At Muscle Fit Basics, we pride ourselves on our affordability and extremely premium tee's. That got us thinking: What ridiculously expensive T-Shirts are out there? Why is it so expensive? Is it worth the price?
So we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 most expensive men’s tees. These are five tees that start at £115 and catapult to a tear-inducing £586.78. We find that 4/5 of the tees are made from 100% Cotton and 3/5 are Sueded cotton, the same cotton type we use.
But are they worth it? Let’s find out.
5. Maison Margiela Plain Cotton T-Shirt (£115)
'White cotton-jersey T-shirt is reinforced at the back of the neck to prolong its longevity. Slip yours on with selvedge denim, or opt for a smart weekend look with a blazer and chinos.'
Maison targets the posh crowd who are looking to spend a few more pennies than your average consumer. The fact of the matter is that they use standard cotton to build their tees and your high street tees wouldn't be that different.
While this tee is the least expensive cotton jersey on the list, we think it’s still ridiculous to drop over £100 on one premium quality Tee. It doesn't matter how its made, nothing can justify the price unless it was built by unicorns in santas workshop nevertheless standard cotton and a classic fit is no match for sueded with a tailored muscle fit.
(Tip: For £116, you could fully revitalize your entire t-shirt collection with 10 tees from our tailored muscle fit sueded cotton range. You’d even get free shipping.)
4. Valentino Plain Cotton T-Shirt (£185)
Made in Italy the Valentino tee comes in at number 4, which is incredibly scary considering the whopping £185 price tag. Valentino can be forgiven for offering 30x more than the average plain tee as they come with a 'logo stud' on the back on the shirt, similar to something you could get from Tesco's for 0.99p.
While having a stud on the back of your t-shirt may make you believe you are incredible and something of a hybrid creature this tee doesn't offer anything revolutionary. The cotton is clearly of standard to poor quality, even though its made in Italy as you can see the models jeans through the tee. If you are looking for lightweight cotton tees head over to primark, you can get a load for £5.00.
3. Alexander Wang Sueded Cotton 'T' (£380.89)
We will hold our hands up and admit that Alexander Wang has a T-Shirt that is basically the same as ours. We both make our Tee's using sueded cotton and we both prefer the tailored fit. So what is the difference between Mr. Wang's T and ours I hear you ask? Alexander Wang's 'T' has a special 'welded chest pocket' feature and it is up to you if you would like to pay an extra £264 for it.
'Alexander Wang is the unofficial king of casual cool and this T-shirt, by diffusion line T by Alexander Wang, ticks all the boxes for effortless off-duty style.' It most definitely is the king of something but I don't think it would be correct to say what that is on a public blog.
2. Dior Homme Sueded Cotton Blend 'Short Sleeve' (£380.89)
What can be said when there is a clothing brand charging the same amount for a plain t shirt than you would be expected to pay for a Playstation 4 brand new with 2 games and a controller. Let's be completely honest there is nothing special about this t-shirt and seeing as its made from a cotton blend and not 100% cotton, we are bemused by the price.
It doesn't matter how great a T-Shirt maybe, this is going to far isn't it? It must have been made in the future and sent back in time to kill the machines.
1. Label Under Construction Plain T-Shirt (£586.78)
You are now looking at the most expensive plain tee, behold the 'Black cashmere and silk blend ribbed T-shirt from Label Under Construction.' If you have half a grand laying around and are dying for a plain black t shirt, this maybe for you.
For that price, you’d assume an 80-year-old Italian tailor crafts these by hand in his Venetian villa and delivers them to your door. (Sadly, there’s no evidence to support this.) While silk is one of the most luxurious fabrics, we have a hard time accepting the hefty price tag.
The sales page doesn’t even boast any unique qualities; instead, they claim the tee is the epitome of sophistication. You’re better off wearing a bowtie and speaking in a British accent.
Our advice? Instead of choosing ridiculously expensive, choose ridiculously comfortable. At £16 a tee, our T-Shirts give you luxury without the luxury price tag.