Modern fashion is strange.
Posted 15 February 2011 - 04:15 AM
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 $900 behind and only took the coat as a marquee piece for customers I was well-acquainted with.
Dir, Product Development
Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:56 AM
The coat may be fair price. I was talking about the "trousers". Not that 900$ 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.
Custom Tailor in Los Angeles
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