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Which brand do you find the most annoying?

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

  1. Stazy

    Stazy Senior member

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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)
    Dior Homme is anything but "over the top loud fashion". Nearly all their pieces feature clean lines & mono tone palettes. It really doesn't get much simpler.
     
  2. Rizzo

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    Ha. Ed Hardy is beyond ridiculous. All I envision is that the weird guy from the TLC or A&E show. John and Kate. Ha ha. If I wore it, I'd stop after seeing his old, fat ass rockin' it.
     
  3. SpallaCamiccia

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    Goddamn Steed. Fucking Rubinacci. John Lobb too, those fuckers are so annoying and pretentious. While we are at it, I wish the clubgoers would stop wearing those Edward Greens. Ugh.

    I also hate Rubinacci .

    I am pretty sure that if those bespoke horrible fitted , aromoured and overpriced jackets from the Rubinacci thread would be labeled Boss , the same snobs that wear them as one infamous and pedant DWARF would renegade from them.

    Pretty sure.
     
  4. GoldenTribe

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    Dior Homme is anything but "over the top loud fashion". Nearly all their pieces feature clean lines & mono tone palettes. It really doesn't get much simpler.
    Don't bother, every time there's a thread like this ("who is the ABSOLUTE WORST designer?") people start posting perfectly acceptable names because of pet peeves or tiny perceived sartorial slights. For instance, a lot of people in this thread have said Versace. What Versace are they talking about, the neon vintage shit floating around eBay or the really fashion-forward stuff Frieda Giannini [sp] has been putting on the runway the last few seasons? Because the runway stuff of late has been pretty fucking cool, definitely not to everybody's taste but there's absolutely no way these people could expand and articulate their opinions on why it's apparently awful without sounding like vapid sheep. Same goes for everybody who's mentioned Armani. I am the last person on earth who you could call a "fan of Armani," I think I own one Collezione button-up and I don't recall ever seeing a GA design I thought was interesting and especially nice -- yet the clothing is all thoroughly inoffensive, it's just tailored suits and shirts, how on earth is that "the most annoying brand"? [​IMG] Ed Hardy is an answer that's universally empirically acceptable. Maybe American Eagle for its shittiness and ubiquity. But Gucci and Burberry have been mentioned dozens of times in this thread; I have a feeling most of the people writing down those names don't watch the runway shows -- they probably think everything by those labels actually has a monogram pattern all over it. Guess what, it doesn't! I hate the Gucci all-over print more than I can express, but the menswear Gucci's put out lately has been understated if anything. Burberry Prorsum tends to eschew the traditional nova check, though there was one season it was blown up all over everything. I'm not trying to be a brand apologist here because they need to be kept on their toes about pricing, styling, quality and everything else; but I'm also not willing to let things go too far in the opposite direction where people shit all over every non-streetwear/non-English brand name without reason. EDIT: Here's some Gucci fw09 looks, I dare anyone to explain how they are obnoxious (you don't get to nitpick, you have to establish this is THE MOST ANNOYING brand) [​IMG]
     
  5. BlueHorseShoe

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    Don't bother, every time there's a thread like this ("who is the ABSOLUTE WORST designer?") people start posting perfectly acceptable names because of pet peeves or tiny perceived sartorial slights.

    For instance, a lot of people in this thread have said Versace. What Versace are they talking about, the neon vintage shit floating around eBay or the really fashion-forward stuff Frieda Giannini [sp] has been putting on the runway the last few seasons? Because the runway stuff of late has been pretty fucking cool, definitely not to everybody's taste but there's absolutely no way these people could expand and articulate their opinions on why it's apparently awful without sounding like vapid sheep.

    Same goes for everybody who's mentioned Armani. I am the last person on earth who you could call a "fan of Armani," I think I own one Collezione button-up and I don't recall ever seeing a GA design I thought was interesting and especially nice -- yet the clothing is all thoroughly inoffensive, it's just tailored suits and shirts, how on earth is that "the most annoying brand"? [​IMG]

    Ed Hardy is an answer that's universally empirically acceptable. Maybe American Eagle for its shittiness and ubiquity. But Gucci and Burberry have been mentioned dozens of times in this thread; I have a feeling most of the people writing down those names don't watch the runway shows -- they probably think everything by those labels actually has a monogram pattern all over it. Guess what, it doesn't! I hate the Gucci all-over print more than I can express, but the menswear Gucci's put out lately has been understated if anything. Burberry Prorsum tends to eschew the traditional nova check, though there was one season it was blown up all over everything.

