Reddit user 50missioncap says:
"It's often frugal to spend more money on better quality clothing (which isn't necessarily designer!). I bought some expensive work pants, and they still haven't frayed or faded much after seven-plus years of very regular use."
And as for buying quality clothing, here are more tips from 50missioncap:
"I wouldn't really recommend brands or stores, because they can be hit or miss. But here are some tips:
- Stitching: look for loose threads. Look for tighter or more dense stitching. If there is a loose thread, see if it's cheap and thin or thicker. Gently pull on a seam. If it gives, it's not stitched well.
- Fabric: patterns should match (e.g., the stripes on a shirt pocket should line up with the rest of the shirt). Bunch it in your hand for five seconds — it should return to its natural shape with few wrinkles.
- Buttons: check for loose buttons."