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Things that you know are "inferior" but still prefer

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. intent

    intent Senior member

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    J Crew: It's cheap and usually available.

    Brooks Brothers: There's something about the trad Ivy look.

    Hickey Freeman: Same reason as Brooks Brothers.

    Uniqlo: It's basically Japanese Old Navy/Gap, but the fit is good.

    Banana Republic: Indestructible socks.

    Allen Edmonds: Good value at price point; Company seems to be customer-friendly.
     
  2. ajv

    ajv Senior member

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    cords from Gap
     
  3. Montrachet

    Montrachet Senior member

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    Banana Republic: Indestructible socks.

    Wait, what? I had a lot of these. They've all destructed. Unfair!
     
  4. antsonysf

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    Cotton socks from gap. Target brand Merona sport shirts. I don't know what it is about those shirts, but they fit me the best and and have usually non-obnoxious colors. for the current season.
     
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    oroy38 Senior member

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    Cotton Socks

    If I don't have any classes, I'm in a t-shirt and jeans.

    Sometimes I go to class in a t-shirt and jeans.
     
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    Chauncey Well-Known Member

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  7. intent

    intent Senior member

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    I've tried to wear them out so I can wear better socks, but they refuse to have holes/wear in them. Plus I got them for like $2/pair. [​IMG]
     
  8. pinchi22

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    Massimo Dutti (Inditex group, ie Zara) cotton sportcoat. As good as the venerated Italian brands for casual dressing at about 1/20th the price. Not fully canvassed, but great value. I picked up one at their outlet for €20 ($30).

    Massimo Dutti sportshirts. Better workmanship than half of my Borrelli shirts.
     
  9. JoelF

    JoelF Senior member

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    I really liked the feel and look of the regular shirts over non-iron but I don't make enough money to be blowing it on dry cleaning for my shirts. I also am too busy to be able to iron and starch my shirts.

    I do keep a few iron shirts but the vast majority of my shirts are non-iron. One of these days when I make a lot more money, I'll go completely to iron and just have my shirts drycleaned but until then it's non-iron.


    Takes exactly 5 minutes to iron a shirt.
     
  10. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos Senior member

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    american apparel models:

    http://americanapparel.net/gallery/p...els/index.html


    You know, it's funny how American Apparel started by using skanky, damaged-looking models who seemed as though taking the gig saved them from a lifetime of low-budget porn -- and now they're unapologetically using actual porn stars (Sasha Grey, etc.) in fully nude poses. One wonders what business AA is actually in these days.
     
  11. bubbleboys

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    Takes exactly 5 minutes to iron a shirt.

    I'm not that quick yet
     
  12. IndianBoyz

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  14. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    I too like toggle-back cuff links, but almost exclusively Dunhill which have nicely finished toggles. I hardly wear the ones with the cheap looking generic toggle any more.

    During the summer, I wear Land's End polos. They seem never to wear out.

    However, I'm in agreement with LK about the vulgarity of ballpoints. I currently have 3 fountain pens filled that I use regularly: Black Omas Paragon and Montblanc Oscar Wilde for daily use, and Namiki Emperor for writing letters to [​IMG] , not that my handwriting hasn't gone to crap.

    One of my favorite pair of shoes for casual wear are brown suede Zegna chukkas with composite leather-rubber sole that are now so worn they have holes through them and will need to be resoled for the third time.

    I have 5 pair of AE in only two styles and every color.
     
  15. IndianBoyz

    IndianBoyz Senior member

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    I prefer Parker pens [​IMG]
     
  16. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    I prefer Parker pens [​IMG]

    I have a collection of vintage and modern Parker Duofolds. They're exquisite.
     
  17. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think IndianBoiz means the chrome Parker Jotter ballpoints that are standard issue for a certain class of middle-aged non-resident Indians.

    Hi Dad.
     
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  19. IndianBoyz

    IndianBoyz Senior member

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    I think IndianBoiz means the chrome Parker Jotter ballpoints that are standard issue for a certain class of middle-aged non-resident Indians.

    Hi Dad.


    Well I'm a young guy but yeah that's the one, basically. Who cares it's just a bloody pen.
    I have to admit I'm looking for a nice St Dupont or Montblanc though. I'll ask Santa.

    Your dad's Indian?
     
  20. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    So you don't actually prefer the Parker Jotter?

    Admittedly, fountain pens suck for scribbling notes on napkins.
     

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