With GW and ELC moving away from the 'common man' there has certainly been a shift in the commentary.
Indeed but I was waxing lyrical in very broad and general terms about marketing and people's perceptions. Expensive watches, fancy cars or top tier reproduction jackets do not maketh the man but they impact on how others perceive the man. Same applies to goods in general.Steve, if you are telling me that Waitrose is the same as ASDA, i’m never letting you talk to my missus ! Lol
What you say can be true but Shawn Ali’s wares are nothing compared to ELC & GW - he is in a different phase of learning - though there are some who have convinced themselves he is as good.
BK are perhaps as good though i’ve never seen one of theirs.
In other words, not all Corn Flakes are made at the same factory just as not all A-2’s are made by the same person with simply a different box. A Mercedes is not the same as a Citroen. If i own a Citroen i might say i’d never buy a Merc’, but would i keep the Citroen if i won the Euro Millions ....? Probably not.
The ethos of VLJ remains what it always has been but the jacket “snobbery” has certainly been stood on its’ head: now some people are all but mocking others for owning expensive jackets . And that seems to have killed conversations about GW & ELC sadly. All the chatter is about cheap jackets.
Maybe..... just maybe.......ELC’s multiple price increases in the last year or so might have something to do with their slow sales.......maybe...I see retailers are now dropping prices of ELC jackets on ebay by 22% ,he offers a lot of ELC and its all discounted ?.
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