Originally Posted by chorse123
True. But the handwork must certainly add to the cost, or at least help justify it in some buyers minds. I tend to think of shirts as a little too disposable to justify the top end. My outlay for them has quadrupled now that I've gone from Jantzen to Geneva, but I'm still only paying 1/3 of the cost of A.M. Horses for courses, I guess. Or maybe here it would be shirtmakers for dandies.
I expect 15 years from a shirt, so for me they are not disposable. Now I just have to not get fat, and don't you call me a dandy
Originally Posted by Dopey
I am in this camp as well. My existing shirtmaker has gone AWOL with unfilled orders over a year old and now unreturned phone calls. Fortunately, I still have a few unpacked shirts and have also been supplementing with BB and Press RTW for weekends. But I am going to have to make a switch for weekday shirts soon. As much as the hobbyist in me wants to trade up as I order new shirts, it is going to be tough to justify.
You should switch to Kabbaz for the next batch. I am considering some Mercer shirts for casual.