Sorry, but I wouldn't be caught dead in that thing. I'm not big into buying brands for the sake of the brand, and all of my gear is pretty toned down. I just wouldn't trust that at all. The seller obviously isn't the most honest of persons (hello trademark infringement???), and has only been on eBay for less than a year. I would bet that his last account was shut down for selling the same knock-off stuff. You trust him with your safety?
FWIW, I was able to pick up an Alpinestars jacket that served me well for a number of years, and only cost about $175. It didn't say repsol all over it and have a bunch of sponsor patches though. You can also pick of used jackets all day long for that price.
Say what you want to say about paying more for a brand. I'll gladly pay more any day of the week. I'm not risking my hide to save a few dollars.
Like I said, I was impressed with the quality. The stitching seems to be good, only time will tell I guess. Hopefully I don't find out how well it holds up in a crash but I will revisit the topic after wearing the jacket for a few months.
I have bought the most expensive gloves A* made back a few years ago and I recall the stitching coming loose on three finger tips. I had to have them re-sewed so I use to live by the policy, "you get what you pay for", but in my experience sometimes you pay for the brand
Did you contact Alpinestars about the stitching? They have some of the best customer service in the business. I've heard of guys getting gloves replaced years after purchase with brand new pairs since they discontinued what the guys had. Good luck trying to find that ebay seller in a year or two if/when you have issues.
60mph highside, not a single broken stitch on my suit besides the superficial lettering: