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@stevent I didn't mean to imply that people don't care about textile quality, but rather than there isn't the same preoccupation with how substantial textiles are.  If Fashion House X produced a heavy wool blazer and a thin super 150s wool blazer, the thick wool wouldn't be considered better quality just because it's thicker.  Switch "leather" for "wool" and you'll see that very judgment being passed.

 

@Distorbiant I think the value of leather in a fashion context is that, unlike most other materials, it carries some cultural connotations (rebellious, luxurious, "edgy", etc).  With leather, you're not just paying for the material, but its implications as well. 

post #10142 of 16379
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

Curious about this claim about the Burberry leather; I missed that. Is this referencing the Brit line or any Burberry leather, because I've noticed quite a difference between Prorsum and Brit, but the latter is not $2K (rather $800). On a similar note, what does $50 to produce mean...the whole jacket, just the leather itself, etc.

well those are three different tiers of the line there; Prorsum > Burberry > Brit.
post #10143 of 16379
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well those are three different tiers of the line there; Prorsum > Burberry > Brit.

 

I believe it was a regular Burberry costing $1300 in 2009. 

post #10144 of 16379
^ ya ok... and I agree with what you said above... almost certainly not worth it. Very little if any of their stuff is still produced in Wales or the UK since they moved manufacturing to China. Just that branding and marketing ...
post #10145 of 16379

If you look at the original post he also talks about how Burberry has larger overheads for storefronts and advertising and such.

 

Besides, how can you call a jacket good quality if it can't hold a sandwich, passport, and a book?

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^Lol at RO reference
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For those who have/tried both, how do XS Rick Owens jackets fit size-wise compared to Julius size 1? Or does it vary on season/model?

I have an 09 Julius jut neck which is borderline too tight to wear zipped up comfortably. I'm a slimmish/athletic build, definitely not skinny
Edited by Elysium - 2/16/14 at 3:14am
post #10149 of 16379

It varies. This last season of rick ran about 2  US sizes small. 

post #10150 of 16379
julius sz 1 fits kinda borderline on me too I guess, same build sans the "ish", I tried on last? seasons xs and did not fit me at all, p2p was like 17"-17.5" tops, couldn't even get full arm in sleeve, had to go small and still felt borderline in the chest/shoulders/biceps, medium felt better but way too long, walked away
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 Can anyone comment on the quality of Golden Goose leathers?

post #10152 of 16379
Most decent leather jackets are made from top grain, not full grain, leather. The lower layers are skivved off. Otherwise, you wouldn't be able to move. The quality of the leather depends on the quality of the hide and the quality of the tanning. Beyond that, and the quality of the make, a lot boils down to personal preference.
post #10153 of 16379

That's understandable. I think some of the thicker full grain leathers simply cannot be constructed normally. A good example would be the TOJ VTG leather, which is a heavy natural leather. Great quality but the stuff was so inflexible that several of the owners down the line had the stitching completely unravel at stress areas after regular wear. 

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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

That's understandable. I think some of the thicker full grain leathers simply cannot be constructed normally. A good example would be the TOJ VTG leather, which is a heavy natural leather. Great quality but the stuff was so inflexible that several of the owners down the line had the stitching completely unravel at stress areas after regular wear. 

can u link or show pic of which TOJ that is...
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