The Brands You Cannot Live Without
December 1, 2011 1:05pm CST
Hi there fellow mylotters. It's been a while since I've been around here. So long, in fact, that I had to make a new account as I cannot remember the previous one :) And what better way to rejoin mylot if not through a new discussion? Today I am asking you what clothes brands you cannot live without? I have to say I am not the brand freak but there are a few that are a must. And since I started the discussion, I think it's only fair that I go first :) So, I cannot live without: - my red CONVERSE All Stars - I may have as many shoes, these will always by my favourite footwear - my blue BENCH hoodie - keeps me warm and looks really great - my LEVIS jeans - there are no better jeans in the world - my NIKE t-shirts - quality and looks, you can't ask for more :) Not a lot, but I love these 4 brands. I am starting to get a crush on SuperDry as well, I'll just have to wait and see how it develops. Your turn now :)
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3 Dec 11
I can't say that I can't live without some brand, I can say I love some brands more then other simply because they are more suitable for me. I like to buy CONVERSE All Stars like you, DISEL, Adiddas etc. Brand does not have influence will I buy something or not, only thing that matter is do I feel comfortable to wear something or not.
2 Dec 11
My motto is to buy the best. Best not as in the best rated brand or any such. I try to optimize my spend. So, I try to balance a few factors like price, comfort wear and reliability. As for price, I don't like to bear costs of big brand marketing, display and status tag. This is obviously saying I am not a fan of great international brands simply because I don't splurge. Even if I had some excess budget some time, I would rather use it for my own benefit in terms of more value for the same amount. I have a background in textiles & garments so, I can identify characteristics that make for comfort wear. I want to feel easy & comfortable in my clothing. I go for branded stuff simply to be sure that the manufacturer puts credibility at stake and not merely as anonymous. The fact that modest brands do care for their reputation & long term presence in the market gives me comfort when deciding to use them. In such cases, I don't simply get driven by factors like cheap, get additional free etc. Because in the end, I what I bring home may be products that don't last too long and I'm a person that believes I don't buy every third day.
2 Dec 11
I admit I buy stuff from trusted brands, but it doesn't mean I'm brand-conscious. There are just those brands that I've been buying for a long time and I've been satisfied with. For the things I wear, especially shoes, I really look at the brands since I go for both durability and fashion, and only a few brands for me satisfy that criteria of mine. I admit though that almost all are foreign brands, even if they're manufactured in my country.
1 Dec 11
I'm not really into brands. although I am very fond of Vollers corsets and Vivien of Holloway 50s style dresses. but I don't judge clothes by their tags. the brand name is only on the inside after all (at least on clothes that aren't tacky) I judge them by how much I like the individual garment. although I would like to be able to afford some Vivienne Westwood (simply because I love the cut and style of her clothes. the tailoring is beautiful) or some Biba as the styles are vintage and elegant.
1 Dec 11
I can't say that I can't live without this brands but I can say that they are my favorite brand of clothing. Like you, I really like Levi's. The fit and the color of their jeans are awesome. Plus, the quality of the jeans is great. For sports apparel, I am into Adidas. Cheaper and still with quality compared to Nike. I also like Rebook. Sebago shoes are also great and I love Skechers for my non-sports shoes.
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1 Dec 11
I would say for me my aeropostale jeans are better than my levi's. But,my levis look better in color than any of my jeans. I love all my shirts and they all come from branded stores that I bought at yards sales like the gap and eddie b,and some liz clair bournes.. I love my aero shirts too.