    I'm not trying to be a brand apologist here because they need to be kept on their toes about pricing, styling, quality and everything else; but I'm also not willing to let things go too far in the opposite direction where people shit all over every non-streetwear/non-English brand name without reason.

    EDIT: Here's some Gucci fw09 looks, I dare anyone to explain how they are obnoxious (you don't get to nitpick, you have to establish this is THE MOST ANNOYING brand)


    I actually agree with most of this post. However, the definition of annoying is highly personal. For example, while I own and enjoy items for Gucci and Burberry, I can see how one would be annoyed by those brands. When I see something by Gucci or Burberry, it always involves the monogram/nova check in an ostentatious way. They may make understated clothing, but it's rare that I see it.

    Side note: It's been a while since I've seen Versace clothing, but the ties I've seen lately were pretty bad. With apologies to Spoo (and his sales thread), the ones with the gold Medusa figure (or whatever) prominently featured on the blade of a solid colored tie are pretty horrendous.

    Bottom-line: People may find brands annoying for different reasons (ostentatious branding, price to cost ratio, prominence among ignorant people in the community, hype/saturation here, etc.)
     
  6. RangerP

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    It's not really the brands that I hate....

    I hate people who only buy items that display the brand/logo...just to show the world that they are important.

    The perfect example of this is Hermes Man. Another common example is the university level girls who walk around with the coach little hand purses...omg I hate those people.

    The other annoying thing is hearing people justify their spending on expensive low quality brand stuff. A good example of that is guy's who only wear Hugo Boss (Suits, Shoes, shirts, ties).

    My opinion is that most brands do make some good products if you can get your hands on it on it at a reasonable price.
    This applies to everything from Old Navy to Burberry to whatever else you want to name. ($2 flip-flops for the gym anyone?)
     
  7. rgoldstein

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    [​IMG]

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    Sorry. Not making your case for me. Those suit jackets are comical.

    I like the loafers though.
     
  8. Thanks SF (a new me)

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    It's not really the brands that I hate....
    I hate people who only buy items that display the brand/logo...just to show the world that they are important.


    +1 ...like certain "Crocodile" brand....

    Originally Posted by Thanks SF (a new me)
    use to wear 'em early 90's until early 2000's... now that some rapper-hip hop mall hopping posers wear them recklessly, my authentic versions has been relegated for wiping soles of my C&J Welbourne and AE's
     
  9. SpallaCamiccia

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    [​IMG] Sorry. Not making your case for me. Those suit jackets are comical. I like the loafers though.
    It sees like if they had photoshoped the face of the model, as has the same expression in all the pictures.[​IMG] [​IMG] Even the hat seems to have being added later HAHA
     
  10. davesmith

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    i find it interesting most people agree on the same things.. ed hardy, cavalli, aldo (the music is so loud it blows my head before i enter the store and once i do enter i am glad the music pushes me back out...) etc.. [​IMG]
     
  11. Klobber

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    Dior Homme is anything but "over the top loud fashion". Nearly all their pieces feature clean lines & mono tone palettes. It really doesn't get much simpler.

    You are right - Dior do create very nice attractive pieces.

    Dior are annoying to me on principle of fit - unless the man is emaciated, there is just no way to fit into their dress shirts or suits without going two sizes too large. Even their 17.5 dress shirts (which are rare / non existent today) fit around chest and shoulders like a typical slim fitting 16.5 shirt. Suits, I made the worst mistake ordering a suit in the size 56. When I got it, it fitted like a 42US size, nowhere near close to the 45/46US fit like I expected. The waist dimensions were perfect, the chest and shoulders were for the super skinny man with small bones. Suit was returned the next day with me feeling very dissapointed - great looking, great quality suit, but bad fit.

    So in a sense, Dior are loud thanks to their fits. Just my 2c.
     
  12. Achilles_

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    You are right - Dior do create very nice attractive pieces.

    Dior are annoying to me on principle of fit - unless the man is emaciated, there is just no way to fit into their dress shirts or suits without going two sizes too large. Even their 17.5 dress shirts (which are rare / non existent today) fit around chest and shoulders like a typical slim fitting 16.5 shirt. Suits, I made the worst mistake ordering a suit in the size 56. When I got it, it fitted like a 42US size, nowhere near close to the 45/46US fit like I expected. The waist dimensions were perfect, the chest and shoulders were for the super skinny man with small bones. Suit was returned the next day with me feeling very dissapointed - great looking, great quality suit, but bad fit.

