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Guys bedding (comforter)

LCatherineGLCatherineG Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
I am looking to get bedding for my brother. I used a duvet cover and insert because I can take it off and wash it and it replaces the top sheet. Should I get this for him? I feel like he won't wash it but those comforters guys get from target that they never wash (girls and guys im looking at both of you!) are so gross! What did you guys get or did you get your sons
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Replies to: Guys bedding (comforter)

  • doschicosdoschicos Registered User Posts: 19,495 Senior Member
    Both my kids like a duvet/cover set-up. Much easier to make the bed over sheets, blankets, comforter.
  • NHufferNHuffer Forum Champion GWU Posts: 912 Forum Champion
    If it's something that *should* be washed, as a guy, he probably won't. There's nothing wrong with a comforter you get from Target/Walmart/Sears/etc. Darker colors and/or patterns are helpful at masking stains. In most rooms, the bed is another piece of furniture and he might lay on it with his shoes still on (if he was anything like me, lol).
  • WeROutsidersWeROutsiders Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    Getting him a duvet/cover instead of a comforter does NOT mean he'll wash it! Get whatever he prefers, it'll most likely seldom be washed either way if that's his personality.
  • techmom99techmom99 Registered User Posts: 3,237 Senior Member
    My son would have been happy if we sent a sleeping bag for him to put straight on the mattress. However, we bought him three sets of bedding, identical, and taught him how to do laundry. This is the boy who went to college with three pairs of black cargo/EMT pants, 6 black t-shirts, 6 pairs of socks and underwear each, plus a tuxedo with all the trimmings.

    He does do laundry, primarily because I have to pay a set fee in his board charges and he hates wasting money. I think he calculates how many times he has to do laundry in order for us to break even and he does that many loads, plus one.
  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn Super Moderator Posts: 37,351 Super Moderator
    ^Makes that set fee worth the cost, ha!
  • techmom99techmom99 Registered User Posts: 3,237 Senior Member
    Yes, I think he feels like he is pulling one over on the school! I'm just happy that he does laundry.
  • OvertheedgeOvertheedge Registered User Posts: 1,203 Senior Member
    My D uses a duvet/comforter, but I can't see my S liking a duvet. He'd find it too cumbersome to put the comforter back in the duvet. Initially, he had a comforter that only got washed when he brought it home to Mom. It was replaced by a navy plaid quilt that he loved and actually washed now and then. He preferred the quilt because it was lighter and less bulky than a comforter. He added a blanket if it got really cold.
  • saillakeeriesaillakeerie Registered User Posts: 2,036 Senior Member
    No matter what you do with respect to setting up a guys dorm room, seems very likely that is the best the room will look by far going forward. When my daughter and I took some stuff down to my son after winter break, I told my wife she shouldn't go up to see his room. Was pretty much a disaster. Nothing unhealthy (at least not seriously). Or even really gross. Just not neat or really clean. Not uncommon for guys.
  • adlgeladlgel Registered User Posts: 733 Member
    My son has a duvet cover at home on his twin bed so I intended to buy him a duvet cover for his dorm room and even went ahead and bought the down comforter insert. But then I had trouble finding masculine looking twin XL duvet covers (plenty in twin, just not twin XL). So I gave up and bought him a Ralph Lauren Down Alternative plaid comforter in twin XL that I got on super discount at Macy's.
  • RyanG1207RyanG1207 Registered User Posts: 524 Member
    I got my S a reversible solid color comforter from Target. It's the same exact one he has at home. It's soft and lightweight, and washes well. It also dries pretty quickly. I can't get either of my kids to even use a flat sheet at home. I knew a duvet/duvet cover would be out of the question. My D might suffer through for the sake of fashion, but there's no way my S would.
  • ClaremontMomClaremontMom Registered User Posts: 2,401 Senior Member
    My S didn't want any comforter or the like. His just uses a sheet and blanket.
  • suzyQ7suzyQ7 Registered User Posts: 3,732 Senior Member
    Duvets are harder to wash than comforters. You have to take the down comforter out and then get it back in correctly. Easier to throw the target comforter in the wash with the sheets.
  • julianstanleyjulianstanley Registered User Posts: 355 Member
    As a college-age male, I prefer the sheets and comforter. I used a duvet this summer, and it's been a bit too hot for me.

    And duvet covers can be kinda cumbersome. It's easier for me to just wash my sheets every week and my comforter every two months or so. But that may be just because that's the way I've done it most of my life.

    Good luck! And why not ask him?
  • aunt beaaunt bea Registered User Posts: 9,572 Senior Member
    Son has a Nautical sheet and comforter set that we bought at Ross $23.00.
    Solid navy one side and dark beige on the other. He turned the clean side to the outside.
    We also had an extra sheet set that never came out of the package.
    Turns out he had to wash his comforter/sheets since he kept spilling drinks on his bed.
  • adlgeladlgel Registered User Posts: 733 Member
    I can't get either of my kids to use a flat sheet either. Seems so bizarre to me but no sense in fighting it.
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