First some background. For a summary see the end.
I hate polyester. It feels slimy. The 90/10 and 80/20 are acceptable if made correctly, still not as I would like. For years I bought Big Dogs exclusively, they were 90/10 but the cut was good and they were thick, so it was tolerable. Over the years the quality and composition got worse. It started with reducing the 90/10 to 80/20, and the material got thinner The fit got worse. Recently I bought the same Big Dogs sweatshirt that I always have, advertised at 80/20. When I touched it, it felt strange and slimy. I looked at the label. 50/50! The fit was worse than the last batch I purchased, and a lot thinner. I know this since I have some of the "same" sweatshirts that are very old, and even with the wear of years they were better fitting and thicker than this. I returned them with no issues. When I asked why the reduction in quality I received no reply.
The search for the perfect sweatshirt was on. Few, if any were 100% cotton. Most were advertised as 90/10 or 80/20, and after recent experiences I learned to doubt composition claims. I saw Just Sweatshirts, 100% cotton, made in USA. This was a perfect combo, I decided to give it a try. The only drawback was price. I don't mind paying extra for quality and locally made, but this was a little extreme in my opinion.
I decided to order one as a test. I'm glad I did! The fit of the "medium was a little loose, which I like, and was the way that Big Dogs fit. It was very thick and the cuffs and waistline were cut in such a way as to actually work. I expected 100% cotton to feel like cardboard after some wear, but these feel perfect. Soft and subtle, even with the thickness. I also purchased a bought a small size, the medium is great for lounging around, working out, and many other things; I wear that 90% of the time. Sometimes I want a tighter (fitted?) fit, so the small fills that slot. Some other brands are too snug around the neck area and I always feel like tugging down not to crowd my neck... Not with these. With the small or medium there is adequate room in the neck area.
Very good fit, 100% cotton and feels soft and plush, not like cardboard, even after many washings. Thick, like sewatshirts should be. The hood and neckline fit perfectly whether small or medium. Fast delivery.
Made in the USA.
Expensive... 4.5 Stars due to this. but worth it for me. Care instructions... what is "dry flat?"
Reviewed by: TDog from Manchester, NH on 12/30/2020