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Surprisingly superior quality cases, fabric and construction. Pay $17 for quality, rather than $10 for poor quality
on June 10, 2015
Just received these, so I can't comment on their washability. I bought these at the same time as a $9.99 pair, figuring I'd buy a cheap pair and a better pair, since I have four pillows on my bed. (Two for my dog, who sleeps on one half of the bed, and me, who sleeps on the other!) Okay, so the two pairs just arrived, and the difference is NIGHT and DAY.
I'll repeat: Night and Day.
I am HAPPILY SURPRISED with the Pinzon. There were mixed reviews, and I figured that these would be good, not great, (and the cheaper pair would be okay, not great).
But these SO FAR are superb. I've taken some photos. The fabric is heavy (as opposed to paper-thin cotton, that wrinkles and crinkles), and has a satiny sateeny finish. Rubbing my hand along the pillowcase felt smooth and soft, smoother than the cheap $9.99 ones that was almost like muslin, maybe a little better.
The decorative stitching near the top of the case has an elegant look, I don't know the name of that kind of stitching. The seams are reinforced and look sturdy.
Again, I don't know how it will wash, but it's soft, really good quality, and definitely worth $16.99.
If you're considering, as I was, the $9.99 pair from Utopia, I'd suggest that you spring for the extra $7 - (how often do we buy pillowcases??) I'm returning the cheap cases. It's clearer to me, having them side by side, why it's worth $17 to have really good quality cases, rather than skimp for $10.
If the photos are uploaded in the order, the last photo is of the inexpensive case, and you can see the difference in the stitching and fabric.