Well, I do not buy brands for the name, but I do buy them for the quality.
It seems that what I have seen looks nicely made, but hard to know how it might fair in day-to-day use. Like you say, the price is impressive...
Certainly, Ferrino make a similar model at about 60% of the price although still not cheap: about £45!!
Not quite as smart looking, but a poncho is a poncho, not evening wear!!
Thanks for the input.
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