The more detailed your clothing is, the more chance there is of things falling off or degrading. Always check all the buttons, sequins or beads. The way they are attached is important when looking at this. If studs or other attachments are glued or attached with a grommet, the chances are their life expectancy wills not be very long. If sequins or beads are attached to the garment as one piece, all it takes is for you to snag the thread for the whole thing to be ruined.
In the market nowadays there are a huge amount of variation in jeans. If you want boot cut, skinny, cropped and stretchy there is something for everyone. The most important factor to consider across all these types of jeans however is the density of the fabric. This will tell you how durable the jeans are going to be. To test it, hold the jeans up to the light. The more light comes through, the less dense and there for less durable they are.
The seams are the weakest point of any garment. This is the key area to look at when you are buying clothes. Crooked stitching does not necessarily mean poor quality; it can just tell you that the garment is hand made. It’s how thick the thread is that counts. The thicker the thread, the strong the bond is. Better quality clothing will always use a sturdy thick thread, and it will usually be double stitched to strengthen the seams.
With any garment you buy, the quality of material has to be good. Materials such as velvet, suede, cashmere and silk can all degrade heavily during day-to-day use. Lightly scrunch, twist and tug the material before you buy anything to see the results. Make sure the material is comfortable and soft but not flimsy with it. Velvet, suede, cashmere and silk are also high quality fabrics and when you pay out for them, you should be 100% sure you are getting what you’re paying for. Always check the tag, plenty of retailers will pass a garment off as something when it isn’t completely the real deal. Sometimes what feels exactly like cashmere can still be an imposter!
Over time our bodies change shape and size. We grow in size whilst our weight continually fluctuates. It is always important to keep this in mind when you are buying new clothing. Look out for garments with a little extra room for you to grow into.
It’s no surprise that attention to detail is the key to buying quality clothing. It’s often plain to see how much effort or care went into your clothing by looking for small, intricate detailing. Anything from quirky stitching to inside printing can show the level of care that went into its production.
Most clothing with attachments comes with spares. Whether it is buttons, sequins or zips, you should always look after them. All it takes is for you to snag a button on a new shirt for it to be gone forever, and this could be the difference between throwing the shirt away and taking 10 minutes to fix it.