Originally Posted by Mark Seitelman
Here's my two cents: I never met Mr. Kabbaz. I am not a customer. I have no vested interest in this subject. Based on reading his website and various posts here and at Ask Andy, he is a most serious craftsman of the old school. His shirts are probably in the Rolls Royce class. I think that comparing his product to other shirt brands and makers is like comparing a Toyota to a Rolls. True, a Toyota Camry will get you to the same destinations as the Rolls. Also, the Toyota is much, much cheaper. But a Rolls, is a Rolls, is a Rolls, etc. Although I shall probably never become a customer, it is comforting to know that there is a shirtmaker out there who is a supreme craftsman (perhaps artist?). BTW, for his CEO clients who might spend $6,000 or more on a bespoke suit, an accopanying shirt costing $600 (or 10% of the suit cost) is not unreasonable. I would say that a $600 shirt with a $200 Syms suit is out of whack.