Ah yes, good point.
I guess I was going for basic "minimalist" look of jeans, chinos, tshirts, sneakers, basic button downs, and knitwear/cardigans with LOTS of black, white, and navy pieces.
Based on that, I guess a "basic" sweater or leather jacket in black would work much better than what I posted.
Sounds good, but to be on the safe side and don't buy stuff you'll later regret, it'll probably be better for you to first buy more basic pieces (like the ones you mentioned) and make sure you've got fit and proportions right
If you're looking for something that'd fill a similar purpose as that RO, and you don't already have a plain grey crewneck sweatshirt, get one. Mine is easily the most used piece in my wardrobe (except my black jeans maybe) and it is simpy put, very versatile.