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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 04:21 PM

Why Clothing Quality is Declining In Your Favorite Brands

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Reply Why Clothing Quality is Declining In Your Favorite Brands (Original post)
Yavin4 Apr 2019 OP
Raven123 Apr 2019 #1
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2019 #2
dalton99a Apr 2019 #6
rainin Apr 2019 #3
pansypoo53219 Apr 2019 #4
2naSalit Apr 2019 #5

Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 04:33 PM

1. No surprises

Like so many other consumer goods. Cheap, lower quality materials needed to keep margins adequate to pay stockholders for many public held companies. You just have to wonder whether there is a bottom to poor quaility.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:18 PM

2. Part of it is people are so shitty throwing away clothes instead of reselling, donating & recycling.


That means less supply more demand. And the throwaway culture demands faster fashion cycles. So many fashions are unsustainable as a way to dress because of impracticality and fickleness. Consumer culture is all about buy buy buy.

Why make jeans quality when fashion victims are going to slash them and look like trash wearing them? There's one fashion with staying power. It's so ugly it's bizarre.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 09:49 AM

6. +1. They sure are cutting corners on jeans

lower-quality/thinner fabric, crappy dye, 5 belt loops instead of 7, non-YKK zippers, etc.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:57 PM

3. I enjoyed this and subscribed to his channel.

I hope he goes into more detail on where you can find well-made garments without the luxury price tag in future videos.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 06:13 AM

4. too old for this. i have been buying resale or lands end stuff for years. i wear them to death.

i am still wearing vintage men's shirts i cut the arms off. 2 died from the new super washing machine. but the others still good. just replaced my white(dyed green) shirt from an estate sale. $1. got home. oh my, its a tuxedo shirt. french cuffs....nah to ebay. cut off the collar top + sleeves. i knit my own too.
not wearing shoes has saved me a BUNDLE.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 09:41 AM

5. Apparently he sees his audience as "gents".

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