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I'll go first:

Polo Ralph Lauren
L.L. Bean
Land's End
Brooks Bros.
Rooster
Woolrich
Pendleton
Florsheim

zubaz fupa (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 19 April 2012 17:43 (six years ago) Permalink

Polished but slightly rugged?

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 19 April 2012 17:44 (six years ago) Permalink

You, I mean.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 19 April 2012 17:45 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah i guess? i think a good portion of my wardrobe consists of these brands' products, i somehow identify with the brand identity, and i am def more inclined to buy these brands over others, if i came across them in a thrift store for instance

zubaz fupa (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 19 April 2012 17:48 (six years ago) Permalink

also just spinning this thread off the current discussion in the quiddities thread

zubaz fupa (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 19 April 2012 17:50 (six years ago) Permalink

should probably include Levi's in there. list is v v 'americana' now that i consider it

zubaz fupa (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 19 April 2012 17:55 (six years ago) Permalink

uniqlo

iatee, Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:01 (six years ago) Permalink

Belstaff
Katharine Hammnett
Diesel
John Varvatos
Missoni
Dolce & Gabbana

Would probably wear a lot of Number (N)ine if you could get it cheap in Europe.

I like well-put-together Italian glamour with a kind of rugged edge to it.

Une semaine de Bunty (ShariVari), Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:05 (six years ago) Permalink

I like Muji but I fear that turns me into some sort of asexual japanese person who wears flowing everything made of linen.

dayo, Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:08 (six years ago) Permalink

about 75% of esprit's stuff is nagl but I like the 25% that isn't

dayo, Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:09 (six years ago) Permalink

I always think "oh no, I'm so not bothered about style and ~brands~ and things~!!!" but then someone will point out that I am a complete sucker for anything with a Liberty print on it.

And there was a bit of a hole in my life since Liberty stopped really doing stuff with actual Liberty Prints on it, to concentrate on boring haute couture.

And then I discovered Seasalt in Cornwall! Which is kind of a simpler take on the Liberty aesthetic of bold prints, mixed with bright nautical colours and "British Seaside" vibe. And makes you look like a complete Cornish hippie headed for your pottery, which is just about right.

Oh, and I seem to wear lots of Orvis tweed, but that is due to the fact that my Mum will never stop giving it to me. When I get my first paycheck from my new job, I'm going to get some Horwood and Shaw tweed tailored for me, which seems better quality.

Thom Yorke... in ~my~ Coachella? (Masonic Boom), Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:12 (six years ago) Permalink

haha i'm glad you added 'in a thrift store' because most of the brands i like i've found in thrift stores or buy on sale.

my style is a mish-mash of stuff and many of my currently in-circulation items are by local designers. these days i generally go for clean lines in either dark colours or bright patterns and i'm a fan of subtle textures.

so, as far as brands (vs higher-end designers) go re: the above qualities:
Banana Republic
Club Monaco
Zara, only sometimes
H&M line that is more adult/'organic' - i'm wearing one of their off-white linen hoodies today w skinny-straight-leg Uniqlo jeans

sadly, i've found that Uniqlo no longer suits my body, which is errgh bc i'm happier with my bod now than i was two years ago when their stuff fit me better! :/ i am still on a quest for jeans. am going to the big jeans jeans jeans store here in the next day or two to try on all manner of brands.

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:13 (six years ago) Permalink

haha, MB, i am also a sucker for a liberty print, i will snatch up a liberty print necktie with almost no hesitation whatsoever

zubaz fupa (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:17 (six years ago) Permalink

You have to understand how much I love kinda frumpy ladies' career wear department store pieces.

Calvin Klein
Ann Klein
Evan Piccone
Jones New York
Pendleton here too

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:17 (six years ago) Permalink

Jos. A Banks
Van Heusen
Hanes
Nautica
Wrangler
2xist
Gold Toe
Florsheim
Vans

I got depressed typing this out.

fruitsbs (beachville), Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:17 (six years ago) Permalink

xp And worse, like Josephine Chaus and Willi Smith.

