Where do I buy menswear that will last lifetimes?
September 30, 2010 7:16 AM Subscribe
What brands or types of men's clothing will last me a long time or a lifetime?
posted by voronoi to clothing, beauty, & fashion (47 answers total) 48 users marked this as a favorite
I like to invest in men's clothing that will last. But over time, I've noticed that the durability of clothing doesn't necessarily equivalent to its price or area of manufacture. I have a pair of five-year-old H&M jeans which still look beautiful, compared to my Levi's which have all exploded after equivalent use. My excellent elegant dress shirt from Suit hasn't stood up as well as a less-expensive shirt from a Brooks Brothers outlet.
So, I'd like to gather some anecdotal data. MeFites: What brands of clothing, or, better, specific items, have given you years or decades of good use?
Bonus question: If you know about this stuff, what should I look for as a sign of an item's durability?