102 thoughts on “Do you care for the fabric composition of your clothes?

  1. Anonymous says:

    all of my clothes are made by my tailor of 100% wool, silk or cotton and its not even that expensive $400 for a suit, $100 for a shirt, $150 for trousers, $100 for a polo

    • Anonymous says:

      Tailored clothes are pointless unless you’re super autistic about details, you can get 90% there without going to a tailor with industrial tailoring

      i have some tommy hilfiger polos and sweaters, they are hecking dope qualitywise. this pic explains why

      the TH jeans were pretty good from what i recall too, but the jackets are often fake leather or other types of polyesther, so avoid TH jackets!

        • Anonymous says:

          industrial tailoring is about half the cost and gets you 90% there, i cant even think of details id care about that would make me go the extra mile

    • Anonymous says:

      I prefer organics like wool and cotton and silk but polyesters and other synthetics seem damn-near impossible to avoid nowadays.

      Based.

      All my clothes are cotton except specific items where polyester is actually a plus:
      -outerwear, because polyester is waterproof
      -workout shorts, polyester makes them dry faster
      -two "travel" pants that are not wrinkable when you take the plane

      I think my take is actually the smartest of all, which is why i am vastly superior to all of you and all of your takes. It is the ultimate polyesterpill.

      Also based.

  2. Anonymous says:

    i spent like $190 on a sweater from allsaints and it’s half polyester and it’s hecking made in china. YSL boots have plastic heels. Levis, wranglers, and carhartt are all polyester chink shit now too.

    i hecking LOATHE the current state of clothing. From that moment forward I made the decision that everything i buy will either be
    >cheap well-fitting items from the thrift store
    or
    >raw denim made by autistic japanese guys

    if i get hecked over again i will push the button like in picrel

    • Anonymous says:

      what will you do when the thrift stores run out of good clothing. Thrifting in my area has been pretty much dead since 2020 and im losing hope of ever finding good stuff again. The best clothing i can find now at these places are shitty "made in Bangladesh" Levi’s for 3/4 of their price new.

      • Anonymous says:

        I swear zoomers are managing to be less and less computer literate by the day.

        >eBay
        >Poshmark
        >Grailed

        Boom. Problem solved. Only buy items where measurements are provided (preferably in pics with tape on the garment) and where you can see the tag showing where it’s made and what it’s made of.

        Does this take more time than going to a website and just throwing something in the cart? Absolutely. This is a good thing, it will slow down potential impulse purchases and make you consider whether what you’re buying is worth it.

        And don’t say "But how will I know if it will fit?" If you know your measurements (shoulders, chest, waist, arm, thigh, inseam) you’ll have a pretty damn good idea how something will fit even without trying it on, especially if you focus on certain brands where you get used to their overall cuts and style.

    • Anonymous says:

      thrift stores are out of good stuff. all the good stuff is long gone, now it’s just the same fast fashion garbage in stores being donated

    • Anonymous says:

      Clothes made in China can vary in quality significantly. They’re either dirt cheap quality or made to very good standards. Clothes made since the pandemic have been completely shit quality though

      • Anonymous says:

        china isn’t where they make temu shein clothes anymore. more like bangladesh, vietnam, etc. when people talk about "chinese" clothes its their millenial-isms taking over.
        chinese labor has been too expensive and chinese human rights laws/demands for this industry for over a decade.

        • Anonymous says:

          It’s still where all the other cheap plastic shit is made like electronics etc. Clothes are the exception to the rule

    • Anonymous says:

      >i spent like $190 on a sweater from allsaints and it’s half polyester and it’s hecking made in china. YSL boots have plastic heels. Levis, wranglers, and carhartt are all polyester chink shit now too

      Kek

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s not even just what they’re made of any more. The clothes fits terribly. Clothes since 2020 are now way too short in the torso and fit like crop tops if you have a long torso (men ideally have a longer torso than legs). The baggy zoomer trend means that all clothes fit like tents around the waist and sizing down means they’ll be skin tight around the arms chest and shoulders if you’ve spent more than an hour in the gym in your life

      • Anonymous says:

        >Clothes since 2020 are now way too short in the torso
        Wtf are you talking about? It’s the complete opposite. I’m 5’6 and have always struggled with shirts being too long in the torso, and most brands have just kept getting longer and longer. If you go to any thrift store, you’ll notice the older tshirts from the same brands are significantly shorter.

