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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kronik, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. kronik

    kronik Distinguished Member

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    I know, completely random.. but it has my interest piqued. This is in no way a brand-whore post. I just posted over on AAAC about business casual where someone highlighted that most people at most BC dress code jobs wear stuff almost exclusively from BR, Express, and Kenneth Cole with a bit of H&M / Zara sprinkled in. Then, I was eyeing the Nordstrom 70% final clearance where they had a couple decent Robert Talbotts for 30 bucks and some, albeit pedestrian, Nordstrom-branded button-downs for 20 bucks. Is this just a matter of miseducation or do most people just not give a damn if their shirt falls apart in a year? I digress.

    Many of you will have lists that span 8 pages. Mine is extremely short. :p

    Borrelli, Barba (all three labels, I love you Ian), Purple Label, Polo Blue Label, Diesel, Rag and Bone, Nudies
    Nordstrom, Charvet, Brioni, Zanella, YSL, Sugar Cane, Ermenigildo Zegna, Ted Baker, Saks Fifth Avenue,
    Loro Piana, PDC, Gucci, Thomas Pink, Energie, Ed Hardy, Finamore, Lacoste, Kiton, Hermes, Hemrajani, Banana Republic, Barker Black, Allen Edmonds, Timberland, Steve Madden (corrected-grain monstrosities that will soon be relegated to snow-walking, ONLY), To Boot New York, Reebok, Puma, Crockett and Jones
     


  2. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Distinguished Member

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    Somewhat the same makes as you have with a few more obscure ones. I guess my shoes include John Lobb, a. testoni, Zegna, Gucci, Allen Edmonds, Tyran Rose, Tod's, Doc Martens, Ferragamo, David Eden, Gravati, Barneys NY, To Boot, John Varvatos, and on and on.
     


  3. seok

    seok Senior Member

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    > Schubert Customs (1 x brown semi-wholecuts, 1 x burgundy wingtips)
    > Grenson (vast majority of my dress shoes come from Bennie's...1 x tassel loafers, 1 x brown captoe bals, 1 x brown captoe loafers, 1 x black captoe bals, 1 burgundy wholecut w/bicycle punches, 1 x cream suede ankle boots, 1 x side lacers, 1 x dark brown penny loafers)
    > Church's (black captoe bals)
    > Santoni
    > Certo

    > Brioni (1 suit)
    > Canali (1 charcoal suit, 1 sportscoat, 1 combi)
    > Gruppo Tre (1 charcoal pinstripe suit)
    > Isaia (1 navy suit)
    > T&A (shirts, one medium blue sportscoat w/subtle windowpanes)
    > Borrelli (2 shirts)
    > RLPL (DB suit, a couple dress shirts, cotton sweaters)
    > RL Blue Label (custom fit shirts)
    > Theory (sweaters)

    Many more...but at the end of the day, I'm overweight on Grensons shoes, Canali suitings, and all over on the dress shirts in terms of my holdings and frequency of wearing.
     


  4. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Distinguished Member

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    Suits and Jackets:
    Zegna
    Brooks Brothers

    Ties:
    Brioni
    T&A
    Thomas Pink
    Zegna
    Brooks Brothers
    Burberry
    Barbera

    Shirts:
    Kabbaz
    RLPL
    T&A
    Zegna
    Barbera
    Brooks Brothers

    Shoes:
    Ferragamo
    Zegna
     


  5. VMan

    VMan Distinguished Member

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    I am pretty slim, so I tend to go for certain 'designer' brands that aren't super popular on this forum. In my eyes, fit trumps quality. I could be wearing some nice labels, but despite the quality, they would look like sh!t on me despite the quality

    Versace, Dolce & Gabbana mainline, Prada mainline, Versace, Jil Sander (fully canvassed), Valentino, Brioni, Express (surprisingly well-fitting and always purchased for $10-30) and tons of streetwear labels.
     


  6. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    I am pretty slim, so I tend to go for certain 'designer' brands that aren't super popular on this forum. In my eyes, fit trumps quality. I could be wearing some nice labels, but despite the quality, they would look like sh!t on me despite the quality

    Versace, Dolce & Gabbana mainline, Prada mainline, Versace, Jil Sander (fully canvassed), Valentino, Brioni, Express (surprisingly well-fitting and always purchased for $10-30) and tons of streetwear labels.


    Versaceman took the brands right out of my mouth. [​IMG] Thanks for saving me the time of having to write out my list. Add Helmut Lang, Costume National, and some Marc Jacobs and I think we've got the same closet. Totally agree with you about Express, too. I'm consistently shocked by the nice, slim fit of their shirts and the fact that, for the price, they usually use MOP buttons.

