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Ok, I give up: Why is Kiton so expensive?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kenneth Cole Haan, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Kenneth Cole Haan

    Kenneth Cole Haan Senior member

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    I tried to search for this but I don't get it; Kiton seems to be extermely expensive even for 'haute couture'

    Why are their shoes 2400 dollars? I don't get it. NObody seems to call them out for this on here, despite our contempt for the overpriced Gucci sneakers or the ghetto.

    Why?
     
  2. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Because people will pay it.
     
  3. Butter

    Butter Senior member

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    I am pretty sure most people will agree their shoes are overpriced as you can get quality bespoke for the same.
     
  4. Twotone

    Twotone Senior member

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    Because buyers are willing to pay the price -- something is worth what someone else is willing to pay.

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  5. bleachboy

    bleachboy Senior member

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    The same reason anything costs what it costs: They can charge that amount and people will pay it.
     
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    bleachboy Senior member

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    I like that three of us answered the question in the same way simultaneously.
     
  7. cioni2k

    cioni2k Senior member

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    I like their stuff for sure, but I'll add to this discussion. I was in a Saks Off Fifth in Minneapolis last week, and saw a pair of suede Kiton Desert Boots that retailed at $3,499! [​IMG] Marked down to about $1,600. What gives? Would anybody pay that much retail for a pair of RTW Suede Desert Boots?
     
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    Would anybody pay that much retail for a pair of RTW Suede Desert Boots?

    Of course they would.
     
  9. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    For the answer, look within to your inner Reevolving.


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  10. dragon8

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    Like other things, it represents a high quality brand name to some.
     
  11. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    They make a fabulous Dad jean, even better than the one from Rubinacci.


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    It's made for fat executive types, who'd rather pay more for their stuff.
     
  13. Butter

    Butter Senior member

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    It's made for fat executive types, who'd rather pay more for their stuff.
    Correction: They'd rather you not have a chance of being able to afford something remotely close to what he's wearing.
     
  14. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They make a fabulous Dad jean, even better than the one from Rubinacci.

    Have they one-upped Lobb on overpriced boat shoes? And what about those high-dollar sneaker-dress shoe chimeras Soph enjoyed? I hope they're not missing out on that lucrative market.
     
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    Correction: They'd rather you not have a chance of being able to afford something remotely close to what he's wearing.

    So Kiton is elitist? Not that there's anything wrong with that.
     
  16. Butter

    Butter Senior member

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    So Kiton is elitist? Not that there's anything wrong with that.

    That's the target market the founder decided to cater to. Why else?
     
  17. bleachboy

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    What does Robb Report say on this subject?
     
  18. redcaimen

    redcaimen Senior member

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    They have some really nice stuff that is grossly overpriced. Its nice work if you can get it. Kiton has it.
     
  19. FStyles

    FStyles Senior member

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    What does Robb Report say on this subject?



    1st of ^^^ hahaha I hope that was in jest.[​IMG]


    Second, I like to stick it to kiton by only buying their shit for 80-90% off on my way home to my 1 br apt in my beater.
     
  20. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Have they one-upped Lobb on overpriced boat shoes?

    Lobb does make an awesome bait shoe.

    I haven't run into an iceberg yet.


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