It is so very hard to fine quality RTW clothing anymore. Even the high-end stores seem to sell clothing that is not really well made. I have bought $200.00 coats $100.00 jeans, and tops I will not name the price, with linings hanging, loose, skipped and missing threads, just to name a few.
I have also walked into church and sat behind near, or next too someone wearing the same RTW garment. Which isn't an issue for me, because I understand when they made one, they made a million. If I liked it, I am sure someone else somewhere liked it as well, or it wouldn't be on the shelf.
I want to learn so much, I want grasp all there is to know. I want to be a master craftsman. I want to look at an outfit and go home and make it, without a pattern as my Grandmother did.