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Originally Posted by nsubrmnn View Post


Therein lies the problem. If the general consensus that a price for a product is outrageous then maybe it was priced too high. If you know that is likely going to be the reaction, then don't make the product. How many products have people demanded from JE that were on the runway but never made? The windowpane bomber, the cardigan, the truly destroyed denim, etc. lots of people buy high ticket items on the JE site for retail. So it's not an issue with people paying the money, it's a problem with people's evaluation of what a product should cost. Example $300 for a tshirt.

Don't get me wrong, I love a good discount, and I don't think sales are bad for the consumer, but I don't think that JE or any company wants their stuff to go on sale.
I also think there's a difference with a company issuing a discount code and something sitting on the rack getting a price cut or going on sale. Discount codes don't single out items as poor sellers or devalue an item or a brand, items getting discounted or things sitting on the rack going on sale do.

Yep, I feel ya on that. @OccultaVexillum has a point too though. My opinion lies somewhere in the middle... again I'm all about balance -- I think they need to understand their market and consumers to the best of their ability, and price accordingly. Occulta makes a good point too though that there are people that may not be on this forum or may not appreciate JE as much as us, but are less price sensitive and are still buying these extremely high ticket prices. For some of those top tier pieces, sometimes just selling a couple pieces is enough depending on the margins.

 

I personally can't get with these extremely expensive basic items like the sashiko tees. But I do like them, and if I had the disposable income I definitely would be tempted to give one a try.

 

Guess as consumers we can't quite know... we'd really have to see a sell through report or something.

 

K I'm done too. This is the industry I work in so I get a little deep into it hahahaha

post #22127 of 27573
I'm just waiting for JE or mike to get on here and tell us all to F off and die
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Aight just to change that pace. Only JE is the white comix curve u neck (which is one of my favorite tees to date... the comix on the white is just such a sick texture and slight off white color). But wanted to post to add to the flannel alternatives discussion -- this is a ones stroke flannel I copped in Japan a while back... got a mandarin collar and side button vents. I don't quite remember how much it cost, but def cheaper than the JE flannels and quality is on point. If you can track one down, do it!

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Originally Posted by gerg99 View Post

Aight just to change that pace. Only JE is the white comix curve u neck (which is one of my favorite tees to date... the comix on the white is just such a sick texture and slight off white color). But wanted to post to add to the flannel alternatives discussion -- this is a ones stroke flannel I copped in Japan a while back... got a mandarin collar and side button vents. I don't quite remember how much it cost, but def cheaper than the JE flannels and quality is on point. If you can track one down, do it!


Pattern is sick! Are those the F&F human race nmd? Sick
post #22130 of 27573
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Originally Posted by nsubrmnn View Post


True but if you removed wholesale markup and retail mark up, and just did certain items as JE exclusives and they were direct to consumer than maybe that shirt wouldn't have cost $300. Or maybe some items should just be preorder first (like fear of God does) to figure out what demand is. This conversation is horrible. I'm going to stop now. It's a vicious cycle

I wouldn't buy JE if they implemented preorder first. There's nothing worse than waiting months to get clothing items - I want my instantaneous (plus shipping :satisfied:) gratification, although from the seller side it is certainly a desirable business model.

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I wouldn't buy JE preorder either because they always use fucking filters on their product shots to make it look better. You can almost never see the true color of the item.
post #22132 of 27573
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Pattern is sick! Are those the F&F human race nmd? Sick

Yessir! They are unreal man. Got very blessed :cool:

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Does anyone know the taper difference between the old and new Spring?

Never mind, found it:

Hem - 7.3 vs 6.8

Knee 8.5 vs 8.3

For size 36
Edited by blue2007 - 9/22/16 at 7:11pm
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@gerg99 dude yea that pattern looks sick. mandarin collars are everything. And JEs u neck tees def are fire with them. Need help finding more mandarin collared tops if anyone can throw out any designers that make pretty sick ones, PM me


@crshngdwn man yeah, those extended sash tees would look so awesome underneath tees/hoodies. I know that $198 price point may be reasonable for JE, but I would much rather put that $198 towards a hoodie or a crew sweatshirt

On another note, I was missing JEs structured and more fitted items so I wore my Dune villain today. Am I the only on one here that still loves villains?
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My dune villain sees the most action of my remaining villains. Kind of tempted to pick up one of these extended sashikos as the price seems a little less crazy and it'd be such a good layering piece. Has anyone picked up one of the cropped ones? I'm curious how they feel with the heavyweight cotton.

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Just wanted to give my 2 cents about the gap discussion. The first time I had ever heard of the brand was the first gap collab and I loved the designs and style and thought it was amazing. I bought both villains and the denim. Since then I have moved up to 'real' JE and don't think I'll be going back even though some of the price points are still crazy to me. Looking back at it, it was a great way to get introduced to the brand, which I think is the ultimate point. The one thing I'll say is that looking back and comparing those items with the newer JE I've purchased, the denim held up the best in my eyes. The villains don't have the same feel as real je and at the time I passed on the tees because I didn't think they were anything special. I'm most looking forward to the denim and possibly the rider if the leather feels good.
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Looking for grey denim.. zincs or scarab? Does anyone own both and is it worth it or too similar ?
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Just a heads up...gap x JE collabo is now live...picked up a few tees and that terry sweats...everything else is a pass for me!
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Originally Posted by ChasingBobby View Post

Just a heads up...gap x JE collabo is now live...picked up a few tees and that terry sweats...everything else is a pass for me!

Could you link it?
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