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What's your favorite expensive clothing brand?

jet

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Tired of all the cheap clothing threads so I figure I'd start offsetting those with something slightly more interesting.

-What do you like and why do you like it?
-What does it offer that you can't find for cheaper?
-Do you limit yourself to only looking at certain brands when you go shopping?
 

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Originally Posted by mechanical pencil
RRL. Like vintage but, hey it fits!

Read the thread title
 

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Alexander McQueen.


I freely admit that part of why I love it is the cache. There is a degree of exclusivity that I very much enjoy - I'm not likely to run it someone with the same piece. I like to look at the runway shows and think I have a small piece of that. It wouldn't be the same with Gucci for example, but with these more artistic designers I feel there is a brand philosophy that actually transcends marketing and such silliness and I like to be a part of that. I think Alexander McQueen has a very romantic view of the world, and I don't mind paying for a piece of clothing that reflects that.

Also because I am young and broke, getting the few pieces that I have has been a bit of a challenge which means I value them much more then if i just grabbed them at H&M. I think if I did have a lot of buying power, it would lose some of the thrill of the chase.

As designers go I also think the stuff is really well made. I've found even the McQ stuff to be very high quality, though of course that's just an added benefit.

I also feel this way about Rick Owens and Margiela. I'm sure many more brands/designers would qualify but I can only speak for those brands where I actually own some pieces.
 

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Yeah, I read the title thanks.

Cool trousers I wanted at RRL were $500+ To me, that is expensive for a pair of pants.

Not expensive enough for this thread tho....
 

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I think this thread needs a better definition of what 'expensive' is.
 

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It can be whatever is expensive to you it doesn't really matter. There is no real criteria.
 

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raf. last remaining designer who truly has a concept each season.
 

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Originally Posted by robbie
I think this thread needs a better definition of what 'expensive' is.

That would make things too clear and people couldn't gripe as much.
 

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i buy raf, some jil, some MMM and the occasional rick owens piece. other than that, it's filippa k or h&m.
 

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I tend to be attracted to simple clothing made from either visually or tactiley interesting fabrics.

Raf does amazing stuff in that regard on both of his lines, whether its a simple solid button front shirt, a pair of trousers, or a plain old black blazer.

MMM is good about that too, but more so with knits.
 

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Originally Posted by jet
It can be whatever is expensive to you it doesn't really matter. There is no real criteria.

I really like LVC, at least some of the earlier stuff like 06 or 07 maybe; when a lot of the line was inspired by post war southern california.

I think Mister Freedom is pretty cool also.

I think I'd own a few Thom Browne suits if I were wealthier.

I am sure this list would be longer if I had more exposure to brands that at this point are out of my means.
 

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i like MMM's basics, whereas i tend to buy the more interestingly constructed raf pieces. i find MMM's runway stuff kind of sleazy.
 

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