Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Seg’ments Merino Wool Clothing from C&O Apparel Inc {Review & Giveaway}

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Much to my husband's chagrin, on days that I know I won't be leaving the house, I nearly always stay in my pajamas. Although he just shakes his head at me when he walks in the door after work, why should I put on clothes when I'm perfectly comfy in my pj's?

However, even with my extensive jammy love, that doesn't mean that I don't appreciate having the option to open my closet and find high quality, timeless articles of clothing as well. After all, on the days that I do get dressed, I go directly for pieces that mix a relaxed, carefree feel with a bit of dressy, stylish fashion sense. If I can be comfortable while looking good, well, that might just be even better than my pajamas after all.

While I can easily walk into any department store or through the mall to find those articles of clothing to spruce up my wardrobe, they can often start to all look pretty much the same... not to mention that I cringe when I look at the price tags.

Even when I find a  company that understands how to dress a woman's body in a way that is flattering, feminine, colorful and fashionable, it just pains me to have to spend an arm and a leg on one item.

Which is why as soon as I was introduced to Seg'ments from C&O Apparel Inc., it was easy to see that their dedication to creating affordable, feel-good, Merino Wool products that women want to wear every day comes through with each and every piece of apparel they offer!

Merino Wool shirts

A clothing manufacturing and wholesale distribution company located in Vancouver, Canada, C&O Apparel is a leading manufacturer of casual sportswear and technical activewear. With a passion for what they do and a commitment to offering customers quality workmanship and exceptional value, every piece of clothing C&O Apparel produces is one that you are going to want to find in your closet.

With a variety of brands under their wing, C&O Apparel's Seg'ments line answers the need every woman has for contemporary and stylish fashion basics. These hardworking pieces look as great on their own as they do layered under jackets or sweaters and come in a wide variety of styles, necklines and sleeve lengths.

As they use only the highest quality fabrics and work to ensure that every finishing detail is done right, Seg'ments is an easy choice when it comes to fashion essentials.

While I had heard of Merino Wool before (that it was durable and comfortable, yet quite expensive), I had never experienced it in person. So, when a long sleeve and short sleeve version arrived from Seg'ments, I was excited to see just what all of the fuss was about.

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Made right in Canada, these 100% Merino Wool tops immediately caught my eye with their vivid, bright colors (they are available in purple and black as well as the pink and blue that I received).

As I unfolded each of them, the smooth, silky feeling and soft, luxurious texture was instantly evident. No wonder I've seen folks rave about this must-have fabric!

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It didn't take long for both of these pieces to become favorites of mine, as everything from the moisture-wicking and temperature regulation to the breathable, all-climate usage has proven to be just what I look for in clothing. These shirts keep me warm when it's cold, yet I haven't at all felt overheated when heading indoors into the warmth.

At the same time, this super-soft wool resists odors and stains, is quick-drying (I'm not the only one who finds themselves being splashed every time my kids come near a sink, am I?), and, most importantly, is machine washable. I love that these tops have a high-end look and feel, yet can be tossed into the washing machine along with everything else that I own!

Seg'ments shirts review

I have worn each of these shirts on their own as well as layered and all questions as to why Merino Wool has so many fans have been erased. While Seg'ments recommends ordering so that these tops are worn fitted right next to your skin (they feel so nice and smooth!), I've been happy having ordered a size larger so that they leave a bit of room.

Either way, they feel fantastic and I love the way that they take the look of a regular shirt and turn it into a functional, fashionable piece of apparel! Even better, knowing that Merino Wool is a sustainable resource makes me like it even that much more!

layered shirts

Seg'ments apparel has already been a great success in Canada, so right now Costco stores here in the U.S. have decided to test them out to see what the market reaction will be. Available in the four color options in long sleeve and short sleeve, these tops come in sizes S-XXL.

But, wait. There's more. A few quick searches online easily show that 100% Merino Wool is such a great fabric that it sells for a premium. Makes sense, right? I found similar shirts to these from other companies with minimum price tags in the $70-$90 range.

But not Seg'ments! Costco customers will find them marked approximately $17.99 for long sleeve and $15.99 for short sleeve! We're talking a fraction of the price when the quality cannot be differentiated!

merino wool shirt comparison

If you are looking to add a few versatile, high quality, all-climate, stylish pieces to your wardrobe for 2013, head to your local Costco and see if Seg'ments are available. You won't be sorry!

