I think a lot of it is that we want to sample so many things. A $120 shirt or $200 jeans that last 15-20 yrs or more or a $1500 jacket that lasts a lifetime are not necessarily money poorly spent. Of course few of us fit into the clothes we had 20 yrs ago! The line between style and timelessness is being blurred. Affordable, durable, functional. Pick two.