There are a lot of clothing out there, and while you may have passed a few brands off as "uninteresting," or simply "not for you," you might want to stop your negative thinking in your tracks.

Just because a brand doesn't have an exclusive diffusion line or is causing campouts in SoHo, doesn't mean it can't provide you with solid pieces at an equally solid value. While some labels have histories of overdesigned nonsense and terrible quality, taking a second look may be worth your time. Before you pass off on the mall brands and the gear you've only seen in your dad's closet, check out 15 Great Pieces From Unlikely Brands.