    A little more comprehensive:
    Suits: Rafaelle Caruso Sartoria Parma, Lardini, Belvest, Boss Black, Jil Sander tailor made, Zegna, Gucci, YSL Rive Gauche
    Shirts: Zegna, Jil sander, Ghesquiere for Balenciaga, Express
    Sweaters: Blumarine, Valentino, Paul Smith, Express
    Denim: Helmut Lang, Dior, Marc Jacobs
    Shoes: C&J, AE, Church's, Jean-Michel Cazabat, Lattanzi for Jil Sander
    Sneakers: Puma for Jil Sander, Puma for Miharayasuhiro, Onitsuka Tiger, Lang
     


  7. Holdfast

    Holdfast Stylish Dinosaur

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    Off the top of my head (so undoubtedly missing many, many "one-offs"):

    Suits:
    Ede & Ravenscroft
    Brioni
    RLPL
    Austin Reed

    Shirts:
    Zegna
    E & R
    Sulka
    Brioni
    H&K
    RL Polo (casual)
    Loro Piana (polos)

    Odd jackets & trousers:
    Loro Piana
    RL Polo
    M&S

    Ties:
    Everything under the sun. [​IMG] The only big name not represented is probably Kiton I think.

    Shoes:
    Ferragamo
    Lobb
    C&J
    Loake
    Paul Smith
    Oliver Sweeney

    Socks: almost all M&S

    Pocket squares: almost all Tie Rack
     


  8. Soph

    Soph Distinguished Member

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    Primarily:
    Borrelli
    Luciano Barbera by Attolini
    Attolini

    A little:
    Kiton
    Brioni

    Barba Gold Label Dress Shirts

    Vass Shoes and boots
    RM Williams boots
    Zegna C. Boots and shoes
     


  9. muelleran

    muelleran Senior Member

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    Suits and Jackets:
    Windsor
    Raj Mirpuri
    Boss
    Kiton
    Brioni

    Shirts:
    Eterna
    Charles Tyrwhitt
    Coles
    Hitditch & Key

    Shoes:
    Loake
    Cheaneys
    Allen Edmonds
    Church's
    Nike
    Timberland


    Overcoat etc:

    Lord [​IMG]
    Barbour

    Pants
    Levi Strauss [​IMG]
    Dockers
    Charles Tyrwhitt

    Ties:
    I don't bother to look, there are no big names...
     


  10. macuser3of5

    macuser3of5 Distinguished Member

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    Costume National (great suits, IMO), Helmut Lang, American Apparel, CP Company, Raf Simons, Jean Collona, Ferragamo, Converse, Puma 96 Hours, Keds, Vans, & vintage button-up shirts I'm not going to bother checking.
     


  11. GMF

    GMF Well-Known Member

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    Hickey-Freeman
    Oxxford
    Southwick
    H. Freeman & Son
    Martin Greenfield (BB Golden Fleece)
    Alan Flusser
    Anderson & Sheppard
    Zegna
    Brioni
    Corneliani
    Canali
    B Clemo
     


  12. gamelan

    gamelan Distinguished Member

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    johnapril, where are you?

    -Jeff
     


  13. odoreater

    odoreater Distinguished Member

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    Off the top of my head:

    Shoes
    Edward Green
    John Lobb
    Crockett & Jones
    Salvatore Ferragamo
    Allen Edmonds
    Schubert Custom
    Loake
    Johnston & Murphy

    Shirts
    Charles Tyrwhitt
    CEGO
    Hemrajani
    Chan
    Brooks Brothers

    Pants
    Isaia
    Brioni
    Corneliani
    Hickey-Freeman
    Calvin Klein
    Michael Kors
    J Crew

    Ties
    Carlo Franco
    Ike Behar
    Robert Talbott
    Paul Fredrick

    Suits
    Hickey-Freeman
    Corneliani

    Blazers/Sportcoats
    Corneliani
     


  14. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Suits: Dunhill (Zegna made), Zegna, Oxxford, Brioni, Kiton
    Trousers: Incotex, Zanella, Zegna
    Dress Shirts: Borrelli, lots of Kiton, Thomas Pink, Lorenzini
    Ties: Too numerous to mention but Kiton and Zegna are favorites, some Hermes and Brioni
    Dress Shoes: Edward Green, Lattanzi, J. Amesbury, Berluti, Santoni, Cole Haan, Tod's, Ferragamo, Mephisto
    Casual Shoes: Coach, Tod's, New Balance, Wilson
    Casual Shirts: Jeff Rose, Tommy Bahama, Loro Piana, Hickey Freeman, Kiton, Polo, Target [​IMG]
    Belts: Martin Dingman, Coach, Zegna
    Socks: Cole Haan Imperial, Pantherella, Zegna
    Watches: Baume & Mercier, Tiffany, Rolex
    Briefcase: Tumi
    Coats: Burberry Trench, Loro Piana Horsey Jacket, Coach leather bomber
     


  15. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    Labels that I have multiple pieces from:

    Paul Smith (probably close to 40% of my closet)
    Dolce and Gabanna
    Ozwald Boateng
    Duncan Quinn
    agnes b
    Fred Perry
    Ben Sherman
    Lambretta
    Penguin
    Levis
    Nudie
    Calzoleria Toscana
    Camden Lock
     


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