Alex, Your Italian collar looks to me very much like a Johnny collar. I suppose the construction and the way it falls is what differentiates it from what rockabillies and pro bowlers wear? (That, and the fact that you probably don't make shirts out of 100% polyester
Ernest, $875 is a lot for a shirt. I will not, unless I win the lottery in grand style, ever get to wear one. And I do not doubt that I would harbour a lot of, um, dislike, for some of Alex's customers attitudes towards a great number of things. Nevertheless, if you haven't seen a Kabbaz shirt (and I have not, yet), it is hardly fair to say that his shirts don't merit their price. It's like saying that a Project Alabama t-shirt is overpriced (at ~$350 to $450). There is a significant markup, yes, but the sourcing of the necessary materials and the sheer labor intensive nature of the work makes even the wholesale price incredibly high. You may not like them, or you may do it yourself. I've personally hand de-constructed and customized enough t-shirts and have friends who are in the business of doing so to tell you that sometimes it takes a whole day to do the job right. Watching the game (basketball my favorite) while handstitching one t-shirt onto another which has a cutout in it is a very painstaking job, not to mention finding the right tees to do the job with (Three Dots thermals are good for the backer tee), vintage or American apparel for the "front tee" works well too, but I am still looking for the perfect tees to work with. Hey, maybe this means that I'm a shirtmaker too?