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:19 (six years ago) Permalink

I inherited about half a dozen Liberty print ties when my father moved to Silicon Valley and stopped wearing suits to work. They are the most gorgeous things I've ever seen in my life. They're 60s vintage, so they're skinny tie style, as well. So lovely.

Thom Yorke... in ~my~ Coachella? (Masonic Boom), Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:21 (six years ago) Permalink

And Lilly Pulitzer, when I can find it at TJ Maxx.

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:22 (six years ago) Permalink

They're 60s vintage, so they're skinny tie style, as well. So lovely.

oh man. i just caught myself salivating over this.

zubaz fupa (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:34 (six years ago) Permalink

Wait is this stuff we actually own or things we would buy if we spent money on clothes. There are brands/designers I love but mostly I hate spending a lot of money on clothes so I generally buy really simple inexpensive things (from places like old navy, target, gap, H&M) like plain t shirts and jeans and then accessorize with great shoes and jewelry. I am slowly introducing non-plain things into my wardrobe but it's newish endeavor. I would like to learn to be better at thrifting but I don't have a lot of patience for it. I wish I had a buddy to go with. That would be good.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:57 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm dying at Muji Dayo in his flowy linens btw.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:57 (six years ago) Permalink

For example, the bracelet I'm wearing right now probably cost more than the cords, tee and cardi I have on combined.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:58 (six years ago) Permalink

tbh though I'm sort of lazy when it comes to shopping and get frustrated/tired easily so if money were no object i'd probably just go to Nordstrom's and get one of those personal shopper people to make me look fab.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:00 (six years ago) Permalink

interpret as you wish! i don't really entertain the option of owning a lot of higher end brands because it's not an option as dude who is kinda thick

zubaz fupa (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:01 (six years ago) Permalink

I actually own all that stuff. If I made an aspirational list it would have a lot more Tahari on it, but since I can only wear petites and certain dress shapes, that's not enormously likely.

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:03 (six years ago) Permalink

I own the high-end stuff mentioned upthread but generally don't even consider buying anything unless there's a discount of about 70%. This means i end up with lots of slightly strange things nobody else really wants, but that suits me.

Une semaine de Bunty (ShariVari), Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:07 (six years ago) Permalink

Levi's
Steven Alan
APC
Uniqlo
John Varvatos
J Crew

Haven't bought new clothes in about 2 years, but those are my old standbys. Standard is clothing that looks good on a small frame, which puts Gap, Banana Republic, and most other stores out of consideration.

Spectrum, Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:27 (six years ago) Permalink

If I someone gave me a bunch of $$ to spend on new clothes right now I'd probably go here

http://www.katespade.com/designer-clothing/designer-dresses-and-skirts/clothing-dresses-and-skirts,default,sc.html

and buy nearly all of those dresses and skirts

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:30 (six years ago) Permalink

Levi's
Old Navy
Geoffrey Beene
Van Heusen
Calvin Klein
Kenneth Cole
Fruit of the Loom
Jockey
Skechers
Dr. Martens
Vans
Alfani
Penguin
Claiborne

I need new, hip khakis (DJP), Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:31 (six years ago) Permalink

sadly, i've found that Uniqlo no longer suits my body, which is errgh bc i'm happier with my bod now than i was two years ago when their stuff fit me better! :/ i am still on a quest for jeans. am going to the big jeans jeans jeans store here in the next day or two to try on all manner of brands.

― obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:13 PM (1 hour ago)


Oddly I just don't find anything in uniqlo that actually fits nicely either, I feel like I'm in between sizes on almost everything. The only thing that's worked for me is a uv-cut cardigan which is one of my fav pieces of clothing and I wish I'd purchased two cos they don't seem to have them in black anymore.

salsa shark, Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:31 (six years ago) Permalink

Uniqlo
Muji
Gap
Levi's
Bass
Coverse

Virginia Plain, Friday, 20 April 2012 01:19 (six years ago) Permalink

Levis
Perry Ellis
Ecco
Smartwool
Newton
Hanes
Saucony
Teefury

Jeff, Friday, 20 April 2012 22:38 (six years ago) Permalink

lacoste
ralph lauren polo
nudie jeans
superga
norse projects
our legacy

zverotic discourse (jim in glasgow), Friday, 20 April 2012 22:41 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh forgot Gap.