        • Anonymous says:

          japs tend to make their tees short in the torso. 5’6 manlet here that’s what you should be wearing if you don’t tailor everything. bpcall on taobao has a very good fit too.

          • Anonymous says:

            Only jap brand I know of is uniqlo, and their shit’s still too long, so their American stores must have Americanized sizing/styling or sth.
            I’ll check out bpcall tho. Thx. Got any other recs?

          • Anonymous says:

            japs tend to make their tees short in the torso. 5’6 manlet here that’s what you should be wearing if you don’t tailor everything. bpcall on taobao has a very good fit too.

            Just sag your pants if your shirts are too long

        • Anonymous says:

          >If you go to any thrift store, you’ll notice the older tshirts from the same brands are significantly shorter.
          Then dry the living shit out of your shirts. Everything in a thrift store has been abused.

          • Anonymous says:

            It doesn’t work like that. Shrinking shirts in the dryer shrinks the whole shirt, not just the torso length. If I were to do that, I may as well just go down a size. But the problem with that is XS is usually too tight everywhere else. Small fits me appropriately everwhere else, but is too long in the torso for most brands in current year.
            Those same brand shirts in a size small from thrift stores have the right torso length and fit me everywhere else too. So it’s not due to shrinkage, but because those brands designed the proportions differently in previous years.

          • Anonymous says:

            I do sometimes moron, but that doesn’t work for every outfit, which is why it’s nice to have some tshirts that are actually an appropriate length.

          • Anonymous says:

            I’m 6’2 and shrinking torso length is the number 1 problem with drying shirts and pants for that matter.

          • Anonymous says:

            It happens naturally, regardless if they’re air-dryed or not. It’s to do with how the jersey knit works. Because of this t-shirts will always decrease in length rather than width

    • Anonymous says:

      I never understood posts like these for years, like nigga just read the store page before you buy it lol

      But recently I had to order something from a usa site
      >No country of origin
      >No material composition
      >Have to pay extra for thief insurance
      Damn, how do you guys put up with this shit? I hate the EU but they are right when it comes to this, never seen any store where material was not listed

  3. Anonymous says:

    All my clothes are cotton except specific items where polyester is actually a plus:
    -outerwear, because polyester is waterproof
    -workout shorts, polyester makes them dry faster
    -two "travel" pants that are not wrinkable when you take the plane

    I think my take is actually the smartest of all, which is why i am vastly superior to all of you and all of your takes. It is the ultimate polyesterpill.

    • Anonymous says:

      >-outerwear, because polyester is waterproof
      Have you heard of waxed cotton? I mean I guess it’s fine if you are doing like skiing or something

      >-workout shorts, polyester makes them dry faster
      How wet do you get when working out? lol

      >-two "travel" pants that are not wrinkable when you take the plane
      I have one of these but it’s just because I haven’t got a replacement yet. There are plenty of natural fabrics that won’t wrinkle and are comfy. Wool would work

      • Anonymous says:

        >waxed cotton
        can go heck itself whenever "the elements" are something heavier than a light mist.
        >workout clothes
        yes, people tend to sweat, therefore wash their workout clothes after every use
        >wool would work
        yeah, nothing better than some wool pants in hot, humid conditions.

      • Anonymous says:

        >How wet do you get when working out? lol
        By actually working out and not just looking at yourself in the mirror, gay

        • Anonymous says:

          I workout in my house or outside, no mirrors or other people around. Never had a problem with cotton, I’m not worried if I get sweat on it either

      • Anonymous says:

        >have you heard of waxed cotton?
        Have you heard of Gore-Tex? 100% waterproof, windproof and yet still highly breathable. Waxed cotton jackets are for farmers and landed gentry larping as farmers.

    • Anonymous says:

      >-workout shorts, polyester makes them dry faster
      I disapprove of this. Polyester is what makes them sweaty in the first place because the material is not breathable, and also retains odours more than cotton.

      You will get there one day, smart guy.

      • Anonymous says:

        >-outerwear, because polyester is waterproof
        fair
        >-workout shorts, polyester makes them dry faster
        polyester also makes them smell a lot whenever you sweat

        >workout shorts

        Polyester starts smelling faster
        If you don’t like washing after every use you should at least smell the ass crack of your shorts. The smell gets bad fast

        As

        how many wears do you expect to get out of workout shorts before you wash them?

        hints, you are not supposed to wear workout clothes more than once.

