Solid Oxford Bedding
Thick Oxford goodness.
My preference in sheets has never been for silky-smooth fabrics with preposterously high thread counts. I've never liked sateen. As someone who sleeps pretty hot, I used to prefer linen in the summer and percale for the rest of the year. I was so excited to discover that these exist. While I'm keeping the linen for the summer, Lands' End Oxford cloth sheets will be replacing the percale from now on. They have that same comforting weight and breathability of an Oxford shirt. They hold the right amount of heat for me in cooler weather (without being oppressively hot like flannel), and they just feel so much more substantial and durable than typical thin percale sheets.
They can feel coarse or scratchy at first, but just like with a good Oxford shirt this will subside after a few washes, and they'll only get better over time. Fabric softener can help you get through the scratchy phase if it bothers you, but I rather like it.
Only downside? I desperately wish I could get a duvet cover to match.
February 17, 2014
Wonderful fabric BUT.....
I love the fabric very much (5 stars!) but the pillowcases are VERY skimpy in size and the sheets are not really generously sized either. Though my mattress is not overly deep I can understand the complaints about the fitted sheets for those who have deeper mattresses. The top sheet isn't going to comfortably cover anyone underneath it. This fabric used in a generously sized product would be a winner but I would not buy the sheets again based on narrow and too short pillowcases and sheet sizes that are barely adequate. I would gladly pay a bit more, if necessary, to buy these sheets sized as they should be. That would be wonderful!
January 7, 2015
I really like the weight and heft of these sheets but the fitted bottomsheet is too small! It's not possible to wrest it around the corners of the mattress, even with two people trying to work it back and forth. C'mon, Lands End, this is a rookie mistake and now I have to go to the trouble of returning the thing.
November 23, 2014
Shrinkage is a problem.
I have used these sheets for about six months and the top flat sheet no longer fits my king sized bed. I love the fabric, so I am sending it back for a replacement. Hoping mine was just defective. Well see!
September 20, 2014
Thick and Soft and Beautiful
These sheets are exceptional - thick and heavier than your favourite oxford shirt. Love the pillowcases - monogram centered on the opening with several buttons which I love. Monogram on the topsheet is in the middle of the top - perfect if you like to wear your sheets inside out with the front folded down. I bought the blue and white stripe sheets as well as the solid blue pillowcases, all with navy monogramming. They look like they belong in a hotel but they have my initials on them! Classics.
September 5, 2014
These sheets shrink
I love the texture of my striped oxford cloth sheets. However, I'm very disappointed by the shrinkage. I have had my sheets for about two years. I've washed and dried them according to instructions--never in high heat/hot water. One set of sheets shrank a little more than the other, but they were used equally. The two sets are different colors, so I don't know if that's a factor. It's a struggle to get the fitted sheet over the mattress now, and the pillowcases barely fit. I'm disappointed with the quality, but I still love the texture.
August 13, 2014
Very happy with my purchase!
I purchased these in khaki a couple weeks ago. I put the fitted sheet on the bed to assure the fit was good before washing. The fitted sheet was a little large but after washing & drying the fit was perfect. The fitted sheet has remained snug even after sleeping on it the last 3 nights. Another plus to these sheets is there is hardly any wrinkles when taken out of the dryer, unlike some of LE's other oxford sheets. Also the solid oxford sheets are not as heavy as LE's wide striped oxford sheets, which make them more comfortable during warmer temps. I love the quality of Landsend oxford sheets. They are a great value when purchased on sale!
July 29, 2014
These sheets look and feel good, and wash and iron easily. Only caveat; the top king sheet needs another couple of inches of width, though the fitted sheet is generous, and fits well.
July 29, 2014
I love these sheets because they are soft but also have body. Buying really High thread count sheets, though popular, never appeals to me. They are too soft and have no form. I feel so comfortable in these sheets I am back to buy more!! Love these sheets!
July 4, 2014
good product but I have one quibble
The quality seems fine so far. I had oxford cloth sheets from Land's End several years ago and loved them. My quibble is that it appears the pillowcase manufacturers are not really paying attention to what's happening in the pillow dept. I bought a new standard sized pillow that I must take back because I don't like the overstuffed look it has in my new pillowcases. This has happened before when the mattress industry started to make larger depth mattresses and many of the sheets no longer fit. It would be nice if the Oxford cloth pillowcases had just a little bit more room in them. IMHO anyway.
June 1, 2014