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Because we all love top 10: Top 10 favourite brands right now

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Fuuma, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Bam!ChairDance

    Bam!ChairDance Senior member

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    ckc has never had that many stockists, which makes it hard to stay on anyone's radar. yoox's selection was great a few seasons ago. wish that was still the case
     
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  2. djt00

    djt00 Senior member

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    The brands that I like and wear daily.

    Zam Barrett
    Guidi
    Number(N)ine
    Werkstatt Munchen
    Officine Creative
    Silent
    BLK DNM
    S2A
    Raf Simons
    COS

    Of course, there's several other nice brands which I didn't list, because I haven't tried them or doesn't fit my budget right now.
     
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  3. London

    London Senior member

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    tied for 11 BOO and EG
     
  4. iotan

    iotan Senior member

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    Engineered Garments (across the board)
    RRL (across the board)
    Post O'alls (shirts and vests)
    Gant - Rugger & Bastian (blazers and knits)
    Viberg (boots)
    Alden (all footwear)
    Oni (denim)
    Epaulet (in-house brands/collabs across the board)
    Converse (sneakers)
    Gitman Vintage (shirts)

    Honorable Mention: Inverallan, SNS Herning, Sunny Sports, Pure Blue Japan, WvG, J. Crew, Gustin, Sid Mashburn, Han Kjobenhavn, Persol
     
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  5. hoodyear

    hoodyear Senior member

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    Of those that I've successfully(?) worked into my wardrobe:

    Robert Geller
    Siki Im
    Stephan Schneider
    Frank Leder
    Our Legacy
    LVC
    Uniqlo
    Muji
    Dr Martens
    Nike
     
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  6. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    A year later I'd say similar but changing a bit:

    Saint Crispins, really nobody comes close
    Edward Green
    Carmina
    RRL (chinos / denim mostly now, W+H too but not a fan as all have fallen apart in some way within a year, left field too chunky for normal wear)
    Gitman Vintage (still my main shirting, sold off most Thom Browne)
    SNS Herning
    Crockett & Jones (RL shell line, probably most worn shoes)
    Alden
    Tom Ford Suiting, just incredible
    Band of Outsiders, suiting as well plus quirky stuff
     
  7. JAMEISTER

    JAMEISTER Senior member

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    1 RICK OWENS
    2 DRKSHDW
    3 KIRKLAND BY COSTCO
    4 RL
    5 PHILLIP LIM
    6 TIMBS
    7 AI
    8 SANDRO
    9 STUSSY
    10 ADIDAS
     
  8. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Patek Philippe
    Rolex
    A. Lange & Sohne
    Audemar Piguet
    Saint Crispins
    Edward Green
    Crockett and Jones
    Carmina
    Alden
    Rancourt
     
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  9. Giannis

    Giannis Senior member

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    Not in order
    1. Loro Piana
    2. Hermes
    3. John Lobb
    4.Trickers
    5. Goyard
    6. Cartier
    7. Patek Philippe
    8.Vacheron Constantin
    9. Omega
    10. IWC
     
  10. Artking3

    Artking3 Senior member

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    Attolini
    Saint Crispins
    Edward Green
    Nike
    Agnes B
    Bottega Veneta
    Rimowa
    Berluti
    Drake's
    Epaulet
     
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  11. Caveat

    Caveat Senior member

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    1 Stephan Schneider
    2 KKA/Attachment
    3 Geller
    4 Margaret Howell
    5 Yohji
    6 Dries
    7 Undercover
    8 Margiela
    9 Engineered Garments
    10 Frank Leder
     
  12. leeba

    leeba Senior member

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    Stuff actually in my closet right now:

    1. Schneider
    2. A Kind Of Guise

    ***gap***

    3. Ervell
    4. Geller
    5. CP

    ***gap***

    6. W+H
    7. ToJ
    8. Raf

    Stuff I'd like to add: Dana Lee (top 5), Margiela (top 8).

    Outside of that: Barena (their knits fit damn well), Uniqlo (+J/UU), Nike (flyknits, gyakosou, sweats), Visvim (virgils basically), Peir Wu/Ute Ploier (pants, maybe outerwear), Undercover (older stuff), Junya (older stuff), Helmut Lang, NDG
     
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  13. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    rick owens-EG-NIke_uniqlo is the only shit I really buy
     
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  14. click here

    click here Senior member

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    SF likes the expensive brands, no surprises there :)
     
  15. filcol

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    In no particular order

    APC
    ACNE
    Margiela
    Common Projects
    Rick
    Saint Laurent
    Raf Simons
    COS
    A Kind Of Guise
    American Apparel
     
  16. Louys

    Louys Senior member

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    I'll stick to 5 since I'm a noob

    Epaulet
    Kamakura
    Taylor Stitch
    Carmina
    J Crew (T's only)
     
  17. TOJfirstimer

    TOJfirstimer Well-Known Member

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    Fellow noob here, sticking to 5

    Viberg
    TOJ
    Howlin by morrison
    Dana Lee
    LL bean
     
  18. ChetB

    ChetB Senior member

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    Margiela
    Uniqlo
    Nike
    SNS Herning

    Keeping it boring.
     
