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Your experience w/wrinkle-free travel clothes or Travelsmith catalog?

Your experience w/wrinkle-free travel clothes or Travelsmith catalog?

Old Nov 16th, 2000, 12:20 PM
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Message: Judy, I chose the scoop neck, short-sleeved, long dress. Even though I'm petite, I feel more comfortable wearing long dresses and it looks a little dressier at night. I believe LLBean has it in regular and petite sizes.

In their recent Travel catalog they show a sleeveless version as well (the model wears it with a shawl, and it would look fabulous with any color pashmina), but there are slits on both sides and that's not my style.

P.S. I also got the LLBean packing system and gave it a try on our recent trip to London. I was able to pack and organize lots of stuff in my small rolling suitcase.
Old Nov 16th, 2000, 01:07 PM
Marilyn Ham
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I love the travel clothing--Travelsmith, Magellans, Sierra Trading Post, Orvis, Norm Thompson, LL Bean, Eddie Bauer, etc. I've had good and bad from all of them. What I like is the extra zipper pockets that come in the jackets and slacks. It makes going without a purse easier when traveling and you have room for airline tickets, money, comb, etc. and the microfiber clothing holds up well, travels well, and you can look more pressed. Marilyn
Old Nov 16th, 2000, 04:11 PM
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I ordered the "ultimate travel skirt" or something like that from Travelsmith and it was terrible (I sent it back). My favorite clothes for traveling come from L. L. Bean. Their Bayside twills fit beautifully. Last summer, I rinsed out two pairs in our hotel bathroom in Paris and they dried overnight with absolutely no steaming or ironing required. I've had my raincoat from them going on seven years and it still looks brand new. They are constantly adding to their "travel collection", but everything is "packable" and holds up beautifully. I love the Travelsmith and Magellan's catalogs for seeing what new accessories, etc., are available. But, can almost always find the same things elsewhere for less. In some cases, a lot less.
Old Nov 17th, 2000, 11:51 AM
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Annette, FYI, I just received the stretch cordoroy pants from Lands End today, and they are a dream....I don't think I have ever liked a pair of pants more!!! Lovely material, soft as velvet, and even more comfy than their necessary knit pants that came today too! I know I sound like a walking ad. BUT when woman finds a great pair of pants(according to an unwritten law), it is her sworn duty as a sister to let other women know(and be happy too)! Their even better than you know what......
Old Jan 2nd, 2001, 07:59 AM
upsy daisy
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upupupupupupup for Carin!
Old Jan 2nd, 2001, 09:23 AM
Doug Weller
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Heather mentioned Rohan, and without doubt their stuff is superb, as is their customer service. They even lent me a jacket when a seam went in mine (which has only happened once among all the clothes I've purchased from them).

I've nothing but praise for LL Bean also.

Old Jan 2nd, 2001, 09:46 AM
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In my experience, one thing that's good from Travelsmith is the Coolmax turtlenecks. They are very warm and dry quickly. Also the Coolmax underwear is great for traveling. If anyone has gotten similar items at less expensive prices, please let me know!
Old Jan 2nd, 2001, 08:34 PM
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Thank you, upsy daisy!
Old Jan 2nd, 2001, 11:02 PM
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For "Coolmax" turtlenecks, go to:


and compare their prices to TravelSmith.

If they don't have the woman's version, check out the Men's sizes unless you are very petite.

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