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What brands populate your closet?

kronik

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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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

VMan

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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.
 

rach2jlc

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Originally Posted by VersaceMan
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.
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
 

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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.
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
 

Soph

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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
 

muelleran

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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

Barbour

Pants
Levi Strauss

Dockers
Charles Tyrwhitt

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

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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.
 

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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
 

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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
 

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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

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
 

Get Smart

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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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