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15 Ways to Recognize And Avoid Low Quality Clothing

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15 tips that will help you detect a poor-quality item right on the spot. When we buy a piece of clothing, we want to get a quality item. Unfortunately, it often happens that new clothes shrink or get torn after the first wash. TIMESTAMPS Check the quality of cotton by squeezing it 0:40 Hold the fabric up to a bright light 1:09 Pull the seams to see the gaps 1:33 Avoid open zippers 2:02 Check the hem 2:24 Give fabric a tug 2:53 Make sure the zipper matches in length 3:13 Well-cut 3:26 Pay attention to the label 4:09 Make sure the seams and threads match Check buttons and buttonholes 5:07 Check if it has a yoke 6:17 Look at the coloring of the folds 6:42 A center back seam 7:08 Patterns matchup 7:33 How to Select the Perfect Clothes for Your Body Shape 8:26 SUMMARY - When buying clothes made of cotton, do this simple but very illustrative test: grab some fabric and squeeze it as tightly as you can in your fist for a few seconds. Then check if the fabric looks like a crumpled piece of paper. - To check the thickness, hold the fabric up to a bright light. If you don’t see much through it, you are safe to buy it. - A pull test can help you understand if you are holding a piece of junk in your hands, or if you have to pay for it right now feeling happy that you found it. So, try pulling stitched pieces apart. - Make sure you buy clothes and accessories with metal zippers covered with a strap: they are the most reliable and long-lasting. - Pants and skirts should have a hem of up to 2 inches. Blouses and shirts can do with a smaller one of about 1 inch. If there is no hem at all or it’s simply stitched, we do recommend buying this item. - A quality item will always keep its shape. Take a stretchy part of a dress or a skirt, tug on it and then let it go. - Zippers on dresses, skirts, or any other kinds of clothing should be equal in length, even and math in color. - If you notice symptoms like this, don’t jump to the conclusion that you shouldn’t have skipped your gym. It’s possible that the manufacturer just saved money and didn’t use enough fabric. - Natural fabrics, such as cotton, silk, and wool are strong and more durable than synthetics. However, 100% cotton can quickly shrink after washing. - Examine fabric pattern and thread colors. If patterns don’t match and stitches are made with threads of different colors, it is a clear sign that this item was made in a hurry. - When manufacturers make a fake or a low-quality item, they often don’t pay attention to little details. This is why you should always carefully examine buttons and buttonholes before buying an item. - Good shirt and blouses must have a shoulder yoke. It makes the top look neat on you. Cheap items of clothes don’t have a yoke, so they don’t just look bad, but also uncomfortable to wear. - If the coloring on the handles, straps, or fastenings looks faded or leaves marks on the folds, this is a clear sign of a low-quality item. - When you buy a jacket or a coat, pay extra attention to the center back seam. The thing is your back probably doesn’t look completely flat, so if you want it to look beautiful, there must be a quality back seam. - Even a very quick look at them can tell you a lot about how much effort has been put into producing the item. For example, if the pattern on the pocket doesn’t match the pattern on the rest of the item, it means that the production was sloppy, and they tried to save money on the materials. Subscribe to Bright Side: https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ SMART Youtube: https://goo.gl/JTfP6L 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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Text Comments (230)
BRIGHT SIDE (2 months ago)
Hey there! What is your favorite clothing brand?
Britaney Burnett (29 days ago)
Thank you..........☺☺😓
RobynLynn (1 month ago)
Good albeit a bit condescending
ray wong (1 month ago)
I thought it was unisex until it got the body shape part....it’s for female bodies and not for males!
purplerains (1 month ago)
But some silk isnt supposed to be thick, and is still a good quality....
Jade Terlaje (2 months ago)
Could someone explain the avoiding open zippers?
gle tube (2 months ago)
Quality tip number 1 should have been: NOT made in China.
Erin Melton (2 months ago)
Allat Goddess (2 months ago)
11- NO clothing has a hem of 2 in. anymore, unless your're buying from Nordstrom, et al.
