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Its the same reason that I wouldnt get a $15 walmart brand shirt when I can find a puma shirt for just a little higher, knowing that a puma shirt will last and be worth it.
And yea, I would not pay regular price for a puma nike or UA golf shirt.
Spyder makes an excellent point that adds to what I said about Snake Eyes. They're already making the shirt OP is describing. It's already $25. They're already an established name. They're already in every big golf outlet.
But if the price point was the same, best believe I'd buy from a smaller company (I can appreciate the small business aspect). But I wouldn't count on "word of mouth" keeping food on your table. And I wouldn't count on me never buying again if the quality wasn't there.
Regarding "you get what you pay for": This is correct from my personal experiences, I have come across a couple $9 shirts that were great the first round I wore them. Not so much when the fabric began pulling and the button fell off.
Absolutely on both points. I completely agree with supporting and rooting for the under dog. Unfortunately, costs to manufacture goods at the "ma n' pop shop" level are typically much higher because they do not have the resources (labor force, machinery, techniques, raw resources, etc.) that the big dogs have. I cannot have my wife make me a replica of a Nike Dri-Fit for cheaper than it would cost for me to buy one from Golf Galaxy on sale for $39.99. Nor would it hold up the same after use, wear and tear, washing, etc.
In all seriousness, if you're looking for quality merchandise at lower costs, check stores like Kohls and outlet malls where seasonal apparel is sold at a fraction of the cost. Last week I was in Michigan and picked up 2 Nike Dri-Fit polos from Sports Authority in Traverse City for $24.99 each. I saw the same polos yesterday at Golf Galaxy for $59.99 each. Just a comparison and I know many of you know about the outlet stores and clearance sections in GG, GS, and SA... but for those that don't, jump on it and save your money.
There are already far too many options in the industry and quite frankly, there are selections in every fit and price range imaginable if you look in the right places and explore all outlets (even literally Outlet stores.. where Under Armour, Adidas, Nike, etc. are sold at 20-50% off and sometimes 70% off based on clearance/discontinuance).
We have a local IZOD store, the wife just bought me 3 really decent golf shirts for about $12 each. And these are very nice ones.
I love IZOD sport series. I got mine for $20 each over black friday weekend at Macy's. Have several. One of them I am wearing in my picture to the left.