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Looking for high quality no-name fashion brands

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Hi All,
I really like trendy , high quality mens clothing but unfortunately and to my knowledge the only place where you can find this combination are the big name brands such as Tom ford, Gucci etc. Since these brands are also pretentious and way too expensive for the value they provide, I would like to find some micro-brands which offer the same styling and quality but for less money.

Could someone please recommend any brands which fulfill this criteria ? It is preferred that they do the manufacturing in europe or North America if possible.

Thank you,
Leo
 

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What kind of clothing are you looking for?
 

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big name brands such as Tom ford, Gucci etc. Since these brands are also pretentious and way too expensive for the value they provide
really? What other brands are pretentious. Sounds like sour grapes as you simply can’t afford them.

So what about Tom Ford is pretentious? I think you’ll find many here who would Tom Ford’s quality and value are quite good.
 

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Normally don't like posting links to things I've written, as it seems gross and self-promotional. But it's easier for me to drop this link than re-write all the content in here. I wrote a series about brands that I think offer a lot of value. You might find the series useful.

 

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Normally don't like posting links to things I've written, as it seems gross and self-promotional. But it's easier for me to drop this link than re-write all the content in here. I wrote a series about brands that I think offer a lot of value. You might find the series useful.

Those were really good pieces. I remember when they ran last year.
 

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John Smedley, Sunspel, Smyth and Gibson all produce in the UK.
 

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Well, there's nothing trendy about me. I just wear regular suits I find here and there. Some are pretty expensive and, I think, worth the money. I still haven't quite gotten used to it though, that people of apparent good taste seem to agree that I look best in Joseph Abboud made in America suits that haunt Men's Wearhouse and Joseph A. Bank. I think they're on sale now for something like $119. No, I don't understand it, either...
 

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really? What other brands are pretentious. Sounds like sour grapes as you simply can’t afford them.

So what about Tom Ford is pretentious? I think you’ll find many here who would Tom Ford’s quality and value are quite good.
Sorry , I did not mean to offend anyone. I live in Vancouver , Canada where you often see drug dealers, young asian kids and nuvo-rich people being in designer outfits head to toe. It's almost a uniform of the rich to signal that they have money and not so much about fashion any more. Tom Ford wasn't probably the best example, but Gucci, Prada and LV certainly are.
 

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Normally don't like posting links to things I've written, as it seems gross and self-promotional. But it's easier for me to drop this link than re-write all the content in here. I wrote a series about brands that I think offer a lot of value. You might find the series useful.

Thank you, that was very informative.
 

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Thank you, John Smedley has the stuff I like but it seems they are not that much cheaper than other name brands.
Check out the John Smedley Outlet website. A current discount code is 15for15 for 15% off.

A long sleeved Merino wool Polo will set you back £50.00 with the above code. I am sure they do international shipping.
 

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Thank you, John Smedley has the stuff I like but it seems they are not that much cheaper than other name brands.
John Smedley runs some pretty good discounts about 4 times a year, so you can pick up pieces of the outgoing collection (currently some spring/summer pieces, I believe). If you're buying off-the-rack and want to keep the pieces somewhat reasonable, timing the sales can make your life a lot easier. And @Panama is correct, they do international shipping, thought I don't know exactly how much they would charge (when I bought from them it was still within the EU).

I would also suggest you look at Luca Faloni if you're looking for knitwear in the high quality/medium cost segment: they usually don't run sales, but the prices are quite reasonable for good quality cashmere. Their pieces are rather basic (not very fashion-sensitive) but that means they usually go well with the more distinct pieces in your wardrobe.
 

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John Henric markets great products.. They are based in Denmark. Falconeri from Italy is good quality mid tier knitwear.
 

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