Allat Goddess (2 months ago)
No.14- THere are so frabrics that are fine fabrics, that you can see through.
Joy Gearhart (4 months ago)
Might get you some looks at the store.😂
BeautifulandBlessed (5 months ago)
This was a Fantastic video!!!! Easy to understand and straight to the pint!!! Thank you SOOOOOOO much!!!
Elizabeth Brennan (5 months ago)
That buzzer sound reminded me why I hated playing the board game Operation as a kid.
BRIGHT SIDE (5 months ago)
TIMESTAMPS Check the quality of cotton by squeezing it 0:40 Hold the fabric up to a bright light 1:09 Pull the seams to see the gaps 1:33 Avoid open zippers 2:02 Check the hem 2:24 Give fabric a tug 2:53 Make sure the zipper matches in length 3:13 Well-cut 3:26 Pay attention to the label 4:09 Make sure the seams and threads match Check buttons and buttonholes 5:07 Check if it has a yoke 6:17 Look at the coloring of the folds 6:42 A center back seam 7:08 Patterns matchup 7:33 How to Select the Perfect Clothes for Your Body Shape 8:26
Vivek Doharekar (1 month ago)
Quality video.... shared ...thanks
Vamika Sharma (4 months ago)
this is amazing
Filipo Lino (6 months ago)
I once saw synthetic leather men's belts at a mall. Its good that I didn't buy them because I discovered that the surface of the belts got scratched easily by my thumbnail! It's good no one was looking because I damaged quite a number that was on display.
Carleigh Hashim (6 months ago)
shivan4lyf (7 months ago)
Do a videos like dis but on the quality make dat u say show how to wash dem
Mishi Ismail (8 months ago)
If I like any cloth and it's affordable I just buy it
Vivian C. (8 months ago)
Loooooove this!
Nguyen Ngoc (9 months ago)
At tip 7, your action damages the prestige of Vietnam.
Petals (9 months ago)
I had to stop watching this at any 4 min in. The buzzer is annoying.
3shayll (9 months ago)
Some poor quality clothing you will find a sticker on it. This sticker is small and sometime has an arrow on it. It points to an error or flaw in the fabric. Could be a stitch or even just a spot where the colour is slightly different. But it's always means it's pointing at something. Sticker typical is found inside layer and not the outside where the sticker would be visible.
Anil Nikhra (10 months ago)
Subash Kutum (10 months ago)
Love this video.Just awesome.
themogwan (10 months ago)
What about the V shape body type ? :/
longlegladies (10 months ago)
I was watching a episode of forensic files and saw a case with the cheap shirt and how the pocket didn’t match the rest of the pattern. If a man tried to talk to me and the pattern doesn’t match it drives me crazy now😂😂 dude get a quality shirt lol
Daniel Roy (10 months ago)
I agree with the other things you say, but what you said about the the different colours of stiching is just wrong, that could be part of the design.
R.A.M. (10 months ago)
Makes videos shorter
Gnette (10 months ago)
I had to stop watching this video because the “ding” and “buzz” sounds were so loud compared to the talking. It hurt my ears (I wear hearing aids). Too bad, this video seemed helpful enough. I’ll have to find these tips elsewhere
Jamaal Chanroo (11 months ago)
whats a yoke?
kunal gawade (11 months ago)
If clothes are too opening the body then its quality cloth😂😂😂😂
Mac Fry (11 months ago)
Maybe don’t put that annoying buzzing. Was torture trying to get through it without waking anyone.
Nano H (11 months ago)
You forgot the most important tip!!!! Make sure is not made in China!!!!
