Easily solved. Production is limited and in good demand due to their local pricing, so screw the price gouging wholesalers. If anything, they should learn a thing or two from all the come-and-go wholesale relationships between, say, G&G and Barneys/Leather Soul/etc, or Alfred Sargent and Wingtip. And wholesalers gone belly up more frequently than manufacturers. Besides, Epaulet/NMWA/whoever else sells in North America arent the first Vass carrying store.