Remember though, as they are currently just testing to see how much we love this apparel in the U.S., it is only going to be in some Costco warehouses around the country. Feel free to call your local store and ask if they have Seg'ments (item #701366 for the short-sleeve and #701327 for the long-sleeve) in stock if you want to make sure before getting in your car to go snatch one up!

When it comes to high quality and low prices (two things we all love), C&O Apparel has found just the right balance with their Seg'ments collection. I'm telling you, if these are at your Costco, give them a look and feel for yourself and you'll see why I'm hooked!

Thanks to the generosity of C&O Apparel, one person will soon be able to look classically fashionable as well, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of style, color and size Seg'ments 100% Merino Wool shirt!

Seg'ments giveaway

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A big thank you to C&O Apparel for providing two Seg'ments tops for me to review as well as the shirt of choice for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

278 comments:

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latanya t said...

that you can wear it in all climates

suburban prep said...

softness and breath ability

Diane W said...

I love that it resists odors. Great for camping.

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Gala said...

I like that this super-soft wool resists stains and quick-drying

Tamar said...

I love the colors. I love flourescents.

michelle r said...

I like the high quality fabrics.

Anonymous said...

Love that it is quick drying and the colors. beth clark bclark103@yahoo.com

Rose said...

Wool is amazing...anything God creates - easily far surpasses our manmade attempts....

Jennifer T. said...

I love that Merino wool is sustainable.
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mtbears819 said...

I like the fact that it is Merino wool- Dorothy Deakyne

KJ Skib said...

I like that is going to be easy to buy at Costco!

Nikki said...

I like that they offer 'temperature regulation' - as a nursing mommy I often wear layers and this seems like a good option.

christina said...

stays warm when wet

Andrea Byrne said...

Soft and versatile!

julie said...

it resists stains !!

Sarah said...

Machine washable!

cbowlingtn said...

Softness and color

cbowlingtn said...

Softness and color

Christie said...

I like that it is resistant to odors

Sonya Sanderson said...

I like that they are moisture wicking.

Caitlin McClure said...

I like that it's durable

Adrianne B said...

I like that Merino Wool is sustainable.

scottsgal said...

very soft on your skin
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Naomi said...

I love that it is still breathable and comfortable even if it gets wet (yay for all the outdoors hikes and canoe trips I have planned for this summer!).

Barbara Montag said...

I like that Merino Wool is sustainable and soft.
Thank you.

Dianne M said...

would love to try merino wool

CindyWindy2003 said...

like quality at affordable price, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

apple blossom said...

like the fact that they are washable.

my teen daughters would love these shirts. thanks

petchk79 said...

I love that it is for all climates

dawn keenan said...

They are breatheable and make it easy to go in and out.

Leslie Rigsby said...

I like the smooth look of the fabric, and the great colors.

Sherry Butcher said...

machine washable!

john said...

Machine washable...and affordable

Michelle said...

I like that they are machine washable and temperature regulating. Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

debijackson said...

I like it resists odor debbie jackson
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Ken Ohl said...

my wife says its even great for FLorida weather. Thankyou, Ken pohl19@comcast.net

Jackie said...

I like that the fabric is durable and comfortable.
Thank you!

Magela G. said...

I like the colors and affordability

Carrie Phelps said...

I love that it's made for all climates.

Bee W Bedard said...

I like that it is sustainable

pepperqueen said...

I like the softness

Connie Lee said...

I like that it is comfortable in all climates.

gahome2mom said...

Fashionably comfortable gahome2mom

Bill and robin said...

They look like they are nice and long

Kelly Massman said...

the softness

s said...

Moisture-wicking and temperature regulation

Lina said...

i love that it looks good layered or just by itself

Frugalista Mama said...

Moisture wicking would be great for warm days and hiking

Barrie Mac said...

I love the price!!

Barrie Mac said...

I love the price!!

Dave said...

I think my wife would love the colors and the fit seems nice. Plus, it might get her out of her PJ's more often!

Chelsea said...

I love that it's quick drying

Randi said...

I like the fact that the fabric is stain-resistant. I've ruined far too many shirts when I've forgotten to put on an apron!

Ruby Daniels said...

I like that it is stain-resistant and looks very soft, and not itchie

JoyceAnna said...

Merino wool isnt scratchy

Brooke T said...

the high quality fabrics.

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I like the idea of warmth not weight of these shirts.
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Cserafini said...

I like the softness.

Lisa Bolduc said...

i like how it is a sustainable resource

bison61 said...

they resist odors and stains,and is quick-drying

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Lynda Del. said...

