Gay favorite wear_brands

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    Nov 29, 2007 7:30 PM GMT
    I had a discussion lately -
    about Toscani's photoprints for RaRe (
    They are plainly gay-like (see pics here:

    But i don't think the collection ( - is addressed to a gay guy.
    In my opinion, brands like Dior_Homme, men lines of CK, Energie, Replay, Diesel, D&G, Neil Barrett et cetera - obviously more sexy and have some background gay motives.

    What are your opinions? What brands do you like to wear?

  • auryn

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    Nov 30, 2007 12:03 AM GMT
    Though not a "name-brand whore", I am partial to Ben Sherman, FCUK (the name alone is fun, and I like pretending like I'm upset when people jumble the letters around), also lots of Japanese styles and le chateau from Canada. --Ah Canada, I wish our dollar was strong again. (Thanks Duhbya for messing up another good thing. Ya idgit.)

  • jarhead5536

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    Nov 30, 2007 12:25 AM GMT
    I'm kinda bipolar. I only wear Kenneth Cole or Abercrombie & Fitch...
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    Nov 30, 2007 12:29 AM GMT

    I love Aussiebum!

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  • Timbales

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    Nov 30, 2007 12:50 AM GMT
    Eddie Bauer


  • irishboxers

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    Nov 30, 2007 12:59 AM GMT
    Eddie Bauer is good, durable stuff. Definitely.

    I mix n match between Lucky Jeans, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Kenneth Cole, Timberland, Dockers, Adidas, Calvin Klein, and Hanes. Not all at once, of course.

    Just wear what you like and what you're comfortable in. Who cares if it's a "gay" label?
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    Nov 30, 2007 1:01 AM GMT
    Timberoo, You wear flannel, drive a pickup, and listen to Melissa Etheridge also? icon_wink.gif

    I think its more how you wear the cloths that make you gay. I'm sure if you style them right Brooks Brothers could scream queer.
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    Nov 30, 2007 1:09 AM GMT
    Not really that much into labels, other than to say one brand is more comfortable to me than another...

    That said, in underwear (when I wear it) I prefer Mundo Unico simply because its much more comfortable than anything else I've worn...

    In jeans, Levi's, Faded Glory, and Riders... depending on what price range I'm working with at the time, what I'm going to do while wearing them, and which version of either brand I'm looking at. I do have one pair of black Tommys and I like them, but I probably wouldn't buy another pair...

    Now, if I could afford it, I'd be all up into some D&G because I love their designs. Right now though, I'm content to just wear their cologne... icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 30, 2007 1:11 AM GMT
    Whatever has the most discreet branding. Its weird walking around the locker-room with someone else's name on my underpants.
  • mv03

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    Nov 30, 2007 1:16 AM GMT
    I like 7even, Diesel, A.G. Goldschmeid, Triple 5 Star, Zegna, Cole Haan, Kenneth Cole, Claiborne, Zanella, DKNY, and Eton...That's all gonna end soon though when I graduate and am cut-off and living on my own...Then I'm gonna be looking hot in the new Paris Hilton K-Mart brand...That or a paper bag...I'm not picky.icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 30, 2007 1:49 AM GMT
    Kreawiz wrote: "What brands do you like to wear?"

    LL Bean
    The North Face
    Tommy Hilfiger Polo Shirts (though the last batch didn't really measure up quality wise)
    Under Armor
    Paul Stuart

  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 30, 2007 1:59 AM GMT
    Well I'm defintely a Ralph Lauren polo fanatic, but I do also wear A&F, Tommy (but most of their stuff is crap these days, except for their athletic action briefs) and a few other labels.

    Professionally, I'm pretty reasoned. Mostly Murano, Ralph Lauren, Hart, Shafner & Marx, etc. I'm more concerned about the cut. None of my suits are right unless they are athletic cut.
  • liftordie

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    Nov 30, 2007 2:07 AM GMT
    gym shoes-puma
    swim trunks-aussie bum
    cowboy boots-luchese
    dirty tshirts-ajaxx LOL
    gym pants-LASC
    white wife beaters-fruit o the loom !!
  • Timbales

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    Nov 30, 2007 2:09 AM GMT
    Trance23 - I don't drive a pick-up.

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    Nov 30, 2007 2:25 AM GMT
    So your only 2/3 lesbian then icon_razz.gif
  • Timbales

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    Nov 30, 2007 2:41 AM GMT
    I have a large dog and an extensive collection of power tools as well, plus cd's by kd lang and Indigo Girls.
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    Nov 30, 2007 3:16 AM GMT
    I prefer unbranded or subtly branded basics. Mossimo makes some nice very inexpensive fitted ringer ts and tanks. I've found that a lot of the premium jeans fall apart, so I stick to Levis. Dr Martins shoes can't be beat. American Apparel has some nice basics, and Element makes nice street shoes and hats. Quicksilver makes some great inexpensive casual shirts.

