Rick Owens Limo AW 2011 coat, leather hat, Balenciaga AW 2009 bag, Ann Demeulemeester shoes.
I usually ignore fashion quotes, finding them pseudo intellectual, but there is one by Karl Lagerfeld I kind of like. It can be interpreted in the aspect of subtlety versus boldness as well as be taken literally. He says: "Go either very cheap or very expensive. It's the middle ground that is fashion nowhere." I'm wearing Owens' leather coat paired with an American Apparel cotton crewneck and trousers. For heavy-usage casual basics I only go with that brand as each piece is a must-have essential for both casual and practical purposes. All in black, of course, and preferably of the same fabric composition, so when I shop there I buy in sets to match.