Monday, April 26, 2010

BuboBlog Confused by Clothing Labels

I bought these jeans on sale at the Gap over the weekend. They were about $30, marked down from almost $90 — so a pretty good deal.

But I was confused by the tags attached to the jeans. One says they're "extra durable and designed to keep the fabric from unraveling."



The other one says they're "intentionally designed to fray and tear." (Click on the photo to enlarge.)

I thought this was funny, so I sent the picture to the Consumerist blog.


Some of the more than 40 commenters indicated that I didn't really understand the way clothing works. The SEAMS are durable, but the rest of the jeans are not.

I guess that means even if the jeans completely fray, they won't fall off your body like stripper pants.