I have a feeling the white label CK suits aren't even authentic CK suits but just licensed clothing. They're probably not even designed by CK's people but, rather, are just generic suits manufactured by a factory and the CK people just allow the factory to slap their CK label on them just to receive a royalty for each suit sold.
That's what I think. Am I right?
I'm quite sure it's the same thing for a lot of other affordably-priced designer labels found in mid-price departemnt stores and mid-price retailers: Perry Ellis, Oscar de la Renta, Daniel Hechter, Pierre Cardin, DKNY, etc.
If you buy a genuine Perry Ellis suit in a designer store, you're paying a hell of a lot more than $400 that a mid-price department store would sell it for.
These brands are just licensed merchandise and not actually the "real thing".
That's why high-end designer brands such as Hugo Boss, Armani, Brioni, Canali, Kiton, Zegna, etc., do not sell cheaper versions of their suits in mid-price department stores. With these brands, you're getting the Real McCoy.