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post #31 of 35
There is an interesting article on China and branding in the NY Times. My 2 cents worth: if you can make a shirt that the folks here will buy, then you probably could build a brand around it.
post #32 of 35
Excellent thread. Has broken our hermetic consciousness. Thanks for making the world smaller, carkloba.
post #33 of 35
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Excellent thread. Has broken our hermetic consciousness.

Thanks for making the world smaller, carkloba.

Actually China is much more hermetic. I hope this situation will be changed soon.
post #34 of 35
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Part of the cost is the fabric. Part of the cost is the hand sewing.

Part of the cost is the way they can get away with it.

I believe even at $150 price, these shirts are profitable. But if they can charge $500 and people are suckers for high price tags, why not?

I wonder how many sewers in those Italian workshops are Chinese.

Can Chinese manufacturers make high quality shirts comparable to top Italian brands? Probably. Can they sell shirts for $500 even if they make shirts 10x better than Borrelli/Kiton? Probably not, as long as they have to label their shirts "made in China".
post #35 of 35
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Originally Posted by carlkoba View Post
I don't understand why their prices are such high. Maybe the fabric is quite excellent. But one shirt needs less than 2 yds only. The fabric is at $30/yds? That's unimaginable!

In China, the CM cost (cuting and making) is about $3 only for shirt.

Because of the little book that comes with them.
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