Originally Posted by pg600rr
I currently own, or have owned in the past, shirts from Truzzi, Barba, Borelli, Etro, Finamore, Isaia, and these two were my first Prada purchases...to say that they are overpriced is one thing, what shirt at $450 a piece isnt overpriced??? even if its made by god. At $450 a pop I would say the quality is sub par, at $160 for Prada mainline shirts (NM private sale with extra 30% off) from the current collection I would say the quality is great!
Prada shirts fit me impeccibly (6'1" 185). Would I buy them again? on sale yes, full price no, at full price you can do much better.
I've worn a lot of nice shirts too, but my Prada shirts are in a class of their own. I'm hooked. It's the stretch fabric. I like stretch fabrics, but none of the other brands I've bought are even close. I can tell the difference right away when I put it on. Best shirt I've ever worn. As you say, the fit is impeccable (6'3", 200). They feel great.
I'm not a rich guy, but I love nice stuff. I spent 20 years in menswear, including one of the finest men's wear stores in North America.
For those that think they are "overpriced crap", I'd suggest sticking to the Gap, or something. They work fine too. I thought Prada shirts were overpriced, until I bought one, Then I bought another one, and another one. Now they are all I'm going to buy. I am going to look for the semi-annual sales, though, but I try to stay current if I can.