I care a lot But I've softened my stance a bit Vietnamese gear is pretty high quality And Japanese clothes are made in China, but they have higher qc. So you can't judge an item of clothing based solely on country of origin Unless it's from Honduras. Assume it's shit
Im in Aus, lots of the brands here are shit-tier at best; e.g. most people between 15 and 25 likely shop at jay jays, factorie and city beach, which are all fucking trash. idek if the shit is made in Aus but what we have on offer is terrible. I order online and idc whether its made here or not as long as it looks good
I generally prefer clothes made in my own company (England) as they're usually high quality, and will avoid none 1st world goods. That being said, ive had good stuff from china and other bad reputation places.
>>10793151 I mainly rock vint opshop stuff so its quite easy to find new zealand made stuff. But few of the street were brands are mde here like crate, chinga, shark week, and I would say a lot of the higher end desinner stuff is made here
>>10791623 Yes. While these days it's not so much of an indication of quality, but it's definitely an indication of value. Say if you purchase a shoe made in China vs one made in the UK and they are the same price, you know some fat cunt is taking a huge margin off of you. These days, I would pay slightly more for a made in UK/USA/Japan/etc. because they pay workers proper wages in these countries and I feel less screwed.
>>10793266 not really I usually do it so I'm not directly supporting sweatshops and shit whenever I can help it, and work conditions in different countries are very different and can result in large gaps in quality
>>10791623 Not really, after reading Deluxe: How Luxury Lost its Luxury, I learned that manufacturers overseas can manufacture ready to wear stuff just as well as Americans can. Haute couture of course should be left to ateliers but no one here can afford that and I certainly can't.
>>10796856 you haven't had exposure to latin american clothes, I presume it's pure trash oh and fabric from Pakistan/India, on occasion, is world-class, so don't just assume it's all bad based on your limited exposure
>>10796866 >you haven't had exposure to latin american clothes
No I haven't but I can imagine the quality would be poor.
I will admit you're right about the fabric from India/Pakistan. I was referring to the mall tier rubbish that comes out of those countries. Now that I think about it, there is some Cashmere items of clothing from India that I love however they are a very small percentage of what comes out of that shit hole.
>>10797664 curious - what american brands do you like that don't focus on shoes/leather or suits/menswear? All that's left are workwear companies and AA. There's a strong lack of american-made casual non super-chunky clothing.
i definitely seek out brands made in first world countries and try and buy them as much as possible with my small budget. i shop aa for basics since i like their quality-price and that their products are made in usa
there's not like a specific country that you should look for, made in USA has no difference necessarily from made in England. But the low tier cuntries should be avoided at all costs;the product you're getting is shit and guaranteed to be made by underpaid children.
>>10798509 >the majority of it is made in the us this is very fucking far from the truth. hoodies are canadian, almost everything else is I think is chinese. cut and sew t-shirts might be the only made in USA items they sell
Reminder that "made in China" is not synonymous for child labour and unethical produce. There are Chinese factories that enforce work limits, provide food, and pay a fair living wage. China also is home to many environmentally friendly advantages and are great at recycling.
It has a bad stigma because there are a lot of shitty factories with bad reports and because of the huge amount of export. Best to just research brands and ethical fashion reports if you care about that sort of thing.
I have yet to hear about any ethically sound Cambodian factories though. Adidas is actually pretty acceptable as far as their sneaker production line in China is. Their clothing line is apparently all sweat shop garbage though. Brands like Zara have a range of production lines based in China, Turkey, Portugal, Romania, India and Morocco; all with different Ethical standards.
Remember: people working under good conditions produce higher quality product. When you pay higher for something from an ethically sound workline, you get better quality and the workers get paid fairly. The Smiths are overrated.
>>10793163 We do okay. We're blessed with having Bonds for underwear. AS Colour for cheap high quality basics. We have a handful of decent brands like Nena and Pasadena, Zanerobe and Parca that quite often have insane sales. I got a $180 pair of zanerobe jeans for $60 recently, $150 coach jacket off Parca for $30
KEK! China is shit bro, stop trying to justify you buying cheap quality crap. If your clothing isn't made in Italy then it's basically worthless because it wasn't made by the most skilled, renowned and experienced ateliers in the world
>>10802024 it's all about the supply chain for individual pieces. Sure you can make speculations about a nation's clothes in abstract, but when it comes down to the individual piece then it's all about the supply chain.
A Brand like Yohji can send pieces to be done in china and still come out with good pieces. Yarn, factory, cloth plantation, etc is more important.
Also, Italy is like meme core of "hand made" the game is by poor south anyway.
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