Based on very satisfying personal experiences (no, not those), I will happily recommend Hein Gericke clothing, or IXS clothing.
My Goretex kit is IXS and it must be close to 6 years old.
My HG suit is of the Tuareg range, but is a summer suit with lots of vents, mesh and panels that are a god-send in hot weather. Those are my garment of choice for travelling now (althought the IXS stuff was fine for Argentina, albeit boiling in the summer!!). I simply carry waterproof over garments.
HG stuff is probably more reasonably priced, their stores are wide-spread and generally a helpful bunch. IXS I got from J&S accessories: equally nice bunch with gret deals from time to time (Assuming you're based in the UK)
Adventure: it's an experience, not a style!
(so ride what you like, but ride it somewhere new!)