Stock up now!

More

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.


Jump to comments
Presented by

Daniel Akst

Dan Akst is a journalist, essayist and novelist who wrote three books. His novel, The Webster Chronicle, is based on the lives of Cotton and Increase Mather. More

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.
Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Is Technology Shifting Our Moral Compass?

"The experience of taking another human life becomes much more trivial."


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Juice Cleanses: The Worst Diet

A doctor tries the ever-popular Master Cleanse. Sort of.

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

Video

What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

Video

Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

Feature

The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

Writers

Up
Down

More in Business

Just In