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    "No-Go" Brands/Shops?

    As an amateur myself, I am currently none the wiser of the good brands/shops and the bad brands/shops.
    I don't buy from Tesco, Asda and Primark or are these good? I currently shop at Topman and Asos, are these clothing great quality or not?
    Which brands and shops would you not buy from?
    If anyone could suggest some really good quality shops/brands that aren't too expensive (All Saints sort of prices at the most), which would last long then that'd help!
    Thanks!

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    Superdry, Jack Jones, Diesel, G-star are probably the worst for me. I cringe when I see people wearing them

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    Jack Wills for me in this respect. Though I've got a few J&J t-shirts which are fine.

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    Hollister, A&F, Superdry...anything obnoxiously branded really. I do have a hat & some cords from Jack Wills but they don't have big visible branding on them. I would tend to shy away from supermarket clothes, Primark, Matalan etc but if a particular piece looked good and wasn't crap fabric then I might consider it.
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    Haha, is Diesel that bad? I grew out of Diesel a long time ago mostly because I grew up, but their jeans (normal-looking ones) are of good quality. I have one or two pairs, and they do last.

    Smith: if your budget is AllSaints sort of price, then then the list is never-ending. AllSaints, Reiss, Ted Baker, Sandro, Paul Smith Jeans (cheaper line of Paul Smith), Marc by Marc Jacobs, Theory, Rag & Bone. So many. I would throw in some Uniqlo as well simply because some of the stuff there are good. It also depends on what item you're looking for specifically.

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    Thanks everyone!
    What's everyones opinions on Topman? Good quality clothing or not?

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    I avoid buying at Topman (I just take inspiration of what they've got going on), because I'd rather not look like a Topman mannequin like 3/4 of the country.

    Seriously, where I live most guys think that wearing stuff from Topman from head to toe instantly makes them stylish, even if the colours clash and the fit is way off...

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    Topman quality (and fit) is pretty variable really. They have a lot of crap but also some nice stuff.
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    I second Confuseddasher. Diesel or G-star can have nice items, if one looks past the over branded items. Worth a peek during the sales I'd say.

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    I buy a few things from Topman and the quality is a bit hit and miss. Denim Jacket - brilliant quality; Blazers - prettt good; shoes, jeans and chinis - avoid

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