Is there a brand (of anything) that you're very loyal to?

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    I've found that the saying "you get what you pay for," is sometimes true and other times not so true.

    Is there any brand that has earned your loyalty to the point you never (or almost never) stray?

    For dress shoes, I haven't bought any other brand than Allen Edmonds for about 10 years. They're made in the US and pretty costly when full price, but if I catch them on sale (or seconds) they're worth it to me. They fit very comfortably when I first put them on, and I find that they last long and hold up well. I do like the fact they're made in the US (Port Washington, WI) and I've found their customer service to be good.

    With guitars, I'm open to a lot of different brands, so I'm not blindly loyal to just one brand.
     
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    I buy D'Addario strings and Dunlop picks, but that's probably just habit.

    Apart from that, no.
     
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    I agree on Allen Edmonds. I have two pair that I expect to last me til I’m dead! Worth every penny. Otherwise, there are not too many brands that I’m stuck on. I’ve committed to the grippy 1.3 Dunlop picks, but that’s because I’m new to this and they’re working for me, so, consistency.
     
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    I'm loyal to the cheapest option.

    Always.


    "You get what you pay for but don't be a sucka and assume if you pay more (that you gonna get more)"

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    My life style has changed to where I just wear my older Allen Edmonds, but found the Neil M US made shoes to be a bit more casual, also in widths so have had more of those in recent years.

    Fit has created brand loyalty. Just like Allen Edmunds & Neil M (add Lowa boots) are super for my slightly narrow feet, Patagonia medium fits me well where other brands have become tent-like.

    We are loyal to some food and beverage brands with production close by. Jones Dairy Farm ham, the Capital Brewery a mile from home that only distributes in a few states, and Ale Asylum across the metro area that is unfiltered and unpasteurized beer.

    For work I’m really happy with Cisco, and for client or end use like the iPhone and Apple Watch combo. I have to use all sorts of tech stuff and vendors but those two really have the quality and service with strong features.

    I’ll add Kühl pants. They make carpenter style sports pants for trim, average and full shapes with each available in performance, light or heavy fabric. They’re passable for work casual, feel good for bike commuting, and are really good for sports and outdoors work.

    Sports and travel with Kuhl & Patagonia is good fit, comfort, and helps me pack light. The stuff wears well. The only catch is looking for the on sale opportunities. Add Lands’ End trim fit dress shirts.

    Shimano hydraulic MTB brakes for sure. Amazing performance at modest prices, superb reliability, and easy to work on.
     
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