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frunk

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It was really high, even in JP. I want to say around 3K?
 

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Anyone know retail on the mawata iris?

348000 JPY
Assumed this was before tax and exchange rate was drastically different
 
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anyone have an insight into why the new fabros are 2k other than general Hiroki is wildin?
 

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If I were to guess, I think its more likely some economic change, rather than change in COGS. A result of updated tariffs on chinese exports to either JP or USA. I think for leather footwear it can go as high as 48% contingent upon construction and materials (Can cross reference HTS code in US ITC database). The only observable change I see is from french calf to horsehide, and instead of the urushi tag they are now hand stitching the wmv logo- I dont see anything in particular that would give it a different harmonization code. Perhaps it was classified wrongly for importation, perhaps tariffs have changed from the earlier release, or visvim changed the cost due to margins being out of wack.
 

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They’re horween leather, which is always priced higher. Agreed it’s really expensive despite this
 

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Hopefully not a litmus test to see how consumers react if its just a pricing exercise and a sign of things to come. I'll stick with my pair from AW22 😉
 

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From what I can tell, it's the same or similar horsehide as used on the new Brigs. Can't understand why there is such a price difference.
 

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latest pickup. Took a gamble on this on Mercari and turned out legit. About $450 taking into account fees and shipping . Other gamble was size 3 but fits good. Paint splattering bit more than I expected though in person compared to in a photo haha

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Hey all, just got a BNWT Kerchief down jacket (navy sz2) and have realised I need the size 1.
It just arrived yesterday from Japan (via SampleKickz).

It’s this one:

If anyone is interested in a swap for a recent size 1 or has seen any size 1’s available, please let me know.
Otherwise, I will put this up for sale shortly (to cover my outlay and no more).

I am using a new username as my previous (which I haven’t used in a long time) expired.
A few of the users know me from other forums.

Cheers
 

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Felt it'd be useful to update everyone after a couple weeks wearing the latest TWO boots (awful first day wearing them). I'm a 9 in Grizzlies, picked up a 9.5 in them. The first time, I wore thicker socks and my heels were killing me after maybe 45 minutes of walking. Opted for a thinner sock moving forward - there is some heel movement but it seems to have resolved my problem. Thankfully these are keepers in the collection since I love the aesthetic- though they certainly aren't the most comfortable boot I've owned.

Picked up a couple new items I've very happy with-
1. The plura bag - its way more spacious than I anticipated and I'm happy with the build quality
2. The Sublig jumbo 3 pack - Really comfortable albeit very expensive
 

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Hey all, just got a BNWT Kerchief down jacket (navy sz2) and have realised I need the size 1.
It just arrived yesterday from Japan (via SampleKickz).

It’s this one:

If anyone is interested in a swap for a recent size 1 or has seen any size 1’s available, please let me know.
Otherwise, I will put this up for sale shortly (to cover my outlay and no more).

I am using a new username as my previous (which I haven’t used in a long time) expired.
A few of the users know me from other forums.

Cheers
This is your size, imo
 

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