Needing a coat and finding myself in a little money

November 24, 2012 Comments Off on Needing a coat and finding myself in a little money

Needing a coat and finding myself in a little money I checked out a few top of the line clothing retailers and what I have discovered shocked me:  although prices were indeed as high as I have expected (and even higher:  1385 euros for a mid-level brand trench coat?) the selection and quality were very poor.  Stitching was not any better than at Zara; materials absolute crap (every fur coat I looked at was made with died fur — furriers die inferior fur to hide blemishes and uneven color, in other words, in order to mis-sell crap fur at good fur’s prices); and no one had any sizes: most items were in 2 or 3 middle sizes: if you are tall (or short), tough luck.  I have been noting, and writing about, the progressive decline of quality at the upper end of the market — every market — from housing to food to art — for some years.  But this is ridiculous.  The only option is to have things tailored – which, given the ridiculous prices of these ready-mades (yes, ready-mades, after all), would actually be an economic alternative — if there were any tailors left.  Which there aren’t as everyone has been effectively steered into telemarketing.

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