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Which brand do you find the most annoying?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SirGrotius, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    I hear a lot of hatred toward brands here, where "fashion" is equated with crap, or gimmick, etc.

    What brand(s) do you find the most annoying?

    For me it's the second-tier brands, such as Calvin Klein, or Kenneth Cole, which are trying to be fashionable and fail even at that (in addition to crap quality).
     
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    Gant by Michael Bastian. Don't want to knock the guy but for crying out loud design something that someone actually will want to wear. Elbow patches on a shirt is horrible. Got to take another sip of my Haterade now.
     
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    Gant by Michael Bastian. Don't want to knock the guy but for crying out loud design something that someone actually will want to wear. Elbow patches on a shirt is horrible. Got to take another sip of my Haterade now.
    +1 His lacrosse line was a tiny step above Abercrombie&Fitch with their fake over usage of lacrosse imagery.
     
  5. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Kenneth Cole
    John Varvatos
    Hugo Boss
     
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    Ed Hardy. Yuuuuuuuuck! Vile scum of the Earth.
     
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    Kenneth Cole probably bothers me the most of all the second tier brands. It manages to fail at nearly every catagory that could be used to judge clothing.
    Is it fashionable? No
    Is it a timeless? No
    Is it well made? No
    Reasonably priced? No again.

    Of course Affliction/Ed Hardy is in its own catagory.
     
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    Aldo. All my friends here in Canada wear Aldo. I don't have the heart/tactlessness to tell them their shoes are rubbish.
     
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    Kenneth Cole.
    Gant.
    Hugo Boss.
    I'm sure there are many more if I bothered to think about it.
     
  11. Klobber

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    Over the top loud fashion:

    i.e.
    Moschino
    Cavalli (absolutely awful)
    Versace (only in small doses)
    Tom Ford (quite OTT)
    Dior Homme (for skinny kids, preferred Monsiur line)


    Low quality brands but not cheap:

    i.e.
    CK
    Polo RL (apart from their suits which are good)
    and numerous others...


    And oh I forgot, anything with Logos clearly visible, including visible polo players, knights on horses, shields, bees, stuff like that
     
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    Louis Vuitton

    Ouch.

    Gucci, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister.
     
  13. jaypee

    jaypee Senior member

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    Versace, Diesel, Ed Hardy, Ksubi, CK, Cavalli and many many local Australian brands
     
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    Façonnable

    Fake European stuff that is made in you-know-where...
     
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    Kenneth Cole.
    Gant.
    Hugo Boss.
    I'm sure there are many more if I bothered to think about it.


    out of curiosity why gant... the rugger line stuff is decent and not hugely expensive.
     
  16. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    Façonnable

    Fake European stuff that is made in you-know-where...


    That is low.
     
  17. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    Louis Vuitton

    I can see that, but the problem is I like a lot of their products and really believe in their craftsmanship.
     
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    Ouch.

    Gucci, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister.


    Hold on, Gucci? I can understand if you think they are overpriced, and I don't like all of their shit, but there's no way you equate Gucci in your mind with bad fashion. They are literally an emblem of fashion.

    I'm not saying that a lot of their stuff isn't overpriced or not my style, but let's not get ridiculous. Even Louis V. is more understandable to hate with their unnecessarily gaudy patterns.
     
  19. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    How could I forget this obvious one:

    I will give you four guesses:

    1. It is an overpriced French Brand (i.e. shirts 70-$80)
    2. They like using elaborate colours
    3. They are very popular
    4. Nearly every garment has a little green crocodile logo
     
  20. aon

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    How could I forget this obvious one:

    I will give you four guesses:

    1. It is an overpriced French Brand (i.e. shirts 70-$80)
    2. They like using elaborate colours
    3. They are very popular
    4. Nearly every garment has a little green crocodile logo


    This.

    And Armani Exchange
     

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