Shit a brick! I thought the old Baracuta was a rip-off; under the new owners, it's an insult to anyone's intelligence. I somehow doubt that we'll see the old knock-down prices under the new owners, TKMaxx or otherwise
New shirts. Always a controversial subject, but here goes...
Jump the Gun
Tend to be small, so buy bigger than you normally would. Good collars, though.
Brilliant designs. They could clean up if they got their customer service right.
Overpriced, I think. 'Skinhead style' rather than authentic. Quality variable.
People are snobby about these re-issues and true, the quality varies a bit (some are Oxford cloth, but others are more like cheesecloth). You have to be selective. Some also say the repro collars don't roll correctly. This is probably due to the variable nature of the cloth rather than the cut, IMO.
I'll be shot down for mentioning them, but I think their quality is improving. If you're on a budget, and want a new rather than second-hand shirt, they are OK.
You have to remember just how expensive the original clobber was back then , i certainly could not afford Levi Sta prest as a boy .