"Damned if you do damned if you don't." - When did we say not to raise the price? What am I missing?
Be real b. Don't be like, "We hire the highest grade Cambodian lactating mothers to put together 83% cotton, 17% poly hoodies with only the finest imported unicorn hides for your leather motos." No offense, but us consumers make your rent. Don't treat us like marketable morons.
You paid your dues and have the marketing and the hype around your brand. You're reaping the benefits after some unsure years of working hard. That's how it works and we appreciate it.
Are you going to compare the fabric of your Villain vs Reigning Champ's? Are you going to pretend like you aren't hiring undocumented workers for lower tax wages and proudly saying "Made in the US?" as if it's your marquee bullet point for charging as if you're top of the line contemporary brand? It's all fair practices within the industry. Please do us a favor and go one above as if you're doing us consumers a favor in the guise of altruistic purposes.
The Kith JE is going to be the next level of easy dumb marketing and hype that I can't wait to see.
Dude I don't get what you are trying to do here. Even if some of your accusations are true, no company would admit to them. You're wasting your breath.
Do you want them to lower their prices? As nice as that would be, none of their competitors are doing it and they have no reason to if things are working out the way they have been. The brand has been gaining "value" due to collaborations with Nike/GAP, features in GQ, celebrity endorsement.
Can you explain how lowering prices or making damning admissions makes the brand "better"?
Note: I am speaking hypothetically and would like to hear your opinion. I am not insinuating that any of this conjecture is even remotely based on truth.