Originally Posted by greekgeek
12D with reasonable BIN
He's got another pair in tan suede for the same price, and a Cucinelli sweater vest for $50 BIN - worth a look.
Not sure if this is the right thread - I purchased two cashmere cardigans from this seller last week, and they're phenomenal - very well made (including turnback cuffs) and excellent quality thick cashmere. If you're a small size grab yourself a bargain - these are the equal of some I've seen sold for Â£250;
A pair of bespoke Nikolaus Tuczek saddle loafers in black calf. These are entirely handmade, and Tuczek was considered the best shoemaker of his age (they closed for business in the 50s), and this is an earlier pair from their Clifford Street address. They were eventually incorporated into John Lobb of St James.
The quality is immediately apparent; a beautifully handsewn apron, hand lasted, incredible leather, and the shoes are lined in kid glove leather in the toebox....
Two finds today;
First was a handmade Scottish cashmere intarsia jumper - photo to follow, but a lovely vintage piece. The store had a fair quantity of nice cashmere at reasonable prices, my wife was with me and scored two cardigans - one Brora, one LK Bennett. As I was leaving I spotted a box of pocket squares, including some nice hand-rolled silk ones, so another visit is in order.
The second was a little more mundane - a nice T M Lewin woven silk tie, navy blue...
I recently purchased this wallet, but my wife really doesn't like it - to keep the peace I brought a plain black Launer this afternoon.
Paul Smith lizard wallet - I actually don't know if this is genuine lizard, or just finished cowhide, but if it's the latter then it's the best example I've ever seen - see the macro of the scales to see what I mean.
Very dark brown with a hint of bordeaux colouration to it, and a nice sheen. Card slots either side, additional space...
Originally Posted by Wicky
+1 I was told on more then one occasion that in the high end stores the mark up is 2.5 or 3 times the cost price which the store pays. A USD 4,000 Attolini suit would thus for example have a cost price of USD 1K.
Absolutely, and as stated the manufacturer works on a similar multiple - hence the actual cost of production of an item could be as low as 5-10% of retail. For pure fashion items it's even higher...