NMWA is absolutely awesome. But since casualwear is something which really doesn't interest me, I'd rather just buy from J Crew and BR, especially on sale, then spend the extra money on NMWA stuff, regardless of how much nicer it is.
It's like me thinking all of y'all should buy dSLR's before buying any more expensive pieces of clothing. Just different priorities.
Are you saying your passion is in the clothing, but not your appearance?