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Old 10-05-2015, 11:19 PM
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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I just bought a pink Claiborne polo shirt, and have noticed something interesting. While you find many women's clothes featuring the names of male fashion designers (Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, etc.), for some reason, men's clothes designed by female fashion designers rarely feature their full names.

Of the fashion line by Liz Claiborne, the women's line includes "Liz", but the men's line is just "Claiborne".

So, why would the names of male fashion designers be featured on women's clothing, but not the names of female fashion designers on men's clothing. I presume the reason is that a lot of men probably would see a woman's name on their clothing as too girly.
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Old 10-06-2015, 12:10 AM
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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There are women who use their name in menswear, such as Jil Sander, Ann Demeulemeester, Dana Lee, and Vivienne Westwood. Others are headed by women, such as Comme des Garçons, which was founded by designer Rei Kawakubo. I think it has less to do with gender than the overly traditionalist roles of menswear where many labels are known by the brand and not the designer, such as Oxxford or even Gieves & Hawkes. The brand identity of the designer inspiring the lifestyle of the brand is a relatively new construct in menswear.
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.
~William Shakespeare
(As You Like It Act II, Scene VII)

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Old 11-12-2015, 12:33 AM
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I used to have a Claiborne silk sport jacket which I liked very much, until the moths got it....
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:24 PM
Location: Dallas, TX
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i really could care less what the name is. Though I do have brand preferences, I do not like the names displayed visibly in any way. So whether a woman's name is on the clothes or not is of no consequence to me.
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:05 PM
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My favorite dress tee is a Claiborne , solid black. Has held up well after several washing.
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