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DO NOT BUY!!
on December 17, 2010
DO NOT BUY!!! Sheds like crazy & starts falling apart after just one light wash. After wearing it once, it looked like a yarn factory exploded all over my shirt. Since I ordered burgandy red, my wife says it looks like I've been slaughering sheep. I have 2 year-old towels that look better after 100 washes.
Brand new, the robe looks great. It is thick & warm. The colors are good. They run a little long in the sleave & total length, but otherwise fit well. The double cuffs may look nice, but they're a tad inconvenient (don't wash late-night dishes & be careful brushing your teeth) It seemed pretty good except for the terrible shedding..
To alleviate the shedding, I gave it a light wash and found an amazing amount of loosed material in the filter basket, more than a washer full of new cotton towels. Into the drier it went. When it came out, the seams all had loose, hanging threads & the fabric was covered with burgandy-red balls of lint, making the shredding even worse.
In summary, the robe looks good new, but poor quality. If you insist on buying it, buy white only and don't wear on top of dark clothes. (The thousands of white lint balls are harder for the eye to see than colored lint balls) However, my best advice is DO NOT BUY.
If it's too late & you already bought it, delay washing it & use a lint roller to grab as much loose threads & lint as you can. When you must finally wash it, you can use a sweater shaver, a sharp scissors (for the loose threads) and a lint brush to put it back into usable condition. It will take over one hour of work, but at least you won't have to toss it in the trash.