- Nov 25, 2017
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When I wrote 'cheapness' it was not in relation to price. To invert a value statement you also have invert the relation of value, or else you are still operating in the original parameters.It feels like you're making this about price and I don't understand why. I mean, didn't you just spend the whole day asking people on the internet if the Dior shirt you found is legit or a cheap rip-off? Apparently, you can't tell the difference between a $750 t-shirt and some cheapo $20 screen print.
People use different factories for different reasons. Some factories are better at producing certain things than others. In some factories, you can have a wide range of products being produced at different price points. And even within the same category/ price tier, products being produced may differ in terms of fit, design, trims, details, etc. My only point is that clothes from the same factory are not always easily reduced like this. It's not about high-end clothing vs cheap clothing.
Something cheaply made is made with as many corners cut as possible, while still preserving brand appeal. That sounds like the spitting image of the J Crew crew to me.