The first time I ever used this was at a video shoot; when I put it on, the seams ripped. However, it did not fall apart, I have taken it on and off a couple of times since then without further damage, and it did not lose any of the visual appeal or wearability discussed elsewhere in the this review.
These seams have seen better days
The fabric itself is good enough, but it would be great if the stitching was done with better threads; this would make for a piece that would last for a decade instead of maybe a year. Compared to other brands like Avia, Lululemon and Shock Absorber, it does not measure up, but is closer to an irregular or Chinatown “Nike”.
After putting it on a couple of times for the video shoots, I washed it on delicate as per the instructions on the tag. They also say on the tag that you can Tumble Dry this piece on low, but I am personally against running any of my workout clothes through the dryer, so I chose to hang it and let it air dry. This was a very good move, as even the delicate cycle of the wash further degraded the seams of this piece.
The fabric looks fantastic, but at this rate I will end up with a bunch of fabric swatches after a month of moderate use.