    • Anonymous says:

      >-outerwear, because polyester is waterproof
      fair
      >-workout shorts, polyester makes them dry faster
      polyester also makes them smell a lot whenever you sweat

    • Anonymous says:

      >workout shorts

      Polyester starts smelling faster
      If you don’t like washing after every use you should at least smell the ass crack of your shorts. The smell gets bad fast

    • Anonymous says:

      based
      synthetics are better for hiking gear too. its a no brainer if you live somewhere with weather.

      >-outerwear, because polyester is waterproof
      Have you heard of waxed cotton? I mean I guess it’s fine if you are doing like skiing or something

      >-workout shorts, polyester makes them dry faster
      How wet do you get when working out? lol

      >-two "travel" pants that are not wrinkable when you take the plane
      I have one of these but it’s just because I haven’t got a replacement yet. There are plenty of natural fabrics that won’t wrinkle and are comfy. Wool would work

      >Have you heard of waxed cotton?
      have you heard of "clammy as shit, unbreathable, unsuitable for high activity, leaks at the stitching"?
      >How wet do you get when working out? lol
      have you never broken a sweat?
      is there no weather where you live?
      listening to this guy’s post is like taking diet advice from a 600lb guy.
      >There are light wool weaves that are cooler. Eg "tropical" cotton.
      wool is just bad in warm weather. i have like $10,000++ in wool clothes and gear, every kind of exotic wool you could think of except vicuna.

      Funny chart because Abercrombie is one of the only places you can get jeans with less than 2% elastane

      that’s a wake up call that you should stop buying jeans from gay fashion companies that don’t specialize in jeans.
      there’s zero denim worth buying from any mall brand. the only minor exceptions are gap/banana republic/uniqlo selvedge and g star. that stuff is okay. get yourself a pair of wranglers or save up and get some japanese jeans.
      you can tell when a guy bought his jeans at the mall, they look gay and bad.

      https://i.imgur.com/4ljsvus.jpeg

      i spent like $190 on a sweater from allsaints and it’s half polyester and it’s hecking made in china. YSL boots have plastic heels. Levis, wranglers, and carhartt are all polyester chink shit now too.

      i hecking LOATHE the current state of clothing. From that moment forward I made the decision that everything i buy will either be
      >cheap well-fitting items from the thrift store
      or
      >raw denim made by autistic japanese guys

      if i get hecked over again i will push the button like in picrel

      what will you do when the thrift stores run out of good clothing. Thrifting in my area has been pretty much dead since 2020 and im losing hope of ever finding good stuff again. The best clothing i can find now at these places are shitty "made in Bangladesh" Levi’s for 3/4 of their price new.

      >what will you do when the thrift stores run out of good clothing
      this. the thrift stores around seattle are so bad now because of resellers. its nothing but garbage from uniqlo with stains on it being priced higher than it was new and $35 pairs of made in bangladesh jeans that were $12 brand new at costco. i only even bother thrifting for winter jackets anymore.

      alright
      thats not good i guess but not nearly as big of a deal as plastic fabric

      the thread is a very large amount of the fabric used in a garment. a lot more than you would think if you have never sewn before.

      • Anonymous says:

        (not that non)
        >have you heard of "clammy as shit, unbreathable, unsuitable for high activity, leaks at the stitching"?
        ive never had a problem with my barbour leaking. maybe if you jumped in a lake with it on. its not breathable but not so bad that its uncomfortable, its fine for walking hiking or bike riding.
        >wool is just bad in warm weather
        tropical/fresco wool performs really, really well in the heat. just as well as linen, better than seersucker. surely youve tried fresco if youve got such a big collection.
        the thing with lightweight clothes is you really cant cheap out. less expensive stuff is going to be lower quality fabric which can never be as breathable.

        • Anonymous says:

          >go hiking in a fresco wool suit and a barbour jacket
          topKEK what a stupid dork
          >the thing with lightweight clothes is you really cant cheap out. less expensive stuff is going to be lower quality fabric which can never be as breathable.
          poly mesh is pretty cheap and out performs everything you mentioned as a performance fabric.

