September 18, 2021

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Buy Test: Expensive designer clothes are of lower quality than cheaper brands |  consumer

Buy Test: Expensive designer clothes are of lower quality than cheaper brands | consumer

Expensive clothing does not equal quality or sustainable. This is again evident from a study by Test Aankoop, which subjected 20 T-shirts to a comprehensive test.




There is nothing more annoying than a garment that quickly wears out or shrinks during the first wash. So the Aankoop tester checked 20 dark blue T-shirts.

Results vary, particularly in terms of weld strength and tear resistance, and this can be explained by the choice of fabric and the quality of the finish. Overall, Levi’s (79.95 euros) scored the best here with denim, closely followed by Jules (29.99 euros). JBC (€34.95), C&A Westbury (€15), but also expensive T-shirts from Hugo Boss (€90.87) and McGregor (€39) fetched less than 3 out of 10.

Not all models proved to hold their dimensions equally after washing: the Tommy Hilfiger shirt (€79.90) shrank so much that he got 2 out of 10 for it. Nothing has changed about Jack & Jones (39.99€), which fits 10 out of 10.

All shirts have passed the color fastness test well. “Conclusion: The price obviously says little about the quality and durability of the tested pieces,” says Simon November of Test Aankoop. “For the best (Jules) shirt you pay a reasonable price of €29.99, while the most expensive Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger shirt hangs in the back.”

The shirt at the best price according to the Aankoop test is the regular size from H&M, on sale for €29.99.

You can find all test results on www.testaankoop.be/hemd And the Test Purchase Digital application.

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2. Jack & Jones – €39.99

The worst of the test

19. Tommy Hilfiger – 79.90 euros

Best value for money

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