Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: The True Cost

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Varsity Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    732
    Mentioned
    76 Post(s)
    Quoted
    335 Post(s)

    The True Cost

    So, I'm sure I'm not the only one who's seen that new documentary on clothing manufacturing called "The True Cost" on Netflix.

    Just wondering what people thought about it. Also, it would be interesting to find out if such social issues inform the buying habits and preferences of those active in the Dappered community. I'll be honest, it doesn't deter me from buying from J. Crew, Uniqlo, etc., though I personally stay away from H&M, Zara, etc...mostly just because I'm not impressed by their quality, even if they are dirt cheap. Like I said, just curious to see what the opinions and thoughts of others here about it are.

  2. #2
    Super Moderator LesserBlackDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    5,469
    Mentioned
    426 Post(s)
    Quoted
    2051 Post(s)
    Haven't seen it, but I think I will now. Thanks for bringing it up.
    Ben

  3. #3
    Varsity Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    732
    Mentioned
    76 Post(s)
    Quoted
    335 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by LesserBlackDog View Post
    Haven't seen it, but I think I will now. Thanks for bringing it up.
    Would be interested in hearing your thoughts.

    Also, apparently no one on Dappered has any strong feelings one way or the other. I'm a little surprised.

  4. #4
    Varsity Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    112
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Quoted
    47 Post(s)
    I have extraordinarily strong feelings on this. Sadly, most Americans are far too self-absorbed and greedy to care about anyone or anything but themselves and their own pockets.

    If you're interested:

    http://www.overdressedthebook.com/

  5. #5
    Varsity Member facelessghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    738
    Mentioned
    38 Post(s)
    Quoted
    278 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by CptSlow View Post
    Sadly, most Americans are far too self-absorbed and greedy to care about anyone or anything but themselves and their own pockets.
    Classy.

  6. #6
    Varsity Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    112
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Quoted
    47 Post(s)
    Actually, it was far classier than what I wanted to say. And tell me what's untrue about it.

  7. #7
    Varsity Member Brent k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Posts
    1,983
    Mentioned
    73 Post(s)
    Quoted
    379 Post(s)
    I've try to keep clothing as long as I can regardless of brand. Jcrew honestly I've been very lucky with. I mostly wear their button downs and sweaters honestly that's it from them.

    HM I had one t shirt and it fell apart I won't be buying them anymore super cheap.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    63
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Quoted
    28 Post(s)
    It is definitely true that Americans are more about buying cheaper clothes. Its why Jcrew came out with Mercantile. But I don't think it is only in America. This video shows an experiment done in Berlin that exemplifies how much people really like cheap clothes, but also how much people really rethink clothes when told exactly where it is from. It's really interesting. However, I think there is more attention being drawn to where our clothes are coming from. brands like Everlane are starting to do transparency, and Jon Oliver recently did a segment about it.

    As for me, Obviously it is not easy to simply say that "I will change my wardrobe into clothes that are ethically made", because that is impossible financially and would make for a really difficult time finding stylish and versatile clothes. I definitely steer clear of brands like GAP, Old Navy, even BR, and try to focus on buying clothes that are versatile and durable, such as stuff from JCrew. I also try to support brands like Everlane by buying their clothes if I need them such as their shirts. It's the best I can do for now.
    Size Guide: 38R Suiting, 29" waist, 30" inseam, 37" chest, 32" sleeve, 15.5" neck

  9. #9
    Varsity Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    112
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Quoted
    47 Post(s)
    I'm sure it's not just American. But, I don't think it would be fair for me to speak of other countries, not living there.

    I'm glad that you are making an effort. It's not easy, and it's potentially expensive. Most of my exposure to people, the reaction to stories like "True Cost", are "I got mine, I don't give a shit".

  10. #10
    Varsity Member Brent k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Posts
    1,983
    Mentioned
    73 Post(s)
    Quoted
    379 Post(s)
    If I buy a $5 t shirt from H&M wear it for 5 years then turn it into a cleaning cloth to use to clean my guns. Is that good enough for you?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •