Originally Posted by Sieglinde
You should get in touch with Nepenthes and tell them which fabrics to use for their clothes.
I'm in Yurop. Nepenthes will tell me to get lost
I've been buying EG for years, but I'm losing the will lately (and noticing that I've only started posting to whinge, which um, isn't very nice of me but I'm so grumpy about my favourite brand, or one of my favourite brand, going downhill.
Decades ago, a small independent shop in the UK called Reiss set up only one store, then 2 stores, and then 3 stores, all in London. Their clothes were incredible quality - around £50 a shirt back in 1990 (works out around EG prices today). Then they became better known, expanded across the whole of the UK, then international. Now, none of their clothes are made locally. The quality is standard shopping mall fare and their designs are all samey and Macdonalds fare. My record with them was one shirt lasting one week, before the threading at the gusset came undone beof
I'd hate EG to go this way. But they already have massive international representation so they aren't that 'cute little iconic niche clothier they were when Suzuki first started off building EG. At the moment, I'm having to pay close attention to what I buy from EG, instead of closing my eyes and knowing that I can be assured of the quality without inspecting, seeing and checking it out. For any lesser brand, that isn't unexpected.