Solid Oxford Bedding
Far from perfect
After reading all the reviews and chatting with Lands' End online, I decided to purchase these sheets on sale.
Let me start with Softness, since that is mentioned more than anything else in everyone's reviews. If you are looking for 400 tc Egyptian cotton / flannel soft, do bother buying these sheets. However, after a couple washings they are soft enough for my comfort. They are substantially heavy and this gives me the feel I was looking for. I had gone into this purchase with my eyes wide open because I love and wear oxford shirts that are made of a similar fabric.
Buttons on the pillowcases are awesome. I sleep on my side with one pillow tucked between my legs for comfort. Other pillow cases slip off in the middle of the night and these never will because of the buttons. BTW, I do not notice the buttons while in bed, only in the morning when I make it up again.
Size: HMMM, I have a 9" full size mattress. I was assured by Lands' End people that the fitted sheet will be tight on the mattress. NOPE. I was told it will fit any mattress because the elastic is around the entire fitted sheet. That is like saying a size 50 waist pants will fit everyone because of elastic waistbands. I don't know who would own a 20" full size mattress but apparently more people than I thought because the sheets I need are all but impossible to find.
It is my opinion that the premium price you pay for these sheets is inflated because the company has decided that returns are easier to deal with than inventorying additional sizes to accommodate the wide range of mattress thicknesses.
In summary, had I not bought these sheets on sale they'd be going back, but since I have yet to find a high quality sheet set with the proper fitted sheet, I need to keep them.
May 10, 2013
I love the striped Oxford sheets I bought last year from LE. They were soft but still crisp--the perfect balance. So this year I decided to add in some solid blue to the mix, and I was shocked by how rough the sheets were. I'd get a full body exfoliation in my sleep if I kept these! No thanks...back they go!
March 2, 2013
I have been needing new sheets forever. Finally ordered two sets of queen-size from Lands' End because of their great quality and return policy.
Wish I had ordered four sets. Love buttons on the pillowcases because it makes them fit the pillows so nicely.
Each set has only been washed twice but they are softer already. Love the oxford cloth.
January 17, 2013
I had been on a search for crisp hospital style sheets for quite some time, and had no luck. I found a review on the Oxford Bedding that sounded like it might be a good match, just like the feel of an Oxford shirt. I think the price is a bit on the high side for sheets, but I am picky, and if they are crisp and good quality, then it is money well spent.
So, I took the plunge and bought these. I am extremely happy!!!! They appear to be great quality, and even more important, the sheets feel crisp when you get into bed. My PJs aren't dragging on the sheet when I roll over, little fuzzies aren't left behind clinging to the sheet, and of course there is zero pilling. I waited to write the review until after a few washings and I am still very pleased. My boyfriend, who is so laid back he could sleep on a potato sack, even commented on how nice they are!
A few details about the quality ... the seams are perfect, nice white stitching on the red sheet, nice button closures on the pillows that are functional and decorative, no loose strings, and even after a week or two between washing, then still look and feel good.
October 9, 2012
These sheets are absolutely fantastic!
I was looking for some substantial sheets for my king bed and was happy that LE still has these terrific oxford sheets. I tried some percale sheets -- but they were too "loud" when I tossed and turned at night. These are perfect. I have two sets of the older versions for my queen beds (sheets are over 10 years old) and love the new version, too. I use both the solid and striped sheets (mixing them for added style on the bed.) The only negatives are that the pillowcases sometimes come out of the dryer wrinkled at the edges and the buttons are small and challenging to fasten. I wish LE had other color options.
Otherwise, I love them!
October 1, 2012
My favorite sheets!
My husband and I LOVE these sheets! Well worth the price. They last incredibly well and are so comfortable. I do not find them scratchy as others have mentioned. I have the striped ones as well for an alternate set. They look lovely and the buttons add a nice finished look when the bed is made. I highly recommend!
September 24, 2012
Buttons on a pillowcase?
Not a great idea to have hard buttons on a pillowcase. Don't bother. Scratchy fabric too.
September 14, 2012
Very Scratchy -- Not At All Like My Husband's Shirts
I'm on a quest to find the perfect summer sheet. Alas, the crisp, substantial, 100% percale that I love (and which LE carried before The Change) no longer seems to be available from anyone.
So, I ordered these, hoping that the oxford cloth would approximate the feel that I'm seeking.
Unfortunately, even after two washes, the sheets remain scratchy, and feel downright funny. My husband has a multitude of oxford cloth shirts, regular and pinpoint, from LE and the store in the Northeast. These sheets feel like NONE of them.
They're going back. And what really stinks is that I'm going to have to pay for postage because we're overseas.
September 9, 2012
These sheets are NOT like Oxford shirt material
I'm giving these sheets as much as one star because the sheets are generously sized and the buttons on the pillowcases are an innovative idea. That's about all positive there is for these sheets. The material is thin and acts and feels like linen not a nice cotton. The first time I washed them I line dried them. The sheets were so wrinkly I had to iron them. I thought machine drying would be better, but it surely wasn't. If I had bought an oxford shirt (or any shirt) that looked and felt like this after washing, I'd certainly return it. I'm thinking about returning the sheets. The sheets are absolutely not worth the price even though I got them on sale.
September 2, 2012
NOT WHAT THEY USED TO BE!
I have some pillowcases from a few years ago. They are soft and well made--and have been getting softer and better with every washing. Not so the latest ones I purchased--especially the ones from last fall and the yellow ones from the spring. They weren't cut carefully so they twist, and the fabric certainly isn't of the same quality as my old ones. A couple of the buttons weren't sewn on properly so I had to fix. Declining quality seems to be a recurring theme with many things on this site--maybe LE needs a return to the old days!
August 1, 2012