I have a long relationship w/ Rapha goods (my team was sponsored by them for the last three years) and after having ridden in all kinds of bike kit for dozens of years, I can say emphatically that most of what Rapha makes is massively nicer than 90% of what the rest of the cycling world puts out.
-Baselayers are excellent. On par w/ Icebreaker and nicer than Smartwool. Cut for cycling, so longer in back and shorter in front, which makes them less than ideal to wear casually (Icebreaker gets the nod there) but in terms of fit, hand and performance, they rock. Well worth the price, esp. at 30% off.
-All hardshell and softshell layers are awesome. I will gladly elaborate on the ones I own/have used in PM if any one cares for that info.
-City Riding collection has some fantastic pieces. I find all their items in this category to fit better than any of the Outlier stuff I've tried (seriously weird fits there IMO) even tho I love what Outlier are doing and some of the fabrics they are using.
/end cycling derailment...