How to Choose Good-qualified Clothes?
Have you ever come across with the situations below? Your new dress has become an old one just after one wash. A hole has been found right in the crotch of the pants two weeks after purchase. Fast & quick fashion is on trend whose features are attractive styles, affordable prices, and acceptable quality. It seems that we have more choices on apparel today but have to face the fact the quality is declining. To find some better clothes, we have to know what we should pay attention to when shopping.
When you shop for new clothes, you can touch them with your own hands. The hand feeling partially represents what you will feel after you put it on. If it feels too rough or brittle, you may need to take a second consideration whether it is what you actually need. Some fashion brands take many ways to improve its hand feeling, like Hollister, and Carbon2Cobalt.
Hand feeling sometimes may puzzle you. Then you can check the label. A garment's fabric content really matters how the garment looks, feels, and its wash method.
Textile fibers are broadly classified into two categories: natural fibers and artificial fibers. It is meaningless to argue whether natural fibers or artificial fibers are better. With the development of technology, some artificial fibers are blended with natural fibers to create fabrics with more good characters.
Some Natural Fibers
Cotton: Cotton is one of the most commonly-used fibers in apparel, especially in woven & knitted garments. It's soft, comfortable, and conducts heat well. It also has weaknesses: less elastic; less resilient; prone to wrinkling & shrink.
Linen: Linen is made from flax plants. It needs a lot of labor to produce linen. Thus, linen is expensive. It conducts heat well so it feels cool even in hot weather. Its weaknesses: less elastic; a bit rough; prone to wrinkling.
Silk: Silk is a very fine natural fiber and also expensive. It is lustrous and soft but it is easily weakened if exposed to sunlight.
Wool: Wool is elastic and hygroscopic. It can prevent heat from releasing.
Some Artificial Fibers
Rayon: Rayon is a fiber which is made from regenerated cellulose fiber. It is neither a synthetic fiber nor a truly natural fiber. It is soft and comfortable but it is weak.
Nylon: Nylon is very strong and durable. Its resiliency is good.
Polyester: Polyester has good strength and doesn’t absorb water.
Spandex: Spandex is very elastic, durable and comfortable.
One of the best ways to check a garment's workmanship is to check its seams inside and outside. The stitches should be even, and closely spaced.
Never Forget Other's Views
A brand can represent its style and quality. Before buying, remember to check other's comments and views, especially for online shopping.
Hope you can find good-qualified clothes by following the tips above.