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post #16 of 22
You wear name.
post #17 of 22
Gonna have to agree that it really depends on how much spare cash you have lying around. If I had a good chunk of change I'd much rather buy a couple MTM shirts with some nice patterns than one expensive Kiton shirt. The brands you listed are all good choices, I honestly don't believe you'll find kiton to be that much of an upgrade. All comes down to personal opinion though.
post #18 of 22
You can buy bespoke for the same price so from that perspective, no. But the quality is excellent. If you can afford it, its worth the money. That means that no luxury brand is really worth the price you are paying, its just that a select group has the cash not to care. They dont generally think about something being worth it, they think about the value it offers in enhancing their image.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by stu00a View Post
You wear name.

But the name is good.
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post
You can buy bespoke for the same price so from that perspective, no. But the quality is excellent. If you can afford it, its worth the money. That means that no luxury brand is really worth the price you are paying, its just that a select group has the cash not to care. They dont generally think about something being worth it, they think about the value it offers in enhancing their image.
Agreed. I have had great success with the shirting material Thomas Mason, great selections and superb quality. The craftsmanship of the shirt itself however depends on the tailor.
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post
Barba gets good reviews on here. I don't own any personally though.
I do own shirts by Eton, Dunhill, Canali, Pal Zileri & Zegna and can recommend them.
You may also want to explore different fabrics on these brands, One example is Sea Island or Egyptian cotton,
which can shimmer like the Nile river, giving a very regal and elegant look to your outfit.
The brands you listed to begin with are all good brands as well.
Welcome to Styleforum.


+ 1, damn dude you come out with top comments.

Kiton is a brand I really do like. But I would not consider purchasing their shirts on basis of price alone - very expensive and just how good do you want your shirts to be? I admit to being very tempted to buy them, but at $500+, shit man, that is a lot of money.

While their shirts are of excellent quality, the price is approx double that of Brioni, Borrelli, Charvet, or Ralph Lauren Purple/Black Label. I do not think the quality is double that of any brands mentioned by me or Man Of Lint. In fact, based on what I have seen in stores, I am almost certain the quality is about the same as all those labels mentioned so far. If Kiton is better, it is not by a landslide better thats for sure.

Shirts though - there is a threshold for me where it becomes hard to spot or differentiate between a very good shirt and an excellent one. Only on close inspection (metaphorically like a jeweler looking at a diamond through a loupe) could one tell a discernable difference between VS1 and VS2.

If you have the money, go ahead and get Kiton, they do make nice shirts full stop. If like me you look for value for money, go down Eton road - good shirts and they dont cause your wallet to disintegrate before your eyes.
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

Word of warning if you try and buy Kiton on sale or on EBay, the fit varies greatly. Some will be baggy tents made for certain US retailers like Wilkes Bashford and others will be skinny Italian models for certain European markets. The sleeve length, shoulder width and other details can vary a lot with the same size.


Why don't you look into a variety of quality MTM shirt programs. Try a few and see what you like.

I must be really lucky. Mine all have have darts. I am 5ft 11", 11 and a half Stone. Not a very "oversized' or an old guy. Mine all fir exactly correctly. In fact the are quite slim. Neck 15.75, Shoulder 18, chest 22, Arm 26 waist 19 and length (boc) 31.
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