Maybe, or maybe it's the collective SF/AAAC circle jerk surrounding him and his products combined with a general lack of firsthand experience on the forums
Or maybe not. I guess I'll have to see.
Yes, and I've considered as many of them as I can. Besides potentially going to Italy in the winter, I'm confined to NY—so, the standard CEGO, Paris, Geneva, etc. Well, I'm going to Paris in August, but since the whole city is shut down for the month, I don't have many options.
Look, the $6k isn't too much of an issue for me personally. I may go on to try those other NY shirtmakers if my Kabbaz shirts aren't up to snuff—and I'll certainly detail my experiences here on the forum and solicit feedback to make those types of decisions going forward.