• Thread starter
  • Staff
  • #1

iam.mike

Partner / Administrator
Staff member
What are your favorite goto brands (or stores) for each category of your grooming, wardrobe & accessories?
  • Soap
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Facial Scrub
  • Shaving Cream
  • Razor
  • Hair styling
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Undershirt
  • Dress shirt (long sleeve)
  • OCBD
  • Short sleeve button up
  • Polo
  • T-Shirt
  • Sweater
  • Slacks/Chinos
  • Jeans
  • Dress Pants
  • Shorts
  • Jacket
  • Suit
  • Dress Shoes
  • Casual Shoes
  • Boots
  • Belt
  • Watch
If I missed anything obvious, please include it in your reply :)

In a few weeks, I'll compile the information, and share it here.

Thanks in advance!
 

delicious_scent

Super Member
Great idea for a future resource
What are your favorite goto brands (or stores) for each category of your grooming, wardrobe & accessories?
  • Soap
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Facial Scrub
  • Shaving Cream
  • Razor (Astra SP)
  • Hair styling
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Undershirt
  • Dress shirt (long sleeve) (Spier & Mackay)
  • OCBD (Spier & Mackay)
  • Short sleeve button up
  • Polo (Spier & Mackay)
  • T-Shirt
  • Sweater
  • Slacks/Chinos (Spier & Mackay)
  • Jeans
  • Dress Pants (Spier & Mackay)
  • Shorts
  • Jacket (Spier & Mackay)
  • Suit (Spier & Mackay)
  • Dress Shoes (Herring)
  • Casual Shoes (Herring)
  • Boots (Red Wings)
  • Belt
  • Watch (Seiko)
If I missed anything obvious, please include it in your reply :)

In a few weeks, I'll compile the information, and share it here.

Thanks in advance!
 

Dhaller

Elite Member
What are your favorite goto brands (or stores) for each category of your grooming, wardrobe & accessories?
  • Soap (Doctor Bronners)
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Facial Scrub
  • Shaving Cream (Barbisol)
  • Razor (Merkur w/ Feather blades
  • Hair styling (Aveda Pure-formance grooming clay)
  • Socks
  • Underwear (Mack Weldon)
  • Undershirt
  • Dress shirt (long sleeve)
  • OCBD
  • Short sleeve button up (Tori Richard)
  • Polo
  • T-Shirt (Vuori)
  • Sweater (Alan Paine)
  • Slacks/Chinos (Zanella/Hiltl)
  • Jeans (Paige)
  • Dress Pants (H. Stockton for flannel (Dunhill fabric) & Sid Mashburn)
  • Shorts (Vuori, Prana)
  • Jacket (Sid Mashburn)
  • Suit (Samuelsohn & Sid Mashburn)
  • Dress Shoes
  • Casual Shoes (Mephisto)
  • Boots
  • Belt
  • Watch
If I missed anything obvious, please include it in your reply :)

In a few weeks, I'll compile the information, and share it here.

Thanks in advance!
 

David J. Cooper

Super Member
What are your favorite goto brands (or stores) for each category of your grooming, wardrobe & accessories?
  • Soap -Whole Foods Bar Soap
  • Shampoo / Conditioner- I am bald by choice.
  • Facial Scrub- Jack Black
  • Shaving Cream- Taylor’s of Bond Street
  • Razor- Gillette Fusion
  • Hair styling
  • Socks-Brooks Brothers
  • Underwear-Brooks Brothers
  • Undershirt
  • Dress shirt (long sleeve)- Tyyrwhitt
  • OCBD- Lands End Sail Rigger
  • Short sleeve button up
  • Polo- Polo
  • T-Shirt-Tommy Bahamas
  • Sweater- Bean
  • Slacks/Chinos-Brooks Brothers Clark
  • Jeans
  • Dress Pants- Cordings
  • Shorts- Polo
  • Jacket- Barbour
  • Suit- Cordings
  • Dress Shoes- Allen Edmonds
  • Casual Shoes- Allen Edmonds
  • Boots- Allen Edomonds or Aigle for Welles
  • Belt
  • Watch- Hamilton Casual Fredrique Constant Dress
If I missed anything obvious, please include it in your reply :)

In a few weeks, I'll compile the information, and share it here.

