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Getting the right fit
On Buying Clothes
On Quality of Garment
On Fabric Care
On Stain Removal
Your Wardrobe
Regarding Eyeglass Frames
On Creating New Image
Establishing Professional Image
For the Job Interview
On Wearing Pants
Importance of first impression
How does clothing affect us
Dealing with Body Flaws


Rules of Effective Camouflage

If you are tall and thin
If you are tall and bulky
If you are short and thin
If you are short and bulky
To Widen the Upper Torso
On the Effects of Color
The Importance of Color
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What is Fashion

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On Fabric Quality

  • Always check the fabric content to see what maintenance it requires to keep looking good. Make sure that it's something you will have no difficulty doing, and it's something you want to do.
  • Let your sense-of-touch be your judge. Fabric must feel pleasant inside and out.
  • Squeeze a handful of fabric for wrinkle reaction. Before buying, ask yourself if it's really something you need.
  • Fabrics that drape smoothly flow smoothly.
  • Quality made linen, organdy, organza and taffeta must look and stay crisp.
On Quality of Garment

General Rule:
The price of any garment is determined by its quality. Make no excuses. It doesn't matter who made the garment and where it was made. Quality clothing last longer and inferior quality can break down fast in comparison to normal wear and tear.
Things to look for on quality garments
  • Buttons - Quality clothing has quality buttons that are durable or may be fabric-covered.
  • Buttonholes - Quality buttonholes are signs of quality clothing.
  • Seams - Quality garments are made of hand-finished seams. Today, seams can be made to look almost as if they were made by hands by more advanced electronic and computerized sewing machines. Wide seams are good signs of good-quality garments. Very narrow seams are signs of poor-quality garment.
  • Trim - Trim must show a well-detailed workmanship.
  • Belt - Cardboard or soft plastic used as stiffeners are signs of poor-quality garment.
  • Hem - Hem should be wide and hand sewn. Today, seams can be made to look almost as if they were made by hands by more advanced electronic and computerized sewing machines.
  • Linings - Hand stitched linings create a better flowing fit. Today, seams can be made to look almost as if they were made by hands by more advanced electronic and computerized sewing machines.
Things to remember:
  • Buy always the best quality that you can afford.
  • Don't ignore workmanship.
  • Make sure you have the poise to carry through whatever you wear.
  • Too tight clothing is not comfortable even if it looks extremely well on you.
  • Too tight clothing tends to break fast.
  • Check for stretching of the garment. Elasticity must be checked before buying.
  • Watch out for fabrics that may shrink, expand or discolor.
Fabrics that may shrink or expand: Cotton, Linen, Rayon
Fabrics that may discolor or bleed: Silk, cotton, linen
NOTE: If you are someone who uses designer's or trademark's labels as a guide for quality, you're doing fine. Millions are spent by these companies to promote their labels. The last thing they'd do is a mess it up with the poor-quality product. Levi's', Armani, Christian Dior, Chanel is among the most reliable labels. Most designer's labels carry quality products. However, you must-read labels carefully. Unless you check under close inspection, many times there are identical labels in department stores in different prices.

I saw a garment I thought at a distance was Levi's only to find after asking what makes the price too low was actually Live's. There are labels that look as if they are your favorite designer's product like Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) but actually reads Ives of Saint Lawrence; and, Calvin Klein's CK Eternity that reads OK Maternity under magnifying glass. So, watch out.

There's nothing wrong with imitations and look-alikes. Some people are happy and comfortable wearing them. Personally, I'm suspicious with products that ride on someone else popular names and credibility. However, that's only my opinion. Yours could be different.

Whatever is your reason for buying clothes, make sure you know the three factors that determine its price: the quality of the fabric, the quality of design and the quality of workmanship. Then ask an honest question to yourself if it's worth your hard-earned dollar. If you think so, then go for it.