Once every few weeks I look at mr porter's new arrivals and laugh at all the junk they buy. For several years I was conditioned to higher and higher prices and it reached an inflection point sometime last year. Now, instead of accepting this extortionate pricing structure I balk at the prices. I now look at most of this stuff with common sense and realize how grossly overpriced everything is. A t-shirt for 255? Spare me. Boots for $2000? No thanks, that's a caribbean vacation. Or a mortgage payment. Or a decent couch, two pairs is a sick couch. I don't know maybe I'm just burned out from all this shit since I'm content with everything I have and nothing nowadays holds a candle. This is why I really enjoy honest designers like stephan schneider, he allows you to look good and enjoy other pleasures without ripping you off. I place a high value on, well, value these days.
This is exactly what I've been doing lately. I put on some rick tees the other day and couldn't believe I paid that much for those pieces of cotton.