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It's also hard to compare clothes retail prices with car/house prices. We don't know much about Mr. P's inventory or sales volume, all we know is an original offer price that in many cases is slashed by up to 70% during sales season. Also some of the pricing is surely designed to build brand equity/signal a price of entry for a given brand, in contrast to just maxing profits on the given item. Say Tom Ford sells 50 units of the $2k sweater but would have sold 1000 units of...
To some extent retailers need a reason for people to come back to their sites, lest they run off to another site with a current sale or fresh drop, or start exploring different brands/trends.On Jet's points about pricing, are we sure that the prices actually reflect what the market will bear, or are they attempts to figure out what prices will be tolerated in these nascent/expanding markets (hypebeasts/menswear/etc.)? If the latter, think some of those prices will prove...
Could you elaborate? I based my post on some articles from last year about Carlo Brandelli returning as creative director of Kilgour (e.g. ).Pics of Brandelli: [[SPOILER]]
There are some contemporary minded Savile Row tailors that are targeting a demographic of guys that are into SLP etc. rather than the old British/Italian aesthetic. E.g. Kilgour: [[SPOILER]]
I don't know about limiting fashions to their "origin" per se, but I think it's fair to say that chelsea boots (and beatle boots) are iconic of 60s mod style, and those chelseas were sleek enough to go with drainpipe trousers, slim suits etc.
To be fair, SLP already makes combat boots that are more chunky, consistent with the heritage of that style. The classic chelsea boot on the other hand is supposed to be sleek/tapered and go with slim pants as part of the mod aesthetic.
Don't know what's really going on with the clothing but the line is co-branded with Adidas -
Agree and I think it's fair enough for Kanye to put out a line of cool stuff that Raf Simons may have created back in 1998 or 2002 but is no longer otherwise available to buy. The real scandal is the pricing - it's just outrageous/distasteful for Adidas to charge $400+ for t-shirts and $2000+ for nylon bombers when they didn't even come up with the original ideas and are taking no risks.
I interpreted him differently as saying that old school luxury/haute couture is now dead and irrelevant and has evolved into the sort of accessible/mainstream covetable luxury like what SLP specializes in, targeted at "active and modern women", in competition with Dior, Lanvin, Celine, etc., none of whom are currently doing it with the same impact as SLP. I thought his point about hype/marketing was to contrast against designers who lack an individual vision or thesis,...
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