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How to Pick Work Clothes That Will Last

How to Pick Work Clothes That Will Last

It happens to everybody: you go to put on your new shirt, only to discover that it looks and feels different after only one trip through the washer and dryer. While no clothes will last forever, there are some tips you can follow to help reduce the number of times you’ll find yourself needing to replace entire sections of your wardrobe. If you’re looking for long-lasting clothes you can wear to work, here are some guidelines to keep in mind:

Always examine the clothes first

It may sound obvious, but you should always closely examine an item of clothing before you make the decision to purchase it. Does it feel strong and durable, or does it feel as if it will tear easily? When you stretch a small part of it, does it immediately bounce back? Feel how thick the fiber is—the more substance it has, the longer it is likely to last.

Look at the seams

In a lot of ways, the quality of clothing can be measured by how strong the seams are. When you pick up a work shirt or a pair of pants, take a quick look at the seams both on the inside and the outside. Have they been stitched neatly, tightly, and evenly? If so, it’s a sign of quality construction and you can count on the clothing holding together over time.

Check the materials

You should also be sure to look at the label to make sure that the item of clothing you’re holding is made of a dependable material. While good-quality clothes can be made of both natural and synthetic materials, be wary of synthetic fabrics that feel loose or flimsy.

Since 1965, Mickey's Men's Store has been providing blue collar workers in and around Waynesburg, PA, with durable work clothing, including work boots and other accessories. Mickey’s also offers dress clothing, casual wear, and a selection of clothing for women. If you have any questions, call (724) 627-3202.

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