How to Buy an Investment piece
At some point, we have to make an investment. This means that you cannot skimp on certain items in your wardrobe. Do not think of this as splurging, think of this as spending more to save you spending later. To be clear you are not spending more because you want to be ostentatious. Instead, you are spending a bit more money because you want this to last for years.
As mentioned repeatedly, Bespoke is the at the top end of buying an investment piece. A bespoke piece is made to fit you perfectly, we all know that high street can vary widely from store to store and that it may fit your bust but it will not fit your waist or hips, nobody is a standard size.
Bespoke takes into account your torso length, your sleeve, where the smallest part on your body is and fabrication and styling to suit you
Bespoke, for some is not within their budget, however they are alternatives, a dressmakers in your area, you could have one made from scratch or you could buy a piece and have this tailored to fit.
The problem with skimping on your wardrobe means, you get what you pay for. this disposable fashion foundation is costing us in skills, the environment oh and having to have the rest of us look at you too
Disposable pieces will not last past one season, without it looking shabby.
Things to look out for when buying an investment piece
In today’s culture where we experience fashion instantaneously through social media and virtually streamed fashion shows, the craftspeople and their trades that make these shows possible can get lost in the glam setting. A well crafted piece is a cultural identity in virtually every corner of the world.
Craftsmanship is a deeply embedded cultural point of pride.
you can have the best craftsmanship in a piece but if you use low quality fabric, it will still look… well pants, and in reverse a high quality cloth can actually mask a badly made piece
Take the time to go for the best quality available to you it will always show in your pieces
Buy decent shoes and look after them.
Wear them every other day at most; use shoe trees; give them cream and polish when they look dry; and get them repaired when they need it.
Buy good quality accessories.
Buy classic and build on this, and again look after them.
The key to start with may be spending on what people notice: no one will notice you only have two pairs of shoes, but they will if you only have two dresses/blouses.