Enter the Tal Rasha's chestpiece. To make this chestpiece really work, I stacked attack speed on my barb.
Breakdown of Tal Rasha vs IK:
+ attack speed
+ looks cool
+ best core stats (strength + vit)
+ best resists
+ easier to complete 2-piece IK set bonus
I used to run IK chest + Ice Climbers (with IK gloves completing the 2pc IK set).
To switch to Tal Rasha's, I now pair IK boots with IK gloves for 2pc IK set requirement.
Overall, I dropped 8k dps, but gained 9 attack speed.
Attack speed is important for me more-so than for other barbs because of the following reasons:
1) I am a hybrid WT barb, and I like to stun-lock with Stunning Hammer. Attack speed is essential here.
2) I like to pair WT with either Seismic Slam or WWnado. I've already reached my WW breakpoint even without Tal Rasha, but that extra 9 AS helps Seismic Slam noticeably.
3) The faster attack speed helps lower cooldown for Overpower Crushing Advance, which compensates for the less resists.
4) Cosmetics: Tal Rasha's blends better with Vile Ward (they have very similar palettes).
Photoshoot of another style barb (MASKOAA):
Decided to completely forego the 2piece IK set bonus. It's only 60 resists...
How does everyone like my mismatched barb now? Not a single set bonus lol.