Could just be observational bias too, I don't check retail pricing every season. In AW 2012, leathers were a pretty reasonable $2000. Went to a preview the other day and saw the leathers you posted (the full grain Stooges was very nice), but prices began at $3000 and went to $5000+. To be fair, in 2009, prices were around there.
This is probably better suited towards a larger discussion towards pricing, but it's disconcerting being priced so far out of brands I'm interested in - PH, A1923, BBS, MA+ etc. have been raising prices consistently every season. Can't blame them, people are obviously buying buying. I thought Rick had made an effort to keep prices a bit lower with a production shift but here we are again. Oh well, still looks cool!!!