Originally Posted by mack11211
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".