Will more expensive clothes last me longer?
November 20, 2010 3:53 AM Subscribe
Is it really worth spending more money on clothes? Will they truly last much longer than cheaper clothes if I normally wear things until they wear out?,
posted by plonkee to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm female and in the UK. I wear pretty much the same kind of thing all the time. I have 2 pairs of work trousers, a pair of jeans, a pair of Converse trainers, a pair of Doc Martens and a pair of Rocket Dog ballet flats on the go at any one time.
Aside from very hot weather I reckon I wear these clothes 90% to 95% of the time and each item lasts between 1.5 and 2 years.And buy 'lasts' I mean that I wear them until they fall apart - the DMs at the seams, the other shoes at the soles, the jeans/trousers develop holes wear my thighs rub. When they wear out, I buy near-identical replacements. (I also have assorted tops, these don't wear out before I get bored of them.)
I buy almost all my clothes from the High Street at a mid-price Debenhams, Next, M&S, and similar (trousers @ £20-£30 a pair). I know which clothes suit me, and I buy for fit. I'm 5'0 tall and wear UK size 14-16 (US size 12-ish?).
If I bought more expensive versions of clothes, would they last longer? Or am I getting a near-optimal amount of wear for my money. If I should buy more expensive clothes, where should I shop, given that I'm short and not skinny?