all dsquared shit looks garbage period. highly overpriced too, probaably just better to pay for the fake shit if you actually like it. i think the fucks who own the brand used to work with diesel, then split and started making some real emetic shit. really pisses me off anytime i see anything made by them.
The company that owns Diesel also owns D2 and Martin Margiela lines.. yes they worked for Diesel until they spun off in 1995.
Their oiled jeans are pretty nice, along with a couple pairs of their raws that aren't decorated. The best things they've done are jackets though- they do have some sweet leathers. But yes, horribly overpriced- I remember reading an article awhile back about denim manufacturing and Dsquared had the highest retail markup exponentiation relative to manufacturing cost..
No reason for overpriced, other than I guess enough people pay the obscene prices to keep the line profitable for 15 years (I'm assuming).
As for the jacket, I like the overall cut, color, detailing and general style- not super trendy, next level or anything and no definable branding/signature that anyone walking down the street would be able to say "that jacket is Dsquared". Don't get me wrong, Rick Owens, Dior, etc. have their places and do put out some great things(I'd love to get my hands on a Dior Napoleon Jacket if I had another $2.5K laying around), but I'd rather spend my money on that Dsquared jacket than some gold or silver Dior release or on jacket like the ones below I found on sufu, all expensive- none of which IMO will be wearable down the road.
Of course the Civil war styling isn't for everyone, and it seems people typically have much more polarized opinions (love/hate) of Dsquared's runway collections, compared to other brands. Margiela is probably the most universally liked Staff Int'l brand I'm guessing.
Ok, here's my first authenticity check for you guys. I purchased a pair of Diesel jeans from Goodwill and there isn't a tag underneath the usual Indian head tag to tell me what style and kind of jean that I have. It does have a pretty unique pocket design, though. I looked on ebay for it, but still can't figure out what it is and if it is authentic. Here are a bunch of pictures of it. Thanks for the help!