    I can usually get away with that type of wear at work. When I have to dress up a little, Dockers pants and Abercrombie shirts, or Eddie Bauer and Arrow are good bets.

    In rare cases where you want to look "out," Andrew Christian and Ajaxx are a good way to do that.

    I've long known that the best fashion accessories are muscles, and after that nice hair and eyes-- everything else should complement those, not advertise a brand or an economic status.
  • in773guy

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    Nov 30, 2007 3:27 AM GMT
    Ha! I know it's so anti-gay but I love my skater brands.....don't get me wrong I have my True Religion and Armani but give me a pair of A&F jeans and a Volcom hoodie and an Elements T and I am set....some Billabong board shorts....oh yea....some Oakley snowboard wear and some hot sketchers or DC's....
    I'm sorry but I am a gay that goes for comfort over fashion.....I can't stand paying 200 for a pair of jeans then see them on sale for 49.99...maybe this comes with age...but high end ain't all that......go ahead try to take my Gay card away....I'll kick your ass and be comfortable doing it....and have some cash left over for the law suit.
    Later Jocks
  • Starboard

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    Nov 30, 2007 3:55 AM GMT
    Lately I've been spending a lot of time in the new Ralph Lauren Rugby store.
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    Nov 30, 2007 3:59 AM GMT
    "I'm sorry but I am a gay that goes for comfort over fashion"

    Huh? Every brand you mentioned is a trendy one. Believe me, you can spend less than A&F, Billabong and Volcom cost. Don't kick my ass. I'm just saying...
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Nov 30, 2007 4:12 AM GMT
    I prefer brands not be visible on my clothing, but I admit to loving my Underarmour compression shorts for the gym. I typically wear t shirts and underwear from Hanes because they're comfortable and inexpensive. I've lately started wearing Tommy Hillfiger jeans as they fit me better than the other jeans I can get for $30 or less. My recent splurge on clothing was a pair of Old Navy cashmere sweaters for $40 each. Normally I just buy whatever's on clearance and seems to fit. What can I say? I'm clearly not a fashion plate.
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    Nov 30, 2007 4:25 AM GMT
    I'm with Irish and ItJock. I'm also a LaCoste and Tommy Bahamas addict. Melissa and k.d. live forever.
  • TriAthlnNOLA

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    Nov 30, 2007 2:10 PM GMT
    For me... Jeans have to be either True Religion, Diesel, or Parasuco ... Polo's Lacoste is the only way to go for me... sometimes I'll dabble in Penguin... Dress shirts I really like the quality and fit of Express Design Studio... Logo T's probably Salvagae, and Energie, ... and then as for working out some random volleyball tee shirt that I got from a volleyball tournament pair some some Muzino volleyball shorts... Underwear is 2xist Varsity No Show brief... I just can't see myself wearing A&F everytime I want in that store I feel like that smell just lingers on you for days!!! and then I feel 12 when I walk in there... I think that place is great for Frat boys and teenagers... I just can't do it.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Nov 30, 2007 3:19 PM GMT
    "But, it's not about labels on - it's just about spirit of the brand and to feel spirited in some way comfortable to you of course or expressing yourself."

    Here's where I think we reach the chasm between those of us who don't care about brands and those who do. I understand viewing clothing as a form of expressing yourself, but in a more limited manner. Dress shirts vs flannel vs t shirts. Solids vs patterns. Geometrics vs indie references. Baggy vs tailored vs tight. But I don't understand brands being part of the calculation. A good amount of my stuff, I don't even know what the brand is. I certainly can't tell from looking at someone what brand they're wearing, unless it's one of those with the brand name in huge letters on the clothing (much to the dismay of jean makers, I'm sure). Brands don't come with any particular feel or image or identity to me. I care if the fabric and fit are comfortable, if it's in my price range, and if it looks good--and the former are fully capable of trumping the last of those considerations, particularly in the winter when being warm enough is far more important in a jacket or hat or something than looking good. Or in exercise clothes--I bet the fact that my compression shorts are sometimes poking out the bottom of my normal athletic shorts looks stupid, but since they're so much more comfortable than my other athletic underwear I don't care.

    I recognize that there are those who will judge my brands, or lack thereof. I just feel the need to point out that there are also those of us who will not judge yours for the very simple reason that we have no idea what brand you're wearing, nor do we care.
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    Nov 30, 2007 3:49 PM GMT
    Sadly, I now where almost exclusively Banana Republic. But hey, I work there. For the basics though I definitely love 2xist's tanks and Ginch Gonch underwear.