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What prompted Proenza Schouler to design their own version of Frye's classic motorcycle boot? "I practically swoon for Proenza Schouler," writes the blogger at On the Fringe of Fashion. "However, I will perpetually be perplexed by brands who design virtual knock-offs of classic styles by heritage brands, and price them for around $1,000 steeper than the originals. Just why? And who's our target consumer here? " Good questions all. [OTFOF]