An educational money conversation comparing products with an 8 year old usually ends up with the 8 year old describing what big ticket item can be purchased in lue of said product. In this case the 8 year old referenced a Horse Trader magazine (free) and quickly pointed out 2 slightly used Rocky Mountain Horses (both under $500). I would consider purchasing this Chinese made jacket only if it was guaranteed to make me look a little thinner, a little more British, a little more weathered, a little more sophisticated and last but not least ensured the appearance that I actually used Delta brakes in 1986. I traded a rare foam Keith Meek 'Slasher' deck and a team issue Rob Roskopp for those damn brakes.
Rapha Jacket - $550
Rocky Mountain Horse - $499
For the record:
I will buy one of these jackets the day Mountain Larry Hibbard buys one for himself.