Da ****. Theres a clear difference in design from Timex to a Rollie, same for Chucks and Arenas. Plain tshirts?
Have you handled the tee itself? Felt it? Worn it? Again the gap for the dollar value is much farther than other items that are more complicated to make but there is a very distinct difference in the DD tee compared to others. Again not just in quality but also in fit and style. Alternatives are limited and yeah some may think "that looks like a cut-up old tee" but hey, that's what they are going for.
Really hate to repeat it but it feels like it isn't being heard. The cotton itself could be made and weaved from a more expensive factory, just like bed sheets thread counts, not all cottons are created equal. The wash on the tee, the cut, the style (hand cut? hand sewn?), etc... All those plays a role in that particular tee. Hanes tee are cut, sewn up and pressed by machines from the cheapest cotton they can find and then shipped to stores. WHere it is made plays a role too, China vs Italy/France/Japan. The tee simply went through more process to achieve the look and feel of the tee. I mean you guys could at least understand that, right?
Again I am not saying the tee itself is worth $300-$400 for everything that has been done to it but it isn't as simple as those Hanes tees. At the end of the day it is a tee but the process and material of getting to the end product aren't the same. Hell that Damir Doma tee has probably been through more process and work than the screen-printed Givenchy tees that cost $500-$700+.
Rolex is one of the most mass manufactured watches out there with one of the most generic movements but it is tiered over Omega when Omegas quality is better overall and in-house movements are much limited and specific and complicated. Rolex has marketed their watch by their history and perception it has created and the fact that they control their pricing. At this point, I am not even really sure if Rolex is 100% handmade like Patek or AP. Their movements are so mass manufactured that many compare it to an ETA 2824 movement, just simply mass produced.
Yes there is a big quality difference between $20 Timex and Rolex but if you really look at it, is the difference worth $8,000-$10,000?
But again, that example is the NEED vs WANT concept, not specifically to make it equal in the difference between each examples.
You NEED a tshirt, a Uniqlo shirt will do but we WANT that $300 gray tshirt?
I guarantee though that it won't look or feel the same. I mean did you see the pic of the tee in the link? It doesn't look like much but it doesn't look like any tee you'll find at Uniqlo. Not going to defend how it looks because I know people will think it is ridiculous (tough it really shouldn't because well, style and all) but if you see how it looks, you aren't going to simply suggest Uniqlo. Edited by RFX45 - 3/18/14 at 1:44am