Sean Tan (11 months ago)
Annoying sounds
Siva Chandran (11 months ago)
Now i realize why girls takes much time while shopping
Juan Yaotl Torres (11 months ago)
dont buy walmart.. #1 tip
Vaibhav Pawar (11 months ago)
16. Check if its not "made in china" 😂 😂 😂
Prabhat Verma (11 months ago)
Al humwak Al hazees fur na imiliat
Youtuber Youtuber (11 months ago)
That’s why I thrift lol
Kulsoom Saima (11 months ago)
TaeV (11 months ago)
I somehow really relate to #1 I had a leggings that wasn't patterned properly and didn't realise until a couple times of wearing it 😂
Palkit Singh Suri (1 year ago)
Take a scissors with you cut the material and see if the threads pop out!!!
Jessica xo (1 year ago)
This is a trigger for OCD; It’s insane.......
Florisa Nogueira (1 year ago)
I'm a patternmaker at a clothing factory and some of there are such a facepalm ot hurts!
Deepika Shrestha (1 year ago)
I even don't know what my body shape is
Anakot-Kh (1 year ago)
Thx for your good tips
deLorenzo (1 year ago)
#5 😂 what’s wrong with a sloppy hole 😈😂🤣
Nav Bharat (1 year ago)
Whoever made this video doesnt know much about garments. It is all not about durability only - comfort and fit also matters!!
Dexter Panorde (1 year ago)
Thank you for the tips....😊😊😊
Bella (1 year ago)
Danielle Krupa (1 year ago)
How to spot a fake DVD or CD. Check that the holograms are visible on the front of the Disk and back inner ring. The front should have the logo the copyright information, number that matches up with the spine. If it is blue or purple and doesn't have the hologram on the inner ring it will be a fake. Exception to this rule is PlayStation games or console game that are meant to have a blue back disk but they should still have the inner ring of the consoles logo or the number matching the spine. Also it should have a shiny logo hologram on the front. Still not sure hold the case to the light see if it has dots if it has it may be printed check the case careful if you find it hard to see or read certain details on the back of the case. Or it seems blurred or a different colour then it is most likely a fake. Hope these help.
N a n i ? ! (1 year ago)
Does that *T H I C C N E S S* test work on girls?
Max Paul (1 year ago)
1) there is a specific number of stitch required, 12-20 per inch are the best.2) size of stitch, smaller stitch is better and will hold tabrics better. 3) high quality products have bartack in it. Thats the thick stitch at the end of zippers or in each belt loop. 4) all rtw are packed and sold for its best look, chemicals and all in it. 5)beware of sale items when a product has just been released, most sale items are out of season. 6) fold any item vertically. It should always have a symmetry. And to find a perfect fit, make sure the shoulder seam rest 45 degrees on your shoulders, not below it as it will look sloppy and not before it as it will look too tight. 7) inspect for holes or snags, and before packing, make the sales rep inspect it as well. 8) check the seams underneath if the color will match. For max produced items, there is a specific color combination for top and bottom thread used on seams..
Nabil Rahman (9 months ago)
Max Paul i have got a 100% polyester adidas tracksuit do u think it would be good quality. Also how should i take of it.
Nikita Dewar (10 months ago)
Max Paul well said... Thanks! Are you a designer or do you just study fashion?
dicky king (1 year ago)
What about online shopping & why do u think ur the expert.
Nirdesh Xhetry (1 year ago)
darshanaa m (1 year ago)
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nagato Pein (1 year ago)
The random dings and buzzes gave me a headache, thumbs down cus you just made the next 15 to 30 minutes of my life worse. Thanks.
Fletchelle Arleen (1 year ago)
That incredibly annoying high pitched buzzer sound though! 😭
Austin Moon (1 year ago)
0:27 This video is a poor quality item...
Rosie Cakes (1 year ago)
what if u are a larger hourglass
mememan (1 year ago)
who's watching this in 2016
MM03 (1 year ago)
Very useful video I enjoyed every second of it lol I know it may sound weird but it's true
Eusy B (1 year ago)
The sound effects are a bit too loud to me. They seem louder than the speech in the video.
