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 Post subject: Re: Brand loyalty
PostPosted: July 17 19, 12:51 pm 
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I've become a Duluth trading fanboy. Their underwear are so comfy to work in, and I just ordered some armachillo shirts as well. Can't wait to try them.


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 Post subject: Re: Brand loyalty
PostPosted: July 17 19, 1:31 pm 
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IMADreamer wrote:
I've become a Duluth trading fanboy. Their underwear are so comfy to work in, and I just ordered some armachillo shirts as well. Can't wait to try them.


We have 3 stores of theirs within a 30 minute drive of our house. Between them for clothes and Duke Cannon for grooming products, my "manly man" status in our household of two is slowly increasing.


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 Post subject: Re: Brand loyalty
PostPosted: July 22 19, 12:04 pm 
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I have a Duluth store nearly within walking distance, I bought several pairs of their socks to see if I might phase those in instead of the Darn Tough ones I've used for years. Was disappointed they started unraveling inside after following care directions in 1-2 uses. Might try them again for something else, but it might need to be specific because I've had good luck with clothes from say, Target, and when the Duluth stuff is 50-100% more and I can't count on a quality distinction, it's a tough sell.

That's not to crap on DTC or discourage others, they're well regarded and I'm sure my case was as much bad luck as anything. Just a bummer to get excited about using them for a lot of stuff and be let down at Step 1.


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 Post subject: Re: Brand loyalty
PostPosted: July 22 19, 12:24 pm 
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Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
I have a Duluth store nearly within walking distance, I bought several pairs of their socks to see if I might phase those in instead of the Darn Tough ones I've used for years. Was disappointed they started unraveling inside **after following care directions in 1-2 uses.

Balega for when I am bucking up for quality socks, (which is pretty much all my socks now).

Partial to the quarter socks length. I don't even own hiking boots anymore, just trail runners- have a few pair of cheapie full size socks that use sometimes in the cold.

Socks that I had bad luck with are Wright Socks. They don't last.

*Socks have care instructions?


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 Post subject: Re: Brand loyalty
PostPosted: July 22 19, 1:22 pm 
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All my underthings are wool these days. Pay extra, fit better, last longer, no stink.

Mostly smartwool.


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 Post subject: Re: Brand loyalty
PostPosted: July 22 19, 3:40 pm 
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Freed Roger wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
I have a Duluth store nearly within walking distance, I bought several pairs of their socks to see if I might phase those in instead of the Darn Tough ones I've used for years. Was disappointed they started unraveling inside **after following care directions in 1-2 uses.

Balega for when I am bucking up for quality socks, (which is pretty much all my socks now).

Partial to the quarter socks length. I don't even own hiking boots anymore, just trail runners- have a few pair of cheapie full size socks that use sometimes in the cold.

Socks that I had bad luck with are Wright Socks. They don't last.

*Socks have care instructions?


Since they're wool, how you wash them makes a difference. In this case I wasn't doing anything more than abrasive than what they suggested, which might have been the cause of the failure. Oh well. I do still like the Darn Toughs though, since then I've doubled down on those, they hold up very well and despite being wool are fine to wash cold and even put through the dryer.


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 Post subject: Re: Brand loyalty
PostPosted: July 22 19, 5:59 pm 
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Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
I have a Duluth store nearly within walking distance, I bought several pairs of their socks to see if I might phase those in instead of the Darn Tough ones I've used for years. Was disappointed they started unraveling inside after following care directions in 1-2 uses. Might try them again for something else, but it might need to be specific because I've had good luck with clothes from say, Target, and when the Duluth stuff is 50-100% more and I can't count on a quality distinction, it's a tough sell.

That's not to crap on DTC or discourage others, they're well regarded and I'm sure my case was as much bad luck as anything. Just a bummer to get excited about using them for a lot of stuff and be let down at Step 1.



Hate to hear that about their socks. I've never tried them. I generally use Carhardt socks.


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