The cons: silk shirts are dry clean only. Silk shirts are pricey. Silk shirts are dry clean only.
I consider a silk shirt in black and white a closet staple, so when I must purchase them again due to my penchant for being freaking filthy, I choose the cheapest yet most quality option. Enter Everlane.
I too used to be an Equipment shirt nut. They're from France! Just like the Coneheads! It's a nice brand, I'll agree with you. But with a shirt costing a minimum of $100, then we're talking a whole lot of consumer guilt about us over-spending again. Everlane is a little cheaper at $80 a piece, and the quality is just the same as Equipment. Prints though, are another story. If I want a cool printed silk shirt you're better off going back to Equipment for those, or hell, even Zara or Topshop. Just make sure you check the "Composition" tab on Zara and Topshop to see that it is 100% Silk and not frizz-inducing polyester.
Shop Everlane staple colors:
Shop Equipment fun prints: