Originally Posted by hopkins_student
Maybe $250 or $300 at the very bottom end. I think the cheapest bespoke is $325.
The T&A shirts I have are rather long lasting. However for that type of money you can get the same fabrics in 100s from a good custom shirt maker.
The principle attraction of T&A shirts are the extra high collars and the Carnaby Street/ Are You Being Served, swinging London colors...yeah baby.
Turnbull's clumsy way of sewing buttons on make them unpleasant to button. At least the ones I have which are around 7-8 years old.
I have shirts from Charvet and H&K that have held up also... but again for that kind of money you can go to what I and most in the know consider the best custom shirt maker in the USA, Paris Custom Shirts in Manhattan. They will be able to offer the same and much better cottons in the same, similar or better colors and patterns and weaves that T&A uses. I wrote an article on them and I have another one about to launch:http://www.filmnoirbuff.com/article/is-paris-burning
Also recommended but making a very different type of shirt which aligns itself more with the natural shouldered tradition is:
Seewaldt & Bauman
1741 Petit Avenue
Merrick, NY 11566
If you are on more of a budget, there is no reason not to try CEGO. Shirtmaven understands the various styles and looks very well and has several different shirt programs at differing costs. He is a cloth aficionado and always has excellent cottons which he's acquired at a bargain and is happy to pass the savings on to you.
His website is of course:http://www.cego.com/