  19. whipstitch

    whipstitch Well-Known Member

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    What I own vs my favorite brands are two totally different beasts
     
  20. Moonchild

    Moonchild Senior member

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    "resurrecting" this (great) thread !
    So my top 10 currently (in no particular order) :

    - Kris Van Assche - I still think he's underrated. Great suits and of course the footwear (sneakers, boots and sandals). Very ggod quality stuff, the cotton is thick and soft at the same time. And the shirts...[​IMG] . > The majority if my "designer" pieces is KVA (suit, t shirt, sneakers, shirts, trousers...).

    - Maison Martin Margiela - Well, no need to say much. Very good accessories, shoes and bags. The sizing and the cut is sometimes confusing (tends to change from one season to another)... and still don't understand WHY they don't bother glue AND sew the soles of their sneakers soles... > own trousers, sneakers and shoes

    - Ann Demeulemeester - Described by many as "goth", i'll rather describe it as 'dark accursed poet' stuff. Whenever l see (black) Ann D clothing it somehow brings Baudelaire to my mind. Something really romantic (in the XIXth century 'romantic' sense) yet dark, melancolic. Love the trousers (whether they're cropped or horseriders trousers-like), the jacket with 'unusual' buttoning. The boots... Dayum! > own some trousers.

    - Dries Van Noten - Love the 'philosophy' behind the brand, besides the esthaetics. His independence, the great work on patterns (especially the 'ethnic' inspired stuff - growing up in Africa made me familiar with these very colorful patterns). Not sure about the shoes though, looks fragile > own shirts.

    - Dior Homme - Was fan of the Hedi era... as for the KVA, read above (though I think he actually does better work with his own line)... My go-to brand for designer jeans. and i want one those gorgeous blzaers / jackets > own jeans and shirts

    - H&M - Well, my best choice for basics (white t shirts, underwear socks), very affordable, and their accessories (belts, bracelets, scarves, gloves) are decent quality-wise. I was really surprised of the leather quality on belts and bracelets, given the price! Never ever ever ever buy their 'dress shirts' though (flannel and chambray/denim shirts are ok) > own many t shirts, boxers, socks, chinos, jacket... Many everything!

    - All Saints (ex aequo) - They get bad rap, but I think it's decent stuff. the brand is seen as a mix of Ann D, Yohji and other 'avant garde' brands knockoff, but the quality is quite good. Own many shirts and drop crotch trousers, nice stuff. They have some signature leather jackets as well and sneakers (the "Brandon" sneakers looks like RO sneakers but still have their own identity). I've been fairly satisfied with the pieces I own > own trousers, shoes, sneakers, shirts, knits...

    -Yohji Yamamoto - I understand Ivwri's fandom : "Once you go Yohji, you'll never go back skinny!". I love slim-fitting clothing, but Yohji made me love oversize, large clothing. The work on wool material is amazing and great jackets with astounding details > own trousers.

    Damir Doma - Same as Yohji, in a more 'youthful' way. The runway shows make me want to buy EVERYTHING. the clothes looks very comfy, drape nicely > only own SILENT pants for now

    - Thamanyah - Hmm, rather 'niche' brand, but this is the best 'man skirt/dress' brand. Again, must be my african roots, his 'kanduras'-inspired men clothes (mainly dresses) are beautiful, love how they drape. Maybe, when l have enough money, it will my brand of choice for a more 'advanced' / avant garde look > don't own shit (Bitch, I'm broke!)

    - Lanvin - Just like KVA, i love their mix of 'streetwear' and 'classic'-inspired clothes. Both brands looks like the perfect choices for the 'boy to man' transition look. The sneakers, the suits, teh casual jacket/bombers/trenches. Though i prefer wool trousers over everything i think they make the best clothes made of cotton. > own sneakers, trousers, shirts

    Honorable mentions : Rick (jacket leathers mainly and some drop crotch pants), Balenciaga (best 'minimalist' brand IMHO), Gareth Pugh (wouldn't wear it myself, but i admire the creative work), Old Raf (pre-2004 ... Ok not really 'right now' but i've been in a hunt for old pieces lately), Helmut Lang (same as old Raf).
     
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