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11/17/18 1:46 A

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I pulled out my sewing machine as I don't care for the clothes options lately. Agree about turning my clothes inside out to wash and I never dry them but on the lowest setting. I hate what they've done to pockets and don't give a rat's ass about ruining "the line" of the pant, I want stuff to stay in my pocket! My husband also Hates the options of men's clothing these days (too fussy and "pretty" colors) and his shirts are so ragged! It's getting embarrassing.

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11/17/18 1:15 A

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Also if you have any clothes that are especially delicate. Turn them inside out and put them in a lingerie bag. That helps



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11/5/18 12:01 A

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I find that Ralph Lauren is a brand that is consistent with it's quality.

I love their jersey dresses and button down dress shirts.

The dresses and shirts I have bought in the past couple months. Are the same quality as the ones I bought ten years ago.

Ralph Lauren is going to cost you. Unless you can find it onclearance.

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 11/5/2018 (00:04)

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10/25/18 5:24 A



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I am reading these updates, wearing a pair of women's tailored trou that are still in really good condition, and that I bought 17 years ago. However I have taken them in considerably since I lost weight. I needed to 'cause these were the ones that fell to the ground when I stood up for the Dietitian to measure my waist LOL!

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10/24/18 10:11 P

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Men fewer choices

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10/24/18 4:23 P

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I also think when the clothes were purchased makes a difference.

Clothes that were bought 10 years ago are probably better quality than clothes we buy these days. We're living in a society that's all about disposables (although this is finally changing in favor of a more green society) and I think clothing manufacturers often assume that we want to change up our wardrobes every year anyways, so why make clothes to last longer than that?
That also could be true of men vs. women's clothes. In general, women tend to change up their styles more often than men.


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10/24/18 1:20 P

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I have worn men's denim shorts for years because the women's were always to short for my comfort zone. I wore a certain brand of women's jeans for years and years but they have discontinued them. I wear a combination of both in clothes and shoes!



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10/24/18 12:21 P

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Hey.....I'm old enough to have worked for companies before casual business dress was a thing. Women were expected to wear suits and we were expected to look different every day. I spent a fortune in pantyhose alone.

I agree with MandiTerri...turn your clothes inside out and there is less friction on the fabric. I also try to minimize drying heat and time. But I do think for the most part you get what you pay for...clothing from a lot of discount outlets are usually made from synthetic materials and aren't made as well.

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10/24/18 11:50 A

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I need to do some laundry



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10/23/18 7:47 P

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10/23/18 6:29 P

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I am only one person. I have several loads of laundry.

Good dark
Good white
Good color

Then medium good dark, white and color.

Then grungiest I don't have many grungy loads. That's the stuff I usually wear in the garden.

Denim has its own load

Turn everything inside out. Friction is what fades and messes up clothes


Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 10/23/2018 (18:33)

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10/23/18 6:23 P

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For dry cleaning. I buy dry cleaners secret or some kit like that and do it myself.

Other than that my dry cleaners charge the same price for each piece. Male or female. I don't like pockets. They make me look dumpy and frumpy. If I buy an item that has pockets. I keep them sewn shut.

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 10/23/2018 (18:25)

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10/23/18 6:21 P

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All of my clothes that are 10+ years old. Still look very nice.

My dad has had to replace his a few times over.

I do have some items from Ralph Lauren. Mostly my clothes come from Amazon and H&M


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10/23/18 3:30 P

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LADY,

so you're saying this doesn't count as a pocket ? LOLLLLLL



I can not even tell you how many years I've been looking for workout clothing with pockets you can use and not ones for show.

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10/23/18 1:04 P

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...and don't even get me started on design.... real pockets, anyone?! In women's clothing? NEVER!

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10/23/18 12:52 P



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I can make an argument that men's clothing is better made than women's.

I have a problem fitting women's shirts because I have long arms. I don't think my arms are overly gorilla like, but they are according to the fashion industry. So, I tend to buy men's small in shirts because the arm length fits me better. Like the OPs husband, I have shirts that show minimal wear after years of use and washing. And I also have women's shirts that have faded in less than 2-3 years.

I'm also not too keen on some of the cloth used for women's shirts. I HATE polyester. why do so many fashion designers still use polyester ?

Do you know that it's also more expensive to dry clean a woman's suit than a man's ?


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10/23/18 4:40 A



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It might come down the the material itself, or it might come down to how often they have been worn/washed.

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10/22/18 7:54 P

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Sounds like his clothes are better made!

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10/22/18 7:26 P

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My husband has 10 year old polo shirts that still look good. My shirts all fade and shrink. I do the laundry so I take my clothes out of the dryer before they are dry lest they shrink. His I completely dry in the hot dryer. What’s up with that?
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