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

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  1. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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    in order:


    mmm-consistently wearable and just trashy enough


    What is 'MMM"?
     


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    maison martin margiela ?
     


  3. ZackyBoy

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


  4. Earnest Hemingway

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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
     


  5. 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.
     


  6. Earnest Hemingway

    Earnest Hemingway Senior member

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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?
     


  7. thekunk07

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


  8. Babar

    Babar Senior member

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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!
     


  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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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)
     


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    can't we make polls here?
     


  11. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    can't we make polls here?

    We can but I doubt they allow 500 different choices and I wasn't about to type them anyway.
     


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    MMM
    JS
    Krane
    SNS Herning
    Coventry
    Geller
    TOJ

    Respecting:

    RO
    45 rpm (fabric + texture)
    Junya
    Odyn Vyolk (am on night duty spellingfail)

    Probably more am dead tired
     


  13. Arcanaville

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    In no particular order.

    J.Crew
    RL (Polo > PL > BL)
    Rugby
    American Apparel
    Levi's
    Engineered Garments
    Sperry
    Chucks (not really a brand)
    Hanes (just for the comfortsoft tshirts. seriously)
     


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    In no order:
    RRL
    Band of Outsiders
    KMW
    Folk
    Nom De Guerre
    MJK
    BBlessing
    Apolis Activism
     


  15. origenesprit

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    In order:

    Tom Ford
    Raf Simons
    Junya Watanabe for CDG
    Paul Smith
    Marc by Marc Jacobs
    Dior Homme
    Band of Outsiders
    Alexander McQueen
    Rag and Bone
    J Crew
     


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