I hope you are having a great Sunday. Today, I want to chat with you guys about something that has me scratching my head at times and that is name brand clothing. Does brand name =quality?
I was engaged in banter with someone fairly recently and she was adamant that both sides of the equation are equal. Here is my thought, no. I am a huge proponent of being penny wise. I am a mum of three – enough said. Don’t get me wrong, I love designer/name brand things but I cannot always afford to splurge on designer items but I still want quality and to look good. Moreover, I have had designer clothing that has fallen apart on me, leaving me rather upset to put it lightly. That being the case, when I shop for clothing I inspect tags for fabric content, seams for finishing, and fabric texture for comfort. Why? Because therein lay the keys to assessing a garment’s quality. I guess I also have my Nigerian background to thank for this ability to assess clothing. While “ready-made” clothing was available when I was growing up, it was very common place to have clothing made just for you. As part of the process, one would shop for the material, shop for a decent tailor and assess the quality of his/her work, which is what drove the price one paid – no designer label included.
I am certainly not suggesting that you get your clothing custom made –“This is America Jack!” (I could not resist the Coming to America reference). What I am suggesting is that you look beyond the designer label otherwise you might miss some great fashion finds.
I am curious, what are your thoughts? Join the conversation. Leave me a comment below.
Keeping it simply stylish,