Originally Posted by thenewjs23
I'm not really into HE clothing. Houston is not a place you can wear really nice clothing. The humidity with ruin all your clothes. During the day I am cargo shorts, a tshirt and Jordans/ Nike's. I even slack on Jordans in the summer. It's too humid for high tops. I wear my HE stuff at night in the summer. I Houston thats majority of the year.
I would have to agree with 100. APC's are not high-end but they are not cheap and in Houston they are rare.
I'm with PO, I am mostly accessories.
HE clothing needs to fit your lifestyle in my opinion. Brands like Rick Owens DRKSW, Balmain requires a certain lifestyles.
It really depends on the clothing. Basics such as $300 tees or $100 boxers or $150 for a pair of socks are harder to justify in price but when it comes to denim, outerwear (specially leather jackets) and sport shirts, the high-end versions not only has their own aesthetic/style/design that others doesn't but it also has a distinct fit that other cheaper brands simply does not offer. I used to wear Levis with Gucci shoes but after trying on Diors, fit and quality is simply much better than Levis. Same with Rick Owen leather jackets fit & quality in comparison to say RL Polo or Wilsons Leather. Not a knock on those brands but you can see the difference not just in fit and quality but in style as well.
My basics are still the true and tested brands I've come to love. Socks, nothing touches my foot for casual wear other than GoldToes, undershirt goes to Hanes Premium Tees and boxers are simple CKs.
I love APC jeans too, my favorites a pair of petite standards right now, I also like Nudies and some thin finns along with the APC are in my rotation right now.