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Who makes the world's best bedsheets?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by vivalet, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. vivalet

    vivalet Well-Known Member

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    I am looking to replace my sheets. I used to use Chrisma sheets before they went out of business. I loved them. Then when they came back, they were not the same at all. Made in China instead of USA and nowhere near as lux.

    So I have been reduced to Calvin Klein bedding, and it has proved awful.

    Who makes the world's best sheets?
     
  2. rnoldh

    rnoldh Well-Known Member

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    Pratesi is very good.

    I don't know if they are "the best".
     
  3. JohnGalt

    JohnGalt Well-Known Member

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    I'm very happy with Sferra. Their Modal sheets are on sale on their web site right now and are insanley comfortable.
     
  4. Maharlika

    Maharlika Well-Known Member

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    Frette is very good. IT goes well with my Duxiana bed.
     
  5. hypersonic

    hypersonic Well-Known Member

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    Pratesi is very good.

    I don't know if they are "the best".

    Yes, I would agree with that ....if there really is a brand we could name as "the best".

    I really like D. Porthault too.

    Yves Delorme is also very beautiful.

    Still, it you really wanted the finest luxury possible, you'd probably have to have them custom made -- and embroided by Lesage of course [​IMG]
     
  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    I don't know. After a certain level of quality is reached, my ass has a problem telling the difference. YMMV.
     
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    I like the Sferra 1020TC options, Milos in particular. We also have a set of the Baronessa but they are not as soft due to the jacquard.
     
  8. Strange

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    Frette is very good. IT goes well with my Duxiana bed.

    +1 on Frette. Beyond a certain point, you're really only paying for details- most of which will never be against your body. I doubt that many people, if any, would be able to tell the difference, say between 600 and 800 thread count.
     
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    Pratesi and Frette
     
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  10. poorsod

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    IMO inexpensive Sateen feels better than Pratesi or Frette and is 10X cheaper. But Sateen wears relatively quickly. For me, I don't need my sheets to last a generation or more . . .
     
  11. hypersonic

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    Frette is nice ...it is popular for the high-end hospitality industry -- I tend to think of it as a being for hotels.
     
  12. SField

    SField Well-Known Member

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    I have Pratesi, 4 basic sets that are rotated to keep them new.

    A few years ago I had Frette sheets from Bluefly. They felt good, not as good as the Pratesi, but at orders of magnitude cheaper, they really were quite good.
     
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    Frette is nice ...it is popular for the high-end hospitality industry -- I tend to think of it as a being for hotels.

    I'm sure you know, but the hotel stuff is different (cheaper and ~200 TC) than their regular stuff.
     
  14. hypersonic

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    [​IMG] thanks.

    Actually, I didn't really give it much thought

    ....that makes sense [​IMG]
     
  15. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Well-Known Member

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    I really like my Frette sheets. The bottom end is the Hotel Collection, and then there are several levels above it. The best thread count and finish of cotton sheets is the Bicolore collection and most of their extremely expensive pattered collections (all are, or at least were, the same thread count/finish as Bicolore). I bought a few sets of the Bicolore and have been really impressed.
     
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    I'm sure you know, but the hotel stuff is different (cheaper and ~200 TC) than their regular stuff.

    Also keep in mind that many mid-level hotels will use the hotel collection just to say they have "Frette linens" but many better hotels will correspondingly use the better linens.
     
  17. Girardian

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    While the title of this thread bespeaks a quest for the 'best' bedsheets it also begins with the admission of buying decidedly less costly and rarefied sheets than those being discussed here.

    Perhaps others can comment on a wider range of quality bedding?
     
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    While the title of this thread bespeaks a quest for the 'best' bedsheets it also begins with the admission of buying decidedly less costly and rarefied sheets than those being discussed here.

    Perhaps others can comment on a wider range of quality bedding?


    It's not hard to find a boutique that sells very good sheets, made in italy (and perhaps the same factories), comparable in quality to some of the brands here. You have to learn to ignore TC and brand name to a degree and to go by feel. Mine are 450 egyptian cotton, iirc, and a set of queen sheets cost 500-600 bucks, which is reasonable imo. The duvet cover was about the same. My sheets are plain white with hemstitching. They've gotten softer with every wash and I really love them.

    I've also been in to boutiques that had various fabrics on-hand that would make sheets for you, at varying costs. What most of these boutique brands won't give you are some of the really extravagent designs you can get from the likes of frette. Still, i love white sheets with hem-stitched borders. It's simple and elegant.
     
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    Anyone have any experience w/ Linoto? Vox and Iam posted in an earlier thread that they like real linen sheets. Many claim that they last a long time too. So I've been on a quest for some good but not insanely priced linen sheets.
     

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