We’ve all heard the saying “You get what you pay for” and we believe that definitely applies to your clothing. Make no assumptions; there are exceptions to the rule, but more times than not this saying is true. Have you ever really thought about the quality vs. quantity of your clothing? Many of you haven’t and it’s time to take notice.
This isn’t to say that you should spend outside your budget for clothing, but you should always buy the best quality you can afford. Take note of quality details when shopping for clothing. Look at the construction of the garment; are seams sewn securely and hems stitched tight? There is nothing worse than stepping on a hem that has come undone while you’re wearing the pants. Or pulling the stray thread on a top and the seam comes apart. Both have happened to us which makes us more aware of what to look for. Other general construction items to pay attention to are:
- buttons- make sure they are secure
- seaming-make sure seams lay flat especially on blazers, jackets and fitted button down
- blouses, lining-most blazers should be lined
Another major item to pay attention to is fabric and fabric care. Will you really dry-clean that garment if you purchase it? If not, don’t buy it, it’s that simple! You need to care for the garment like the care label reads. This is especially important with a few materials (modal comes to mind) if it is not washed correctly it will look worn-out after one washing. Notice the fabric type, if the sweater sheds all over you in the dressing room it will do the same in your closet, car, etc. Use fabric type and content to determine shrinkage and stretching too.
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