So I go down to the Pottery Barn today to pick up a new set of sheets; the old ones are getting kind of ratty. 100% cotton 400 thread count for $130 - ok, a bit pricey, but I’ll see if they’re really better than the $50 200 thread count cotton ones.
On the way out I see this other bed place, and figure I’ll duck in and check prices. Can’t remember the name; it involved France somehow. I can’t find any comparable thread count sheets, but I do happen upon:
1075 thread count plain white cotton sheets. $435 for a queen-size set.
I’m not making this up. I know the Pacific Place mall here in Seattle is for richy-rich types, but good lord.
I have to laugh at Bill’s comment (not at Bill, mind you). My wife got us some high thread count sheets for our wedding (meaning, she registered for them). I don’t know offhand what the TCs are, but they’re 500+. I barely notice a difference. They’re “softer”, but I lived 29 years on crappy JCPennt sheets, I could do it again. I honestly would rather spend $30 on sheets and have the extra $200 for important stuff.
Maybe it’s all psychosomatic self-justification, but I have no trouble telling the difference between my current 1000-count sheets and my prior 450-count ones. The 1000-count ones definitely feel better to sleep on, at least to me. I wouldn’t have paid $400 for them, but at $200 they were well worth it as far as I’m concerned. YMMV.
Given how much time we spend in bed, I think spending a little more for something better seems justified. Probably smarter to put the extra money into the mattress quality than the sheets. Also, this thread makes it sound like you all have one set of sheets.