whats everyones opinions on >branding, in outfits. a lot of people here seem to hate on it but i think if you remove the branding from an outfit and it still looks good, its fine. but if you rely on it to make or break an outfit you need to stop. pic as example
If an article of clothing looks good, it looks good, regardless of the brand. I don't care about branding but some brands tend to be more reliable than others. I own a lot of Mishka because I really like the occult graphics on most of their clothing.
In the end it all comes down to what you wear and what appeals to you.
Branding can work if done correctly. That Supreme jacket, for instance, is riffing on the iconic American baseball jacket that the coaches wear. The real ones have the team name in big block letters. Skate clothing is all about branding both for the coolness factor among other skaters and so that if you get sponsored by a brand, you basically become a walking advertisement for them.
I don't really like obvious branding, but I love certain details that are particular to a designer and subtly clue you in to the brand/label. Helmut Lang was particularly adept at this. His clothing was generally quite minimalist, but with signature details like elbow slashes and 'bondage' straps. You didn't need a big label on the piece to know instantly that it was Lang.