Originally Posted by ajchen
That shirt label you're looking at is from Holiday 2008... the last season we made clothing overseas was Spring 2009 (with the exception of knits, which are still done overseas). Regardless, we fully stand behind the construction of that "Made in China" shirt - it's put together better than many domestic shirts you'd see on racks... overseas production does not equate poorly made clothes. Anyways, there's a story behind why we moved production to the US, and it had nothing to do with the newfound trendiness associated with domestic production. I dont want to clutter the thread but would be happy to share it with people elsewhere. As for the ties, they're made by one of the last two tie manufacturers in NYC - he's been making ties for 60+ years so rest assured that they're well constructed. The photo needs to be cleaned up a little bit so thanks for bringing that to our attention.
I appreciate you addressing my comments. I didn't necessarily equate the 'Made in China' label to shoddy quality, but more so to the conflicting image it projects for a self-proclaimed New York based company. And the issue regarding the ties sounds fair enough. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to shit all over the company; this shirt
is really nice and I was considering pickin one up. It's not just me who has blurbed about some quality-control issues with the jackets but I am sure you're addressing this too.
Originally Posted by asobu
recent "purchases": won two auctions on y! japan last night, two pairs of great looking yohji pants for dirt cheap. Was happy for a few hours until I found out the seller cancelled my bids, for no apparent reason, but most likely because he thought the winning bid wasn't high enough. Fucker. Apparently this happens on y! auctions all the time, and as far as I know there is no real punishment for sellers so they keep doing it.
That's terrible, there has
to be some sort of policy against that. Maybe try emailing their 'hotline' or whatever and see if they violated the terms and conditions. and if so, get that fucker off the classifieds.