Thanks in advance!
 

blue suede shoes

Super Member
What are your favorite goto brands (or stores) for each category of your grooming, wardrobe & accessories?
  • Soap --- Palmolive
  • Shampoo / Conditioner --- carethy.net
  • Facial Scrub
  • Shaving Cream
  • Razor
  • Hair styling
  • Socks --- Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Underwear --- Brooks or LL Bean
  • Undershirt --- LL Bean
  • Dress shirt (long sleeve) --- Brooks or custom made
  • OCBD --- Brooks or Polo Ralph Lauren or LL Bean
  • Short sleeve button up --- Brooks or LL Bean
  • Polo --- Brooks or LL Bean
  • T-Shirt --- LL Bean
  • Sweater --- LL Bean
  • Slacks/Chinos --- Brooks or LL Bean
  • Jeans --- LL Bean
  • Dress Pants --- Brooks or LL Bean
  • Shorts --- Brooks or LL Bean
  • Jacket --- Brooks
  • Suit --- custom made Samuelsohn
  • Dress Shoes --- Alden or Vass
  • Casual Shoes --- Quoddy
  • Boots --- Thorogood
  • Belt --- Brooks or Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Watch --- Seiko
If I missed anything obvious, please include it in your reply :)

In a few weeks, I'll compile the information, and share it here.

Thanks in advance!
I don't use products that I left blank.
 

medhat

Super Member
What are your favorite goto brands (or stores) for each category of your grooming, wardrobe & accessories?
  • Soap (Kirkland body wash)
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Facial Scrub (Clean and Clear)
  • Shaving Cream (Acqua di Parma shave oil)
  • Razor (cheap Gillette 2 blade razors)
  • Hair styling
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Undershirt
  • Dress shirt (long sleeve) (Brooks Bros extra slim anisley collar)
  • OCBD (BB or Uniqlo)
  • Short sleeve button up
  • Polo (Tie Bar)
  • T-Shirt
  • Sweater
  • Slacks/Chinos (Uniqlo or Lululemon)
  • Jeans (Uniqlo, APC, Levis)
  • Dress Pants
  • Shorts (for sports, Nike)
  • Jacket
  • Suit (bespoke)
  • Dress Shoes (Allen Edmonds)
  • Casual Shoes
  • Boots
  • Belt
  • Watch (Tag Heuer among others)
If I missed anything obvious, please include it in your reply :)

In a few weeks, I'll compile the information, and share it here.

Thanks in advance!
 

never behind

Senior Member
What are your favorite goto brands (or stores) for each category of your grooming, wardrobe & accessories?
  • Soap
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Facial Scrub
  • Shaving Cream (Taylor of Old Bond Street)
  • Razor (Merkur w/ feather blades)
  • Hair styling
  • Socks (mes chaussettes rouges or pedemia)
  • Underwear (Under Armour)
  • Undershirt (RibbedTee)
  • Dress shirt (long sleeve) (Proper Cloth)
  • OCBD (Proper Cloth)
  • Short sleeve button up
  • Polo
  • T-Shirt (Eddie Bauer)
  • Sweater (O’Connell’s)
  • Slacks/Chinos (Bill’s)
  • Jeans
  • Dress Pants (Santorelli and O’Connell’s)
  • Shorts
  • Jacket
  • Suit (Samuelsohn)
  • Dress Shoes (Cheaney)
  • Casual Shoes
  • Boots
  • Belt (Equus)
  • Watch
If I missed anything obvious, please include it in your reply :)

In a few weeks, I'll compile the information, and share it here.

Thanks in advance!
 

dragan

New Member
What are your favorite goto brands (or stores) for each category of your grooming, wardrobe & accessories?
  • Soap - Duke Cannon Bar Soap
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Facial Scrub - Nivea for men
  • Shaving Cream - Barbasol
  • Razor - Dollar Shave Club
  • Hair styling - Bald
  • Socks - Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Underwear - Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Undershirt - Hanes
  • Dress shirt (long sleeve) - Brooks Brothers
  • OCBD
  • Short sleeve button up
  • Polo - Polo Ralph Lauren
  • T-Shirt - Bonobos
  • Sweater - Brooks Brothers
  • Slacks/Chinos - Bonobos (slim cut)
  • Jeans - Levis
  • Dress Pants - Brooks Brothers
  • Shorts - Nike Golf
  • Jacket - Filson
  • Suit - Brooks Brothers
  • Dress Shoes - Allen Edmonds
  • Casual Shoes - Trickers
  • Boots - Trickers
  • Belt - Allen Edmonds
  • Watch - Boss
If I missed anything obvious, please include it in your reply :)

In a few weeks, I'll compile the information, and share it here.

