The report said that clothing has gotten so expensive to make that most all manufactures are using less fabric and calling it the style and using longer stitches in the seams. The new high priced jeans have long thick thread stitches and it's the 'new' must have look. You are paying more for a lot less. Only a few denim jeans brands are 100% quality cotton denim and not sold in most clothing stores. Most people who rely on quality cotton clothes for work or play are buying Carhartt, and the quality hunting/outdoor wear and forgoing dept store clothes.