They really are. Vincenzo di Ruggiero is new to me (company is only about a year old?). Compared to my other eyetalian shirts (Boglioli, Sartorio Napoli, Salvatore Piccolo, Borrelli, Barba, Finamore) they have as much as or more handwork and the softest fabric. And not in the delicate, high threadcount wrinkleprone way. More like the softness of a flannel pajamas - perfect for more casual applications.
I've seen them around a lot here and handled them extensively and they are evidently quality. Their RRP definitely matches that in Italy, too (ca. €220). Never picked them up to sell because of the lack of brand awareness on this forum. Can certainly get my hands on some if members are interested. Edited by Ich_Dien - 12/2/12 at 5:26am
These were €270 / $350 locally. Not that I really need more shirts, but what would you be able to get them for? AFAIK they make shirts at several pricepoints due to varying amounts of handwork and different qualities of shirting.
Btw, these are so far the only italian shirts I have with unfused cuffs and collars.