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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

Wow, I knew the US stockists marked up their offerings, but I didn't realize it was that bad. Another example- I just noticed The Archive is carrying this KKA jacket, previously priced at 49,350 "yen dollars" (sup chronbong) or around $611 USD, for $1240.
So the question is- does the clientele of American/Canadian stockists deem the in-store experience, the customer service, the ability to try the stuff on worth the expense? Or do they just not know better or not care?

Well there are also the import taxes and duties that these stores have to pay on top of the wholesale price, plus the markup for the store to make money, and the fact that 99% of consumers don't know a japanese proxy to call. Kichi store icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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In other news, I may be purchasing my first Ann D piece. Too bad I can't find any pics of it online. Where can I find items from F/W 11 that actually went into production?
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From A Moment in Time: Jet Essentials: 2006
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id say he is still consistent with his style. #2 and #7 have been upgraded and hes got all the things in #10 i think. jetdawg da bawse

edit: wow, hes had the same avatar forever!!
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Originally Posted by snowmanxl View Post

id say he is still consistent with his style. #2 and #7 have been upgraded and hes got all the things in #10 i think. jetdawg da bawse
edit: wow, hes had the same avatar forever!!

I think updating your avatar updates it on old posts. Or were you (10)?
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

I've always liked the natural cordo chukkas, but I missed out on them the one time Blackbird stocked them.

Yeah I inquired about new stockists and I wish I had more info but the language barrier was tough, even with Chausser's English-speaking rep.
post #54111 of 109053
no i was (0) redface.gif ..but i have noticed that briza's name changed to breezy in my inbox. same with shahahaha biggrin.gif
i havent changed my avatar since ive joined either
post #54112 of 109053
He has had the same avatar forever.

Changing avatars is just a big mess anyway. You give everyone momentary prosopagnosia
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Originally Posted by bows1 View Post

Well there are also the import taxes and duties that these stores have to pay on top of the wholesale price, plus the markup for the store to make money, and the fact that 99% of consumers don't know a japanese proxy to call. Kichi store icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

This kind of makes me feel bad for never utilizing the fact that my cousin has lived in Japan for 12 years.
post #54114 of 109053
Now you can think of Drew as a sort of mail-order cousin.
post #54115 of 109053
I am impressed by people who have the energy to buy things via proxy.
post #54116 of 109053
dude, it takes barely any effort, and it saves you a fuckton instead of buying retail equivalents. If time is money, than the time you invest in searching for stuff on auctions and proxying is a huge saving in the long run, and its not like you are buying someones second helpings they've beaten to the ground, its usually stuff in very good condition, so well worth it.

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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

Wow, I knew the US stockists marked up their offerings, but I didn't realize it was that bad. Another example- I just noticed The Archive is carrying this KKA jacket, previously priced at 49,350 "yen dollars" (sup chronbong) or around $611 USD, for $1240.
So the question is- does the clientele of American/Canadian stockists deem the in-store experience, the customer service, the ability to try the stuff on worth the expense? Or do they just not know better or not care?

The clientele of these types of stores usually come from $$$ so it doesn't really matter if they know or not, and they aren't always enthusiasts with a vast amount of knowledge. Sometimes they are just there to buy a high quality coat for their sons or something without even knowing wtf MA+ or Julius is I'd suspect. I've seen people buy 4k jackets at the drop of a hat... Clothing enthusiasts sometimes don't know about the proxy option or have fear of using the service out of ignorance. What I do is visit these stores and try shit on, and then order it from abroad. Sometimes I've bought stuff from atelier but its usually when their sales actually put the items under the retail cost of japan, which happens often surprisingly.

The value is obviously in being able to handle the garments, especially when dealing with items that cost so much you want to get the fit right, not everyone does the classifieds thing out there.
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Originally Posted by Lane View Post

ive riden a scooter, but no manual car, but I got an idea what you mean. Yah, definitely not trying to get into a coma.

for the love of god lane, don't get a scooter. you'll have a blast on a moto but the MSF is entirely advisable. Particularly because you've never drivin a manual car, so getting the concept of shifting down is going to be number one. buy used, obviously, and I'd get more than 250cc. Aim for 600 or so. I could see you lookin boss on a blacked-out cafe'd vintage honda. think girl with the dragon tattoo icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

just don't get your cardigans and shit caught in your chain or back tire. that wouldn't be fun
post #54118 of 109053
also imagine all those drapey layers trailing behind you as you blaze down Rt 66, cutting off bureaucrats like a boss
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high speed, low drag. man.
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The kid I used to get into fights with on a near-daily basis in second grade lost control of his moto a couple of years ago and got run over by a semi.
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