What brand consistently meets your standards?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LuxeStyles, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Mathew J

    Mathew J Senior member

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    Pelikan
    Namiki
    St Dupont
    Brooks Brothers
    Allen Edmonds
    Macallen
    Filofax
    Some Coach items
    Omega
    Blackberry/RIM
    Panasonic
    Pentax
    Nikon
    Velodyne
    Harman Kardon
    Shure
    Jockey
    Gold Toe
    Swingline ....don't touch my red stapler!
    Samsung
    Sperry
    Some Joseph Banks
    Weber
    Muehle
    Merkur
    Kent
    Caphalon
    Henckles Pro S
    Tom Tom
    XiKar best cigar cutter I have used and cheap too
     
  2. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    Zegna - their suits and jackets are as close to a perfect fit OTR as I have found
    EG - Stunning shoes, I just can't wear them [​IMG]
    2X-IST
    Bentley - from the 4 1/2 liter 'Blower' to the Continental GT Speed, [​IMG]
    Volkl - I'm on my 7th, 8th and 9th pairs currently
    Black Diamond Equipment- bomber climbing, backpacking and skiing gear
    Band-Aids


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    they got to find a way to have those still stick after one shower.
     
  3. RSS

    RSS Senior member

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    gaawd, are you still going off on this?? 'hypocrisy, past comment..coincidental ..eas y to comment" why sure! you win your game!
    dood just move on please. i dont care a rat's ass if my remarks here are contradictory, we are talking about clothes, jeans, cars, whatevers.

    relax.

    and really..
    move on.


    you like it now?? huh? huh??

    I believe you suggested moving on ... really.
     
  4. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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  5. DLester

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    Another vote for the Economist.
     
  6. Poshak Man

    Poshak Man Senior member

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    rlpl

    +1
     
  7. Prince of Paisley

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  8. Warrengardner

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    I live in Turin, Italy and fortunately am paid in euros. Suits that cost a mint back home are actually affordable here. I think important to remember is what level of quality does a clothing maker reach at a particular price point and I speak only of RTW clothing. There are a number of great shops here and the man who for decades personified Italian style, Gianni Agnelli, was of course from Turin( we should say Torino). The tailor at the number 1 men's store, who cuts into Brionis, Kitons and Isaias everyday told me that Brioni was the best made. I have bought both, but I fall between 38 and 40 OTR in those two. Off the rack Isaia 38 fits me well and so does Caruso, who gives great quality for the price. Italians don't wear alot of Kitons or Brionis, which for them are too costly- they buy more Canali, Piombo- another great quality/price maker, Partenopea and Zegna. The young dandies are into hipper makers like Etro. I personally know no one who wears Armani, D&G or Gucci. Leatherwear: Longhi is the best or for less money Stewart. Well dressed Italians wear English shoes, Edward Green is best and for less money Church, though I find Crockett Jones superior to Church at about the same price, but here is much less publicized. Shirts, what a great country! Baba , Borrelli, and a host of others make shirt choice difficult , but hard to go wrong. A local sport shoemaker, Sabelt, makes some great looking ,well made leisure shoes.
     
  9. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    If we are including all aspects of luxury and daily life then I would add:

    Tanqueray No. 10
    Lexus
    Porsche
    Ferrari
    Audio Research
    Conrad-Johnson
    Wilson Audio
    Esoteric Audio Research
    Grado headphones and cartridges
    Wadia Digital
    Kimber Kable
    Cardas
    Magnepan
    Sony ES
    Apple Computer
    MusicMatters Jazz LPs
    Pentatone and Channel Classics SACDs
    Eighty-Eights Jazz CDs from Japan
    VPI turntables
    Tiffany & Co.
    Weber Grills
    New Balance
    Dewalt and Makita power tools
    Honda Quadracut Lawnmowers
    Target
    Lowes
    Criminal Records and Decatur CD in Atlanta for great record shopping
     
  10. Mathew J

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    If we are including all aspects of luxury and daily life then I would add:

    Sony ES
    Apple Computer
    Tiffany & Co.
    Target
    Lowes


    Here is my eh face icon

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  11. JayJay

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    Pelikan
    Namiki
    St Dupont
    Brooks Brothers
    Allen Edmonds
    Macallen
    Filofax
    Some Coach items
    Omega
    Blackberry/RIM
    Panasonic
    Pentax
    Nikon
    Velodyne
    Harman Kardon
    Shure
    Jockey
    Gold Toe
    Swingline ....don't touch my red stapler!
    Samsung
    Sperry
    Some Joseph Banks
    Weber

    I definitely agree with Pelikan.
     
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    John Lobb
    Edward Green
    Isaia
    Kiton
     
  13. Nouveau Pauvre

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    Recently I've been all about Burberry Prorsum.
     
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    Ermenegildo Zegna at 60% off
    Uniqlo
     
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