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Best-buy guides

From business suits to wool coats, acrylic jumpers to denim jeans, our best-buy guides give you the low-down on some classic items of clothing, so you can sort the investment pieces from the here-today-gone-tomorrow.

Our clothes-buying gurus will show you how to tell a sturdy seam from a shoddy one. And that means more than just using your eyes – we’ll show you how a good feel can be the key to spotting quality.

See how our textiles experts run the rule over prospective purchases. Their advice is based on inside knowledge of how garments are made, plus the latest research on designing clothes that last.