          • Anonymous says:

            >>go hiking in a fresco wool suit and a barbour jacket
            i didnt say anything like that idk what your stupid ass is getting that from. theyre two separate use cases. ive hiked in my barbour in the rain, and ive worn fresco walking in the city on hot days.
            >poly mesh is pretty cheap and out performs everything you mentioned as a performance fabric.
            okay. even if thats true i dont like putting cancer causing garbage on my body or monetarily supporting polluting the planet

  4. Anonymous says:

    I am a zoomer who buys mostly from pull&bear and bershka (eurochad), it says its 100% cotton, i always avoid at all times polyester

    • Anonymous says:

      I bought some chambray shirt from A&F year ago that is really nice and still kick ass

      I think mall brands sometimes get their things right. for example, i’ve got some zara pieces with me (linen trousers, cotton sweaters) that are ten hecking years old.

      with experience you can get a view from the highlights of every brand, for polos, jeans, sweaters etc

    • Anonymous says:

      I bought some chambray shirt from A&F year ago that is really nice and still kick ass

      I think mall brands sometimes get their things right. for example, i’ve got some zara pieces with me (linen trousers, cotton sweaters) that are ten hecking years old.

      with experience you can get a view from the highlights of every brand, for polos, jeans, sweaters etc

      I think Abercrombie has gotten better in the last 5 years or so.

      I bought some Abercrombie stuff last year. The website was totally cucked with a bunch of loud, obnoxious, AIDS gay LGBTQIA2PEDO+ shit. Against my better judgement, I ignored it and bought from them anyway – I made sure to not donate to their gay AIDS causes during checkout like they begged me to, and I still continued on with the order.

      I received the items in a GAY PRIDE bag. The bag was literally covered in loud, obnoxious rainbow colors and had some sort of pride month text in repeating patterns all over it. Allow me to repeat that: a company I just ordered $3-400 worth of clothing from, sent my items in a GAY PRIDE bag that was very obviously a GAY PRIDE bag from half a mile away. Are you hecking serious? Are you hecking kidding me.

      So, I got a big fat sharpie and crossed out every single instance of pro-LGBTQ pedophilic child grooming imagery and text, and it was quite a lot, the bag ended up being mostly Sharpie slashes when I was done with it, and it wasn’t a small bag. I put every item back in the bag. And on the return slip I wrote them a very polite note telling them how disgusted I was about the bag they sent my items in.

      I’ll never do business with Abercrombie again. The only time I’d ever do it would be to purchase a lot of items and then return them all. You can do this with clothing companies that hire blacks and browns to model clothing too btw. Oops, wrong size, hehe, silly me!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I try to be concious of the material and shop natural fabrics where possible. I’m not bothered about like 2% elastic in jeans but if I see poly mix in a wool jacket then heck that.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah, I wonder how the data is gathered. Cuz Calvin and Tommy ain’t that cheap if you buy from their stores, but they’re both super easy to find for very cheap in surplus stores like Marshall’s and Ross. So maybe the figures include those prices?

  6. Anonymous says:

    >Pull&Bear
    >stradivarius
    >zara
    >gap
    >american eagle
    >tommy hilfiger
    >calvin klein
    >levi’s
    >j crew
    >cos
    >madewell
    >tommy hilfiger
    >banana republic
    >levi’s
    >urban outfitters
    every single one of these brands uses synthetic thread to make all their garments.
    they can put "100% cotton" on the tag and sew the entire thing together with plastic legally.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Anyone have a good 100% cotton polo shirt?
    Also need a long sleeve button up thats 100% cotton or linen or wool but is relatively light weight

    • Anonymous says:

      what type? im just gonna assume boxer briefs but i can give you different answers if you like tighty whities or boxers or w/e.

      summer: just go to ross and mass buy whatever 100% cotton combo pack they’re dumping. mine are gildan this year.
      if you’re fine with 1% elastine: costco has 99% supima 1% elastine ones for $3 a pair online only no membership required.
      fall winter: icebreaker merino wool (expensive)

      • Anonymous says:

        oh yeah i forgot its not a 100% natural one. probably not the best for casual wear. the poly’s probably added to make it wick and dry better for hiking.
        icebreaker then. i’ve bought basically every 100% wool boxer brief you can get in burger land over the years in my quest to find the ones that last the longest hiking (the cost adds up lol) although i’ve heard some people online say that smartwool isn’t shit anymore (haven’t tried recently)

        • Anonymous says:

          The poly is added because wool would hecking disintegrate. If you wanted to strengthen wool with a natural fiber in the same way you would have to use hemp. Hemp is the only one with strength comparable (or exceeding) poly

          • Anonymous says:

            lel wtf is with these weird posts where people think wool will "disintegrate" after a few uses. i have multiple pure wool undergarments that have lasted years.

