So, as many of you man have seen yesterday, I wrote an article about this notion that gemming in the RTW footwear industry is not something that is to really be frowned upon in the modern day. With that I received a comment from a reader that I wish to share and respond to so that you can all see my response and think about it:
|Bespoke Japanese maker – don’t know name, courtesy of Style Forum|
And just in case this is not clear, this post is not a jab at VASS nor his practices in any which way or form. I have nothing but respect for VASS (the man) as well as his shoes. He just happened to get used by the poster. Luckily for him, however, he is able to make shoes at the price that he does, but this is not the same all around the world and comparing shoes from one country with minimum wage of 1.3 to another that is 7.5 is comparing apples and oranges when one can be made by hand at the same price that the other is made by machine…..which is what this is all about!