I picked up a shirt from Theory yesterday, faux-formal (black with a diagonal pattern on the front, runnign down and extending 3 inches on either side of the placket, where the pleats might be if it were pleated). I bought it because I liked the cut and look, and it was on discount. The tag said it retailed for something like 200 dollars. I took a closer look at the shirt, and I must say that I am not impressed by the quality. The tag says it's made in China, which is never encouraging. The fabric is not particularly nice, and the stitching is clearly machined. There just doesn't seem to be much craftmanship at all - looks like something you could buy at Club Monaco or Le Chateau. So what's the deal? I don't own anything else by Theory, but I know people who swear by them, and pay exorbinant prices. I assumed that the quality was at least somewhat in line with their prices - are people being duped or is there something I don't see?
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4/14/03 at 12:28pm