• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 5: Good Art HLYWD rosette courtesy of Self Edge

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 5th auction is for a custom Good Art HLYWD bracelet courtesy of Self Edge. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Labels like A.P.C.?

aclosedbox

Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2008
Messages
15
Reaction score
0
I was wondering if anyone could point me to some labels similar to A.P.C. in focus and price range...I really like A.P.C.'s simplistic (deconstructed?) style with focus on cut and fabric and no branding. I know, the pricing seems way off for some pieces...but really since I realized that I'm starting to go head-to-toe APC some days, which is something I don't really like (when a whole outfit, mine or someone else's, is all the same brand/label/designer), that I need to diversify! But I love the aesthetic and want to find something on the same page.

Really the similarities in design/cut are what I am looking for...quality fabrics would also be nice...and price points in APC range or lower...it doesn't have to perfectly match what I'm looking for, I'm just looking for some suggestions to look at that may appeal to me
so please suggest away!

Thanks!
 

confab

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 11, 2007
Messages
69
Reaction score
2
Maybe check out Zara and Filippa K.
 

mulansauce

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2008
Messages
1,937
Reaction score
1
Zara is spotty. Filippa K is closer.

Our Legacy is APCish. Lots of Swedish brands are APCish. Maybe Agnes B.
 

flatfront

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2008
Messages
185
Reaction score
0
Albam in the UK has a similar yet more British aesthetic. Well made simple basics.
 

aclosedbox

Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2008
Messages
15
Reaction score
0
Originally Posted by flatfront
Albam in the UK has a similar yet more British aesthetic. Well made simple basics.

This is very interesting...exchange rates are steep but they have some tempting things. Have you ever tried their egyptian cotton t's?

And Filippa K and Agnes B make some workable stuff as well


Does anyone have any experience with club monaco? In terms of fit and fabric?
 

mulansauce

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2008
Messages
1,937
Reaction score
1
Fit is fine. Fabric is often poop. Design is all over. Not APC but not bad overall for a mall brand.
 

flatfront

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2008
Messages
185
Reaction score
0
Re Albam,
The tees are fantastic in terms of quality right up there with Sunspel. Initially the fit was a little off but they have sorted this now and their V-neck tees are easily my fave.
I like the approach of the label too WRT to support of old school manufacturers rather than out-sourcimg.
 

Johnny Amiga

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 6, 2008
Messages
520
Reaction score
9
I second the recommendation for swedish brands (and definitely Agnes B <3). In addition to Filippa K and Our Legacy, you might look into Velour, Acne, Peter Jensen and Siv Stoldal.

Oh, and maybe Surface To Air and YMC.
 

flashback

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 7, 2006
Messages
378
Reaction score
2
I buy a lot of club monaco stuff... I find plenty of stuff that I like and that fits well, although lately I have noticed more stuff that I wouldn't be caught dead wearing. They used to have zero branding, now they have some weird amjackish gothic-style logo and they're starting to put it on some of the clothes. As long as you stay away from that there is decent stuff to be found there. Like someone else said, pretty good for a mall brand.
 

MiniW

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 15, 2008
Messages
1,001
Reaction score
9
believe it or not, if you buy a nice piece from almost anywhere that has no visible logos, and the cut is toward fitted but not slim, I have a hard time believing that it can't be worked into your A.P.C.ish style.

if you are in NYC, try some of the more drab colors from Uniqlo. Otherwise J crew is not unlike A.P.C. when you think about it, and it can be had for a much lower price when it's on sale. A.P.C. pants will definitely be more flattering though.
 

aclosedbox

Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2008
Messages
15
Reaction score
0
ah miniw you are exactly right...some of my stuff is j crew that i had tailored a bit. and the best thing about apc has always been the pants in my opinion, in addition to their drab but still interesting colors. all of these suggestions have resulted in a new bookmark or two...Albam and Surface 2 Air in particular! You guys are incredibly helpful
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 27 3.5%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 135 17.4%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 252 32.5%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 123 15.9%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 68 8.8%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 47 6.1%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 23 3.0%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 21 2.7%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 16 2.1%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 8 1.0%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 8 1.0%
  • 100+

    Votes: 48 6.2%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
428,730
Messages
9,223,449
Members
193,605
Latest member
MattNJ
Top