Saturday, October 14, 2006

Wallet Bursters

I was standing in front of a very colorful Allen Solly rack. Half Slack plain/striped shirts are my specifications this time. What I forgot to mention was the price range. Every shirt was tied with a heavy price tag, as close to Rs. 1500/-. Why are these shirts so expensive ? If any arguements are glued with quality, they might have to answer my Peter England Elements for Rs. 395/- and been with unfaded colors for the past 18 months.

I found the same color pattern shirts for a little over Rs. 400 and settled down for those. However I managed to develop an agony or some kind of punjent INTUC kind of feeling towards expensive shirts. I am a person who wouldnt mind spending for something with quality. Even if I dont have that much of money, I'd wait and not settle for anything lesser. But when it comes to these shirts, I dont know how to measure quality. Certainly I dont think these shirts are worth this much.

Can someone explain the reason for these high price rates, and how they have been successful in India (if they are) ?

4 comments:

Shrikanth said...

I think it is with the people who believe that anything costly lasts long. I have had bad experiences with live-in trousers that were costly and many other cheap and decent ones lasting long. It is how you maintain and not how much you buy for.

Narayanan said...

Off-Topic:
why is'nt your feed working with Google Reader ? :-/

Ravi said...

Keerthi, fully agree. These brands are hyped up and generally when you pay so much you expect it to last long but it doesn't. I would prefer a cheaper shirt which I use it for a year and dump it than buying such expensive shirts.

Anonymous said...

check out the same shirts at the factory outlets when they fo on sale, you can get them for a lot less