Hello, Unlike many members of this forum, I have not had the pleasure of owning shirts from high-end labels. This weekend, however, I examined a few from various stores (Hilditch & Key, Charvet, Borrelli, Barbera, Alfred Dunhill). (I wish I had more freedom to slowly browse and examine them but salespeople were always bothering me.) What struck me was how undistinguished they were. It was obvious to me that they were very well made and finished but the fabrics (especially the Barbera one that I saw) almost look faded and washed out; are they supposed to be like that? Perhaps I have all this while incorrectly believed that good fabrics should have a slight sheen to them and should hold colors very well? Furthermore, I thought the buttons that Charvet uses are very undistinguished. So my question is, how can one, using eyes and hands, assess the quality of a shirt? I understand that this may be a very basic question but I sincerely hope to learn from all of you. On another note, I also saw the new "Z" line from Zegna which left me extremely dissapointed. It is priced at a much lower price point from their regular range, but the designs were very very uninspired. A step down from Club Monaco, if I may say so.