Monday, March 25th, 2013

The Most Expensive T-Shirt in New York City Costs $91,500.00

$91,500 for a t-shirt? Yes. It finally happened. Congratulations to us, and to the Hermès men's store on Madison Avenue for just hanging it quietly on a shelf with some rather more normal clothes. (I mean, expensive clothes! But everything looks cheap next to this price tag.)

This t-shirt, to be fair, is made out of crocodile, hence its price. Literally, the entire shirt is just luxurious, beautifully sewn swaths of crocodile. This makes it possibly rather uncomfortable, and perhaps a little heavy, for a t-shirt. Seems like you might feel a little clammy in it? Also kind of awkward to just have everyone stare at your shirt. ("Is that strange rich man wearing a crocodile???)

Forgive me for not having pictures of the t-shirt itself; photographs are forbidden at the Hermès store, most probably as an anti-knockoff policy, or possibly to keep secret the fact that there are t-shirts that cost MORE THAN THREE OR FOUR ACTUALLY QUITE DECENT CARS.

Also we should point out that the sales tax alone would be around $8000. (I mean, obviously you would get it shipped out-of-state to not pay that tax, but still!)

31 Comments / Post A Comment

IBentMyWookie (#133)

I feel like I should apologize to Balmain
(Not really)

Lockheed Ventura (#5,536)

Fair enough, but you can't wear your 2005 Camry to Le Bain. Now, can you?

smartastic (#2,437)

I don't think it's obvious at all that if you were going to spend $91,500 on a t-shirt you would have it shipped out of state to save a measly $8,000. I'd imagine that'd feel like chump change at that point.

freetzy (#7,018)

@smartastic Duh, taxes are for poor people. Or weren't you at CPAC?

wallsdonotfall (#6,378)

Genuinely surprised that they use a shitty TJ Maxx price tag on that thing. Don't they at least have an intern to hand-emboss each label? That can't add more than, what, $150 per unit, and come on, it's an intern.

jfruh (#713)

@wallsdonotfall At least the color is listed as "noir" and not the gauche "black."

shostakobitch (#1,692)

I have a shirt with Chocodile stains on it. That'll be $95,501.00 and a blog article, please.

Cord_Jefferson (#2,111)

What a trashy world.

Yesssssssssssssssssss. I mean… it does look kind of good on him.

Come on, you know it'll be at Century 21 in a few months for only 47,800.00.

ejcsanfran (#489)

Size 50? Nice t-shirt, fatty.

shelven (#1,992)

Can I jump in with a joke that is not mine and say the most expensive T-shirt in New York is your daughter's "Sarah Lawrence" one

Tuna Surprise (#573)
IBentMyWookie (#133)

I am now wholly willing to purchase that shirt. Not the one in Choire's photo; THAT shirt, the one that was on that magnificent man's body.

Oh my god, yup! That looks like it!

LL Smooth J (#174,779)

You'd think for $91,500 they'd find a sticker that didn't peel

gregorg (#30)

don't get me started on the massification of cashmere, but I continue to be amazed at how my dotcom-era Hermes sweaters look better than the 20 seasons of Banana cashmere that have lived and died since.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

@gregorg I hope you paid for them in stock options!

petey (#8,666)

I was just thinking yesterday what the most expensive T would be. $700, $1900, NO.. this one! Thank you.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

So we may have the world's information at our fingertips these days and whatnot, but any French peasant in the 18th century would know exactly what to do with THIS particular fact.

hockeymom (#143)

But can you buy it in Brooklyn?

Brian (#115)

Possibly rather uncomfortable? You didn't try it on?

My god no!!!

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