TKEES Cothing Review
Last Updated: September 2021

TKEES Clothing Review: A Real World Test

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TKEES The Hoodie

Just enough slouch to feel cozy yet look effortless. This hoodie features 100% cotton composition, garment dyed and enzyme washed production process, pouch pocket, and more.

Featured Product: TKEES The Hoodie

Price: $135

The TKEES The Hoodie is a bit slouchy, but still offers a classic look. This hoodie is made of 100% cotton terry in Canada.

It comes with a drop shoulder and a pouch pocket to make toting your phone and keys around easier. Since the hoodie is dyed and enzyme washed during manufacturing, the brand states there may be some slight variations in color.

Ratings Breakdown

quality

This category is difficult to effectively determine due to lack of transparency regarding materials sourcing and manufacturing.

value

Their products are pretty pricey for average run of the mill everyday wear.

customer experience

The performance varies in different TKEES product lines from great to a little below average.

brand

TKEES has done a decent job creating a classy, yet comfortable line of everyday essentials. But they lack any give back programs or certifications to positively impact the world with their products.

Who is TKEES?

TKEES was founded by Carly and Jessee Burnett in 2009. The original vision for the company began when Carly was on the hunt for a simple, yet sophisticated flip flop when they were on vacation in St. Barths.TKEES Brand

Her search did not produce anything up to her standards, which began the conversation between the married couple. 

Due to this conversation, and a search for quality manufacturers, they began their line with a simple flip flop. According to the brand, the inspiration for everything in their line comes from a wide spectrum of life in general.

Their line has increased to more everyday essential offerings than their original flip flop. Everything in the TKEES line is meant to help consumers enjoy everyday living more comfortably.

Pros

  • Stylish
  • Comfortable
  • Some vegan options
  • Good returns window
  • Free ground shipping

Cons

  • Fairly pricey
  • Long shipping times
  • Lack of transparency

TKEES Comfort & Performance

The Sandals

I had heard a lot about this company since Cindy Crawford was seen walking the stress of New York with her TKEES Flip Flops. So, I decided to try out a few of their products to see if they stood up to the hype.TKEES Sandles

The first product I tried was the Riley Vegan Matte Green Sandal in a size 8. At first glance, I loved this sandal because it was exceptionally visually appealing. The crossover design on the toe and the fact that the sole was the same color as the strap did it for me.

It didn’t hurt that the sandal was really lightweight and had great no-slip grip on the sole. Plus, it’s made out of entirely vegan materials, which is awesome!Comfortable Everyday Sandle

Unfortunately, for me though, that’s where my love of the sandal ended. There wasn’t any arch support at all. So for someone like me who has a higher arch, this isn’t a type of shoe I can wear for a long period of time. 

The toe strap, while visually appealing, actually hurt the top of my foot after walking around with the sandals on for a few minutes. And, the way the sandal is designed caused my foot to constantly slip off of the sole on the inside edge. Plus, compared to my other sandals, this size 8 was a bit small. It would have been great if they offered half sizes, but they don’t, so I should have ordered a 9 instead.Sandles Slip Off

All of these caused me to only be able to wear them for a total of 20 minutes before I had to take them off in pain. It’s possible their other sandals won’t have these same issues, but this one was a no-go for me.

The Clothing

The next set of products I tried were The Hoodie combined with The Relaxed Jogger in Nutmeg. I ordered a size 3 in the hoodie and a size 4 in the jogger pants.Best Full Body Hoodies

The neutral tones were extremely deep and warm, as well as the material of the set. They were both really soft to the touch and extremely cozy. I really appreciated the attention to detail with regard to the stitching on both garments. And the oversized hood was fantastic!

While I appreciated the idea of the drop crotch in the joggers, it actually caused a few issues for me, personally. Because of the drop crotch, my thighs rubbed together frequently. And anytime I sat down, I had to hike the pants up to get comfortable.Adult Full Body Hoodies

I think my biggest issue with both of these garments is that they both require line drying. As a person who doesn’t have the time or desire to line dry anything, this is a pretty big deterrent to me. And even when I did line dry them, they both came out horribly wrinkled, so I’d need to iron them in order to confidently leave the house.

Riley Vegan Sandles

Riley Vegan Sandals

$50.00

Is TKEES Good Quality?

When it comes to quality, this company leaves a lot to be desired in the transparency department. While the brand claims their traditional TKEES Flip Flops are made from Brazilian leather. While Brazilian leather is supposed to be one of the highest quality in the world, this still doesn’t tell us anything about their manufacturing facilities in Brazil.Brazilian Leather Sandles

TKEES doesn’t disclose much information as to where any of their products are manufactured. The only mention is on each individual product page. From that, we can discern that their shoes are made in Brazil and all clothing is made in Canada.

I love that none of their products are made in China, but I’d like to know more about the actual manufacturing facilities. As well as where they are sourcing the primary goods to manufacture their products from. Quality Hoodie

None of the sparse information TKEES reveals to the consumer gives them any indication as to whether their products are:

  • Ethically Sourced
  • Fair Trade
  • Organic
  • Cruelty Free

The brand also doesn’t give any indication as to their quality control methods, if any exist. This lack of information makes it difficult to determine the actual quality of the product. And the extremely lacking warranty on the clothing material makes me wonder how long the products will actually last.

