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#55 jcsprowls



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Posted 15 February 2011 - 04:15 AM

RE: fit. Look at that model, again. The pants he's wearing are too small. There's a hundred factors that led to that photo. I think the problem is styling (e.g. wrong model shape + wrong size) and that is what's wrecking the sale of this piece.

All the same... just because you see a garment in market that you don't agree with doesn't mean your pricing is necessarily wrong. That's really my point.

Stacking the pant next to the coat - from the same manufacturer - the $900 pant doesn't fit the sales story. If I were buying for this store, I would have assessed so many other brands that I would have probably left the $900 behind and only took the coat as a marquee piece for customers I was well-acquainted with.

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#56 Jake K

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:56 AM

The coat may be fair price. I was talking about the "trousers". Not that 900$ could not be a fair price for trousers, but at that price, I would expect a better cut and better making (take a look at the fly).

*Puts on Dr. Evil voice*
"Those trousers will cost you nine. Hundred. DOLLARS!! HAHAHAHAHA"

In all seriousness, expecting value for your money with most haute OTR is just not a reasonable expectation anymore. It's everyone's fault, from the producers to the consumers, and I think everyone is frustrated with the logical inconsistency. I'm hoping the menswear renaissance eventually includes a coherency renaissance. There's lots of reasons to think it will. In fact, the current state of weirdness could be attributed to the piss-poor state of the industry from 1993-2008. Old-timers have actually told me WWII was a better time for the industry (stateside) than circa 2000.
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