I went back and discovered that this discussion also started with the "price" issue. So in interest of disclosure, each but one of my RM, RC and FW jackets even the brand new/unworn ones cost me around the same as a LL or Aero would at the time. For example, my brand new RM Buco J-100 padded and JH-1 cost me less than USD 900 each. Each of my unworn RC A-2 costs around 600-700 quid. There is no import duties or sales tax where I live so if I were to buy a jacket from say Lewis Leather, Eastman or Aero, I would be paying UK VAT in stead.