zara, h&m, gap. the price differences are pretty substantial.

I see what you're getting at, but if you start adding tangibles like workmanship, price, what goes on sale, styles carried, etc. as well as intangibles like "Is this worth $40 to me?" I think these stores start spreading out into a spectrum, as opposed to an apple bucket and an orange bucket.

For example, BR definitely has better quality items than H&M. But the designs are staid enough, and the prices high enough, that I inevitably find myself heading to H&M more often, where I don't feel like I'm wasting my time as much. Hence I can honestly put H&M over BR even though they're 2 totally different types of stores.
post #19 of 155
Gets into grey areas, definitely. I'm more inclined to shop at BR and J. Crew where styles are a little more conservative because at my age things at some of the other places feel inappropriate. Staid? Maybe. I prefer to think of it as conservative or safe, which I think is fine, and really has nothing to do with quality. And if it's not exactly fashion forward, does that mean it's not stylish? Isn't style more a matter of how you put it all together?
post #20 of 155
in my experience...

Uniqlo - great pieces and quality for a great price
J.Crew - they're getting better with each season + sale pieces are ridiculously cheap
Target - great for basics (i love hanes)
H&M - good looking pieces, cheap prices, but crap quality
Gap - just for this season...i like their pieces, but i don't know about quality and prices are a bit high.
BR - mostly boring but some of the stuff...but it's expensive
A&F - ugly but good quality...
American Eagle - ditto
Old Navy - it is very cheap.
Express - crap and expensive
Aeropostale - ew

only listed those i have experience with.
post #21 of 155
I would love the Gap if their prices came down overall by about 20 percent. I look at something similar to BR, like the peacoat for example, and always think, well for just a little more at BR I can get something similiar but much better. If the price difference were greater, I'd probably get the Gap version more often, in certain things.
post #22 of 155
Seeing as how Uniqlo has 2 retail locations in the United States, is it really fair to call it a "mall store"?

I have an orange t-shirt and a brown grommet belt from AE that I'm pleased with, and the few things I bought from ON I've been displeased with and ended up giving to my dad.

Most stuff in the mall seems overpriced. Express shorts for $60!?! OMGWTFBBQ!
post #23 of 155
Yeah, I've never seen a uniqulo. Or an H&M for that matter. I have an AE grommet belt now that I'm embarrassed to wear. I bought it when I was going through a rock and roll phase, and now it just seems over the top. See, I told you I'm boring. Boring and staid.
post #24 of 155
Uniqlo - The thing about Uniqlo is that it is a great place to shop if you know how to buy things from them. Quality control, in regards to sizing, is all over the place. I can pick up two of the same shirts in the same exact size and they will fit completely different. J.Crew - Jcrew is ok. Really not impressed with most of the stuff they put out. Maybe if it fit me I'd like it. H&M - quality is so/so, but sometimes you can get outerwear from H&M that is well made and fits very well. Gap - except for their slim fit stuff, the fits is way off. BR - They'll have an okay scarf now and then and their socks are great on sale. Other than that, there is nothing great. American Eagle - I bought a s/s western shirt a few years ago and I still wear it. Other than that, I can;t say much about the brand.
post #25 of 155
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Originally Posted by raginberriodoom View Post
in my experience...


Gap - just for this season...i like their pieces, but i don't know about quality and prices are a bit high.
BR - mostly boring but some of the stuff...but it's expensive


Interesting ... GAP > BR.
Yeah, I can see that. BR's quality is only marginally better than Gap at a big markup.
post #26 of 155
im surprised no one mentions esprit for mall shit

maybe it's canadian only but they stock nice basics in slim fit

quality not good but cheap
post #27 of 155
I don't agree at all. I think GAP is just a cut above ON. BR is far better. I don't care if it's supposedly staid. The quality and style are much nicer.
post #28 of 155
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post
And if it's not exactly fashion forward, does that mean it's not stylish? Isn't style more a matter of how you put it all together?

How exactly do you put a stylish BR outfit together I'm curious...

Khakis + square loafers + same solid buckle belt + oversize striped dress shirt + parsley colored merino v-neck with flying squirrel-like arms?

Agreed with uniqlo being the best (excludes tim hamilton collab).

V agree with the depression
post #29 of 155
I like Uniqlo and H&M a lot, but this discussion is just depressing.
post #30 of 155
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I like Uniqlo and H&M a lot, but this discussion is just depressing.

Maybe so, but discussing John Lobbs and Kiton suits can get tedious too. Gotta mix SF up every now and then!
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