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Help finding crisp / linen type sheets

Autoeng

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I grew up with sheets that had been handed down a generation and were what I would call, linen. Crisp sheets that my Mother would iron before putting on the bed. I found some that felt right several years ago in 2004. From Bed, Bath and Beyond they were Wamsutta classic supima twill 360 thread count. I'm not a believer in a high thread count in that I find that they don't "breath" as well as lower thread counts. I don't like a flannel feel and don't like sheets that pill.

So I start a search for a new set and picked up a set of Wamsutta Egyptian 360 thread count but they are very rough. Anyone care to recommend a brand and version that may suit my needs?
 

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I've seen real linen sheets occasionally in the Lands End and other catalogs. My Mom had 100% cotton sheets like you describe, but I don't know how to find them now that silky supima ones are the ones usually being marketed. I guess I'd look for adjectives like "crisp" rather than "silky".

check these

linensource.com
domestications.com
garnethill.com
pioneerlinens.com
 

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My english grandmother had sheets like this...

Made of linen and so cool and crisp on the bed. Had to be ironed which was a problem- but in those days people didn't do things for themselves so didn't worry about those issues. They also were left over from years ago- in the old days when you married you purchased enormous amounts of linens (table cloths, sheets, etc) and they lasted for generations because you had so many. Don't know where you'd get them now but I would look at English/European sources also. I imagine they will be expensive.
 

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Thanks so far for the suggestions. Nothing that sparked interest in the first four possibilities. Searching for European companies and waiting for a Ralph Lauren set that I ordered to see if it meets the bill.
 

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The Costco sheets are superior to those that we bought at Macy's, which we paid three times as much to purchase.
 

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The Ralph Lauren Supima 350 thread count turned out to be very nice (and very cost effective - and on sale!) One washing and I am finding them very comrfortable. A few more and they should be fine.
 
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