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Old 06-16-2009, 02:24 PM
 
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disposable clothing.
The horror Sorry if I come across as preachy but I think that is a terrible thing. Very wasteful.

Many of my clothes are from Goodwill, lasted many seasons, and I was able to re-donate them A good "cut" with good materials & timeless style... these are noble causes
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: CA
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Old Navy, GAP, WalMart, Target, and other cheap clothing lines are only intended to last ONE SEASON. At that price point they are considered disposable clothing.
I have a few things from Target that have lasted several years. However I have a lot of clothes and rotate them, so I don't wear anything to death in just one season
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I agree that the thread is not as good and they fall apart faster than better quality clothes.
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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What is the purpose of wearing designer clothing? Quick frankly, I prefer the styles in Wal-Mart over Old Navy and GAP (plain clothes with no writing on them). However, are designer clothes somehow more comfortable and last longer? Or is it just to follow fashion and give the impression of high status?
It depends what designer and what you are buying. If you need a white T-shirt, better to buy one at Gap or JCrew for $15-22 than to buy Three Dot for $50-75.

A lot of designer clothes are made better but you have to look at each item individually to find the best value. Also, some designer brands have a better look to them. I mix things up, buy what I can afford, and develop my own style. I also buy a lot of clothes second hand, which saves me a lot of money.
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:45 PM
 
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I have a few things from Target that have lasted several years.
Me, too! I actually had a Mossimo t-shirt that lasted 5 years (and never went out of style).
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:52 PM
 
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"Better" Brands just use "better" things, such as fabrics, trims, buttons, zippers, better production facilities. Even down to the hang tags and labels in the garments, those cost more because they are of better quality.

You can have silk that cost $8 per yard or $80 per yard.

I work in clothing manufacturing. Another thing that raises prices is how the garments are cut, how much waste you have with the fabrics you are using. Certain details like pleating, button holes, collars, cuffs, etc., all add cost to a garment.

If you take an expensive mans shirt and compare it to one from Walmart, it will be very obvious to even an untrained eye which one is the more expensive garment. Could you tell by seeing someone walk down the street? Probably not. But when YOU are the one wearing it, the difference is clear.
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:48 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I do not buy couture because it is too expensive to me to justify it, plus most of it is out of my budget anyway.

I do buy some work clothing at places like Ann Taylor because their clothing is well-made and has a flattering cut for my figure, and I buy some things at Nordstrom because they cost the same wherever you buy them but the level of service at Nordstrom is outstanding. But most of my casual clothing comes from Old Navy, The Gap, Target, etc.
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh's 'EAST SIDE'
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Or is it just to follow fashion and give the impression of high status?
Personally, I think this is what it is, for the most part, but that's just my opinion. You can go to Forever 21, H&M, and any other 'mall' type of store, and get the same clothes for cheaper, and still look GOOD if not even better. Its all in the way YOU carry yourself in your clothes.
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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What is the purpose of wearing designer clothing? Quick frankly, I prefer the styles in Wal-Mart over Old Navy and GAP (plain clothes with no writing on them). However, are designer clothes somehow more comfortable and last longer? Or is it just to follow fashion and give the impression of high status?

People who wear designer clothes usually feel that they are made of better material and last longer then the cheaper brands or no name brands so to speak.

Some also feel they are more comfortable and softer on the skin and when you wash them that the color doesn't bleed out as much.
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:28 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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Personally, I think this is what it is, for the most part, but that's just my opinion. You can go to Forever 21, H&M, and any other 'mall' type of store, and get the same clothes for cheaper, and still look GOOD if not even better. Its all in the way YOU carry yourself in your clothes.
Absolutely not. H&M and Forever 21 clothing has literally fallen apart on me. Very poorly constructed. I'd rather buy 1 well made dress that will last me years than 10 cheap ones that fit poorly and will fall apart.
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh's 'EAST SIDE'
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Absolutely not. H&M and Forever 21 clothing has literally fallen apart on me. Very poorly constructed. I'd rather buy 1 well made dress that will last me years than 10 cheap ones that fit poorly and will fall apart.
Well, that's YOU.

Sorry you have had bad experiences with these stores. "I" on the other hand, have not, and will continue to purchase from them and continue to look good in them as well...

Most females, I know, who are so ADAMENT, about wearing designer clothes, are dressing for other FEMALES anyway.....
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