high quality clothes are pretty on the inside

trademark top_0860

Just a quick post to marvel at how beautiful this Trademark label top is on the inside.  I discovered Trademark a couple years ago when I found an incredibly durable cotton canvas military shirt with 4 pockets (the one you’ve seen me wear a million times here).  But sadly the company stopped making clothes and only sell high end shoes and handbags now.  Sad face. Their designs remind me of what someone might wear to a Scandinavian modern art museum and some of their clothes are just weird looking.  But they sure knew how to solidly construct garments and you can see that when you inspect the garment inside and out.  The brands’ leftover inventory can still be found at theRealReal selling at amazing prices.   This shirt for example probably cost $300, looks and feels that way too, but I got it for $35, and actually only paid $10 because I had store credit from the time theRealReal sent me the wrong item.  Just look at these beautiful seams on the INSIDE of the shirt!  Such attention to detail.  It’s amazing.  There are no loose threads or exposed seam work.  The fabric is substantial and feels like it will last forever.  Even the tag looks amazing.  The interior seam work reminds me of my Cuyana silk tank–well done, edges are folded over and sewn with no raw edges exposed.  If not for the tags, you might not know which is the exterior vs interior. Continue reading “high quality clothes are pretty on the inside”