I thought Diesel made good quality footwear? You have any suggestions on footwear and jeans? I also was thinking that I need just some basic solid color Tee's and V Necks. So, I was thinking of a few solid color Ralph Lauren Polo Crews and I have read something about Alternative Apparel being pretty decent. So I figured I would order a few solid color V Necks from them. Any suggestions? I'm just looking to get a foundation for a new wardrobe. Oh, and I am just not sure of what kind of footwear to go with jeans and some solid color Tee's. This is sad but I have mainly only worn Chucks and the sportier Diesel styles lol.
One thing is unequivocable: Express is the bottom of the barrel. It appeals to guys like you, guys who want to wear clothing that is fashionable but inexpensive. Unfortunately, though, the quality is absolutely terrible. the 1MX shirts are ok, if you have any of those, but the jeans are as flimsy as they get. I'd say just return everything you've purchased from Express while you still have time. You will hate in all in a couple of months, if you stick around on this forum.
Somthing you should know: The average Style Forum member has tastes that are much different from yours. The members here tend to go for more "high fashion" looks, and would never wear Express. Your personal sense of style should be an organic thing-you should wear whatever you think looks good, and whatever you think your peers will appreciate. If you stick around Style Forum, browse the threads, and post pictures of your clothing, your sense of style will change very rapidly. But even if you don't let SF oppinions affect you at all, you should still never ever spend a large amount of money on one brand at one time. Ever. It is a huge financial mistake. Your tastes, and your regard for Express/Diesel, will change.
Build your wardrobe gradually, one piece at a time. Try different brands. Hang out on Style Forum, and get a subscription to GQ magazine.
P.S. Norteryx: go with the top pair. It is more versatile.