Pleasantly surprised by Amazon Essentials clothing!
Revisado en los Estados Unidos 🇺🇸 el 28 de junio de 2021
Aside from a pair of summer pajamas for my daughter, I hadn't really considered buying Amazon's clothing line. In my mind, I was expecting low quality. I was proven wrong in a great way.
I ordered a pair of the Slim Fit short sleeve women's V-Neck tees in black. I've had some health problems and lost a substantial amount of weight, hence the need for some new shirts. Clothes shopping in person is an exercise in frustration. I have a long torso and equally long arms, so clothes are NEVER the right length. Plus I always feel ripped off- what I purchase NEVER holds up. And I launder CAREFULLY.
Imagine my surprise when I tried on the tees, and they were LONG ENOUGH. Length is important! I live and work on a farm, and I NEED my shirts to be long. It prevents hay/feed/wood shavings from getting down the back of my pants. I also have a small market garden, and there is NOTHING more frustrating AND painful than sunburning your lower back because your shirt was too short to keep the sun off while tending crops. These shirts are the FIRST in ages that are ACTUALLY LONG ENOUGH. And I LOVE the slim fit, because they sit close to the body- no snagging them on gates/hooks, safer to wear around machinery. Major points right there.
So the shirts fit great, and the fabric is substantial without being too heavy or too light (for me at least). The next concern I had was "How are these going to wash up?" So I washed them inside out in cold water on a regular cycle, and hung them to air dry. After drying, I inspected them carefully. No annoying pinholes, no seams let go, retained shape. Looking even better!
Over the past few weeks, I've washed and worn the tees MULTIPLE times a week. They're still fitting great, no fading, no weird pinholes, are retaining their shape. And I've worn them in the fields, in the barn for chores, for MANUAL labor. And they're incredibly comfortable to boot! So I'm REALLY starting to like these shirts!
One last thing that sold me on these shirts: The last time I laundered both tees, I missed one coming out of the washer and accidentally ran it through the dryer on medium heat. When I realized what I'd done, I was POSITIVE that the shirt that went through the dryer was going to have shrunk measurably. After the line-dried tee was completely dry, I laid them on top of one another, and compared them. ABSOLUTELY NO CHANGE. Not in size, color, shape, or texture of the fabric. (To be on the safe side, I plan to continue line drying these shirts because I like them so much and want them to last!)
You got me, Amazon. You hooked me in with a 2 pack of tees. I liked them SO much, that last week I ordered a 2 pack of white tees, and a 2 pack of blue/aqua tees. I now have enough shirts to make it through a week of work. And if most of the colors weren't sold out right now, I'd buy more. But I don't like the available colors. I'm really hoping they restock these and keep the cut/fit, because these could easily become my go-to tee.
I also see that Amazon has a listing for a slim fit, LONG sleeve tee. It may be summer now, but Wisconsin winter is just around the corner. Those long sleeve tees look like JUST the thing to layer under insulated coveralls and a flannel for winter work. I will be keeping an eye on those, and if they come back in stock, I plan on grabbing a week's worth of those too!
As always, I will update my review if anything changes with the product. I will probably update my review and note the date that they start to show signs of serious wear/weird holes/seams fail, just so other customers can get an idea of how long these shirts last for someone who's using them daily and heavily.
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