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Perhaps this has something to do with the recession, but it looks like the NY Fashion Week crowd is giving the lower priced brands a go.

So far I’ve spotted both the scarf and the jacket pictured above. They’re from the A/W 2009 Zara collection. I know this because I bought them both at the time.

Does it make sense to pay loads of money for fashion? Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t. For me, it’s all about personal style and balance. When you’re stylish it doesn’t matter if you’re wearing  Zara or Hermés. Pair up some H&M jeans with a pair of Arfango suede loafers and you’ll probably be the stylish guy in the room.