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Split the difference and say £1. £1 = 240 pence. Call that 220 hours urban wages. Interestingly a good hand made suit would now probably cost more due to tailoring cost and profit. Eve Fisher's estimate is off because it assumes the female spinners would be something like minimum wage-they would be well under.
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Doubt that a laborer would wear an Indian cotton shirt in 1600- luxury item until circa 1750
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