What are some basic rules or guidelines I can take into consideration when judging the quality of an item?
I'm slowly expanding my knowledge of clothing and dress by learning new terms, brands, and guidelines for wearing and buying clothing. However, there is no definitive guide out there that offers a holistic approach, or introduction, to the world of dressing well. I also don't have any guidance in real life, seeing as my family and friends don't care to dress this way. Therefore, it makes it a hassle for me when I'm out shopping in thrift stores, looking for clothing to buy and wear.
Maybe there's a list of good brands/clothing material I should keep my eye on? So far, I'm avoiding mostly everything which contains mixed material (i.e. polymers - however I'm not sure with suits seeing as they're built differently from shirts, pants, etc).
SORRY this is a large post. The search function isn't helping me out here, though.