It is wearable as a shirt, and even a decent quality. but I have a lot of it and it was bought for $1.00 per yard.
at charvet prices. they can afford to use a basic white
I found out that you can basically go to any town in Italy and find a small camiceria. For example, I found one near my parents' summer home where a family works above their small showroom and the fit is spot on. After a year of wear, they show no real sign of wear.
They couldn't recommend a local sartoria, though, that seems to be a whole other level.