The Destroyed Cotton Balmain T-Shirt

Balmain Destroyed Cotton T-Shirt, Exuberant Luxury Pricing.

Manolo says, $1624!! Ayyyyy! Who knew that Army surplus clothing could be so costly?

P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friend Margot for alerting the Manolo to this.

11 Responses to “The Destroyed Cotton Balmain T-Shirt”

  1. Bronwyn June 13, 2010 at 4:17 pm #

    Reminds me of the $300 shearer’s singlet (http://www.nznature.co.nz/product/merino-wool-vest-shearer-s-singlet) I saw in Plume (home of Nom*D, http://www.nomd.co.nz/ ) about 20 years ago. And it wasn’t even destroyed, just repurposed as outsize avant garde women’s fashion.

  2. Glinda June 13, 2010 at 5:07 pm #

    Balmain, doing the low crawl so you don’t have to.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x0AaW_vU34

  3. LaLarson June 14, 2010 at 4:19 pm #

    $1600 for a ripped t-shirt? Really? $1600?

    What justifies this particular price point? I mean if people are willing to spend $1600, why not $2600? It’s certainly no less ridiculous a price. Why not $3600?

  4. Miss Janey June 14, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

    One must remember th effort that goes into tearing a t-shirt “just so”.

  5. Mary June 14, 2010 at 4:59 pm #

    $1,624 for a ratty old tshirt!?
    I could get a tshirt like that in my size from any short (for a guy), skinny mechanic on the East Coast–and I’m pretty sure he’d give the shirt to me for a cup of coffee and a smile.
    Not that I’d actually wear something that made me look like I was a total slob.

  6. jerry chen June 15, 2010 at 2:54 am #

    You mean the shirt in the picture cost $1624??? are you sure ?i dont find any valueables in that shirt.it just look so dirty and damaged! why need to pay so much?

  7. Orora June 15, 2010 at 8:56 am #

    In my neck of the woods, we have a word for that shirt:

    Rag.

  8. Lori June 15, 2010 at 10:48 am #

    It looks like she needs to re-set her welding machine.

  9. andyshoes June 15, 2010 at 4:59 pm #

    Maybe if the $1624 included the trip to a tropical island to have my picture taken while wearing it….

  10. Vivian June 15, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    What! That is crazy. That shirt should be $5 if not free. But I never did get into the pre-damaged clothing.

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