Tonight I have a quick post for you. I'm going to take a stand and list what I believe are some common misconceptions about quality clothing:
1. Quality is not important.
2. Quality is absolutely correlated with price tag.
3. Cheap is a bargain.
4. It is better to have many lesser quality clothes than fewer higher quality clothes.
5. Quality clothes are too difficult to maintain.
6. People don't notice.
7. You need to be wealthy to buy quality clothing.
8. It's all or nothing.
9. An excellent garment isn't worth paying more for.
10. There's no real difference between garments other than price tag.
Here's the truth summed up neatly:
Quality clothing is made from fabrics that are superior, with workmanship and detailing that are superior. There is a real difference between a garment that is well-constructed and one that is not, and it IS recognizable. People DO notice. While price does not always signal quality (there are some very poorly made clothes out there with ridiculous price tags), quality items generally come with a higher price tag...sometimes much higher. Properly cared for, these garments will outlast clothes with inferior materials and workmanship, making them worth the investment.
If your image is important to you, seriously consider bringing more quality items into your wardrobe. With a commitment to quality anyone can improve their wardrobe over time.
Jennifer Skinner, Wardrobe Planning Expert