A Schott is pricier than a similar FCL. You would be surprised if you take a look at the price of Langlitz in Japan. A pair of same style Horween CXL Attractions engineer boots cost way more than the regular horse-butt one. Teacore HH Schott and FCL Leon (I'd think they are comparable e.g. both high quality veg-tanned HH and they are as far as I know not shiniki) https://www.us-onlinestore.com/goods/7544-30 https://california-harvest.net/items/59e9cad4f22a5b5f50000156 Although that FCL Leon is past season's and FCL has since raised its price, the price of the current season cross zip leather jackets are all just under 180,000 yen. I merely wanna show that there is definitely a market/demand in Japan for cheaper better fit locally made copies of the originals.