Jeff, Friday, 20 April 2012 22:43 (six years ago) Permalink

Folk
Oliver Spencer
Norse Projects
Paul Smith
APC
Uniqlo
Paul and Joe
Onitsuka Tiger

I like to think I don't spend *that* much money on clothes; most of the above I buy on sale and if I like a piece I'll wear it until it falls apart.

You always tell me: "Perhacs Perhacs Perhacs" (seandalai), Friday, 20 April 2012 23:49 (six years ago) Permalink

uniqlo
converse
american apparel
top man
reiss

feel like this sounds limited but it does me well enough. i am trying to expand a bit and get some more classy stuff of late but i also wear a decent amount of vintage stuff.

I'm going to allow this! (LocalGarda), Monday, 23 April 2012 21:31 (six years ago) Permalink

j crew shirts, sweaters and shorts
polo / RRL whatever
supreme whatever
stussy / stussy deluxe (kind of given up on everything but collaborations though, they kinda suck now)
nike NSW jackets and shoes
patagonia shirts and flannels
baracuta harrington jackets and penfield down jackets
nike, adidas, birkenstock, clarks, vans
iron heart, warehouse and sugar cane jeans
buzz rickson and real mccoy sweatshirts and chinos
timex watches

also lots of random vintage military and outdoor stuff

the late great, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 19:08 (six years ago) Permalink

i will follow my favorite brands into weird and dark places

for example, i got a line on this ridiculous corduroy jacket for about 1/4 of the price listed, please talk me out of it before i do something stupid

the late great, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 19:11 (six years ago) Permalink

Don't do anything stupid.

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 19:15 (six years ago) Permalink

My style is boring business wear during the week and complete disaster after work (we're talking draw string pants and tees that are beat to shit from working around the house/garden).

Boring business brands that find their way in to my wardrobe frequently are the Kleins (Anne and Calvin), Banana Republic, J. Crew for suiting and pretty much the same lineup for boring business dresses. Work shoes are all over the map, but at home I am far to frequently in Naots, an Israeli "comfort shoe" brand that feel great but my husband LOATHES. To offset the Naots he has bought me two pairs of classic Louboutins (pumps and boots), which I wear on the rare fancy occasions.

Husband is way more styley than I--he loves Epaulet for shirts and pants and Alden for shoes--and recently bought me this great pleated coral skirt that I think Laurel would love! I think I may just turn over all of my wardrobe-ing to him, actually.

quincie, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 19:35 (six years ago) Permalink

Anne Klein
Ann Taylor
...

Is there another career wear Ann(e) that I'm forgetting??

Want to see coral skirt now. :)

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 19:40 (six years ago) Permalink

oops

quincie, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 19:41 (six years ago) Permalink

Good job your husband on the shoe choices, btw. I just looked up that comfort brand.

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 19:41 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh it's so bright and cute! I love knife pleats. I worry about sitting on them all day flattening them out, but they seem to do okay...?

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 19:42 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah the Naots are mostly pretty terrible looking, but I have bad feet and a bad back, give a girl a break!

The pleats are what made me think of you! The fabric is actually kind of substantial, I don't really know how to describe it, but it holds the pleats really well despite sitting-upon.

quincie, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 19:43 (six years ago) Permalink

Ann Taylor is the other Ann, but daria-g has forever turned me against that brand. . .

quincie, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 19:46 (six years ago) Permalink

If I had tons o' wardrobe money I would have nothing but custom-made suits. I love beautifully made suits, but they are rare as hens teeth in my price range.

