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What are the greatest menswear brands of all time?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by YoungAmerican, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Saturdays

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    Sorry just came across this thread today and am loving it! Need to work my way through the remaining pages but just wanted to make a quick comment on Etro, love how they use prints/color in their suits both inside and out. Also I have found on many of their suits they are lined in silk, not synthetic material. Now you can debate the practicality of that as far as wear but you cannot deny the sheer lux of it, super fab in my opinion.
     
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    Good point on the above, especially the silk lining (the only other brand that consistently uses a silk lining is Pal Zileri Sartoriale Blue Label).

    Construction wise, Etro falls in the mid-range (half canvas, made by Boglioli).
     
  4. YoungAmerican

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    Not so fast!
     
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    My Sulka ties might change your mind.
     
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    Great article, Jesse. Some solid additions in there not mentioned in our discussions here. Very well-rounded.
     
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    Glad you guys took my words to heart :)

    Hat's off to you Jesse, and the good folks over at PTO!
     
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  9. YoungAmerican

    YoungAmerican Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, I think #1 was pretty obvious, all told.
     
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    Very informative piece, well done.
     
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    Really enjoyable. A lot of names that I wouldn't have known two years ago, many now in my closet.
     
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    awesome!

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    Well done.

    Versace pwns at 27 :slayer:
     
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    dieworkwear Senior member

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    What's with all the agreeing here? Where's my StyleForum?

    :confused:
     
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    there are lots of typos. you suck!

    does that feel better?
     
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    Nicely done! Especially like the beautiful photographs.
     
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    Just because we agree to disagree doesn't mean we can't appreciate good work when we see it! Credit where credit is due! A lot of effort went into the writing of the article, so big ups for that.

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    My biggest complaint is that, like all lists, it tends to overweight contemporary entries that seem important now but that may have no lasting impact. Thom Browne comes to mind. Compare him, for example, with Perry Ellis in the 80s. Perry Ellis was hugely important then and not really remembered by the general public now. I suspect the same will be true of Browne, and possibly Tom Ford, though TF continues to drive his brand forward. Where is John Weitz? Nowhere. But I suspect the same question will someday be asked about Browne.
    I suppose this isn't really a complaint. The same thing happens with music and book lists. Contemporary nominees are overvalued.
     
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