Local tailor/shirtmaker Bendls makes bespoke shirts for $115 for the lowest quality cost cloth he has available (oxford style) and goes up incrementally from there with a simple dress shirt priced at $135...it's a three shirt minimum...my questions is this, am I paying a premium because if his location (La Jolla) or is this pricing in line for a local bespoke shirt maker?
It's a good price for a local shop. Most LA bespoke shirtmakers charge even more than that. As an option, try one of the MTM websites from China. I'm extremely happy with my MTM shirts, and they only cost about $50-60 each.