5. Raf Simons Stan Smiths:
The first Raf piece I ever bought. I was 16 and had a part time job washing dishes. I saved up three paycheques to be able to afford these shoes. I wore them everyday for about 6 months till I decided to buy another pair of shoes. The ones I have are the classic Stan Smith colour way and feature a perforated R on the side where the Adidas stripes would go.
4. FW13 Saint Laurent Biker Jeans:
There is no item that I have hunted for longer than this one, I ended up finding them on Grailed 2 years after the release. This is one of the greatest pairs of denim I have ever owned. They are black denim with leather panels on the knees and sides of legs. These were not cheap to find in new condition 2 years after the release.
3. Rick Owens Cargo Jacket:
One thing I have always been a fan of is impractical amounts of pockets. It has over 15 pockets all one the outside, velcro patch, and the classic Rick Owens asymmetrical design. The zipper is a little worn out but the thin nylon material makes it great for all 4 seasons and waterproof for Vancouver weather.
2. Raf Simons/Sterling Ruby Bleached Denim:
The pure exclusivity of this item makes it top 5, but the fact that each pair has its own unique design makes it even better. This was another hunt item and my introductory season to Raf. The one downside is that they are so heavily bleached that every wear more small holes appear on the bleached areas. It it more a piece of art then a pair of jeans.
1. Rick Owens DRKSHDW Degrade Denim Jacket:
The most expensive, limited and best item I own is my Rick Owens DrkShdw denim jacket. It is cut and sewn from 4 different types of denim (raw, waxed, bleached, and a navy denim). I can not find another one anyway I look, it may have been a Nordstrom exclusive item. I have looked everywhere to find one but I am just redirected to Nordstrom’s website to the SOLD OUT sign. It features a carry strap on the inside of the jacket and the classic massive Rick Owens Pockets. I have no regrets from buying this item and spending over a year of car insurance on.