Originally Posted by jamesbk
Rhodes & Becketts have some beautiful business and fashion shirts. If you are in Melbourne, head down to Collins street and pick up a bargain (50% off).
Hmmm.... At 50% off, the price almost becomes acceptable.
I really do think that Australia needs a couple of shirt retailers like Charles Tyrwhitt and TM Lewin. Frankly, shirts from both Tyrwhitt and TM Lewin are just as good as shirts from places like Herringbone, MCM, Shirt Studio, Rhodes and Beckett, Edward Stripe or any other such manufacturer - but they are available on perma-sale and usually cost about $50 a shirt, even with postage.
This is why I feel frustrated by Australian shirt retailers - despite making the shirts in third-world countries, with the concomitant savings in production costs, it seems that $180 is the ordained price for such shirts here in Australia. I thought that competition was supposed to lower
prices, but every time another manufacturer (such as Rhodes and Beckett) opens up, they charge just as much as everyone else!