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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. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    in order:


    mmm-consistently wearable and just trashy enough
    jil sander-generally wearable and of high quality
    prada-still my choice for suiting, just fits me right
    rick owens-consistency is king, a clear and cohesive brand vision
    MA+-always solid, well-constructed and generally wearable
    dries-lame basic done right
    H&M-lame basics done as fast fashion
    uniqlo-boring but good ROI
    undercover-king of high-end streetwear
    filippa k-best of the mid-range IMO

    notable drops: Raf, from 1 to 15 or so
     
  2. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    ^junya and TOJ should be on my list
     
  3. uristocrat

    uristocrat Well-Known Member

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    Ralph Lauren Rugby, J Crew, APC, PRPS, Fred Perry, Commonwealth Proper, Sperry
     
  4. asobu

    asobu Senior member

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    my list would most likely be

    1. yohji yamamoto
    2-10. a combination of jet's and kunk's lists.
     
  5. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    shit, should have added ck collection
     
  6. Prada_Ferragamo

    Prada_Ferragamo Senior member

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    MMM
    Richard Chai
    RO/Drkshdw
    Paul Smith - only shoes
    Prada
    Nice collective
    Robert Geller
    Henrik Vibskov
    James Perse - comfortable basics

    What are some reputable sites to purchase Junya, since I live in the midwest, and it's hard for me to get my hands on Junya pieces.
     
  7. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    brown's, dover street market,
     
  8. ssnyc

    ssnyc Senior member

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    common projects
    a.p.c
    steven alan
    martin margiela
    c.p. company
    nice collective
    nom de guerre
    rag & bone
    groupe (seize sur vingt/troglodyte homunculus)
    j.crew
     
  9. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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    Right now and always (casual wear garments only):

    APC
    Carhartt
    Dickies and Levis
    Dr. Martens
    Gap/Banana
    KMW
    Fred Perry
    Red Wing
    Relwen
    Somet

    (since anything vintage or surplus can't be listed...)
     
  10. robbie

    robbie Senior member

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    buzz rickson
    engineered garments
    apolis activism
    kicking mule workshop
    mil surp/found
    target= merona/mossimo supply co
    shipley and halmos suiting
    junya- the junya i've seen anyhow
    BoO
    j crew

    black fleece and some thom browne,fred perry,paul smith


    I like the workwear type stuff, or atleast the stuff with workwear details and not a crazy fit.
    i enjoy finding treasures too much at thrift stores to give up on found levis/wrangler pieces.
    the junya and BoO slimmish stuff is more how i want to look for church or semi-formal stuff... casual, but still semi dapper.
     
  11. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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    in order:


    mmm-consistently wearable and just trashy enough


    What is 'MMM"?
     
  12. ssnyc

    ssnyc Senior member

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    maison martin margiela ?
     
  13. ZackyBoy

    ZackyBoy Senior member

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    Nom De Guerre
    W + H
    Rag & Bone
    Banana republic
    Naked + Famous
    RL BL
    Nudie
    Engineered Garments
    AA
    Alden
     
  14. Earnest Hemingway

    Earnest Hemingway Senior member

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    What is 'MMM"?

    Maison Martin Margiela

    My top ten in no particular order, not that I can afford pieces from many of them:

    MMM, even though the man himself is gone I still love the styling
    Junya - the aesthetic is killer, could never rock it myself
    Veronique Branquinho
    Marc by Marc : affordable, currently ties in with what I consider my current style
    Raf by Raf: I like this a lot more than mainline raf nowadays
    Jil: I don't understand how a designer can design better for one line than for his own brand
    Y-3: Best "luxe" sportswear by any designer, hands down
    McQueen (mainline)
    Henrik Vibskov
    Gap: I've been wearing lots of gap shirts lately. Fit is not bad for me
     
  15. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    margiela's actual involvement has been minimal for a while anyway, so has little bearing for me.
     
  16. Earnest Hemingway

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    margiela's actual involvement has been minimal for a while anyway, so has little bearing for me.

    He never really was that involved anyway, right?
     
  17. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    ^that's my guess. who knows if he even exists. 20 different doods in different supposed pics of him.
     
  18. Babar

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    10 'favorite' brands is a lot to list, but I'll take a quick stab nonetheless:

    Balenciaga - Pretty interesting cuts and really nice fabrics and quality for a designer brand. It's really become a brand I've come to appreciate over the past few years
    Prada - My go to brand and by far the designer brand I have most stuff from. Only a favorite for the mainline and higher end items though!
    Jil Sander - Great quality and usually very wearable, from belts to shirts to outerwear, but to me it's a bit boring at times.
    MMM - Love the footwear and accessories. The cuts have been a bit hit and miss for me, but I like the style.
    Dries Van Noten - I almost prefer it to MMM, surprisingly I've found some of the shirts to be really top notch. Great belts too!
    Common Projects - My designer sneaker brand of choice, together with MMM & even Neil Barrett (who makes very CP like sneakers from time to time)
    Junya Watanabe - Probably my favorite of the Japanese brands. Loved the 'biker jacket' fall season a couple of years back.
    Dior Homme - These days mostly for the staples, like jeans.
    Kohzo - A bit of a strange choice, but some of the jeans are really quite something..
    APC - Again, for the jeans.

    I really wished I could list Nicolas Andreas Taralis too, but I haven't had a chance to see the items in person, and can't say I'm convinced by what I've seen in photos yet. Would love to check out the jeans though!
     
  19. LA Guy

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    margiela's actual involvement has been minimal for a while anyway, so has little bearing for me.

    Ditto.

    Mine:

    Robert Geller - nice outerwear. I like his military + urban sensibilities.
    Maison Martin Margiela - Wearable basics. Interesting footwear and accessories.
    Dries van Noten - basics + focus on materials + that amorphous "ethnic" thing he does makes for interesting wear.
    MA+ - great accessories and also interesting jackets/knitwear
    Krane Man & Bag - most well thought out outerwear in the contemporary category that I've seen in a while.
    Wings+Horn - most solid fit and materials and construction at the best prices. Good eye for little details. Really have become a fan of their jeans.
    KMW - best basics there are - jeans, tees, pullovers, belts. Collection is in 45RPM category, but (a little) less pricey, and the cuts are a little more modern.
    WWM - great outerwear - has supplanted Engineered Garments for me. I like the slightly less workwear, more turn-of-the century outdoorsman feel.
    Mr. Olive - Gotta proxy now, but good basics - interesting fabrics and treatments at decent prices.
    RRL - good basics (thermals, pullovers) + very cool vintage replicas and inspired pieces.

    Other stuff I like to wear:
    Nice Collective, Common Projects (not at retail though), Entermodal (totally worth retail, but I can't afford it), Nicolo Ceschi Berrini, Jean shop (leather accessories)
     
  20. jaychiz

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    can't we make polls here?
     

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