Jer Dav (1 year ago)
most people need good careers to afford this
Khaoula Benyoub (1 year ago)
Hi I just had nothing to say . And I wanted to share it with you ☺
Metalhead (1 year ago)
That wrong sign alert tone is very ANNOYING 👎👎👎
Aquartzy (1 year ago)
Yay low quality uniforms! I don't have to buy them and I can't go to school!! :)
David Eggs (1 year ago)
How to know something is bad quality ... u thought
ItsAfroQueen TV (1 year ago)
Tangina walang kwenta
B Dominguez (1 year ago)
N. Laughpuff (1 year ago)
What are yokes
Preetham Rao (1 year ago)
What if u r banana shaped? 😋😋😋😉😉
Preetham Rao (1 year ago)
So basically go to a store, pull the clothes until they rip... If they don't u can buy them so that u can witness them tearing in a week..😃
John & Jane Smith (1 year ago)
Might want to cover shoes. If the toes curl up on dress shoes, skip them. A sole that’s properly designed will sit flat from the heel to the tip of the toe. No more clown shoes.
Natasha Semrau (1 year ago)
That buzz noise is so nasty.😲😪😫
CreativeQueen x (1 year ago)
🎩 😀 👕 LIVE LAUGH LOVE ! 👖 👞
CreativeQueen x (1 year ago)
Have a beautiful day friends ❤❤
Thank you for these Great tips.
Ashik Revi (1 year ago)
I wonder how terrifying it was for the batman to come with a suit than what superman had achieved.
Tibim Tibim (1 year ago)
shyanna vandermerwe (1 year ago)
Wrestling Gallery (1 year ago)
How to recognize underwear quality???😊
Prinzessin auf der Erbse (5 months ago)
Wrestling Gallery no synthetics
Rizwan Baluch (11 months ago)
Roman Reigns
bumble bee (1 year ago)
Look for holes
Alexandra Burrick (1 year ago)
I have no idea what body shape I have ;( xD
ABDULLAH AL NOMAN (1 year ago)
Very Useful
Ishika (1 year ago)
Indeed, really helpful 😃😍
Truecho X (1 year ago)
'Bout time!
لكي سيدتي (1 year ago)
السلام عليكم ورحمه الله وبركاته يا بنات اللي بتحب الخياطه و التفصيل تشترك في قناتي للمبتدئات 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷
Garima Negi (1 year ago)
After watching more and more videos of bright side I think that they love INDIA... If so love from india
Vishal Singh (3 months ago)
Garima Negi delusional smugness is not good
Heidi Avera (1 year ago)
Rahul Pagaria (1 year ago)
Warriors, Avoid low priced clothes. Go for the branded ones.
Harshit Sharawat (1 year ago)
Who else got bored watching this video and scrolled down to read comments
cjjlmorris (7 months ago)
Harshit Sharawat Then find something else to watch that you like...and rate it positive. ..lord :(
kiruba bowneeth (11 months ago)
Dolly K (1 year ago)
Me!! 🖐️
Glenda La Madrid (1 year ago)
Tiya Shwaan Me.
The End (1 year ago)
Thought only eggs have yokes
Gerry M. (1 year ago)
That buzzer is freaking annoying. I couldn’t watch the entirety video. Stinks because I feel like I could have enjoyed the video otherwise.
Dilip Pokuwal (1 year ago)
Chandravijay Agrawal (1 year ago)
5:45 yay I have the same good quality shirt
A K (1 year ago)
check buttons and buttholes
Amir bargh (1 year ago)
hello guys
Jhang Ma (1 year ago)
IF it's made in China don't buy it.
Wally Rakista (1 year ago)
I have only 1 tip. Dont buy china made products. 😂✌
Cutie Pie (1 year ago)
By the time you've done all these checks, the item will be out of fashion 😒
MiamiPush2theLimit (6 months ago)
Cutie Pie good style is never out of fashion.
Keishla M. Carrero Cruz (8 months ago)
Cutie Pie lol!

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