Just received the Balmain that I bought online for -40% off, after looking for several years.
Not impressed at all with the quality, particularly considering the very high price.
The leather is very good, and it's nicely lined so that it's actually wearable outdoors in the winter, but the stitching is quite poor, clearly misaligned in places, especially where the lining meets the shell.
I'll post some pics in a bit - it's like they spent all their budget on the leather, then hired a bunch of first-time amateurs to stitch it all together.
Very disappointed. Among the commercial brands at least, SLP, Loewe, MMM etc seem to be far better quality.
The link sent you to the jacket pictured below? I was able to apply the promo code for this one, taking the price down to $1299. It feels like a good value/quality buy but then again I've not seen the jacket in person.