My current tailor (very well regarded) said that his old boss used to use fusable most of the time. He is not a fan and felt that his customers were being ripped off.
I'm not going to argue against what your tailor said because I simply don't know if he is correct or not. It's certainly something I've never heard. I will however side with my tailor because I know that he knows what the hell he is doing.
In my experience, the only kind of person who feels the need to go around telling people how dumb they are is the kind of person who isn't all that intelligent themselves, but would like to think that they are. Ever heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect?
Anecdotally, I've never found the $30+ / pair socks to be worth it. They haven't lasted any longer than my Target 5-packs and I stop noticing the nicer fabric about two minutes after putting them on. YMMV.
Considering that you could have a bespoke shirt for that price (or less) I would want perfection. I wouldn't be happy with that dimple either. Looks like the stitching ran out toward the edge and some extra fabric was caught in the point.
Well, that really limits your options, doesn't it? I don't know, Express? Your chest, neck, and arm measurements alone are not sufficient to guarantee that you won't experience wrinkling in the elbow pit. I'm not even sure that any shirts exist which do not wrinkle in the elbow pit...
That's almost always a mistake. If it doesn't look good what does it matter if it was cheap? That said, it doesn't look horrible. It drapes poorly in the back and the sleeves are too long, but the front looks pretty good.