I had no idea that Corneliani shirts went for $295 though. Are they THAT good? Are they up to Borrelli standards?
I was more than surprised by that as well. I'm sure they are very good quality, but I doubt they are in the realm of Borrelli. Probably a step down. Incidentally, the Nov. Robb Report has a GREAT article on top of the line dress shirts and 10 ways to tell if one is. I didn't realize that Lorenzini made Ralph Lauren Purple Label's dress shirts- they do according to that article. Lorenzini, Borrelli and Kiton all got high praise in the article... as well as Robert Talbott. They discussed the advantages of machine made (Lorenzini) vs. mostly handmade (Kiton)- there are advantages to both IMO. Lorenzini doesn't use handwork in their shirts, but they do use amazing fabric and materials- and they have the ability to make terrific shirts very quickly (up to 300 in a 1 minute run thru the machine.
) so that brings down the cost. Kiton on the other hand DOES use machine work for the basics of their shirts but does quite a bit of handwork on every single shirt, consequently they can't produce as many.