I have just started reading this, but I read a great review of it (my spouse is always vigilant for books he thinks I’d otherwise miss) so I’ve been looking forward to it.
I’ve been arguing in my classes for years that we have made a bargain to have higher volume rather than quality, fit, style in our fashion worlds. Since fashion is all about change and newness, this has been pretty easily accomplished. As we have moved further and further away from doing things ourselves, consumers no longer understand quality and fit, and are horrified if they have to pay extra for those things. And, if you have paid $10 for something, why would you care whether it lasts? You can easily buy another one.
So fit has been sacrificed because again, what does it matter if you are just going to wear it for a short period of time. Without getting into too much of a rant about this, I cannot bear that we have given up our pattern making to the Chinese, who wore the same damn outfit for 50 years–both men and women.
I want pants I don’t have to shake my booty back into every time I stand up.