My Review of Mack Weldon Men’s Wear
If you’re anything like me, getting ready for work, a night out, or even the beach can feel like a burdening task when digging through your drawers, unable to find your favorite socks, underwear, or swimwear. It seems as though I have so many options, when in reality I only feel comfortable in a few of the basic pieces I own. The frustration when my trusted few are nowhere to be found, and I know I’m going to be bothered by tight waistbands, ill-fitting fabric, or loose legs, is enough to make me want to skip whatever I had planned for the day. However, those brutal moments of rifling through my closet are a thing of my past after being introduced to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is a lifestyle and basics company created by men for men. Mack Weldon will outfit you in sustainable clothing with consistent fitting, breathable fabrics, and fashionable styles.
About Mack Weldon
Mack Weldon is a one stop shop for everything you wear, be it work, pleasure, or downtime. Their website is easily navigated to find the perfect basics that fit, last, and are sure to impress. Mack Weldon has created innovative fabric collections suited to perform for your specific needs.
ACE was designed to redefine sweatpants and lounge clothing so that comfortable clothing can be worn not only in the comfort of your home or worn out. It features a tailored fit, added stretch, and micro-brushed French terry fabric. These sweats are less bulky and sleeker in design than the average sweats on the market.
AIRKNITx was designed with athletic clothing in mind and features lightweight, breathable fabric made from nylon microfiber. It implements four-way stretch, odor fighting, and moisture wicking, and even has waistbands guaranteed not to roll.
STEALTH was designed to be a “second skin” with seamless build, light compression, and full range of mobility. The collection features recycled materials and was designed with body-mapping technology.
Silver was designed with Ionic+™ silver, used by NASA, Olympic athletes, US Special Forces, and now, you. The collection is antimicrobial and features mesh cool zones, anti-odor, and luxuriously soft Supima® cotton.
18-Hour Jersey is made with rested fabric that won’t twist or bunch. It’s soft, smooth and stretchy and features cool mesh zones to create the ultimate basic.
WARMKNIT isn’t just your regular old thermal. It was created using Thermolite® which is a special fiber used to insulate using your own body heat. This means less of the bulk of a regular thermal. The collection is preshrunk with steam so the fit you get is the fit that stays. It also uses wool to naturally moisture wick.
Mack Weldon also has a vast selection of winter, travel, and everyday accessories including duffle bags, masks, and scarves, all of which are tested for their purpose and offer a sleek look. They even have specific household items such as coolers, mugs, and towels- all decently priced and sure to last.
Ethics and Giving Back
The brand prides itself on ethical sourcing and manufacturing. Mack Weldon clothing is designed in New York City and the warehouse and fulfillment center is in Massachusetts. Their product is sourced from WRAP-certified factories in the United States, South America, and Asia. WRAP, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production, is an organization that promotes safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing around the world. It certifies factories according to twelve Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production Principles. Mack Weldon factories are also ISO-certified. ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, ensures that production is managed, manufactured, and documented correctly according to the international standard. So not only is Mack Weldon affordable and stylish, but it is also ethical, which is hard to find in today’s fashion brands and gives me peace of mind about the company I’m supporting. Mack Weldon also provides discounts for community heroes such as medical professionals, teachers, and the military which is admirable. Other great causes Mack Weldon is involved in is Give Back Box, a clothing donation charity, Good + Foundation, supporting low-income parents, and Mack Weldon has also donated over $400,000 worth of clothing essentials and masks to New York hospitals.
On the topic of affordability, prices may seem on the higher end for basics, however, when taking into consideration their innovative, long-lasting fabrics that are sure to fit and never shrink, the price is well worth it. For example, the lowest price on underwear is $24 while the most expensive is $167 for a pack of six, but these briefs are made to last, and the amount of wear you will get out of them will save you money in the long run. Mack Weldon also embodies try-on guarantees, a reasonable return policy, and loyalty programs to offset pricing and ensure you love your purchase. The loyalty program, called Weldon Blue, offers two levels. The first level of Weldon Blue guarantees free shipping on all purchases and access to the clothing donation program, Give Back, Get Mack, after your first purchase to sign up for the program. If you spend $200 in your first year of level one, you will be upgraded to level two with free shipping, 20% of all orders, exclusive access to gifts (with purchase), first access to new products, access to the clothing donation program and a $10 award when you donate your clothes through the program (up to 2x per year.) Mack Weldon also offers free shipping on orders over $75 even as a guest.
Pros and Cons
- Innovative fabric, materials, and designs that fit great and are designed to last and please
- Reasonable pricing for the average earner and quality of clothing
- Ethical sourcing of materials and charitable projects
- Great benefits with loyalty program
- Doesn’t currently offer women’s clothing and doesn’t plan to in the near future
- Only four brick and mortar locations located in New York City, Los Angeles, and Austin
- Paying shipping on orders under $75 if not in loyalty program
- Poor customer service reviews online
Mack Weldon clothing, basics, and accessories are made with amazing fabric technology that targets all types of problem areas like odor, ill-fitting legs, rolling waistbands, and heaviness. With their fabric, these problems are virtually eliminated to create stylish, long-lasting, and comfortable socks, underwear, shorts, pants, polos, shirts, sweats, etc. With a wide range of items, you can build an entire wardrobe from Mack Weldon products. In doing so, you would also be contributing to ethical manufacturing products as Mack Weldon sources from internationally recognized WRAP-certified and ISO-certified factories. Although these factories are located in different countries, Mack Weldon supplies Americans with jobs with their base in New York, fulfillment center in Massachusetts, and brick and mortar stores in NY, CA, and TX. You will also be supporting a business that is involved with charities and gives back to community heroes. Although some may argue that Mack Weldon is pricey, their commitment to durability will save you money in the long run, and the confidence you’ll feel in Mack Weldon designs will be well worth the price. And, if the price is too high for you, Mack Weldon offers great benefits and rewards in their loyalty programs that will cut costs as well. Overall, Mack Weldon looks amazing with sleek design and feels amazing with custom fabrics designed by men for men.