Hugo Boss and Akris sometimes have stuff I like, but then I look at the price tag and walk away.

quincie, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 19:48 (six years ago) Permalink

a.p.c. sweaters and cardigans and trousers and really everything
happy socks
band of outsiders shirts and sometimes sweaters (:/)
comme des garcon once but not anymore but i still wear lots of older pieces
rag + bone for shorts and trousers
lots of oliver spencer preppy basics, slim trousers and fair isle sweaters and baggy cardigans
vintage levis for jeans and cords although its hard to find now for cheap
i still have three pairs of nudie jeans
i have a couple of filson bags
theres stuff like kitson or edward green or sibling or norse projects where i only have one or two of their pieces but would love more, if they were cheaper
i went through a serious paul smith phase and his mtm shirts fit nicely but ive kinda gotten tired of the forced whimsy
i also used to own like 9 pairs of nike sb mids but ive sold them all since i dont think i can pull them off anymore. the only nikes i kept are some jordan iv reissues
i like shoes too much to only buy one or two brands but i have three pairs of cole haans and three pairs of bob cousy los
theres also some nameless brand of cashmere sweaters that my grandmother has been buying for me since i was 14, i have probably 10 of them they dont have a label in them but theyre heavy and soft and perfect, probably my favorite pieces of clothing, i am wearing one rn

Lamp, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 19:53 (six years ago) Permalink

i want to know why i haven't met marcos OR etaeoe yet

markers, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 17:25 (four years ago) Permalink

I am very excited that Uniqlo is coming to Boston!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 1 October 2014 17:34 (four years ago) Permalink

they aint have one there yet thats crazy

lag∞n, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 17:35 (four years ago) Permalink

i don't even know what the fuck it is

markers, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 17:37 (four years ago) Permalink

I know! Couple coming to surrounding malls and the internet tells me there's a pop up shop in fanueil hall right now.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 1 October 2014 17:37 (four years ago) Permalink

old navy
(scene missing)
hanes

example (crüt), Wednesday, 1 October 2014 17:41 (four years ago) Permalink

I know! Couple coming to surrounding malls and the internet tells me there's a pop up shop in fanueil hall right now.

― Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:37 PM (32 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i was there on sunday, it has sweaters and flannel shirts and puffy down jackets, it's nice

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 18:10 (four years ago) Permalink

:D oh i wanna go

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 1 October 2014 18:21 (four years ago) Permalink

very small but nice selection of fall/winter items

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 18:32 (four years ago) Permalink

old navy for jeans and brightly colored shirts and sweaters

Banana Republic and Kenneth Cole for when I'm feeling fancy

Also own an inordinate amount of Threadless/Disney/band T's

Free Me's Electric Trumpet (Moodles), Wednesday, 1 October 2014 18:32 (four years ago) Permalink

i don't wear collared shirts; maybe i should but they make me feel like a dorkus. i can't dress like an adult.

example (crüt), Wednesday, 1 October 2014 18:36 (four years ago) Permalink

J.Crew
levis
gap
Ben Sherman
Clarks
Red Wing

I want to improve this in 2015-2016, when my income increases.

Treeship, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 18:47 (four years ago) Permalink

I mean, the brands are fine but just so unimaginative. People always mistake me for someone else.

Treeship, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 18:48 (four years ago) Permalink

maybe get tee w a picture of yr face on it

lag∞n, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 19:20 (four years ago) Permalink

also u cld add hood by air to yr list

lag∞n, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 19:21 (four years ago) Permalink

shop only at opening ceremony and vfiles

lag∞n, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 19:21 (four years ago) Permalink

radical overhaul. love it.

http://imgserv.vfiles.com/api/file/f9EWLD1THOtIpyAZMHWU

Treeship, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 19:29 (four years ago) Permalink

sick

example (crüt), Wednesday, 1 October 2014 19:30 (four years ago) Permalink

i luv u in that coat treesh

lag∞n, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 19:34 (four years ago) Permalink

lanvin
veronique branquinho
raf simons
balenciaga
y3

Contrappunto dialettico alla mente (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 1 October 2014 19:38 (four years ago) Permalink

you forgot 'DRKSHDW'

≖_≖ (Lamp), Wednesday, 1 October 2014 19:47 (four years ago) Permalink

i was reading a load of interviews with rick owens the other week

Contrappunto dialettico alla mente (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 1 October 2014 19:49 (four years ago) Permalink

nakh, can you post a picture of yourself wearing those sick high fashion brands?

