Any opinions on Ted Baker? I have some of his "Edward Baker" line French cuff shirts of which I'm rather fond, but I haven't really tested their durability.
I really like Ted Baker stuff myself, it's a little edgy without being excessive, and the quality & construction is usually very good. They don't seem to be afraid of using bizarre synthetics that other lines wouldn't touch (what the heck is polynosic?.), and there's alot of attention to detail, even in the regular sportswear. For example, denim jackets with lined cuffs, simple jeans with unusual seams, etc. I have this one jersey type shirt which is made up of no less than 12 pieces of fabric. At most, some other manufacturers could get away with 4 (arm/arm/body front/body back.) The major downside to TB is that it's horrifically expensive in North America - most stores that carry TB seem to go with the straight UK exchange rate, which means $150 shirts which should go for $100 or so. Somewhat frustrating since New & Lingwood shirts, which are better or comparable, can be found for less than $100.