Basics are dubbed so because they work on everyone and crosses all boundaries. The Fall/Winter 2009 Collection from A.P.C surprises us and makes basics a tad less boring and that much more interesting with some skilled mix and match. With simple familiar pieces such as button downs and jackets in various monotones and fundamental patterns, A.P.C created various personas for us-- the school boy in sweater layered over button downs and pants; the swanky popular kid in matched orange get up of leather jacket and pants; the sleek trustfund baby in fitted dark denim paired with red shirt and black blazer. The only pieces that are not so basic are the acid washed jeans and babyblue overalls. Surprisingly, when paired with the other pieces from the collection, both items still looked practical and wearable. If you are looking for well-tailored and fitting pieces to go with the rest of your wardrobe, the A.P.C Fall/Winter 2009 Collection is a great way to go, and is now available online through A.P.C.