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Anyone proposed Ralph Lauren as their One Brand? Even excepting purple label, black label and RRL, it still seems you could have all your bases covered — even cool shoes and accessories. (I’ve seen them, I swear).
 

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18 East!

i think I said Ralph Lauren or Engineered Garments last time this came up, and still wear a lot of both, but I get most excited to put on my 18 East stuff these days.

if I had more $$ or was a little more adventurous like I used to be I might say 4S Designs or Margiela.
I had a chance to see 4S in person at Today Clothing and I was very impressed with the details and quality of fabrics.

Some of the graphics weren't quite my speed, but I can see myself wearing the silhouettes for sure. Highly recommend peeps check them out irl, it hits different from online photos
 

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Ok question that sparked some convos...

What brand would you wear, if you had to wear only one brand's clothing, for the next 5 years.
Nonnative lifelong. They throw a lot at the wall and are a bit derivative and just love to add too many zips but there is enough range for casual to semisemi formal. Lots of outerwear and footwear. Lots secondhand available. I think they are underrated.

Otherwise (a bit more costumey to my mind) I chose S.E.H Kelly or Margaret Howell or if I was being superbasic greyman techsucking: Outlier or Veilance.
 

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What brand would you wear, if you had to wear only one brand's clothing, for the next 5 years.
Oh man, with full access to the archives (and some mad discounts plz), Forme D. Having to touch other fabrics after the five years was up would be a real downer.

Really want to say Jan Jan, but I don't live the kind of life where I can get away with those looks all the time. Or even 10% of the time.
 

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Ok question that sparked some convos...

What brand would you wear, if you had to wear only one brand's clothing, for the next 5 years.

This hypothetical excludes footwear and undergarments, and it leaves enough room with the timeline to experiment.

I've seen this question as a lifetime commitment and have it be head to toe, but then the answer is just always ralph.
Maybe I'm showing my age but compared to some of the answers here, I feel that the first thoughts that came to my mind (J. Press, LL Bean, or Ralph Lauren) are pretty [email protected] boring! 😅

After giving it a bit more consideration and thinking of some of the other brands that I've been really happy with over the past few years, and who I actually get excited about new offerings from, I thought maybe I'd choose Kai D. Utility or Monitaly but ultimately decided on Wythe. The Wythe collections are small each season but I usually end up loving every item they put out so it would suit me just fine.
 

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I had a chance to see 4S in person at Today Clothing and I was very impressed with the details and quality of fabrics.

Some of the graphics weren't quite my speed, but I can see myself wearing the silhouettes for sure. Highly recommend peeps check them out irl, it hits different from online photos
Maybe I'm showing my age but compared to some of the answers here, I feel that the first thoughts that came to my mind (J. Press, LL Bean, or Ralph Lauren) are pretty [email protected] boring! 😅

After giving it a bit more consideration and thinking of some of the other brands that I've been really happy with over the past few years, and who I actually get excited about new offerings from, I thought maybe I'd choose Kai D. Utility or Monitaly but ultimately decided on Wythe. The Wythe collections are small each season but I usually end up loving every item they put out so it would suit me just fine.
I know that this exercise is just for fun, but I’d worry about the smaller brands not having enough in the way of the basics that we wear daily.
 

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^^ This. It’s why even though I chose MMM, I can totally see why folk chose Ralph, and in reality could even get more specific with RRL and have plenty of variety to consider. 🤷‍♂️
 

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I know that this exercise is just for fun, but I’d worry about the smaller brands not having enough in the way of the basics that we wear daily.
When you're like me and wear basically chinos and a chambray or OCBD shirt every. single. day. picking a tiny brand like Wythe isn't as much of a concern.
 

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I was thinking that whatever brand I chose had to at least have sweats. Sometimes I just feel like lounging in athleisure and need something to be active in.
 

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