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." Here 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, because when I shop there I buy in sets so I want them to match nicely.