The £860 T-Shirt
I am generally one who takes offence when someone remarks that £995 is too expensive for a handbag. ‘Its not far off something you can buy in Marks & Spencers, it’s just a black leather bag’ I hear *GASP*..
‘It is not JUST a bag. It’s a soft black Mulberry Alexa bag with a patent snakeskin trim, and the golden hardware buckles’ how can it NOT be worth £995?!
I may not be able to afford the Alexa bag, but I still want one, its not a crime to have aspirations and look to better your wardrobe and your appearance, and hell if i had the money I would be first in the queue, but what I saw this week was beyond ridiculous, gluttonous in fact.
There is a point where worth disappears behind a cloud of outrageous expense, I was once told it doesn’t matter how much something costs if you like it, and this it true – to an extent.
Here we have this T-shirt, though it is Balmain (whose clients once included Sophia Loren and the duchess of Kent) and has a hard edgy note to it that Balmain now portrays, is 100% cotton… and that’s it.
100% Cotton for £860. No embellishment, no fancy embroidery, leather or appliqués. It’s just a t-shirt…with holes in!
Wealth vs worth? The ‘slashed army t-shirt’ is long past being a luxury through quality and has become expensive solely to be exclusive. In my opinion, its a complete rip off. I do hope you all agree!