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Clothes shopping filter: How do I separate the wheat from the chaff?

I'll admit it, I buy a lot of clothes off the sale rack or at outlet stores. Too often, though, I bring home what I think is a great value only to discover, after wearing and/or washing said item, quality problems I didn't see in the store. Things like knits that are twisted and don't lie flat, shirt hems that are hopelessly contorted once they've been laundered, or buttonholes that quickly ravel beyond repair. I know these sorts of problems are inevitable given the state of clothing manufacture, but that doesn't mean I have to buy these "troubled" items. So, savvy shoppers of MeFi, what should I be looking for? What tells you to steer clear of a garment no matter how much you like it? Is there a secret code on the hang tag that everyone but me knows about? C'mon, please share your secrets.
posted by DrGail on Feb 23, 2014 - 16 answers

Looking for well known, traditional, quality brands

I'm looking for traditional brands that are associated with quality products, like Pendleton wool blankets. [more inside]
posted by Curiosity Delay on Jun 17, 2013 - 49 answers

Where to find good value on jeans?

I'm looking for a great value on everyday jeans. I don't mind spending decent money if that's what it takes, but I'd want that money to go towards quality materials and construction - I truly don't care about labels or fleeting fashions. I live in LA but I'd be cool with shopping online if that's where the value can be found. Anybody have pointers on places/brands that could help me out with this, or is it back to the Gap again? [more inside]
posted by captainawesome on Nov 20, 2011 - 28 answers

Help me find durable high-quality clothing basics for small women

I'm looking for recommendations for well-cut, simple, durable, high-quality clothing basics for women. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Apr 18, 2011 - 16 answers

Where do I buy menswear that will last lifetimes?

What brands or types of men's clothing will last me a long time or a lifetime? [more inside]
posted by voronoi on Sep 30, 2010 - 47 answers

The American dream (made in China)

Economics for clotheshorses: Help me learn how consumer goods and services & manufacturing and business practices have changed for better and/or worse. [more inside]
posted by stuck on an island on Feb 25, 2010 - 10 answers

Suggestions for durable colthing

I’m looking for quality, durable mens clothing, what are your recommendations? [more inside]
posted by racingjs on Sep 3, 2009 - 17 answers

When only the best will do...

Help me revamp my wardrobe. I need suggestions for the best quality clothing and accessories in each category, i.e. t-shirts, suits, sandals, umbrellas, whatever. [more inside]
posted by Jess the Mess on Jun 14, 2007 - 14 answers

How do I spot shoddy garments BEFORE I buy them?

Clothes Shopping Advice: I did it again. I bought what I thought was a quality knit top on sale and the damn thing is now "twisting" on me. Are there any tips or tricks to spotting whether a piece of clothing is well-made before you buy it? [more inside]
posted by web-goddess on Nov 2, 2006 - 5 answers

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