I've decided that skimping on basics because no one else can tell the difference anyway is the ultimate in what Kiya likes to refer to as peasant status. Mixing and matching applied to all parts of your wardrobe is one thing, but wearing bunch of cheap basics and then flossing with a couple of expensive, high visibility pieces is pretty lame, imo. Basics are the one thing that you really do for yourself, fashionwise. Unless you are close up and personal, no one is going to be able to tell the subtlety in the fabric, construction, wash. Of course, everyone is going to be able to tell that you are wearing a Rick Owens leather, or whatever. Second pet peeve: taking care to keep your everyday clothes in good condition is the opposite of cool. You should do that for suits and shoes that you may wear to a wedding or a funeral. Everything else should be unsellable after about a week of wear. They are clothes. They don't deserve to be revered. I am going to do yardwork later today in a Rag&Bone MIJ sweatshirt (super comfy), 5EP jeans, a KMW belt, and Common Projects. on the other hand, I am a broke ass peasant student who is saving up for a pair of nice pair of raw denim and my nicest button-down is from banana republic. i do yardwork in old levis and sneakers - who the fuck cares what you look like when you're mowing the lawn? im not saying baby everything - but wearing 1000$ worth of clothes to do yardwork just because you don't want to be a peasant and the idea that clothes "should be unsellable after a week of wear" is pretty silly. if you can afford to, great, otherwise, shitting on people because they're not "cool" for taking good care of a $300 pair of jeans is ridiculous.