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    Red face Brands: Like & Dislike

    I like the threads where people post the brands of clothes they wear. I have learned from them not to buy cheap crap.

    Anyway, please list stuff your opinions on brands and why. Maybe group by categories


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    I will start:

    Electronics

    LIKE: Toshiba laptop - have just had it a few weeks, but seems sturdy
    DISLIKE: Sony laptop - bad quality, don't honor warranties, bad customer service, will never buy from them again

    Clothes

    LIKE: Eddie Bauer - they fit well
    LIKE: Lee Jeans - fit well, last long
    LIKE: Hanes Worlds Softest Socks - very soft


    You guys will have to come up with additional categories

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    For upscale work clothes: Eileen Fisher (at the outlet or Goodwill!)
    For daily wear - Dansko clogs (at Nordstrom Rack)

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    Columbia brand outdoor clothing. Seems to last me forever and ever. Cheaper stuff - like shorts from Walmart - falls apart right away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redfox View Post
    For upscale work clothes: Eileen Fisher (at the outlet or Goodwill!)
    For daily wear - Dansko clogs (at Nordstrom Rack)
    There's an Eileen Fisher outlet somewhere near Seattle? Details please! I am impressed you find EF stuff at Goodwill. I haven't been to the downtown store for years, though we drive past it all the time. Should give it a try.

    I also like Eddie Bauer and Lee Jeans. I get both from an outlet store near where my mom/sister live, and they tend to last a long time. I try to buy Lands End, LL Bean and Columbia stuff when I can find it at the thrift store. I've got a pair of Columbia fleece leggings that would have cost $40 new, but I got them for something like $3-4 four years ago, and they are still going strong after almost daily wear every winter. Most of my work clothes are from Ann Taylor Loft, though I find that it is really hit and miss with that brand -- some seasons the latest trends just do NOT suit my body type. But I have a few pairs of pants I have picked up over the past few years that I really like, and they seem to have lasted well.

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    I like the Ann Taylor and Talbot's I find at the consignment store. For new, its usually Lands End since they have petite sizes. I can only wear summer clothes with LL Bean , otherwise the arms are too long.

    Love Victoria Secret bras and underwear. I think they are somewhat over priced, but they seem to last a lot longer.

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    Eileen Fisher outlet is actually Nordstrom Rack. Southcenter has the best selection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lhamo View Post
    Columbia stuff when I can find it at the thrift store. I've got a pair of Columbia fleece leggings that would have cost $40 new, but I got them for something like $3-4 four years ago, and they are still going strong after almost daily wear every winter. lhamo
    You can also get the Columbia stuff from stores like Marshalls, Ross's, and TJ MAX at about half the cost as at a spoirting goods store or Columbia. Columbia also has outlet stores in alot of places and you can get stuff cheap there when it's on sale.

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    Cabelas and Carhartt: clothing
    Thorlo: socks
    Mephisto and Merrell: shoes
    Spyderco: pocket knives
    Bagwell or Fritz: bowie knives
    Glock, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Marlin: handguns and rifles
    Browning, Benelli, Saiga: shotguns
    Dillon Precision: reloading gear
    Doubletap Ammunition, Hunting Shack Ammunition: ammunition, especially custom or volume loadings
    Triplette Competition Arms: fencing gear
    Gransfors Bruks: Axes
    IWC, Ulysse Nardin: Watches
    Penzey's: spices
    Porsche, Volvo, BMW: automobiles
    DeHavilland, Aviat: aircraft
    Nordic Tug, Nordhavn, Gig Harbor Boatworks: boats

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    Athletic stuff - Nike - quality, fit and Phil Knight is over the top generous to my almamater.
    Toyota - The styling and quality.
    Moleskine - notebooks, and yes they make me write better!
    Pencils - Ticonderoga - hey I bet I am the only one on the list with a pencil preference!
    Diet Coke - out of the fountain at McDonalds - it does taste better!
    Stores - Target - like their stores and layout.
    Casual dining - (National) Red Robin, Olive Garden
    Fast Food - McDonald's Breakfast, Burger King Lunch - BK Veggie Sandwiches.
    McDonald's Fries.
    Software - MS Office, especially Excel -- haven't found a chart I don't like!
    Sox - Gap Navy crew sox. Goes with 90% of what I wear.
    T-Shirts - Polo, way way over priced - get them on sale at factory stores.
    Toilet Tissue - Scott single ply -- well you asked!
    Shampoo - cheapo Suave. Great shampoo and body wash - don't have to get to fancy my hair is only 1/2" long!
    Spaghetti sauce - Ragu
    Cheese - Tillamook Medium cheddar
    Chocolate - See's (and yes, I will have a sample)
    Airlines - Southwest and any airline going to Mexico in the Winter!

    ...now that is a random list!

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