What is the most popular shirt brand?

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  1. davidlevi

    davidlevi Member

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    Dear all,

    I have made a bet with one og my friends that (x) brand is among top 5 most popular shirt brands in the world. Please list what you mean is top 5 most famous brands in the world (not necessarily the best).

    Thanks

    -\tLEVI
     


  2. stant62

    stant62 Senior member

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    I'm sure Turnbull & Asser is up there.
     


  3. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    If we're talking purely 'fame' rather than quality then it would probably be something like:

    Gucci
    Prada
    Armani
    Boss
    Dolce & Gabbana

    (Off the top of my head and in no particular order)

    Most people I know have never even heard of T&A...
     


  4. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    Assuming you're talking about business dress shirts, and we're talking about the US, the answers are probably kind of pathetic.

    Donald Trump
    Arrow
    Sam's Club
    Gant
    Jane Bharnes
     


  5. otc

    otc Senior member

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    From thrifting I would throw out some of these:

    Van Heusen
    Gap
    Arrow
    Nautica
    Tommy Hilfiger

    Can't pull any more super common ones off the top of my head but maybe after I hit up a thrift store today I can report back
     


  6. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    From thrifting I would throw out some of these:

    Van Heusen
    Gap
    Arrow
    Nautica
    Tommy Hilfiger

    Can't pull any more super common ones off the top of my head but maybe after I hit up a thrift store today I can report back


    Truth.
     


  7. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    in SF, that would be Jantzen
     


  8. Taxler

    Taxler Senior member

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    Who's been to enough parts of the world to know such a thing?
     


  9. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I agree that popular and prestigious are two different things. But I'm surprised nobody's mentioned Charvet.
     


  10. Using Technology

    Using Technology Senior member

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    From thrifting I would throw out some of these:

    Van Heusen
    Gap
    Arrow
    Nautica
    Tommy Hilfiger

    Can't pull any more super common ones off the top of my head but maybe after I hit up a thrift store today I can report back


    yep i'd assume something like that. Cetainly not something like T&A....
     


  11. sfnewbie

    sfnewbie Well-Known Member

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    I'd say what you find in most common mall stores would be the most popular (in no particular order)...

    Stafford
    Van Heusen
    RL
    Calvin Klein
    Dockers

    Also depends on the age group I would suppose.
     


  12. Mannix

    Mannix Senior member

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    If we're talking purely 'fame' rather than quality then it would probably be something like:

    Gucci
    Prada
    Armani
    Boss
    Dolce & Gabbana

    (Off the top of my head and in no particular order)

    Most people I know have never even heard of T&A...


    I hope this is not the case, they're shirts are terrible IMO.
     


  13. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    In the US you are most likely to have Brooks Brothers, Thomas Pink and Ralph Lauren/Polo.
     


  14. Material Boy

    Material Boy Senior member

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    There should be at least 3 sets answers:

    Most prestigious shirts/ best shirts (by connoisseurs reading this forum), none of the shirts in this group would come close to being the "most popular shirts" as asked by the OP:
    Anna Mautozzo
    Cesare Attolini
    La Vera Satoria
    Lorenzini
    Charvet
    Stefano Ricci
    Alex Kabbaz
    Kiton
    Fray
    Brioni
    .....


    Most desired shirt brands by an average person with some fashion sense (reads Vogue, GQ, Esquire from time to time):
    Armani
    Polo by Ralph Lauren
    Hugo Boss
    Versace
    Calvin Klein
    Tommy Hilfiger
    LV
    Prada
    D&G
    Gucci
    ........


    Most popular shirts in America (by sales volume)
    Van Heusen
    Arrow
    Gap
    Old Navy
    Izod
    ......
    I am not really sure who else belong to this list. DNR (no longer in business) used to publish this kind of data.
     


  15. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    DNR (no longer in business) used to publish this kind of data.
    Isn't it WWD Men's now?
     


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