          • Anonymous says:

            The brynje is a netting base layer. Netting has a lot of friction. It’s an outdoor technical garment. People want durability when they buy an outdoor technical garment.

          • Anonymous says:

            >lel wtf is with these weird posts where people think wool will "disintegrate" after a few uses. i have multiple pure wool undergarments that have lasted years.
            you wear them casually as fashion. these things have to hold up to the demands of long distance hikers who wear 2 pairs of socks for 2600 miles hiking sun up to sunset every day for 6 months and don’t wash them. if you actually have that lifestyle merino undergarments last maybe a year and socks maybe half a year.

            The poly is added because wool would hecking disintegrate. If you wanted to strengthen wool with a natural fiber in the same way you would have to use hemp. Hemp is the only one with strength comparable (or exceeding) poly

            >The poly is added because wool would hecking disintegrate.
            in underwear and base layers? no it wouldn’t. that’s only true for socks. woven merino wool is plenty strong for everything else.
            the poly is probably added to lower the drying time and to make it wick moisture better.

            It’s not even just what they’re made of any more. The clothes fits terribly. Clothes since 2020 are now way too short in the torso and fit like crop tops if you have a long torso (men ideally have a longer torso than legs). The baggy zoomer trend means that all clothes fit like tents around the waist and sizing down means they’ll be skin tight around the arms chest and shoulders if you’ve spent more than an hour in the gym in your life

            >Clothes since 2020 are now way too short in the torso and fit like crop tops if you have a long torso (men ideally have a longer torso than legs).
            look at how body shapes vary by race and it will make a lot more sense why this is the case as the west diversifies. northern europeans have the longest torsos on average because our ancestors used to swim think michael phelps. west africans have the longest legs and shortest torsos on average think usain bolt. this logic does apply to the average.

          • Anonymous says:

            Have they thought about bringing more than one pair of clothes on their long journey?
            Perhaps wool underwear underneath a cotton pair of compression underwear might fix the problem.
            Modern hikers are pussies

          • Anonymous says:

            >>The poly is added because wool would hecking disintegrate.
            >in underwear and base layers? no it wouldn’t. that’s only true for socks. woven merino wool is plenty strong for everything else.
            >the poly is probably added to lower the drying time and to make it wick moisture better.
            It’s a netting base layer. Please get that through your head. It’s a base layer that is netting. The air pockets keep sweat from accumulating and keep you warmer than a traditional base layer. Wool alone as netting would never work.

          • Anonymous says:

            >these things have to hold up to the demands of long distance hikers who wear 2 pairs of socks for 2600 miles hiking sun up to sunset every day for 6 months and don’t wash them
            >if you actually have that lifestyle merino undergarments last maybe a year and socks maybe half a year.

            So what’s the problem?

          • Anonymous says:

            The problem is they can take more than 2 pairs, they intentionally put themselves at a disadvantage

  8. Anonymous says:

    the cheap option for wool underwear is being low time preference and lurking sales & those hiking gear discount sites like clymb if it still exists then mass buying whatever one you find cheap in your size most of the brands are samey.
    if you’re paying full price just spend a bit more & get icebreaker imo.

  9. Anonymous says:

    mallbrands like hollister and its bigger brother a&f became completely different over the last decade. Remembering around 2008 they had very good quality all cotton fabrics for the price. Well sown, high quality collars/sleeves and cut for the nonmanlet body. 30USD a tee back then but they would last forever and fit right. Still have cargo shorts that are 15 years old and looking good. Complete reversal of all that and it’s just fast fashion trash now that looks like a rag after the first wash. The physical quality of their clothes reflected in their cancerous rebranding

  10. Anonymous says:

    >Tommy Hilfiger as low as Zara
    ???
    They cost way more than abercrombie, it’s the same pevel as hugo

    What a dumb chart

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