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And consumer habits are not, and cannot, be, what they were even three decades ago. My father had "portable" radio that weighed a ton, from the late 60s, and we used that thing in our house daily until the mid 80's, at which time it finally gave up its ghost. My computer is um, 3 years old? And it is way past its due date. It grinds to a halt when I try to run some more memory intensive programs. I suspect that my cellphone (4G, apparently top of the line everything) will have to be replaced in a couple of year's time if I want to be able to do anything other than make calls on it.
This consumer attitude extends well beyond technology, though
might be for you. However, there are advantages that RTW makers have, that bespoke also cannot compete with. Designers and stylists do have considerable value. They also have access to materials that a bespoke maker does not (I've run into this problem with bespoke makers - try sourcing a good grey, distressed, leather, from an American tannery), and may have treatments that require considerable investment in R&D, including many pairs of discarded samples and failed experiments. I think that DW can understand that "value" does not boil down to just materials and craftsmanship, though those are certainly very important.
And it would be great if technology would lead the way in this. I mean, if all those techies in my town and the several south of us could be convinced to spend money on handwelted shoes to go with their high end hoodies, we'd have the beginnings of a revival. Taylor Stitch has done some work in this area. But I bet theres lots of untapped opportunities here.