Insanely Expensive T-Shirts (Like J. Crew's $1000 Edition)

Photo by: J. Crew
J. Crew Embellished Popover, $1000
If this one's too spendy, you can pre-order a leather-front top, which the brand calls a "luxe take on the tee" for a mere $345.... more 
Photo by: J. Crew
J. Crew Embellished Popover, $1000
If this one's too spendy, you can pre-order a leather-front top, which the brand calls a "luxe take on the tee" for a mere $345. less 
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Thu, Aug 22, 2013 3:15 PM EDT
Remember the days when a new t-shirt meant ripping open a $9.99 three-pack of Fruit of the Looms? Well, get over it. This week, J. Crew came out with its new fall catalog and amongst the cardigans and "toothpick" jeans, was an item that looked very much like a t-shirt. A $1000 dollar t-shirt. The offering is jarring, particularly since CEO Mickey Drexler recently apologized to a long-time customer who complained that the brand had strayed from its classic style and core values, writing, "We are on it for sure. I hope you see a difference this fall." Umm, not really. But J. Crew's item is just one of many insanely priced tees, from Gwyneth Paltrow's "perfect" white version, to a jewel-encrusted number that costs more than most people's 401K. --Sarah B. Weir, Shine Staff