Thanks in advance!
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
What are your favorite goto brands (or stores) for each category of your grooming, wardrobe & accessories?
  • Soap - Meyers
  • Shampoo / Conditioner - Pantene
  • Facial Scrub - Neutrogena
  • Shaving Cream -NA
  • Razor - Electric Braun
  • Hair styling - Up until pandemic, short - now, I look like I did in high school in the '70s
  • Socks - Wigwam / Smartwool
  • Underwear - J.Crew / Old Navy / Polo
  • Undershirt - NA
  • Dress shirt (long sleeve) - Polo / BB
  • OCBD - BB / J.Crew / Kamakura
  • Short sleeve button up - NA
  • Polo - Izod / J.Crew
  • T-Shirt - J.Crew / Old Navy
  • Sweater - Polo / J.Crew / North Sea
  • Slacks/Chinos - Polo / J.Crew / Bill's Khakis
  • Jeans - Levi's
  • Dress Pants - Polo
  • Shorts - J.Crew / Old Navy
  • Jacket - For sport coats - Polo / J.Crew
  • Suit - Polo
  • Dress Shoes - Alden / Peal & Co
  • Casual Shoes - Quoddy / J.Crew
  • Boots - Alden / LL Bean / Woolverine
  • Belt - Polo / BB / J.Crew
  • Watch - inexpensive vintage
If I missed anything obvious, please include it in your reply :)

In a few weeks, I'll compile the information, and share it here.

Thanks in advance!
 
Last edited:

eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
What are your favorite goto brands (or stores) for each category of your grooming, wardrobe & accessories?
  • Soap (Irish Spring Deodorant Soap)
  • Shampoo / Conditioner (see soap above)
  • Facial Scrub (see soap above)
  • Shaving Cream (Old Post Road Oil Soap)
  • Razor (Merkur Futor, w/Wilkenson blades)
  • Hair styling (my hair is cut High and Tight, #000 guard on the sides and back and a #3 guard on the top hair. Product(s) are unnecessary!)
  • Socks (Gold Toe)
  • Underwear (Uniqlo Airism Mesh)
  • Undershirt (Ribbed Tee V-Neck)
  • Dress shirt (long sleeve) Brooks Brothers OCBDs
  • OCBD (Brooks Brothers)
  • Short sleeve button up
  • Polo (Brooks Brothers)
  • T-Shirt (Gifts from grand kids and worn only at the gym)
  • Sweater (Brooks Brothers, Orvis)
  • Slacks/Chinos (Brooks Brothers Clarke's Advantage Chinos and Bill's Khakis)
  • Jeans (Levi 501's and 541's)
  • Dress Pants (Brooks Brothers)
  • Shorts (not worn in this lifetime, beyond the age of 12 years old. Men don't wear shorts!)
  • Jacket (Brooks Brothers, Baracuta)
  • Suit (Brooks Brothers, Hart Shafner & Marx, O'Connell's)
  • Dress Shoes (Alden, Allen Edmonds, Cheaney, Herring)
  • Casual Shoes (Quoddy Trail, Rancourt, Timberland)
  • Boots (Lucchese, RM Williams)
  • Belt (Coach, Allen Edmonds, Col Littleton)
  • Watch (Rolex Air King, Tag Hueur Link Series Professional, Apple #4)
If I missed anything obvious, please include it in your reply :)

In a few weeks, I'll compile the information, and share it here.

Thanks in advance!
 
Last edited:

