Looking at current season stooges that retail at $2500, it does seem like quality is the big difference, it looks like plastic and I'll gladly pay an extra $500 to get the other one I posted.
Edited by RFX45 - 5/23/14 at 3:07am
I don't think the price correlates all that much with 'quality' depending on how you define it. My rick retailed in the low $2000's and it's pretty thick washed lamb, at least as nice as the other jackets I've handled from various brands (other ricks / dior / SLP), some that were much more expensive. I think certain treatments just tend to be cheaper. Also my jacket is comparatively simple in terms of hardware, there's just a front zip, two slash pockets and zip cuffs (and the internal pockets), where a stooges would have 3 extra zip pockets, a coin pocket, and epaulets which might raise the price? I dono.