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Brands that should have a better reputation...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by True North, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. mr monty

    mr monty Well-Known Member

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    The Seiko 5's, most of which can be purchased <$150 online, are the best watches in the 0-150$ range.

    You think they are better than the Monsters?[​IMG] I got both of mine on ebay for less than $135 each.

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  2. eidolon

    eidolon Well-Known Member

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    You think they are better than the Monsters?[​IMG] I got both of mine on ebay for less than $135 each.

    [​IMG]


    No, I don't. The 5's are just an easier to obtain line, and were the first that came to mind.
     
  3. mikejones

    mikejones Well-Known Member

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    Belstaff. While they made a lot of jackets for movies, I don't think it's a well known brand - at least not in the Netherlands and I don't read a lot about them here.
    Badly overpriced "fashion" jackets. My picks for quality and value: - Aero Leather of Scotland - Lost Worlds - Gibson and Barnes - Tony Perotti leather goods - Wigwam athletic socks - Roots clothing
     
  4. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Well-Known Member

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    - Cifonelli
    - St. Andrews suitings
    - Garrick Anderson trousers
    - Barney's House Label Ties & Co-Op pants
    - Trafalgar leathergoods
     
  5. RJman

    RJman Well-Known Member

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  7. NiFTY

    NiFTY Well-Known Member

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    matteo di rota make beautiful shirts, they are just very hard to find.
    I think artioli is a very underated shoe maker, i agree a lot of their designs are a little retired in florida-ish, but i have a great pair of monks that are so soft and comfortable but also very hard wearing.
    paul smith ties, are also very very hardwearing, stylish and tie a great knot.
     
  8. NiFTY

    NiFTY Well-Known Member

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    i know i'm going to catch a lot of flack for this but...

    barker black

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    i have 4 egs and c&js (all for rl) and 1 pair of barker blacks. i enjoy my barker blacks as much as the others and am going to commission a mto pair this summer. i will agree that they would be a much better value if they were priced in line with c&j and church's, etc. but this thread is about reputation. imo they are a well made shoe and their ashfield last is quite attractive.


    i have never seen a pair of barker black's in person, and they are not sold in australia, but i am always on the lookout for some in my size. they are very cool shoes in my opinion.
     
  9. BBRex

    BBRex Well-Known Member

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    I agree about the Seiko 5 line and the Monster being great watches for less than $150 online. The point I was trying to make was that I went to a local watch shop in the U.S., and a Seiko similar to one I purchased online for $150 is priced closer to $300. I think that if Seiko would sell their watches in U.S. shops for a price closer to what you can find online, they'd sell a lot better.
     
  10. yfyf

    yfyf Well-Known Member

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    that's the spelling of the shoe manufacturer, and they are very good. The clothing one is Boglioli.

    Even when spelled like that?

    Sorry, I meant Boglioli, my mistake!

    That's a load of crap! Lobb advertises WAY more than Weston.

    And yes, you are right, Lobb is a pretty big advertiser as well. I guess that leaves Edward Green and Alden as the (mostly) non-advertising sort.
     
  11. misterjase

    misterjase Well-Known Member

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    i was interested in mention of Barker Blacks. has anyone found an online source for Barker Blacks? i haven't found an online source as yet myself.
     
  12. EFBenson

    EFBenson Well-Known Member

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    following up the Filson recommendation earlier in the thread I have found the Pullman bag on a UK site

    http://www.ptarmiganclothing.com/pro...lection&id=357

    does anyone know of a UK site/shop where I might find it a bit cheaper? (it is much cheaper on US sites)

    thank you
     
  13. Mpalmer22

    Mpalmer22 Active Member

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    Have you tried J&Company? They are a fairly high-end denim with a great cut and fit. I think the style I have is the Nixon, they have some similar detailing to True Religions, but they are MUCH less gaudy. I'm a firm believer that flashy, like True Religion, with all of the stripes, and tacky stiching, is not style. The J&Co. jeans have details, but not flash, they are subtle.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. benecios

    benecios Well-Known Member

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    Badly overpriced "fashion" jackets.

    My picks for quality and value:

    - Aero Leather of Scotland
    - Lost Worlds
    - Gibson and Barnes
    - Tony Perotti leather goods
    - Wigwam athletic socks
    - Roots clothing


    I couldn't disagree more.Belstaff jackets are phenomenal in every way.
     
  15. mikejones

    mikejones Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't disagree more.Belstaff jackets are phenomenal in every way.

    Belstaff might make a good quality jacket, but at the roughly $2,000 price they sell for, you can get 2 custom-made Aero or Lost Worlds jackets for that much that are much superior IMO. And I didn't even mention G&B, Schott, or Vanson, some of the other world-class manufacturers.
     
  16. vivalet

    vivalet Well-Known Member

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    rm williams.

    they have a great reputation, but they don't adv in the US, so most don't know about them. I have two pair, I wear them all the time. I recently sent them to the NYC store and had them resoled and they came back looking better than I could have imagined. Both brand new and patina'ed at the same time, if that makes any sense.

    I just bought the buckle boot for $200 during the strong dollar stint last month. GORGEOUS!!!
     
  17. dbtbandit67

    dbtbandit67 Well-Known Member

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    Ralph Lauren. I think it has been around for a very long time and may come off as old, boring, institutionalized. But it's like a good old classic movie: never gets old in time. I like the feel, the clean/classical/traditional look.

    In a world where everyone is trying to look different, maybe looking classical is what will stand out.
     

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