Congressional Edition Volume 6313

Congressional Edition Volume 6313

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... based on the assumption that retail prices are 50 per cent above wholesale prices. This entry represents direct laDor where the manufacturer has his own shops: otherwise it stands for the direct labor in the cutting room plus the amount paid to contractors for making up the garments. Table 16.--Relation of cloth cost to total cost oj suits--Summary--Net selling price of suits and details of cost according to the price of cloth per yard--Continued. Table 16.--Relation oj cloth cost to total cost oj suits--Summary--Net selling price of suits and details oj cost according to the price of cloth per yard--Continued. Two things are shown by this table. The average price of garments rises with the price of the cloth used. There are some few exceptions, but these are due to lack of an adequate number of specimen garments at such points in the ascending scale of cloth prices and prices of garments. Far more striking though less significant a feature of this table, is the wide variation in the price of garments into which the same priced cloths enter. Thus 75 to 80 cent cloths are used in garments sold for as high as $11.66 and as low as $5.58. There is a margin of $3.32 between the cheapest and most expensive suit in which 81 to 85 cent cloths are used--a margin equal to more than 100 per cent of the entire cloth cost. For 86 to 90 cent and 91 to 95 cent clotlis, the difference in price between cheapest and the most expensive suit is about $6. Such a variation is characteristic throughout. Practically every priced cloth used enters into garments varying in price by more than the total cost of all the cloth used in the garments. Nevertheless the significant point not to be lost sight of is the fact that, all in all, the cost of cloth is the largest factor...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236549600