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6 Ways to Judge Quality Workwear

When shopping for the office, think about more than just style and fit. Of course, a piece should move well and make you feel polished, but it should also have integrity—yes, integrity—in and of itself. How can you identify true quality? Here’s how to check fabric quality for your work wardrobe (and any other garments you’re considering bringing home with you).

1. Hems & Seams

how to check fabric quality

2. Stitching

3. Hand Feel

how to check fabric quality

4. Stretch

5. Breathability

6. Lining

For more advice on how to outfit yourself for the office, check out Wear to Work: A Guide to Building Your Ultimate Professional Uniform.


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