I like the colors.
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tpfrancese said...

I love that these are easy to layer for those not too too cold days in Miami

jessica said...

i like that its durable and comfortable

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rachel said...

I like how breathable it is!

Sharon Kaminski said...

they being washable!

danizilla said...

I like that it is machine washable!

CaseWay said...

PRICE!!!!

Rebecca said...

I like the softness.

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Mary Payment said...

You can wear them in all climates.

kim burnett said...

I like the high quality fabrics

Amy Cates said...

That it resists stains

KerriM said...

I love the bright colours and that the shirts are machine washable.

Tara said...

I like the price!

SG said...

They're soft and washable.

Barbara B said...

The material itself; merino wool is such an awesome type of fabric.

intensev5 said...

I follow via GFC under a different email if I win please contact me to get that email address

Mer said...

I like the temperature regulation. This sounds like a perfect layering piece for those spring days when you're not quite sure what the weather will do.

Carol said...

I like the softness
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Courtney B said...

i like the quality and i like the look and feel of wool

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Anonymous said...

LOVE THE LONG AND SHORT SLEEVES

Kristy Thiel said...

I really like that it's quick drying. Thanks for hosting!

Alicia said...

That the wool resists odors and stains

Debra said...

i like the long sleeves

Danielle Lima said...

I like the fact they are all climate

Jayne Townsley said...

Merino wool is sooo soft!

kristina santos said...

that you can wear it in all climates

Claire said...

I like that it's odor-resistant!

elizamatt said...

I love that this super-soft wool resists stains, odours and it's quick drying too.

kellyr78 said...

I like that it is a sustainable resource
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Jessica Snook said...

I like that it resists stains.

Surendene J. said...

I like the fact that it is soft. Thanks for the great giveaway! :D

Tabisadelta said...

that it is washable!

Sammy Kim said...

It's durable and affordable

Star S said...

soft, washable, durable, breathable, affordable...what else could you want?

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

I like that resists stains.

emeraldmaz said...

I love that it is soft and breathes

natalie rose machowski said...

I love that it is stain resistant

lafenboy said...

The natural wicking of merino wool is great. you can exercise in it, even in warm wether.

Bekah Kuczenski said...

I love all the bright colors!!

chestnutmocha said...

I love the colors and their softness!
Katie

slehan said...

I like the smooth, silky feeling and soft, luxurious texture and machine washable.
Thanks for the contest.

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Huguette En said...

I like the high quality and colors.
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Kim said...

I like that it is machine washable.

Anonymous said...

I like that its good quality and its soft.

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Connie Gruning said...

I love the softness and the extra length!

Miranda Ward said...

Its Sustainable

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Denise said...

It is unseasonably cold here in Southern California -- 10PM and it's 41 degrees -- people in other parts of the country are probably laughing at me, you think that's cold -- so you saying these things are warm sounds real good to me.

Amber said...

I love how soft it feels!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Jennifer C. said...

It keeps you cool when it's hot and warms you when it's cold! Perfect for any day!

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andalene said...

the quality of the wool is impressive
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andalene said...

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april vendetti said...

I love that it seems so comforable.

steve stone said...

like that it resists stains and is quick-drying
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Selinda said...

I love that it is a fraction of the cost!

Thanks,

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JBlanton said...

Resists stains which is great

Gina Ochsen said...

I like that Merino Wool is a natural fabric.

PAIGE said...

I like that it's quick drying.
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MamaStace said...

I like the low price for such a great fabric

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myfolly said...

I like the all-climate usage and softness.

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nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

merino wool that is washable! woo hoo!

Sean Cuthill said...

Merino Wool is a sustainable resource.

Erika E said...

I like that they are machine washable.

robert stacey said...

love the style and the long SLEEVES
and you can wear it all season

oddduck said...

Machine Washable - who knew?

The Faitsbaus said...

The soft comfort. No scratchy wool here!

Stephanie Larison said...

I love the bright colors, and that it's machine washable.

avaperry said...

That they are machine washable!!

Elaine Bolduc said...

with this damn menopause i like that it is temperature regulation, and it dry's fast and nice and light and i like the color blue

Jennifer Reed said...

I love that Merino wool is natural, biodegradable and sustainable.

Ciara B. said...

stain and odor resistant

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aperry said...

I love that it resists odors and stains

Anonymous said...

Merino wool is great because you can wear it all year long.

Melanie E

Fibro Fog and More... said...

