• How to buy quality clothes

    How to buy quality clothes

    Natural fibers come with many benefits — cotton holds up well, wool is cozy yet breathable, linen is light and airy, and silk is, well, silky — and are often priced accordingly. However, there is significant variation within fabrics, and simply seeing natural fibers on a care tag is not a slam dunk. With cotton, for instance, the type of fiber matters. “If you use a lower grade of cotton, the fiber is shorter, so you can’t spin as fine and as strong of a yarn, and the fabric is not going to be as durable,” says Bishop, which may be why one cotton T-shirt is $10 while another is…

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