Whilst ELC are overcharging enormously, John's pricing with GW is entirely acceptable IMHO. His stuff is completely made to measure, not off the rack. It has a level of detail beyond the other makers and the customisation, choice of hides is beyond the others.Yeah, makes sense to me. Most of us will take (or leave) Goodwear prices without a fuss, even if JC’s jackets cost more than an original, because it’s simple supply and demand: if John charged Platon’s prices (for example), his wait times would be 10 years and rising. Eastman’s just making a marketing ploy and screwing their customers over in the process.
Getting a GW is like getting a pair of Tricker's shoes made for you. ELC are like paying Tricker prices for a Loake with off the shelf sizing.