American Apparel clothes simply fit like a dream. From everything I've ever ordered there (I even have an order from them coming in today), it has fit perfectly. Since most of their clothes are unisex, they tend to run a little bit larger than normal, so even ordering a size smaller than normal might work for you as well. But as for Urban Outfitters, since they have different brands, whereas American Apparel is their own clothing company, their sizes tend to be a little bit all over the place. Sometimes a shirt will be a little too big, but then other times it will end up being too small. For Urban Outfitters, it would be best advised to actually go to the store, rather than ordering online, because you never know how it's going to fit.
Apparel manufacturing remains one of the most in-demand businesses today.
First Step: The first step you must take is to determine what kind of clothes you want to manufacture. Ascertain if there is a market for your proposed product. You must be able to define your specialty, both in line and price category. The market for clothes is as varied as the demographic segmentation of the population. Will your focus be based on gender (girls or boys; and women and/or men) or age (baby clothes or granny clothes)? Are you planning to create clothes for infants or apparel for large women? Do you intend to create apparel for pre-teens, career professionals, or school clothes? The market is so wide and varied.
Knowing Your Market: Once you have a clear idea as to what clothes to manufacture, your next step is to determine if there is a market for your product. Crucial to your start-up phase is the information about potential customers and your target market, as well as how you will reach them with your product.