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Originally Posted by c00kz View Post

That is, simple designs should cost less, complicated designs should cost more?

Given that complex designs cost more to produce, yes. This is why a car costs more than a bike.
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WANT's lack of a designer label is what makes customers come their way in the first place.

No.

WANT is a label, one that is no less recognizable than Lanvin or YSL to its intended market.
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Originally Posted by DesignerValet View Post

WANT is a label, one that is no less recognizable than Lanvin or YSL to its intended market.

+1.. and now they're trying to put the prices there as well.
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Hmmm there's a Marc by Marc Jacobs full grain duffle that will probably hit sale for <$375. No idea about the quality though, same as their women's stuff?
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Hmmm there's a Marc by Marc Jacobs full grain duffle that will probably hit sale for <$375. No idea about the quality though, same as their women's stuff?

on what site? MMJ leather goods are terrible IMO... sloppy finishing, usually looks like shit.
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What I like about my Want leather tote is I know because it has a simple clean design that it will go with everything and it will work for all ages.  Are there any great quality leather totes out there for less than 500?  I get many compliments on it.  I have the cognac and am thinking about getting the green.  Check the video on Mr.Porter about them.  They design these bags for reasons that appeal to myself and other people looking for something classic and made with good materials.

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I recently got the Want Les Essentiels Trudeau and I'm very happy with it.  Classic briefcase, good leather and zippers and functional pockets.  Feels better than Ferragamo briefcases and costs less. 

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Hmmm there's a Marc by Marc Jacobs full grain duffle that will probably hit sale for <$375. No idea about the quality though, same as their women's stuff?

The quality of the one I handled was not good.
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Originally Posted by DesignerValet View Post

Given that complex designs cost more to produce, yes. This is why a car costs more than a bike.
No.
WANT is a label, one that is no less recognizable than Lanvin or YSL to its intended market.

I can kind of understand what you're saying. All else equal, maybe a complicated design takes more to execute. But realistically, it's easy to imagine a scenario in which stopping a run of some over-done design to do a simple one might be more expensive. Also, take a look around. Finding clean shapes and lines like WANT has is just hard. There isn't much of it around and I expect there would be a premium tied to the minority aesthetic.


Yes, I agree WANT is a label. That's why I was a little confused when you said this:
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it doesn't have a "designer" label to prop up resale.

Lack of overt branding is a positive attribute itself for the people who steer to WANT.
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I have recently started looking for a new bag and considered WANT at first, but the price tags of the more "complex" bags are unfortunately not in my range. I then remembered having read about Hong Kong label 78percent in Wallpaper a few months ago: they use Japanese waxed cotton-canvas and italian leather to make different kinds of bags and accessories, which I find are quite appealing: http://www.seventyeightpercent.com/

See their way of doing things somewhat close to a cleaner, more simple Filson style. As I'm in Europe, I will most likely order from http://www.maisondesacs.com/engine/shop/index.html.

Aiming at purchasing "Gustav", their messenger bag, soon.

Has anyone tried 78% before?

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Hey guys, anyone know about the label "troop london"?

About the quality, any horror stories or anything else let me know,

It is this bag in particular.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180868283294?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2648
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Originally Posted by c00kz View Post

But realistically, it's easy to imagine a scenario in which stopping a run of some over-done design to do a simple one might be more expensive.

This makes no sense whatsoever. Bags that require more materials and more labor cost more, period. That is why WANT's basic O'Hare bag costs less than the Malpensa, Trudeau, etc.
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Originally Posted by c00kz View Post

Also, take a look around. Finding clean shapes and lines like WANT has is just hard. There isn't much of it around and I expect there would be a premium tied to the minority aesthetic.

It's hard to find a generic men''s bag? Please.
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Originally Posted by c00kz View Post

Lack of overt branding is a positive attribute itself for the people who steer to WANT.

That "WANT Les Essentiels De La Vie" they stamp in gold on the front of every bag is pretty overt; moreso than the average Balenciaga or Margiela bag.
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Originally Posted by foxpar View Post

I have recently started looking for a new bag and considered WANT at first, but the price tags of the more "complex" bags are unfortunately not in my range. I then remembered having read about Hong Kong label 78percent in Wallpaper a few months ago: they use Japanese waxed cotton-canvas and italian leather to make different kinds of bags and accessories, which I find are quite appealing: http://www.seventyeightpercent.com/
See their way of doing things somewhat close to a cleaner, more simple Filson style. As I'm in Europe, I will most likely order from http://www.maisondesacs.com/engine/shop/index.html.
Aiming at purchasing "Gustav", their messenger bag, soon.
Has anyone tried 78% before?

No experience with this brand, but they look nice enough from the pictures. Not sure I'm a big fan of the Gustav's asymmetric flap, though.

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Originally Posted by Knisse View Post

Hey guys, anyone know about the label "troop london"?
About the quality, any horror stories or anything else let me know,
It is this bag in particular.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180868283294?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2648

Never heard of this brand.
post #2292 of 2763
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

Ok, I have a dilemma: I've figured out the bag I want to get, and I get get it in either black (for retail price) or camo (for maybe 1/3 of retail). Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Camo
Pros:
- much cheaper
- might be easier to pair with brown shoes/jacket, since it has brown in it
- I might end up liking it more than I expect
- probably more interesting than plain black
- camo pattern is pretty subtle
Cons:
- camo is kinda trendy, might look played-out after a couple of years
- I don't usually go for camo
- doesn't come with any kind of factory guarantee
- not returnable if I don't like it
- Nick Wooster wears camo
Black
Pros:
- more low-key
- won't look dated
- probably factory guaranteed
- more in line with my usual tastes
- returnable
Cons:
- more expensive
- might be harder to pair with brown/warm color palettes
Pictures of the camo model:
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Who makes this?
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

I'm a fan of some of their designs, but they seem over priced to me.
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Originally Posted by crackerjack View Post

^ Definitely overpriced, but also very cool stuff.
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Originally Posted by DesignerValet View Post

No.
Want LE is very expensive for what it is; $800 for a VERY simple leather tote is not my idea of value, especially when it doesn't have a "designer" label to prop up resale.
Want goes on sale 30-70% off on the regular though
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Hmmm there's a Marc by Marc Jacobs full grain duffle that will probably hit sale for <$375. No idea about the quality though, same as their women's stuff?
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

on what site? MMJ leather goods are terrible IMO... sloppy finishing, usually looks like shit.
Even MJ mainline isn't that nice most of the time, it's Mr. Porter though so can't hurt to order just to see


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Originally Posted by DesignerValet View Post

I have never heard of Ernest Alexander.]

You seem to only value things that are mainline designers.
post #2293 of 2763
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

You seem to only value things that are mainline designers.

Not true.

I most often give feedback on designer bags because that's what I know. Can't really give someone an assessment of a brand I've never personally handled smile.gif
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Anyone experiences with Eastpak X Kris van Asche? Is it the usual Eastpak quality, just with certain design attributes and probably different materials or is their any significant difference in the quality of the pieces? Thanks for any answers!

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