In an industry where the lines are beginning to get blurred between high end and streetwear, we attempt to answer the question “if you could wear one brand for the rest of your life, what would it be?”
Jonny Sheves: Stone Island
Jacob Montgomery: Nike
Will Mayer: James Perse
For me, choosing one brand to wear for the rest of my life is not at all difficult. Even now, I wear James Perse almost every day. It’s a nice clean and versatile look, as their pieces can go with just about anything. Although my favorite aspect of the brand is by far their rugged cotton t-shirts, they also create clothes in a range of categories. Whether it’s shoes or suits, they’ve got you covered and looking good. It’s seen as more of a high end fashion label, rather than a streetwear brand. Yet, it is still an essential brand both in my rotation and in the budding menswear industry as a whole. James Perse embodies my wardrobe with its minimalistic style.
Ankit Mehra: Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren has been the high point in menswear since its emergence in 1967. Encompassing basic pieces such as logo t-shirts, as well as a more high end scope through collections such as Purple Label, there is a reason that every day, regardless of the event, I tend to have at least one piece on from Ralph Lauren. While utilizing the idealized menswear look, Ralph Lauren has not been limited to their classic aesthetic, branching out into the current athleisure market with collections such as RLX or Polo Sport. Garnering a cult following through trends such as Polo Bear, the brand has cemented itself atop the menswear market in the United States, while also cementing itself atop my rankings of brands in fashion.