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

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  1. imwjl

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    Except I look for cheapest options on some nice items yet am fine with totally generic for lots of stuff too.

    The more I think about it, Verizon could have gone in my other post. I deal with multiple phone companies in my work but have the best coverage and customer service with Verizon near home, traveling in the US, and their international package has worked well with no surprises.
     
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    I will only buy one brand of pre made icedcoffee, smoke one brand of cigarettes.
    The cigarettes are flexible depending on supply availability.
    I'm partial to one brand and style of work shorts, work boots and socks. Same with a few tools I use. Allparts necks. Daddario and Elixir strings.
     
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    I'm a true loyal fanboy and collector of circa 1980's Peavey amps. I'm also partial to TC Electronics. Great quality to price ratio.

    100% Ernie Ball guy, only Jim Dunlop Jazz III XL Stiffo for picks, Fender and Schecter guitars thus far, although I look forward to adding a Gretsch and a Gibson Firebird or Explorer to my collection.

    Sketchers shoes and loafers, Wrangler cargo pants and shorts (I do not like jeans), and Sig Sauer for home protection.

    GDR
     
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    My dress shoes are Merrell.
    As long as the brand gives me what I want, I am loyal.
     
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    -Dunlop/MXR get first nod...(although I have/use other brands of pedals).
    -Dunlop strings
    -I don’t use picks very often, but generally I’ll use Dunlop Jazz III or Clayton 1.52mm teardrops...
    -Levi’s
    -Goodfellow t-shirts (Target)
    -Chobani yogurt
    -Red Wing/Worx Work Boots
    -Hanes work socks
    -Dickie’s work shirts and pants
    -Justin boots (although they’ve been recently supplanted by a pair of Luchesse boots)
    -Fender guitars and amps get first nod (although I have other brands)
    -Lauren by Ralph Lauren for dress/business suits
    -Geoffrey Beene ties
    -Geoffrey Beene dress shirts
    -Jarritos (Mexican sodas) or Dr. Pepper (even though I don’t drink colas/sodas/Cokes/whatever very often)
    -Railhead BBQ (Angelo’s gets a nod, too)
    -Kershaw pocket knives
    -T-Bird Jones slides (private brand...but for a price, I’ll make you one!)
    -Burt’s Bees lip balm
    -G&G guitar cases
    -Castrol motor oil
    -Hohner harmonicas
    -Shure microphones
    -Lipton tea (for iced tea)
    -Hellmann’s mayo (made with olive oil)
    -Stetson hats
    -Fender Custom Shop cables have never let me down, since Guitar Center ceased distributing the old-style Road Hog cables.
     
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    Allen Edmonds shoes. That's pretty much it. I like seiko and orient watches, but it's not really a matter of brand loyalty, it's a matter of them being pretty straight forward about what's in the watches without selling cheap quartz movements on big watch faces for several hundred dollars.

    Not afraid to buy AE shoes either new or used. If I buy them used, I work them over and have about 8 pairs of them. I figure that with upkeep, I probably won't buy dress shoes again for two decades....Ends up actually being cheaper in the long term, and you do things you don't remember doing for a while, like shining shoes and putting taps on heels and toes to stretch out the life of your shoes. Feels like rewarding people who make things well rather than slowly letting a trickle of money that ends up being the same or more reward people for making junk for you to constantly buy and throw away.
     
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    One pound of organic beeswax (from ebay), one pint of fragrance free baby oil (or light mineral oil from anywhere). melt them together in a double boiler (e.g., in a ball jar) and for about $15, you'll have a *quart* of the parts that you want, and not the parts you don't. Use it on your lips, hands, anything dry, tool handles, wooden counter surfaces, etc.

    I have this mix. My wife still buys burt's bees sticks incessantly just to piss me off. I'm halfway through the first quart of house made stuff after a decade, despite using it everywhere I can find to use it.

    http://eddiecastelin.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/SandingWax.54184013.pdf

    (sub pesticide free beeswax off of ebay for anything from a craft store. It's usually about $6 or $8 a pound on ebay, but store shelf price is high enough to substitute for space tourism).
     
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    The longest relationship I’ve had with any product is Levi’s brand of blue jeans.
    I remember my dad telling my mother when we were back to school shopping, “ Don’t get any thing but Levi’s they’re the only ones that last all year, the others all wear out before Christmas.”
    I’ve never purchased either for myself or my kids or grandkids, any but Levi’s.
    I’ve been loyal to them exclusively for about 60 years.
    Actually sounds a little strange when just say it out loud.
     
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    Was on your path with the jeans - three pairs of levis per year in school. They lasted about two years each wearing nothing but them, so I had a week long rotation more or less by buying three pairs per year.

    Their sizing was so consistent that I never had to try them on.

    Then, they went overseas, and the price went down (great), and the style numbers seemed to multiply and the sizing was no longer consistent, and that was the end of that relationship.

    I'm sure 550s are out of style, but I bought only 550s for years and years. 505, 501, 550 were the only jeans at the local place. I'm still grouchy that I can't find US made levis 550s even though it was probably 15+ years ago that they stopped making them.
     
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    And, like Mike Eskimo, I ALWAYS look for low priced items with good value. I find much of Sam's Choice (Sam's Club) and Great Value (Walmart) products to be VERY good at economical prices.
     
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