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Guide to Buying Latex Clothing
1. Quality - the most important factor to consider when buying latex clothing is the quality. There are several factories and many small workshops in the world producing latex clothing but some produce clothes with excellent quality, and some produce clothing of very poor quality. The seams should be glued and not welded. Welded seams will come apart easily. The latex thickness should be no thinner than .4mm, if you don't want the item to easily break. If you buy latex in the heavier weights such as .8mm or above - you are pretty much guaranteed that it the latex itself will never tear, although the seams still run a risk of breaking if the glue used was of a low quality.
Also, make sure to buy hand cut and glued latex - not molded latex. Cut and glued latex clothing is made by hand, and as you can guess, latex sheets are cut and glued to make the items. Molded latex, on the other hand, while being less expensive, is machine made and will may break after a couple of weeks if not properly cared for.
2. Size - some people fit easily into pre-made sizes and some people need items custom sized. If your measurements are out of the "ordinary" you'll want to find a company which does excellent custom work, for a low price. Find a company that does not charge an arm and a leg for custom work.
3. Build time - this refers to how long it takes for a company to provide your order. The industry standard is between 4-6 weeks, because almost all latex workshops make items only when they are ordered. If a company has items "in stock" you should make sure that they are not "molded latex" as many websites can actually afford to keep a large stock of molded items because they are extremely cheap to import.
4. What to buy? - This would depend on your personal taste. If you are just starting out, a latex catsuit is a very popular choice, and after buying one you can easily decide if you want to invest in more "advanced" items. People who enjoy the feeling of total coverage in latex might want to try a sleep sack / body bag or if feeling particularly adventurous, maybe a vac bed. Also, buying a latex hood or two can be an inexpensive way to grow a collection of rubber gear.