    So in a sense, Dior are loud thanks to their fits. Just my 2c.


    A EU 56 should be more like a US/UK 44 not a 45/46 no matter the brand [​IMG]
     
  13. Klobber

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    A EU 56 should be more like a US/UK 44 not a 45/46 no matter the brand [​IMG]

    Yes my dear sir, you are correct. Typically 56EU <-> close to 44US going by most measurements.

    But there is something funny in the suit world. I have many 56EU suits, with some having shoulders and chest 19" and 23" respectively, and some having 20" and 24" respectively. That is off the rack stuff as well, no in-store tailoring prior to purchase.

    That is almost 1 whole size difference with identically labelled suits! A 20, 24 is more like 46US, 19, 23 consistent with 44US. Wierd thing this.

    The 56EU Dior Homme was abysmal with 18.5" shoulders and 22" chest, fitting much more close to 42US than 44US. The armholes of that suit were way too high, but that could have been because my shoulders overshot the jacket shoulders.
     
  14. Achilles_

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    The 56EU Dior Homme was abysmal with 18.5" shoulders and 22" chest, fitting much more close to 42US than 44US. The armholes of that suit were way too high, but that could have been because my shoulders overshot the jacket shoulders.


    That sounds like a small 42![​IMG]

    You have a good point. I guess enthusiasts just have to research here to know the maker and how their line fits!
     
  15. ALFAMALE

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    Ed hardy... If you can call it a brand, its more just like shit with a price tag...

    Versace / Dolce and Gabbana because the make some really nice stuff, but ruin it by putting a huge ugly logo on.
     
  16. Nicola

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    You are right - Dior do create very nice attractive pieces.

    Dior are annoying to me on principle of fit - unless the man is emaciated, there is just no way to fit into their dress shirts or suits without going two sizes too large. Even their 17.5 dress shirts (which are rare / non existent today) fit around chest and shoulders like a typical slim fitting 16.5 shirt. Suits, I made the worst mistake ordering a suit in the size 56. When I got it, it fitted like a 42US size, nowhere near close to the 45/46US fit like I expected. The waist dimensions were perfect, the chest and shoulders were for the super skinny man with small bones. Suit was returned the next day with me feeling very dissapointed - great looking, great quality suit, but bad fit.
    .


    Isn't it well known Dior makes suits for slim guys? Complaining the shoulders are too small is no different then a slim guy complaining on too big shoulders on an athletic suit.
     
  17. Jan_

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    Back on topic......Paul and Sharkey simply for the sheer and obnoxious size of their logo on certain items such as their pants and polos. Nicely made though.

    I'd like to add my hate for Paul & Shark. It's marketed to wannabe sailors. With their logo five times(!) on a jacket, how stupid. I went into their store and asked them about their audience. It became clear that the majority of their customers never stood on a boat or have some maritime knowledge or experience. The only time I saw people wearing Paul & Shark on board was when they were guests of the owner or visitors to a marina festival.

    Their companion for the lower budget is RedGreen from Denmark which I hate the same. For wannabes and fake sailors. Lower prices, lower quality.

    Still undecided about Gaastra. They have their logo big and prominently displayed, which is a sin in itself. What I find more annoying with maritime brands is that they often display references to regattas in which the wearer never participated.
     
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    [​IMG] Sorry. Not making your case for me. Those suit jackets are comical. .

    +1.

    These short jackets are fascinating. I can't people have done a total 180 inside of a year and bought into something they trashed not a year ago. (Jacket is too short, your ass is showing, its a female jacket)
     
  19. RangerP

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    +1.

    These short jackets are fascinating. I can't people have done a total 180 inside of a year and bought into something they trashed not a year ago. (Jacket is too short, your ass is showing, its a female jacket)


    +1

    Those jackets DO look like they are a woman's jacket.

    Look at the one on the far right (last one on the right)...under the guy's jacket. It looks like it's barelly covering his belt !!!!

    That's the shortest jacket I've seen in a while. I thought the trend would slowly become longer but I guess they decided to go even shorter for an extra year...My GOD those are awful!!!
     
  20. GoldenTribe

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    [​IMG]

    Sorry. Not making your case for me. Those suit jackets are comical.

    I like the loafers though.


    If you looked at five photos covering just about every kind of clothing but shorts and your only criticism is that the jackets are too short I think I did make my point. You don't have to like the clothes, you can still think it's ugly pieces and ugly ensembles, all I wanted to demonstrate is that Gucci clothing is not all loud as shit and monogrammed to death.
     

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