Buying Quality - My Tips

Please understand this - quality is not necessarily an indicator of price.



Equally, price isn’t an indicator of quality.



It’s about fit, fabric and construction.



So when choosing a garment, whether it’s from Postie, Trelise Cooper or Farmers, you need to ask yourself:



* Does it fit me and flatter my body in the way I want? If not, can it easily be altered to fit me? If it doesn’t fit it’s just never going to look high quality, no matter what it cost you.



* Is the fabric one that I find pleasing, another words, does it feel nice on my skin? No one looks stylish (or comfortable) when they're itching and scratching.



* Is the fabric one that will wear well, meaning, will it appear old and pilled after two wears?


* How long do I expect to keep the garment for? It goes without saying that if you expect to keep it for more than just a few seasons, then opt for a better quality fabric that will wear well.



* How well is the garment constructed? Are there threads hanging off it already, or little pulls in the fabric?



* Is it lined? Lined jackets, skirts, dresses and dress pants offer longer life, better wear and tend to look more tailored.



The point is that regardless of whether or not a garment is cheap or expensive, it’s what it looks like that counts.



Quality doesn’t equate to "conservative" or "classic".



If you find a cheap little blazer that's well constructed, fits you well, with fabric made to last, buy it!