It's my biggest issue with Dark Souls actually. The armor sets in Demon's Souls looked much better, and I'm struggling to find anything I like using. Most of the strength weapons also look crappy.
The Wanderer set is the best looking set in the game IMO followed by the Elite Knight set. I simply can't find a good looking set for my mage build though (I have tried every single set in the game). I also hate the fact that they even put Crown of Dusk in the game since I feel forced to use it whenever I use pyromancy or magic (it can be the difference between one-shotting the big skeletons in Tomb of the Giants or not).
@tln: use faith and you get a baller crown. Looks awesome with Havel and high collar chest pieces because the cape thing goes away. --- Silvy owns my pants...and my soul. Please sign this petition if you want the bbox glitch in Dark Souls: http://tinyurl.com/9f9gv8y you are our only hope.