I like the fact that Merino wool is so soft!

Lee said...

I like that they are soft and comfortable and can keep you warm or cool. Sounds like my kind of shirt.

Daraya said...

I love that you can wear Merino wool in every climate!

erin, maker of chimes said...

moisture wicking

coriwestphal said...

I love that it's comfortable, affordable, and comes in a variety of degrees of warmth!

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Nikki Krutz said...

i love the low price!

Anonymous said...

I like the fact that it's machine washable wool!
LindaH
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Peteyn said...

its sustainable and soft!

TreasureToday said...

I love that it dries so quickly.

Nikki Strong said...

I like that it is made with a sustainable resouce.

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Kristen said...

I like that it's breathable.

jenny green said...

I like that it isn't itchy and its soft

Sarah Hall said...

The high quality and low prices are the best.

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I like the moisture-wicking and temperature regulation feature
Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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Theresa N. said...

I'm loving the colors.
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corey said...

I'm sure my wife would be happy with the variety of colors.
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Belinda M said...

I like that the wool is sustainable



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Rhonda Tenderholt said...

I like that it is soft, affordable, and that it resists odors and stains, is quick-drying

Peppin said...

I like that you can wear it in cold and warm weather and still be comfortable.

Anonymous said...

I like how soft it is.

Thanks for the chance to win!
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Running In Boise said...

they are affordable!

Barbara R. said...

I like that it can be worn in all-climates.
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Joni Caraway said...

I love that is machine washable and stain resistant along with a silky smooth comfortable fit.

Molli Vandehey said...

warm!!! and adorable too!

Fangirl Jen said...

I like that they are so soft.

polly said...

i like that they are machine washable

Brenda Penton said...

I like that it is soft and durable.

Karen said...

I like that they are stain and odor resistant. Thanks for the giveaway.

AmberFaith said...

I love the colors

Jerri Davis said...

The Color. Thank you. Jerri Davis

Linda W. said...

I love that it is a soft material.

Michelle Frame said...

I love the colors and how inexpensive it is
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Melissa S said...

I like that merino is breathable and moisture wicking.

dorcontest said...

I love that the 100% Merino Wool is such a great fabric that it sells for a premium - price. I love great prices.

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tina reynolds said...

I love the colors and that it is more of a natural material

Lisa R said...

the best feature is they are washable

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Sophie said...

I love how soft Merino Wool is. I asked for a merino wool sweater for Christmas and got three!

Chelsea Korth said...

It's the softness that gets me! And the fact that wool is somehow warm in winter and cool in summer- what an amazing fabric!
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Lisa Smith said...

I like that Merino Wool is a sustainable resource

corey1971 said...

The price. (Corey Olomon)

seaburd said...

I like that it is quick drying

Shari Klyn said...

I love that is is quick drying.

Elaine Bolduc said...

i like Seg'ments apparel

Renee Walters said...

I like that it is soft and machine washable. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway and happy New Year!
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Melissa said...

it is warm and still breathable

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Love the colors and larger sizes
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Ruth Reynolds said...

the fact they have my size

Sandra Davis said...

i love that it resists odors and is quick drying

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melissa griffith said...

I like that it's a high quality top available for a low price.

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LaVie enGrise said...

I think temperature regulation has to be my favorite part of it

Jennifer Hiles said...

My favorite feature is the temperature regulation. I haven't been able to wear sweaters or long sleeve shirts for awhile (after having my baby i was hot constantly) and am just now able to kinda control my temperature. I would love to be able to wear a nice shirt like these to work again.

debrastein10 said...

the softness

janice said...

I like that it is comfortable, not itchy like regular wool.

Robyn said...

The softness and quality!

LesleyfromWI said...

I like the colors & price

Carly H. said...

I like that merino wool is easy to clean compared to other types of wool.

daivabaum said...

I like that they are quick-drying

Lori Bazan said...

They feel fantastic and soft while wearing!

Anonymous said...

I like that they are breathable. Brittany lovinglife

Beth R said...

I like that it resists stains

Tammy D said...

I like the softness and quick drying

Allison said...

that it dries quickly

Laura Lane said...

I like the price.

Elizabeth Ehlen said...

always do better w/ natural fibers

Gina said...

I love that it is soft & not itchy.

Jasanna Czellar said...

I love that it's super warm and not itchy!!

Bron said...

I love the all-climate wearability. And as a Kiwi who has lived in Vancouvem, I love merino sheep and where this is made!

NJD said...

Is machine washable!

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