Location: Amid the prairies of the Midwest with the tiger swallow-tail butterflies.
Yikes! $355 for THAT?? I'm sure you can find a seamstress to make some like this for you. But you may have to buy one shirt first so that she has a pattern with the right fit to work from.
I'm not a professional seamstress but I have made for friends multiple versions of a shirt that they found fit them especially well. As others have noted the problem is finding the right fabric. Most seamstresses will ask you to provide it. When buying fabric the fabric is something that you need to touch and feel. Almost impossible to buy clothing fabric off the Internet. And if you don't live in a city like New York with lots of fabric-shopping choices it can be almost impossible to find decent garment fabric.
I suggest first taking a look at some of the fabric stores near your house to see if they sell anything remotely like what you have in mind.
P.S. You asked whether the secret to these tees is the cut or fabric. It's always both. But the "drape" or "hand" of the fabric is what's most crucial. In other words you could sew this same shirt out of calico but it would not hang or fit as well. It would look like an entirely different shirt even if all the pieces were cut and sewed the same.
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