i think there's not all that much one can learn from something like the grammys beyond fuuma's point that it's just a depressing business/marketing spectacle. the reason i think he's wrong to dismiss pop culture seemingly en masse is that yeezus is really great
i think graham browne is above your budget. they can make good stuff but you have to have a very clear idea of what you want.
how about george threadneedleman. haven't used him personally but some of his stuff looks nice and seems to be in your price range
junya coat arrived. it's beautiful, for some reason i wasn't expecting it to be so substantial. i think sizing up was the right call given the slimness of shoulders/chest/arms. only problem is the gorilla-length sleeves; will need maybe 6" taken off 'em. i'm a bit worried about the elbow patch position changing but its currently nearly at my wrist so should be manageable. [[SPOILER]]