(VersaceMan @ 03 Jan. 2005, 1:26) I like some of the pieces from that line, but find them to be quite overpriced given the quality and country of manufacture.
Really? I've seen shirts on sale for 30 bucks. I don't own anything by him, but the stuff I've seen at stores seemed reasonably priced (the 'Michael' line, that is). And I've been seeing his clothes in every fashion spread in every magazine I pick up. Is he the heir to the Ralph Lauren marketing genius?
Well, you're right, the clothes can be had for quite reasonably on sale. However, at full retail, the quality is not worth the price. Examples are a cotton sweater I saw for $120, a wool blend sweater for $160, cotton dress shirts for $90, etc. These prices are those that one would expect to pay for a brand such as Joseph Abboud - decent fabrics, fairly good construction, nice designs. The fabrics from the 'Michael' line didn't strike me as amazing (one shirt was nice, but had plastic buttons) and the quality seemed along the lines of Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica, etc. You're right though, his Michael line is being very heavily marketed, and is available at many, many stores.