Charles Dana

Honors Member
What are your favorite goto brands (or stores) for each category of your grooming, wardrobe & accessories?
  • Soap—Ivory
  • Shampoo / Conditioner—Ivory soap
  • Facial Scrub—None. Shaving is effectively a scrub. Or close enough to one.
  • Shaving Cream—Gillette or Barbisol—whichever is on sale at Target
  • Razor—Gillette or Schick multi-blade disposable—whichever is on sale at Target
  • Hair styling
  • Socks—Gold Toe, Polo/Ralph Lauren, Uniqlo
  • Underwear—Lands’ End
  • Undershirt—Polo/Ralph Lauren
  • Dress shirt (long sleeve)—Brooks Brothers, Charles Tyrwhitt
  • OCBD—Brooks Brothers, Mercer, Lands’ End
  • Short sleeve button up—You must be kidding
  • Polo—Uniqlo, Polo/Ralph Lauren, LL Bean, Brooks Brothers
  • T-Shirt—Lands’ End
  • Sweater—Brooks Brothers, LL Bean, O’Connell’s
  • Slacks/Chinos—Brooks Brothers, O’Connell’s, Bills Khakis, Polo/Ralph Lauren
  • Jeans—Lee
  • Dress Pants—Brooks Brothers
  • Shorts—Old Navy (worn only in the home)
  • Jacket—Brooks Brothers, mainly
  • Suit—Brooks Brothers
  • Dress Shoes—Allen Edmonds
  • Casual Shoes—Timberland, Polo/Ralph Lauren
  • Boots
  • Belt—LL Bean, Fossil, Polo/Ralph Lauren
  • Watch—Haven’t worn one—or owned one—in 20 years
If I missed anything obvious, please include it in your reply :)

In a few weeks, I'll compile the information, and share it here.

Thanks in advance!
 

DeltaTango

Starting Member
  • Soap - Dial
  • Shampoo / Conditioner- N/A -bald
  • Facial Scrub-
  • Shaving Cream- soap dish w/ Boar Hair Brush
  • Razor- Old German one
  • Hair styling
  • Socks-
  • Underwear-
  • Undershirt - 100% cotton JC Penny (Stafford)
  • Dress shirt (long sleeve)- Charles Tyrwhitt
  • OCBD- Proper Cloth
  • Short sleeve button up
  • Polo- BB
  • T-Shirt-
  • Sweater- LL Bean
  • Slacks/Chinos-Ultimate khakis - ORVIS
  • Jeans - LEE
  • Dress Pants-
  • Shorts- Bills (old ones from long ago) & Lands End
  • Jacket- Filson Wool
  • Suit- Jos A Bank
  • Dress Shoes- Alden shell cordovan
  • Casual Shoes- SEBAGO Dockside
  • Boots- Thorogood
  • Belt - Relentless leather belt
  • Watch- Rolex - Submariner, 1975
 

DeltaTango

Starting Member
"AlphaOmega, post: 1951407, member: 238225"]
Can you post a picture of your Sub? Thanks. I love mid-to- 70s Subs.

Well, "FirstnLast", I will... if I can figure out how to post the photo. (??)

I actually have two, bought about 6 months apart. I was in college, and a mentor told me to get a good, reliable watch and which one to get. I paid $275 for mine and $50 more 6 months later the second one. This was in an Army Post Exchange.
Interesting to point out - I was wearing a wind-up stretch band Timex at the time, and now "years later" it still works with ZERO maintenance done on it.

I got mine, and my dad liked it, and got him one for his Birthday. Sadly, he passed on and now each son of mine will have one. Oldest son, 27, wants nothing to do w/ a wrist watch. He got a good watch for HS graduation, never wore it. He got a decent watch for football Championship, never wore it. Told him he can have mine "when I go"...told me he'd sell it! He's being a wise ass..( I hope!!)
Son #2, 26, got my dad's, and wears it occasionally - mostly as a jewelry piece. This generation just does not have an interest in a wrist watch.

A local jeweler wanted to trade me for a Pepsi GMT Master, which I'd really like to have, but I have sentimental attachment to the ones I have.

So, I have the photo of both, and will figure out how to post you, per your request!
 

CLTesquire

Super Member
  • Soap - Jack Black
  • Shampoo / Conditioner - Jack Black
  • Facial Scrub - Jack Black
  • Shaving Cream - Proraso
  • Razor - Gillette
  • Hair styling
  • Socks - Bresciani
  • Underwear - 2xist
  • Undershirt
  • Dress shirt (long sleeve) - Apposta
  • OCBD - Brooks US made
  • Short sleeve button up
  • Polo
  • T-Shirt - LL Bean
  • Sweater - Brooks
  • Slacks/Chinos - Hiltl
  • Jeans - Raleigh Denim
  • Dress Pants - Corneliani/Hertling
  • Shorts
  • Jacket - Barbour and Brooks (outerwear); Belvest, Ring Jacket, Samuelsohn, Corneliani (tailoring)
  • Suit - Corneliani and Samuelsohn
  • Dress Shoes - Edward Green; Gaziano & Girling
  • Casual Shoes - various sneakers
  • Boots - Edward Green
  • Belt - Kleinberg
  • Watch - Omega
 
