Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sybaris, May 4, 2013.
Just read an article about this brand.
Anyone tried their shirts?
They don't exist yet beyond the prototypes.
I have three of them, and I quite like them. I got two from the kickstarter and one of the new run ones. They changed the fit a little bit, and I would guess that the new fit would appeal to people a bit more. I have to admit that I wore my two kickstarter ones for several weeks without washing and they had no odor! I only washed them when I spilled something. I'd be happy to answer any questions about them.
I'm the founder at Wool&Prince and a bit biased as you can imagine, but our shirts will change the way you wear and care for button-downs. We have guys go months at a time without ironing or cleaning their shirts. It's simple, just hang up and let them air out over night. When you finally decide the shirt needs cleaning, throw it in the wash on cold cycle and hang dry.
I've seen too many closets stuffed with cotton button-downs that don't get much use. Our goal at Wool&Prince is for guys to simplify their button-down collection with a few Wool&Prince shirts. I like to think that 1 of our button-downs equals 3 or 4 normal button-downs.
You can read some of our testimonials here: http://blog.woolandprince.com/post/68782641093/what-our-customers-are-saying
I only have one of their button down shirts, but so far I'm a big fan. The biggest reason? It just doesn't wrinkle. Much better than cotton and even non-wrinkle cotton, from my experience. Unfortunately, I live in a very warm climate so I don't really need too many shirts like that, but I'm planning on getting at least one more of them. I could see myself replacing a lot of my cotton shirts with these. And so I hope they stay in business.
I can't speak to the quality of the t-shirts or underwear. I am a big fan of Icebreaker wool t-shirts, and I assume theirs are similar.
I also live in a warm climate (Los Angeles), and I'd say the wool is great for warm or cold. On a hot day, when you are going to sweat, the wool is perfect. It's not a thick wool, mind you.
If you're a fan of icebreaker, and I assume a fan meaning you own some pieces, then you should not have any qualms about wearing wool in warm climates as wool is probably one of the best materials you should and could be wearing all year round.
From breathability to temperature regulating, there is nothing better. The anti odour is just a bonus. I've got about 10 different pieces that are worn all yr for active sports from cycling to snowboarding and they are the best. Forget about all that synthetic crap.
As for the dress shirts from Wool and Prince, I'm game to trying one as this is the first I've come across them.
I definitely recommend the button downs because Icebreaker doesn't have anything close to that. Icebreaker button downs resemble Columbia sportswear in style and look like they should just be worn hiking. I'm looking forward to getting my next Wool & Prince shirts.
Regarding wool in warm temperatures, I agree to a point. Yes, it's very comfortable in warm weather. Wool t-shirts are so light you feel like you're hardly wearing anything...they make cotton shirts seem heavy. However, in my experience, wool t-shirts are not as cooling as cotton in extremely warm temperatures...90 degrees, blazing sun, that kind of thing. And when it comes to working out, wool t-shirts work almost as well as my synthetic dryfit type shirts, emphasis on the almost. They wick away sweat decently, but when I'm sweating a lot, a dryfit type shirt will wick sweat and it'll evaporate whereas a wool shirt will get drenched and heavy with sweat. In my opinion, if you don't sweat much, wool is the best solution. If you sweat a lot, dryfit is slightly better.
well, I like to think that 1 of our button-downs equals 3 or 4 normal button-downs.thanks
Mac, do you have any plans to make the shirts in solid white or blue without buttons on the collars?
Funny, I asked those exact questions a while back. (Their answer was no.)
Btw, I'm not trying to advise against wool...I like it much more than synthetics or cotton. I'm probably going to buy more Wool & Prince button downs and Icebreaker tees until they're my entire wardrobe. I've already become addicted to Icebreaker. And I can't stand ironing or dry cleaning so the non-wrinkling of Wool and Prince shirts is well worth the investment, at least in my experience so far.
A white shirt is something we would love to offer, but we have yet to produce a true white color in 100% wool. Wool is very difficult to dye true white. We're still working on it.
However, we are coming out with an off-white, natural wool colored shirt by the end of the month.
Bump - brand has been out for a few years. any updates?
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