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The New York Times reports on a great new designer who's trying to get man wearing "classics with a twist." The twist evidently is that you have to be certifiably insane to buy them. His cut-off shorts, for example, cost around $600.

He is, at least, open about his prices. "It's crazy," he said. "I can't even afford my clothes." A dress shirt from his line can cost $425; pants, $550; a sport coat, $1,150.

I am wondering what he charged before the recession.

PS--I would like to hear from someone who buys this stuff. There's got to be someone; maybe just one person is all it takes, at these prices, to sustain a business.


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Dan Akst is a journalist, novelist and essayist whose work has appeared frequently in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Wilson Quarterly, and many other publications.
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