An Assemblage of Labels

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by VMan, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    I thought it might be useful to compile a big list of all brands/labels/designers that are of at least relatively-good quality. This could help members discover new labels, and could also assist for searching on ebay - especially good for deals on more obscure brands. I think we should break it down by 'Designer' labels (whose goal is design rather than top quality), 'Quality' brands (whose goal is quality above design), Streetwear labels, shoe brands, leather goods labels (for companies who make primarily leather goods - jackets, brief cases, wallets, etc), and accessories. If this turns out to be a popular/useful thread, maybe we could HOF it. I'll start this off (please correct an mis-spellings):

    Designers:

    - Agnes B
    - Gucci
    - Prada
    - Dolce & Gabbana/D&G
    - Armani (Emporio Armani, Collezioni, Black/Blue Label)
    - Etro
    - Comme des Garcons
    - Costume National
    - Dior Homme
    - Dirk Bikkembergs
    - Versace (Versus, Gianni Versace Couture, Versace Jeans)
    - Jil Sander
    - Helmut Lang
    - John Varvatos
    - Valentino
    - Paul Smith
    - Burberry London/Burberry Prorsum
    - Polo Ralph Lauren
    - H by Hilfiger
    - Donna Karan (DKNY, Signature, and black label [Donna Karan Couture])
    - Calvin Klein (new 'White Label', runway 'black label')
    - Michael Kors (main line and 'Michael')
    - Hugo Boss (black label, orange label, red label)
    - Yohji Yamamoto (and Y3)
    - Ted Baker
    - YSL Rive Gauche
    - Steven Alan
    - Dries van Noten
    - Marc Jacobs
    - Ozwald Boateng
    - Faconnable
    - Alexander McQueen
    - Roberto Cavalli
    - Romeo Gigli
    - Martin Margiela
    - Gianfranco Ferre
    - Moschino
    - Coast

    'Quality':

    - Kiton
    - Brioni
    - Ermenegildo Zegna
    - Malo
    - TSE
    - Luciano Barbera
    - Barba
    - Barbour
    - Robert Talbott
    - Attolini
    - Hermes
    - Borrelli
    - Canali
    - Corneliani
    - Paul Stuart
    - Belvest
    - Oxxford
    - Turnbull & Asser
    - Hilditch & Key
    - Lorenzini
    - Hickey-Freeman
    - Ike Behar
    - RL Purple Label
    - Baldesarini by Boss
    - Alfred Dunhill
    - Brunelo Cucinelli
    - Richard James
    - Zanella
    - Incotex
    - Mabitex

    Streetwear:

    - Diesel
    - Paper Denim & Cloth
    - Seven for All Mankind
    - Joie
    - Allen B
    - NY Based
    - True Religion
    - Blue Cult
    - Chip & Pepper
    - Threadless.com T-shirts
    - G Star
    - Gsus
    - J. Lindeberg
    - Energie
    - Anthony Caputo
    - H&M?
    - Earl
    - Levi's Premium and Levi's Vintage
    - Fred Perry
    - Evisu
    - Seal Kay
    - Jean Paul d'Mage
    - Ben Sherman
    - DSquared
    - A.P.C.
    - Cloak NYC

    Shoes:

    - John Lobb
    - Bruno Magli
    - Allen Edmonds
    - Alden
    - Salvatore Ferragamo
    - Vass
    - Lattanzi
    - Cole Haan (Italy [Bragano?])
    - Bally
    - Grenson
    - Crockett & Jones
    - Tods/Hogan


    Leather Goods:
    - Seraphin
    - Louis Vuitton
    - Botega Veneta

    Accessories (ties, scarves, socks, etc):

    - Tino Cosma
    - Robert Talbott
    - Pantherella

    That's about all I could think of off the top of my head. I know I missed some obvious ones, so somebody throw out some more suggestions.
     


  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    More streetwear and designer (I find it hard to distinguish the two eg. DSquared is a Streetwear "designer", as is Cloak.  Does having a runway show qualify you as a "designer").  I think that better categories are modern and traditional.

    Built by Wendy
    Wrangler 47 (by Built by Wendy)
    Fake London (Genius and otherwise)
    Great China Wall
    Unis
    Costume National (and C'N'C)
    Age
    Nice Collective
    House of Bianca (I only have one piece, but like the stuff)
    CP Company
    Alabama Project
    Yoko Devereaux
    Two Flowers
    Mason
    Weber
    PPCM
    Marni
    Neil Barrett

    Accessories and footwear:
    Baltazar Belts
    Puma Mihara (the only designer sneaker that are actual improvements on the sneaker brand.)
     


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  4. Roy

    Roy Senior member

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    Shoes
    Berluti
    Santoni
     


  5. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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  6. demeis

    demeis Senior member

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    Street wear

    -Nudie Jeans
    - AG jeans
    - Earnest Sewn
    - Custo Barcelona
    - Blue Cult
    - Sacred Blue
    - Robert Graham
    - 7 Diamonds
    - American Apparel
    - Grail
    - Trunk LTD.
    - Ever
    - Ringspun
    - Surface to Air
    - Modern Amusement
    - Joes Jeans
    - Hudson Jeans
    - Eitinne Ozeki
    - Da-Nang
    - Le Tigre
    - Kunna Jeans
    - Three Dots
    - True Religion
    - James Perse
    - Big Star
    - C&C california
    - Joes Jeans
    - Carpe Denim
    - I Jeans
    - Penguin
    - Hudson
    - Triko
    - Yanuk
    - BB London
    - Xvala

    Ok my mind is shot now
    Leather goods
    - Coach?
     


  7. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Good replies, guys. Keep 'em coming.
     


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    Pink22m Senior member

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    Quality:
    Maffei
    Fray
    Avon Celli
    Finnamore
    Castangia
    Vestimenta

    Shoes:
    Mezlan
    Churches

    Accessories:
    Mont Blanc
    David Donahue
     


  9. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Shoes - Aubercy, Abaledejo

    Leather jackets (streetwear?) - Schott NYC, Vanson Leathers

    Quality - H. Freeman & Son, Southwick, maybe HS&M

    Ties/accy's - Hermes, Arnys (defunct I believe), Sulka (ditto), Trafalgar
     


  10. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    For leather goods:

    Hugo Boss
    Emporio and Giorgio Armani
    Seraphin
    Zegna
    Loro Piana
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    Designer-

    Sonia Rykiel
    Thierry Mugler
    Martin Margiela
    Fendi
    Claude Montana
    Lagerfeld Gallery
    Vivienne Westwood
    Gianfranco Ferre
    Missoni

    Shoes-
    Cesare Paciotti
    Sergio Rossi

    Leather-
    Schedoni
    Pineider
    Valextra
    Goyard
    T.Anthony
    Trussardi
    Alviero Martini
    Ruffo Research
     


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