I have had cotton underwear that lasted a decade or more. Now, I’m lucky if it survives a few washings or up to a year: shrinks, elastic separates from the fabric whose thickness is best measured in microns. I’m wearing an LL Bean fleece zippered jacket today, a gift from family. The pocket zippers have worn holes in the pockets (after one season) which are now made of some flimsy material that can not withstand contact with a metal zipper. My 20–30 y/o fleece jackets have no such problem, and the pockets are made of a tough fabric, showing no wear. This save me money how? Increases satisfaction? How? Really disgusting how poorly things are designed and constructed these days. I bought a pair of summer shorts. Fine. But…the button on the front is really a rivet such that you have metal on skin contact —unless you wear underwear up to your nipples. Idiots. So many people have metal allergies; esp. to nickel. (Who knows what this cheap metal is?) I use a piece of surgical tape over the metal to protect my skin.