Treeship, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 19:51 (four years ago) Permalink

hes an interesting person
his stuff is really popular on all of those terrible style forums u find while searching for fashion related shit
weird triangulation of dorky 'transgressive' and high fashion
not rly my scene

Contrappunto dialettico alla mente (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 1 October 2014 19:51 (four years ago) Permalink

maybe he is insufficiently deconstructive, methinks

Contrappunto dialettico alla mente (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 1 October 2014 19:54 (four years ago) Permalink

prob

lag∞n, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 19:58 (four years ago) Permalink

rick owens is probably the biggest influence in #menswear in the last three years

i hate his look though

why so many hoods, why so many zippers rick? they dont make it any easier to skateboard...

ive been super into small japanese brands lately fwiw - minotaur, efilevol, is-ness

≖_≖ (Lamp), Wednesday, 1 October 2014 20:01 (four years ago) Permalink

re zippers feel like theres a lot of cutting edge shit out thats basically repping this vibe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_exp4C8bNfE

lag∞n, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 20:07 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm all about unnecessary zippers

, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 20:09 (four years ago) Permalink

h8 zippers, im amish tho

lag∞n, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 20:10 (four years ago) Permalink

big dog sportswear

GhostTunes on my Pono (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 1 October 2014 20:27 (four years ago) Permalink

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_maaxleX7gQ1qz4vjio1_500.jpg

lag∞n, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 20:31 (four years ago) Permalink

lol

GhostTunes on my Pono (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 1 October 2014 20:32 (four years ago) Permalink

idk what message ur trying to send quite frankly

lag∞n, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 20:34 (four years ago) Permalink

the big dog?

GhostTunes on my Pono (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 1 October 2014 20:35 (four years ago) Permalink

and u his enabler

lag∞n, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 20:36 (four years ago) Permalink

there are 2 rules that may clarify:

#1 if you can't run with the big dog, you'd better get off his porch
#2 if you can't run with the big dog, you are pissin with the puppies

GhostTunes on my Pono (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 1 October 2014 20:38 (four years ago) Permalink

i will think that over and draft my reply

lag∞n, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 20:39 (four years ago) Permalink

anyway, I mostly wear Above The Rim these days

GhostTunes on my Pono (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 1 October 2014 20:41 (four years ago) Permalink

affliction
tapout
venum
kikwear
rock revival
ugg

mattresslessness, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 20:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Lanvin
Thom Browne
Tom Ford
IWC
Persol
JNCO

cure for peen (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 1 October 2014 21:04 (four years ago) Permalink

Langlitz
Mr. S
Wesco
Bike
Nasty Pig
Under Armour

switching letters guy, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 21:08 (four years ago) Permalink

I miss JNCOs.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 1 October 2014 23:50 (four years ago) Permalink

http://i57.tinypic.com/2n8mxbo.png

cure for peen (rip van wanko), Thursday, 2 October 2014 00:01 (four years ago) Permalink

where r ur feet

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 October 2014 00:02 (four years ago) Permalink

what's the big deal with uniqlo? Their stuff looks really generic and boring.

I guess I was super into H&M for a while when they first opened one here, but their stuff seemed more fun and slightly "trashy"

outside of thrift store/random Ross finds, my current brands are:

Target
Sketchers
Liz Claiborne
stuff from Modcloth
and I recently discovered this place which has stuff that seems a lot better made than most Modcloth stuff:
http://www.tatyana.com/

sarahell, Thursday, 2 October 2014 00:07 (four years ago) Permalink

Sadly most things from Modcloth are made really badly, yeah.

Uniqlo is awesome for basics.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 2 October 2014 00:08 (four years ago) Permalink

also re jncos lol high school

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 2 October 2014 00:10 (four years ago) Permalink

Uniqlo is awesome for basics.

― Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, October 1, 2014 8:08 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 October 2014 00:11 (four years ago) Permalink

With ModCloth, as with most things, you get what you pay for. You can't expect the cute frock you picked up for $40 to stand up to a $400 Tracy Reese.

kate78, Thursday, 2 October 2014 16:01 (four years ago) Permalink


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