You reminded me of another job I held around 14 and that was the local Men's Store back when such places had expensive high quality threads. I still know how to tell you whether something is well made or garbage. Now I'm writing about men's clothes.
To this day I'm amazed that so many expensive suits are crap whereas mid priced suits can be far superior. DO NOT go by the label! Learn how to identify a good suit by talking with an unbaised individual such as a tailor. It's not rocket science and only takes about five minutes.