Ernest, as previously said I understand you don't like Figaret. Still the forum is made for sharing with everyone and that is what I do. Otherwise, I would have sent a private message. Whether the stripes are conservative or not, I'm not found of them. 80% of my shirts are plain blue (in various fabrics, like chevron) or white. I never paid to much attention to pattern matching but I will have a look next time. Even if I suppose your question was rhetorical. The major plus of Figaret for me is the fit. I frankly don't feel the need for MTM shirts as those are fitting me very well. I like them and don't need a feature check list for that. I don't care for a split yoke if it fits well without. Gussets are supposed to be good but again I don't really care. It's just a damn shirt. Also, the service is good; I feel welcomed and value that. I like to stick with national brands and with local shops, both for the convenience and (sorry if it sounds naÃ¯ve) to be supportive of the economy of the country where I'm living. (For instance, I bought French hifi : Atoll cdp and amp with Triangle speakers if there are any hifi amateurs here. I feel good about it. It sound pretty good too.) Finally, your last sentence sounds a bit aggressive to me. English being our second language (or third, or whatever), please forgive me if I mis-interpreted. I would like to point that I did not say a word - good or bad - about H&K or T&A quality. I never tried them (but might in the future). Does it mean that Figaret shirts cannot be my favorite? Am I not allowed to have a favorite shirt brand before I tried them all? Regards, P.
A private message? What for? I do not understand. I can not give my opinion about Figaret just because you like it? I never said you had said something about H&k or T&A but just wanted to make you understand why is Figaret not so good as you think it is by trying another nice brand. When you eat only "croissant" you can not imagine how better is "croissant au beurre"... The most important interest of this forum is to LEARN from others, learn about new brands, about construction, about quality that's why I talked about H&K, T&A, gusset, matching, split yoke... (things I learnt here). Figaret can be your favorite but it would not be bad to be aware of what can do others brands better, wouldn't it? Strange behaviour to buy because it is french. Is not this some sort of primary nationalism? When you buy in France you support French economics even if brand is not a french one or made in France (you pay taxes, you pay sellers...). What would you thing if an american says he prefers American cheese/win because it an US product? I prefer quality and good price to origin of the product. In french Hifi, try BC accoustic, one of the best.