(Use comments, please. Happy 4th!)
Brunello Cuccinelli tops the list..Style and quality all in one.
Ed Hardy. Just kidding. Band of Outsiders. I love that it is mostly made in the US, great fit and quality. Supporting US workers is a big plus.
Hickey Freeman or Paul Stuart
Gant by Michael Bastian, I love his take on American Menswear
I second Band of Outsiders, everything they make fits me like it was made for me, plus a nice balance of wardrobe staples and more adventurous pieces.
raf simons. so cool, so wild. i know it’s been a strange few seasons, and sometimes tacky, but the range of styles in the line…i’m crazy about it lately.
RL, pretty much already do, heaven help me…though in a perfect wealthy world RL Black Label. I say that not with glee but with the shame of an addict.
Kiton, Anderson & Sheppard, Turnbull & Asser, Charvet, H. Poole, Chester Barrie, Gieves & Hawke, Martin Greenfield, Hermes. Everything else is just kid’s stuff. I s’pose that’s more than just one.
Paul sounds like a ‘cool guy’
Comme des Garcons, Ann D, Robert Geller, MMM, Damir Doma, rag & bone, Kris Van Assche, Dries van Noten
Rick owens&Issey Miyake
I’ll throw Acne and APC on the list. If only one, then Acne
Walter Van Beirendonck, Comme des Garcons, Raf Simons, Helmut Lang, and Martin Margiela for sure!
Paul Smith is hit-or-miss, but I would happily fill my closet with the hits.
Junya Wantanabe clothes have fit, versatility and a “gets better with age” classicism to it. My pick for sure.
Well it was Band of Outsiders, but I’d call myself a recent Gant Rugger convert. Chris is doing amazing work there.
Maison Martin Margiela
Backup Options: Raf Simons, Comme des Garcons, Dries Van Noten, Bless, JW Anderson
Vintage Helmut Lang. And I do, for the most part. Supplemented with Jil Sander, Agnes B.
Ralph Lauren. His clothing never goes out of style and his pieces are always so classic with of course a hint of modern in them. love RL. plus its an american brand. GOO USA!
Now that they offer button-downs and footwear… Wings & Horns.
Barring that, Damir Doma, because it’s beautiful and nigh-unwearable in terms of individual pieces.
Gant will suffice.
Brunello Cuccinelli, followed closely by Visvim.
White Mountaineering or F/W 11 Junya.
Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana or Ralph Lauren
Besides tsaiclip, probably John Varvatos
If we’re talking about ONE brand for the rest of your life … has to be Brunello Cucinelli right now. Think about when you’re 70 in your leather club chair next to the fire in the finest cashmere. YupYup.
Helmut Lang, circa 1999
Zegna, but Cucinelli is close.
John Varvatos or Burberry
All Saints, perhaps. If not APC, R&B or Gant.
I might have gone with Margiela if a few of you hadn’t already gone there, but I’m happy enough with my other top choice – Jil Sander (by which I mean Raf Simons designing for Jil Sander). Jil is crazy enough for the young me and refined enough for my senescence.
I’m going to hop on the Ralph Lauren bandwagon. So classic.
Paul Smith. Got everything from his Red Ear denim to his awesome footwear to great suiting, and everything in between.
EG. Already wear it all day. Now I need Daiki to make me a suit for work…Hah!