I don't understand them, either.
Van Laack (at least in my opinion) seems intent upon destroying both Herringbone and R&B. They're both forced to order from the same, seasonal lookbook which contains a list of mostly generic and uninteresting clothing that looks cheaper than it actually is, which is quite a notable, albeit unfortunate, achievement.
The pricing seems so random as to make no sense.
I do have some MJB and Herringbone gear collected over the years (suits, jackets, shirts) and have always been happy with it. Always purchased at (often deep) discount, but the clothes hold up well and wear comfortably.