19 thoughts on “Made in [X]

  1. Anonymous says:

    Im not an expert but my impressions are
    US, Italy, Britain, and Japan are top tier
    Portugal is good but a cheaper option
    China and India could be the cheapest shit imaginable or okay quality depending on the brand
    Vietnam typically has better quality at that price level
    Honduras Guatemala etc are cheap shit quality
    Also Korea Phillipines and eastern European countries like Moldova are shit

  2. Anonymous says:

    does anybody know if stuff made in various african countries are ok
    Like I don’t want to wear them, but I want to own vibrant clothing made by skilled African workers or something

  3. Anonymous says:

    if a sweater is made in the UK/ireland, or even better, scottland, I immediately know its good, seriously, get yourself a lamswool sweater made in scotland and it will last you a life time and keep you so warm.
    made in the USA stuff tends to be very high quality too since the rules on being able to put a ‘made in USA’ tag on an item are much more strict than for other countries
    italy is also very high quality in general
    I have no experience with japanese clothes but knowing them its probably good

  4. Anonymous says:

    Disregard all the idiots above.

    China currently has the best manufacturers and craftsmen (and the worst), why do you think covid spread to italy that quickly? its because italians import chinese workers to make their ‘made in italy’ handbags.

    t. ex lvhm

    • Anonymous says:

      Noone want’s to buy chinese trash, even chinese hate things made in china. That’s because your vile culture of cheating. Backstabing eachother, stealing from eachother. Why did even CCP get into power and get away with burning people alive during lockdowns? Because you guys would sell out your own parents, if it helps you get ahead a little bit. Truly despicable people. Not to mention the constant destruction of natural resources in the ocean or you dumping nuclear waste into oceans. Killing out endangered species to make a little more yuans.

    • Sieg says:

      The problem with china is they’ll ship you crap and tell you to go heck yourself.

      I outsource Swiss machine work to them, and I order 50 pcs and get 30 ones that are useable and 20 that are actually within the tolerances I sent,

      However after over ordering it’s still less than 1/10th of what an American would charge me and has a better finish

      American manufacturing is overrated

      T. Someone who started a 3d printing company with Czech Republic made printers and later started machining the parts to up my quality on American CNC mills

  5. Anonymous says:

    Just because something is made in China doesn’t mean it’s inherently bad in the same way that clothes that are made in whichever country you choose aren’t necessarily good. Like any country China has both highly skilled and highly unskilled workers; you can have your clothes produced by either and will pay accordingly.

    There are countless factories in China to choose from and while you really need a native Chinese speaker to hunt down a good one that can produce to your standards, if you have that person at your disposal you will be able to find a place satisfactory enough to meet your needs. I know this because my extended family owns a plastics production company and contracts to several Chinese factories for specific manufacturing purposes (e.g bottle caps) which they import from and then sell.

    It’s also worth mentioning that it’s very easy to fudge what the ‘Made in x’ label says. From memory, as long as at least some of the manufacturing process is done in a given country, you’re allowed to put that country as the one of manufacture. Cav Empt for example has their clothing made in Japan, China and Vietnam (according to the labels) and all is finished to the same QC. Many early Cav Empt items were produced in China because they used modified existing patterns for military style shirts, jackets etc.

    Don’t expect any good discussion in this thread. It’s going to be filled with a bunch of teens pretending to be Pitti Uomo attendees who insist that all their clothing is made to measure by an elderly Italian tailor.


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