Nursing Scrubs: The Material Makes A Difference - pg.2 | allnurses

Nursing Scrubs: The Material Makes A Difference - page 2

The vast majority of nursing scrubs are made using blends of polyester and cotton, although some uniforms are 100 percent cotton and others are constructed with 100 percent polyester material. A... Read More

  1. Visit  redhead_NURSE98! profile page
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    Quote from proud nurse
    I think I'm addicted to scrub shopping. My favorite are the Cherokee flare leg pants with half elastic in the back with a drawstring.
    Yes!! I almost have the item # memorized lol. I hate all drawstrings because they either fall off because they're too loose, or you tie them tight and can't get your finger under the tie to get them off to go to the bathroom!!!

    I also like Grey's Anatomy tops and the material they're made out of. More pricey than most Cherokee though.
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  2. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    I also like Grey's Anatomy tops and the material they're made out of. More pricey than most Cherokee though.
    Grey's Anatomy uniforms are really stylish and professional-looking, but I cannot fathom paying $24 per scrub top and $24 per scrub bottom. I suppose that people must may a premium if they really want to own what is considered a designer brand of uniforms.
  3. Visit  tothepointeLVN profile page
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    The Grey's Anatomy scrubs are no friend to the round the fabric is soft but thin which is why I like the Koi brand pants because is a soft but sturdy cotton twill fabric the colors are awesome lots of pocket if your in to that thing and for me the best part is that a "clean" pair can double for street wear when your lazy.

    I used to love Dickies Sandwashed but I guess they discontinued those when another company took over the licenscing contract. Loved the New Dimension stretch scrubs but those were discontinued too.

    For me spending $25-$30 on a scrub top or bottom isn't that bad since I don't buy that many esp compared to working somewhere else where you can't repeat the same outfit within 2-3 weeks.

    Sales are awesome though.
  4. Visit  0402 profile page
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    I loooooove Dickies Youtility line. There are so many pockets, and they are so comfortable. I prefer the men's pants because the pockets are aligned a bit differently than the women's, and the elastic is more like real elastic (they both have drawstring, as well). The tops have a breast pocket, as well as two on the bottom, which I can't find in many other brands. I only own a few sets, so they get washed and abused a lot, and they hold up really well. They aren't cheap, but I just stalk when they go on sale, as well as use free shipping coupons, and they aren't too bad.
  5. Visit  tothepointeLVN profile page
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    Oh and I love my Koi labcoat so much better than a boring old unisex one.

    https://www.koihappiness.com/product...hite-409-01-47
  6. Visit  redhead_NURSE98! profile page
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    Grey's Anatomy uniforms are really stylish and professional-looking, but I cannot fathom paying $24 per scrub top and $24 per scrub bottom. I suppose that people must may a premium if they really want to own what is considered a designer brand of uniforms.
    I know. I've had them over a year though and they still look pretty good and the details (like the one with the strap and belt buckle across the front, and the button tabs that go around the back) are still stitched on well. I guess you could say some people pay over $50 for a fashion top they'll only wear one or two seasons, and I wear these once a week. I only have two tops of theirs, no bottoms. I don't know that the softer thinner fabric would be kind to my buttocks.
  7. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    Grey's Anatomy uniforms are really stylish and professional-looking, but I cannot fathom paying $24 per scrub top and $24 per scrub bottom. I suppose that people must may a premium if they really want to own what is considered a designer brand of uniforms.
    The first time I went scrub shopping I rolled my eyes at the giant Grey's Anatomy signs and could not believe people would pay that much for hype.

    Then I went around the entire store and proceeded to look terrible or be uncomfortable in every way possible while trying on other brands. Regular length was too long, short was limiters and sometimes too short. I'm a voluptuous girl for lack of a better word, and things would hang weird or be too tight and on and on.

    So, finally I gave in and tried on Grey's Anatomy and I fell in love. I die inside a little every time i pay $50 for a pair, but I don't really need that many.

    I actually like Walmart's brand, as well. Just not a fan of whatever material they use to make them.
  8. Visit  feelingbetter profile page
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    I love Smart Scrubs, the quality is fantastic a bit pricey but worth it, I think. As for Dansko shoes,,, I am in love, not a fan initially

    but now addicted. Great for those sore feet!
  9. Visit  rivershark2005 profile page
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    My facility requires that I wear a certain shade of blue. Not navy, not ciel, but a bright blue. They give every new employee two sets of scrubs. Cherokee is what they stock. So far, I like them. I don't know about being scratchy or anything as I wear a long-sleeve compression shirt underneath. But I also like Landau. I know that I need cargo pants as the pants they gave me only have regular pockets. I don't like carrying my BP cuff in my shirt pocket, but in a cargo pocket would be fine.

    I recently found out that Carhartt is making scrubs. I would love to get a set, but they don't come in a color I can get away with at work. They do, however, come in black, which is what I'll need for nursing school, so I may end up with some.
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  10. Visit  SlaveHeart profile page
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    Carhartt scrubs! I can dig that!
    I am just a CNA and am going to be starting my first job this weekend, yay. The facility provides us with black scrubs that are a polyester blend. I hope it breaths well and doesn't wrinkle much since I dry my laundry on a clothes line.
  11. Visit  umcRN profile page
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    I don't know what grey's anatomy scrubs are made from (i'm on vaca so I can't go look) but once I got a pair of those pants I could never go back to anything else! I would rather pay the higher price and be comfortable since I wear them 40+ hours a week! I have some that are going on three years now with no wear or tear to be seen (and I work in peds and they can be unpredictable with their "fluids") and I am hoping for many mores year to come!

    Also as far as the cost I tend to compare what I spend (a new set maybe every 6 months or so, and not because I need them but because they have a new color I want) to what my roommate spends every season​ for her "business formal" attire required for her government job...lets just say it's more than $50 an outfit and she has to work 5 days a week!
    Last edit by umcRN on Aug 23, '12
  12. Visit  nursefrances profile page
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    Quote from Stephalump
    I die inside a little every time i pay $50 for a pair.
    THIS made me laugh out loud. (Does this sound morbid, you know what I mean.) I lucked out on cherokee scrubs I just bought. They were $35 a set (with tax). I only picked up two sets so far, But I am very tempted to get some more. The sale ends at the end of the month (20% off all cherokee.) The store is smartscrubs. They have a website. I have a store in my area in California (Store is in Ontario). One trick I learned with them, if you order through the store (by phone or in person), they will ship for free. So while I was still in the dressing room and realized I liked the cut, I looked on their website to see what other colors were available and I had them order for me.
  13. Visit  tothepointeLVN profile page
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    Uniform Advantage in Cerritos is worth a look too huge store.


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