Eh, their shoes are nice, and they have a good resale value.
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Do they just shorten the zipper?
It looks so easy on shows like Project Runway when the recent design school grads throw together stuff like this on the fly (or when someone like cola bear whips something up in the DIY thread), I wonder if (A) you could just pay som design student to make one for you for thousands less, or (B) have a solid MTM company make you a knock-off, also for thousands less.
I have a folder where I've stored some old Margiela artisanal creations I want to play with via thrift store finds. I have a feeling it's pretty tough to get the sharp tailoring these brands have with mixed materials like that.
this is possible actually, i've had it done (ok it was pants but same principle).