The Daily Iron- My crotch was a victim of fast fashion

It didn't even know it was dying.

Day by day, wash by wash, tiny tears in the fabric of its being were forming that eventually led to its final disintegration. It wasn't its fault, like Roy Batty, it wasn't meant to last decades or even years, but instead, only months because surely the clientele that purchases such garments dispose of them and move on.

That isn't me, because when I buy clothes I am not looking to replace any until years later. I took a chance on the Goodfellow brand and so far all I've gotten is six months of use from my now shot jeans, a hole in my Henley (which was used even less than the jeans), and a very pilly baseball shirt. I am not happy about these things because I didn't buy them to throw them away, and this is the crux of the problem in today's fashion.

Very few places sell articles of clothing that are worth the amount you're paying because even expensive brand names like J. Crew are falling victim to cheap construction that isn't worth your time or money.

Let me boil this down for you:

  • Don't buy Goodfellow because it is pretty much garbage (I'll use what I have, but will not be purchasing more in the future).
  • Research any brand before you jump into them to make sure they aren't garbage.
  • Cheap and good is as rare as expensive and good, so buy accordingly.

I am going to try to salvage my jeans because I do like the styling of them, but moving forward I am going to make investments into my clothing. Anything cheap is usually just that, cheap. Now, let us have a moment of silence for the trust my crotch had with Goodfellow and how that has been ripped away along with its construction.