What's the deal with Diesel jeans made in Tunisia? Authentic or not?
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7/20/05 at 9:52pm
Originally Posted by baboonut
Never seen any diesel made in Tunisia... mind taking some photos of the tag for us?
|I am sorry that you feel disspointed. Some of the Diesel jeans that I get come from Europe. These are the same jeans that are sold in stores and outlets in Europe, therefore, they have different tags. They are imported from Italy as my auction states. However, they may be manufactured in other countries.
Most Diesel jeans that are sold in the USA market have tags that say "made in Italy". However, some of the new jeans for 2005 say made in Morocco and Tunisia. Diesel is subcontracting cheaper labor in other countries to lower manufacturing costs. They supervise the work in order to maintain the quality standards. Do you actually think that everything that says made in Italy is actually made in Italy? Labor costs are extremely high in Europe and in the USA.
For this reason, many developed countries have opened free zones in 3rd world countries. For example, 5 years ago, I used to work for a major contractor that made sporting goods for adidas. We received measurements and specs from their headquaters in order to develop and manufacture their clothes. The tags said made in the USA, however, all the garments - the fabric, the labor, the R&D, etc was performed in the Dominican Republic.
The jeans are definitely authentic, so there is no need to worry
Originally Posted by flipnotic
Yeah I'll just ask him when I next get anything from him. It's annoying because I thought the only Diesels made outside of Italy are the non-denim items.
He gave me this reply when I asked what the deal is:
The tag is the same as any tag but "Made in Italy" is blanked out leaving white space between the size and microstitching. Made in Tunisia is printed on a 4th tag in several languages.
I'm a bit annoyed right now since I'm very particular about Diesels being made in Italy. He should mention things like that in his auctions.
The 'finishing' is done in Italy for those items that are tagged "Made In Italy"
Since you have this perception of Diesel being the big bad wolf and are tricksters, then maybe you should rethink your job there and also your screenname here.
I'd propose that the admins give you a free of charge renaming to something else. Your screenname implies that you have extensive knowledge of the products and the company, but you don't and there's no shame in admitting that.