Clothes: Do you prefer quality or quantity?

Virgingasms Virgingasms
It seems like production standards for clothing has been going downhill for a while. Cheap fabrics, poor construction, low manufacturing costs to fill stores with tons of affordable, disposable garments. When I buy clothes from stores like Forever 21 the color fades or threads come loose in a matter of weeks. Lately, I've been focusing on a few quality pieces that I wear more often, mixing and matching. They don't irritate my skin or fall apart.

Which do you prefer?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I like to have a lot of clothes, regardless of quality.
10  (19%)
I'd rather have a handful of sturdier items instead of a closet of disposable clothes.
40  (77%)
I make my own clothes.
1  (2%)
I'm a nudist.
1  (2%)
Total votes: 52
Poll is closed
06/17/2013
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bayosgirl bayosgirl
I don't have to have high-end couture, but I like my clothes to be of reasonable quality. I don't buy from stores like Wal Mart for that reason. Now that I'm expecting, I've found Motherhood Maternity to have fairly nice clothes at reasonable prices.
06/17/2013
rosythorn rosythorn
It depends on what it is for. for things I really love and want to last I spend more.
06/17/2013
harvest harvest
I actually enjoy making my own clothes when I get the chance. :3 I know how I sew, so it's guaranteed quality for me.
06/17/2013
llellsee llellsee
I'd rather have just a few changes of clothes that fit well and will last than have lots of cheaper clothing.
06/17/2013
dancingduo dancingduo
Dress clothes...expensive taste...and only a handful. Plan/jeans...cheap and by the dozen, even expensive clothes I tend to wear right out.
06/17/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Virgingasms
It seems like production standards for clothing has been going downhill for a while. Cheap fabrics, poor construction, low manufacturing costs to fill stores with tons of affordable, disposable garments. When I buy clothes from stores like Forever 21 ... More
One well made skirt or blouse trumps a closet full of throw aways.
06/17/2013
married with children married with children
I like things that last.
06/17/2013
eri86 eri86
I like classic, basic, pieces that I can mix and match, as well as dress up or down.
06/18/2013
marshmallow marshmallow
quality, for sure.
06/18/2013
HannahPanda HannahPanda
I have a mixture of both - I tend to go more toward quantity, with a few pieces I'll spend more on for quality.
06/18/2013
Rossie Rossie
I'd rather pay more for the quality -- the same goes for my toys.
06/18/2013
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Virgingasms
It seems like production standards for clothing has been going downhill for a while. Cheap fabrics, poor construction, low manufacturing costs to fill stores with tons of affordable, disposable garments. When I buy clothes from stores like Forever 21 ... More
I'd rather have a few quality pieces, but the truth of the matter is, I can only afford a few crappy pieces!
06/18/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
I prefer quality. I hate it when clothes I've barely worn fall apart.
06/18/2013
novanilla novanilla
I only buy designer clothes now unless I need something for a specific purpose and I can't find it in designer for a price I can afford. I shop at places like Marshalls and TJ Maxx so I can get designer stuff for $30-50. Best shopping decision I ever made! I have great pieces now and am getting rid of all the other things.
06/18/2013
NovaLights NovaLights
Quality, definitely. I'm tired of having the buttons fall off or seams rip seemingly out of nowhere. And the fabrics used by a majority of places like Forever21 are really uncomfortable.

I just got a dress form and am slowly working my way over to making my own clothes, so I can be sure of the work that went into them and what they're made of.
06/18/2013
TiffanyW TiffanyW
What's the point in buying clothes if they are going to fall apart?
06/18/2013
karenm karenm
Quality is more important to me than quantity.
06/18/2013
Kitka Kitka
I prefer to have quality clothing but it doesn't have to be couture or name brand.
06/18/2013
Lavendar Lavendar
quality
06/18/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
Quote:
Originally posted by Virgingasms
It seems like production standards for clothing has been going downhill for a while. Cheap fabrics, poor construction, low manufacturing costs to fill stores with tons of affordable, disposable garments. When I buy clothes from stores like Forever 21 ... More
Personally, I like having a few good, sturdy staples and a ton of lower-quality pieces so that I can keep things interesting and colorful. I'm very unique in how I dress, and quite frankly, I cannot afford to have a ton of good quality clothing. I do a lot of thrifting and go down to shop in the States (clothes are generally more expensive in Canada, not to mention the 13% sales tax). I don't have any trouble with skin irritation and my clothes rarely fall apart, so those aren't problems for me. If I get a couple of years out of a shirt that cost me $8, that's better for me than getting 10 years out of a $40 shirt. I like to change things up anyways, and I re-purpose torn or stained clothing to make something new anyways.
06/18/2013
Kodie Kodie
Quote:
Originally posted by Virgingasms
It seems like production standards for clothing has been going downhill for a while. Cheap fabrics, poor construction, low manufacturing costs to fill stores with tons of affordable, disposable garments. When I buy clothes from stores like Forever 21 ... More
In my late teens I would have voted for the disposable clothing. Now as a woman I have come to buy quality. It does not hurt to buy it on sale
06/18/2013
Ningyo Ningyo
I associate low-quality clothes with those expensive brands that want you to give them free advertising after you buy their clothes by plastering their logos all over everything. Since I don't want to be a walking billboard, I never buy from retailers like that. I shop at thrift stores mostly, where I can find a lot of unique things and am able to assess the quality. I wish I had more free time to work on my sewing skills so I could make some of my own clothes though.
06/18/2013
js250 js250
I buy quality clothing.
06/18/2013
Ciao. Ciao.
When possible I definitely buy for quality over quantity. Good clothes look better, last longer, and definitely are worth paying a little premium.

That said, sometimes cheap clothes are such a steal that they're worth buying even if they don't last as long. Depends on the item and what it's going to be used for.
06/18/2013
falalena falalena
Quote:
Originally posted by Virgingasms
It seems like production standards for clothing has been going downhill for a while. Cheap fabrics, poor construction, low manufacturing costs to fill stores with tons of affordable, disposable garments. When I buy clothes from stores like Forever 21 ... More
I prefer to purchase high quality, long lasting articles of clothing.
06/18/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I prefer quality over quantity. I am not a trends girl I stay away from stores like Forever 21 and any other stores like it. I want my clothes to last me a long time and not spend so much money on a piece of garment that is going to fall apart on me in months.
06/18/2013
Cinnyree Cinnyree
I am horrible on clothes and shoes. I stay cheap and plentiful because I will ruin it either way
06/18/2013
shesFlawless shesFlawless
I like it all
06/18/2013
wicked48 wicked48
Definitely quality!
06/18/2013
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