Last edited:

upr_crust

Connoisseur
What are your favorite goto brands (or stores) for each category of your grooming, wardrobe & accessories?
  • Soap - Dove
  • Shampoo / Conditioner - T-Gel, or generic equivalent\Suave
  • Facial Scrub - n/a
  • Shaving Cream - Floris Elite shaving soap, with a brush
  • Razor - Gillette
  • Hair styling - Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine
  • Socks - Punto or Gold Toe, or whatever's on sale
  • Underwear - Calvin Klein
  • Undershirt - n/a
  • Dress shirt (long sleeve) - Brooks Brothers, Tyrwhitt, or whatever takes my fancy
  • OCBD - Brooks Brothers or Tyrwhitt
  • Short sleeve button up - n/a
  • Polo - Brooks Brothers
  • T-Shirt - only worn for exercise
  • Sweater - Brooks Brothers
  • Slacks/Chinos - Brooks Brothers
  • Jeans - Levi's
  • Dress Pants - Brooks Brothers
  • Shorts - Brooks Brothers or JAB
  • Jacket - Sports jacket? - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole or Brooks Brothers
  • Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
  • Dress Shoes - Crockett & Jones
  • Casual Shoes - whatever's on sale
  • Boots - whatever was on sale that took my fancy
  • Belt - JAB
  • Watch - I have five that I wear in rotation - a Cartier, a Tiffany, a Seiko, a Pulsar, and one sold by Saks Fifth Avenue under their own name - none are "go-to".
 

wildcat1976

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
What are your favorite goto brands (or stores) for each category of your grooming, wardrobe & accessories?
  • Soap - CeraVe
  • Shampoo / Conditioner - Paul Mitchell
  • Facial Scrub
  • Shaving Cream - Aveeno
  • Razor - Harry's
  • Hair styling
  • Socks - Bresciani,
  • Underwear - Brooks
  • Undershirt - Ribbed tee
  • Dress shirt (long sleeve) - Ben Silver
  • OCBD - Brooks
  • Short sleeve button up
  • Polo - Orvis
  • T-Shirt - LL Bean
  • Sweater - Andover shop
  • Slacks/Chinos - Orvis, Brooks
  • Jeans
  • Dress Pants - Ben Silver, Zanella
  • Shorts
  • Jacket - Corneliani, Castangia, Sid Mashburn
  • Suit - Corneliani, Zegna
  • Dress Shoes - Crockett & Jones
  • Casual Shoes
  • Boots
  • Belt
  • Watch
If I missed anything obvious, please include it in your reply :)

In a few weeks, I'll compile the information, and share it here.

Thanks in advance!
 

ItalianStyle

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
What are your favorite goto brands (or stores) for each category of your grooming, wardrobe & accessories?
  • Soap - various, don't care...
  • Shampoo / Conditioner - RedKen
  • Facial Scrub- no clue what this is...
  • Shaving Cream
  • Razor
  • Hair styling
  • Socks - Costco bulk
  • Underwear - Derek Rose
  • Undershirt
  • Dress shirt (long sleeve) - BB, Thomas Pink, T&A
  • OCBD - BB
  • Short sleeve button up
  • Polo - Fred Perry, Lacoste, RL
  • T-Shirt
  • Sweater - various
  • Slacks/Chinos - BB
  • Jeans - Levi's (work wear only)
  • Dress Pants - Hiltl, Brax
  • Shorts - various
  • Jacket - Belvest, Zegna, Brioni
  • Suit - Armani (geez...! those are all 20 years old!)
  • Dress Shoes - Vass, Church's, SonsOfHenrey
  • Casual Shoes - Herring, Sebago
  • Boots - Sancho, EG
  • Belt - various
  • Watch - Rolex Datejust vintage 1965


Thanks in advance!
 
Your email address will not be publicly visible. We will only use it to contact you to confirm your post.

IMPORTANT: BEFORE POSTING PLEASE CHECK THE DATE OF THE LAST POST OF THIS THREAD. IF IT'S VERY OLD, PLEASE CONSIDER REGISTERING FIRST, AND STARTING A NEW THREAD ABOUT THIS TOPIC.

Deals/Steals

Trad Store Exchange