Hey guys, I found a cool brand based in Seoul that you might want to check. It's rare to find good stuff in Asia that's not only from Japan. Apologies if it's not in the right section of the forum. Quick intro but as you probably all know most reproduction brands in Asia are from Japan for various reasons. BUT, last time I went to Seoul for business purposes I got some time to research... aaannnnd, there is one brand called Nudebones. The good thing to know is that leather in Korea is much cheaper than in Japan, probably for tax reasons (I think leather goods are taxed around 40% on importation here, and I'm assuming that they import most of the leather they use). Anyway, an A-2 from Nudebones is around 500$ while in Japan it starts at around 1200$ for Buzz Rickson's for instance. My bad but I haven't tried the item yet, they launched their A-2 like a month ago. But it's worth keeping an eye on the brand, as the Korean menswear market is bound to grow and the guys at nudebones are doing a great job growing their label.