It's funny how people are approaching this - opportunity to be thrifty, etc. I guess it would help to know the personal taste/build of the wearer, but if I
had the money... I'd say <$100 jeans (Levis premium, maybe, or non-crazy diesels, like these Zathans
on sale at Nordstrom (they also have Levis Skinners and some odd Evisus on sale). I'm still curious about APCs, though, so that curiosity might win out, but I dunno if I'd want my only pair of jeans to be dry denim. $75-$100 on a track jacket from Adidas.com. In my opinion, you can't get a good enough leather jacket and other staples all for >$500. Maybe $75 kicks from there too, or something like these Varvatos Converse
, which I dig. Can one in good conscience mix converse and adidas? Is a mix preferable to head to toe branding? Burning questions to keep you up at night. $100-$125 - Two tshirts, one "leisure shirt," one zip-up sweatshirt from American Apparel. $90 Liberty/PS shirt from Andrew Atlanta
. Hmm. Not much room for accessories. I hope he has a GI watch and belt.