The quotes were more convenient than attempting originality.
In reality it's not as if I buy my shirts with the intention of throwing them away. Nor do I order them, wear them once and then use them to strangle a baby seal before throwing them atop a never-ending tire fire. I have just come to the realization that it only takes one wayward drop of olive oil or villainous nail to more or less ruin a shirt. Couple that with the fact that I only keep a small rotation of staple shirts and it makes sense that, inevitably, I can't treat them as if they're the last shirts I'll ever own. Beyond that, while I see the virtue in treating tailored garments with a higher degree of care, shirts are easily and cheaply replaceable.
My comments are less about being wasteful and more about being realistic when it comes to balancing care vs. utility.
I read that Floyd Mayweather wears his sneakers only once, leaving the once-worn pairs in the hotel room when he leaves. He also wears his boxers once before discarding. You must try harder, bourbonbasted.
In college I had a buddy who worked as a valet. When Mayweather stayed at his hotel one of his handlers showed up before he arrived and paid all the valets and the door guys $500 apiece to make sure everything "went smoothly." He's out for the common man.
Yeah, I hear you, but I just don't care enough about little finishing on my shirts. I appreciate it, don't get me wrong I just don't have the desire or motivation to seek it out especially if it is going to cost so much more and be more of an effort.