This article was pointed out by someone on Ask Andy: We Love Cheap Stuff, But Fast Fashion Is Hard To Defend. It really is a well written article that brings up a lot of the issues with the "fast fashion" movement that seems to be ever-increasing in speed. For the most part, it is more of a problem for women, though I suppose there are men out there somewhere who have fallen victim to this way of shopping and dressing.
The goal in building my wardrobe over the past couple of years has been to buy quality products that will last for years; items that do not go out of fashion nor items that will fall apart, even after extended wear.
Additionally, another goal has been to create a wardrobe in which any individual item can be worn with nearly any other item. For example, a shirt might be able to be worn with any pair of pants or shorts, or a tie might be able to go with nearly any other shirt. I feel like I have also achieved this goal, for the most part, and it is quite refreshing to not feel confined to particular "outfits" (although this, too, seems to be a phenomenon that women primarily deal with).
4 days ago