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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Doris Calvert said...

I love the colors and the sizes and the fact the product sold in Canada is made here in Vancouver!

Angel said...

natural fibers

john hutchens said...

i like that it is stain resistant

Anonymous said...

I love that they are easy to layer, which is important to us here in the mountains of NC! Thanks for the giveaway!

Debbie Kennedy said...

moisture wicking is a plus for me!
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Betsy Barnes said...

I like that it resists odors and stains :)

Anonymous said...

heather says: it is sustainable and i can get it at costco
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Kelly Nicholson said...

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i just think it would look great on mom..thanks

Christina Carattini said...

I love that it is so soft.

Tammy Litke said...

The temperature regulation - I'm entering "that stage" of life LOL :)

Abbi said...

I would love the fact that it really helps to keep you warm. Also the moisture wicking factor and the texture.

brich2222 said...

like that it keeps you warm and washable

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Marilyn said...

I like that it resists odors.

rosannepm said...

I like that it resists odors and stains

409cope said...

I like that these shirts are moisture-wicking. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

ginette4 said...

we own a few tops and socks that have marino wool, we love that they dry very fast and the wool doesn't absorb smells, my husband can go a full week with the same pair of socks and they don't knock you out!..lol

cpullum said...

All Climate!!
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Jessica Rose said...

I like that it has all-climate wear!

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Christine Jessamine said...

i love that this can be thrown in the washing machine

Karen F said...

I like that its soft and machine washable.

Anonymous said...

I love how soft it is!


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Anonymous said...

I like that the super-soft wool resists odors and stains

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Maegan Morin said...

I gotta say that my favorite feature is the Low Price!

Anonymous said...

that they are machine washable

christine w

Beck James said...

colors

Tanya Bartlett said...

It's machine washable

Melanie Montgomery said...

THEY ARE MOISTURE WICKING FABRICS

Super Blogger Girl! said...

machine washable, case closed.

Klydra Pugh said...

I like that it's easy to care for.
Thanks for the chance.

Leenburke said...

I love that it's machine washable, I have no time for dry cleaining.

Eileen Burke

ColleenMarie82 said...

I Like that they are machine washable, I do not but it if it isn't.

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eclairre said...

softness and breath ability

Amy M said...

I love that it is smooth and un-itchy, but warm and looks very classy. I am an icebreaker fiend, so this is an exciting discovery for me. However, they need to make an online store. The nearest retailer for me is hundreds of miles away.

kathy pease said...

I love the colors they are so pretty

jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) said...

quick drying!

Cálaeb Temple said...

machine washable.

Sunnymay said...

The Segments Merino Wool Top is machine washable and oh so soft. It looks like it would feel good next to your skin.

Michele P. said...

with temps hovering between 20 and 29 below tonight...keeping me warm is at the top of my list... also important are the easy care and that it is natural sustainable material.

Roach Kelley said...

you can wear it in all climates

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I like that it's odor-resistant!

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Erica C. said...

The moisture-wicking is nice.
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Rusty said...

I love that these garments are soft and silky. Gaye M; rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

Michelle Dement said...

it resists odors and stains and is quick-drying

M.A.D. said...

MARY DEBORDE (M.A.D.)

I live in a climate subject to extreme ranges in temperature, so I need something soft, breathable AND the ability to keep moisture wicked away from the body - LOVE Merino Wool for just this reason :)

JA said...

Simple and versatile.
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michedt said...

I like that they are quick drying. I'd love to give one of these a try:)
Michelle Tucker

Sherry Conrad said...

Not itchy & machine washable- unbeatable combo.

Rachel McC said...

Warm & washable

Rise Isom said...

Washable wool that is affordable. Wow

vicki howes said...

"moisture-wicking and temperature regulation to the breathable" - Yes - But it's washable too!

Anonymous said...

It's durable and warm.

cpage2323 said...

i like that the liquid wicks off
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Susan Climan said...

I love how soft it is! sleveene@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

It's odor resistance

amanda hoffman said...

that its soft

Samii Alexxis said...

I use Merino wool for needle felting, and I love how soft it is.

Kathie L said...

Machine washable-so easy!

Holly Kennedy said...

I like the variety of colors.

buzzd said...

the fabric is high quality

Karri Janiece said...

I like that it is a natural fiber.

Gianna said...

Soft and warm.

Kat said...

I like that the shirts are made from a soft and breathable natural material.

Candie L said...

I love the value and that it is machine washable. Thank you

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cassandra mccann said...

i like the way it looks like it might fit on me

Susan Smoaks said...

i love that i would be able to wear it in sunny florida too
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julescar74 said...

i love the shirts themselves they look soft and comfy which is great and I love the cost too!

Jennifer Q. said...

I love all of the colors!

lmurley2000 said...

i like that they keep you warm outside but not hot when inside

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ltlbitone said...

it's soft and comfortable.

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carol lewis said...

Wool-so soft and natural!


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Bakersdozen said...

I like how it resists stains. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I like that it's good for all climates! And the price doesn't hurt, either! ;)

purango said...

It's Softness is my favorite feature. garrettsambo@aol.com

Breanne said...

How it feels

Atreau said...

I like that it's machine washable!

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