"It's hard to think of anything else that got cheaper since 1989." < from Mike
Actually, I think pretty much everything is relatively cheaper nowadays.
I remember $500 TVs from the 70s.
People have just decided that all kinds of shit is now a necessity.
Fuel might be a little more than it used to be, but it's still maybe only 1/5 of it's real cost.
If we really embraced capitalism and eliminated all the subsidies for corporations (and stopped giving them the same rights as individuals for f**k's sake!) clothing and everything else would reflect the same kind of price levels that Epaulet charges.
I believe Epaulet's prices are fair, sometimes even cheap, and I live in Canada where everything costs 10-50% more than USA.