Jet how come you are looking into cheaper brands like Uniqlo? Sometimes I get an urge to buy a higher priced items like I use to, but I think a person can do pretty good with buying uniqlo and spend the savings on nice shoes and outerwear (although even most my outerwear is now Uniqlo, pretty much Uniqlo + APC + Aldens uniform for me).
Serious answer, I take great comfort in knowing I can wear some uniqlo at times when I don't want to care about shit getting fucked. I have a stark, an ervell jacket and kimmel bomber in my trunk for whichever strikes my fancy and goes with what I got on. I throw the down jacket in there too and for example I put it on last night while we smoked cigars by the coast and was toasty as fuck. It drizzled a little and got cold, I almost started sweating sitting by the heaters. I like having player and plebe versions of some things. I don't want to replace my nicer items and want to make them last for years so that's where uniqlo comes in. The value is excellent and they usually have to fill whatever holes you may have in your wardrobe. I like their business model and no other place offers so much value for the bare minimum design that I think is acceptable. I'm not going to wear $700 knits to work or drop burning ash on yafeelme?