With all the high-level debates that have been posted on over the last week or so, I felt it an opportune time to chime in on some of the thoughts that have been swirling in my head as of late. High-level meaning instead of talking about quality/construction/workmanship etc, a lot of threads have focused on the reasoning and thinking behind the choice of clothes we were. I now would like to focus to the price of clothes and the worth they bring with that price. Believe me when I say that for some clothes, the price more then justifies the worth the clothes. For others, the correlation are not as high, IMHO of course. I can understand suits and shoes being expensive because of the material cost, labor and life span. For shirts, at least for me I don't see the correlation. I have many shirts(50+) so far and treat them like gold. I hand launder them, iron them myself etc. I wash them after every wear. I rarely scrub my shirts because just preheating the collar, underarm, shirt cuffs and soaking the shirt for a few hours in lukewarm water does this trick. I get what I feel to be a good life span from a shirt but eventually, after 2 1/2 - 3 years of wear, the collar begins to fray. Am I the only one to experience this? Perhaps the tiny hairs on the back of the neck somehow does this? Obviously, the oxford cloth shirts are bullet-proof and don't show any signs of wear even after some 5-6 years. As for the construction of a shirt, except for the attachments of buttons by hand, I really can't see the need for handwork on a shirt. I think handwork is a nice touch when attaching sleeves and creating the hem but IMHO, doesn't add much functionality as handwork does to a suit. I have focused on shirts because after suits and shoes, shirts are the third in the line of cost. Please let me know how you think and disagreements and well as agreements are welcomed.