I think the modern 'style blogger' emphasis on staples, Brooks Brothers, J Press, Steve McQueen, Cary Grant, etc., produces a really boring wardrobe. A lot of people end up feeling like it's their responsibility to get a pair of Sperrys, a pair of Clarks, a pair of PF Flyers, a J Press OCBD, a BB blazer, a Land's End down vest"”and they end up with one of everything and no character in the bunch. Me, I've got nothing against Land's End vests, but a closet full of staples leaves a pretty dull palette. i agree. but the problem doesn't begin/end with bloggers. a lot of people think "if i am going to buy something then i need to be able to wear it a lot to justify the cost" and i understand that. things can be interesting but "staple" if it's freaked right.