A few years ago, I did something I’m not super proud of: After growing out of a very expensive pair of jeans and swearing off designer denim forever, I went to a *fast fashion* store (that shall not be named) and purchased a $10 pair of what can only loosely be described as “jeans.”
They were blue and to some extent covered my legs, but the fabric was thin and felt cheap; the fit was weird in every possible way; the closure button rattled when I walked; the zipper would not stay closed; and almost every seam was frayed after 2 weeks of wear.
In short, they sucked. And what made it way worse was that by this point, I actually knew how great premium jeans were in comparison, at least in terms of quality and fit. But I was surprised to learn later on that a higher price tag goes way beyond things like that.Continue Reading "The Designer Difference: When You REALLY Get What You Pay For"