- Aug 29, 2013
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Okay, fine, but not really addressing my point and the OP’s question: why are suede jackets expensive? Material cost must matter in setting how low a manufacturer can go when pricing an item of clothing. If it were possible to make money selling cordovan shoes for $199 you can be sure someone would have done it by now. Similarly, if it were possible to turn a profit making and selling a suede jacket for $99 (plenty of cotton jackets for that price) you would see Spier & Mackay and the like doing just that. This has little to do with the upper bound of pricing, of course.I put fairly minimal thought into it. I have some cotton jackets that cost me over $1,000, and some leather jackets that cost me less than $1,000. I looked at the item and tried to figure out whether the price was worth paying given how it made me look and feel. Personally, I think this is the only sensible way to shop.