Is TKEES Worth It?

Whether TKEES products are worth it will be a uniquely individual decision. This is due to a couple of primary factors, such as the higher price points and lack of information regarding quality. Expensive Clothing Companies

However, we found the clothing line to be exceptionally comfortable and great as loungewear. So, if you’re someone who is looking for everyday loungewear that’s a bit more classy, and you don’t mind dropping a bit more money, then TKEES may be for you.

Plus, their footwear options have grown to have more diverse offerings which makes them a bit more desirable. And the price point for the footwear isn’t astronomical, compared to other higher end flip flops I’ve purchased in the past.

TKEES Nudes Sandles

Nudes Sandals

$50.00

TKEES Coupons & Discounts

TKEES is similar to most other companies in that when you sign up for their mailing list you are likely to get some discounts. The initial discount they offer is free shipping just by becoming a member of their email list.

However, the brand does note that no matter how many discount codes you have, you may only use one at a time. And they also state that all sale items are excluded from any further discount.

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The Relaxed Jogger

$125

Frequently Asked Questions

Purchasing anything online can bring up questions with consumers. This is especially true of shoes and clothing items. Therefore, we wanted to answer as many of the typical questions as possible regarding TKEES specifically to help guide you to the best decision.

How long will my TKEES order take to ship?

The brand claims they do everything possible to process orders the day they it’s received. However, they do also note that the average processing time can be 3-5 business days. This processing time can increase to up to 10 days if you purchase sale items. 

After the order has been processed, it can take 7-8 business days to get to you. Unless you choose an expedited shipping method, of course. Either way, both the processing and the shipping times are pretty lengthy compared to a lot of other online companies.

What is TKEES return policy?

Typically, TKEES gives a 30 day return window on all unworn products. However, due to the Coronavirus, they have temporarily extended this window to 90 days. After the initiation of the return request, you will then have 30 days to return the TKEES product(s) in order to receive a full refund.tkees clothing

However, they do not offer refunds on monogrammed items or face masks. And if you purchased a bundled item, these are only eligible for an exchange. 

In order to initiate a return if you are a US customer, you’ll need to visit the TKEES Returns Portal. If you are an international customer, you’ll need to email TKEES directly to request an RMA instead.

Does TKEES offer a warranty?

Yes, TKEES does offer a warranty on their products. Their footwear comes with a 1 year warranty and all of their clothing comes with a 2 week warranty. While the 1 year warranty is fantastic, I’m not so thrilled with the greatly reduced 2 week warranty on the clothing line.

If you feel you have received a defective product, the brand asks that you email them directly. They will need the following information in order to potentially process your warranty claim:

  • Order number
  • Date of purchase
  • 5 digit batch code printed on inside of the strap (obviously for footwear only)
  • Picture of the defect(s)

However, ultimately, the brand states it is up to their discretion to determine whether or not your product is defective or just part of normal wear and tear.

Do TKEES run true to size?

This will depend upon the product you order, once again. When it comes to their footwear, it seems to run a bit small. They could benefit by offering half sizes. But since they don’t, it’s probably best to order a size up from your normal size.

Here is an example of part of the Women’s Sizing Chart for clothing to give you a better idea of what I’m talking about:

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When it comes to their clothing line, however, they seem to be pretty spot on with the sizing. But, their sizing chart is a bit tricky to figure out upon initial glance. So make sure to look carefully at how they determine their sizes before choosing the best fit for you.

How should I care for my TKEES products?

This will be a bit different, depending upon the product. For their footwear, the brand tells you to avoid water since they are made of fine Brazilian leather. They also state you should avoid putting oil or lotion on your feet prior to wearing TKEES.

For their clothing line, they recommend washing on the gentle cycle with cold water. And here’s the kicker: the brand states you’ll get the best result if you line dry your items. However, most consumers aren’t going to do that. And even if you do, they tend to wrinkle a lot, so you’ll probably need to iron your TKEES clothing.

Are TKEES waterproof?

The TKEES Flip Flops are definitely not waterproof. In fact, TKEES recommends not walking on the sand with them either. So these are not your typical beach flip flops, but something else entirely.Waterproof Leather Sandles

However, their vegan line of sandals are waterproof. This is due to the fact that they are made of vegan leather, which is typically made from polyurethane. Sometimes vegan leather can be made of plant products, as well. TKEES doesn’t disclose how their vegan leather is made, but all sources of vegan leather are traditionally waterproof.

Does TKEES offer financing?

Yes, they do offer financing through Affirm to make their products a bit more accessible. Typically, you will have the option to choose financing with Affirm upon checkout. And, if approved, you will be able to split your payments up into 4 equal payments instead of one lump sum at checkout.

What other products does TKEES sell?

Even though TKEES started out with their line of flip flops, they have increased their offerings in the past few years. This increase in product offerings is to help diversify their brand and create a more complete wardrobe of comfortable, yet classic, everyday wear. This line currently includes:

TKEES Everyday Essentials Summary

Overall, TKEES makes a good effort to combine classy and comfort into everyday essential wear. While their price points are a bit on the higher end, their classically simple retail line is fairly diverse. And they even have some offerings that are vegan, to be a bit more inclusive.

The size chart can take some getting used to and there is a lack of much transparency. But, even with those things being a potential drawback, this company may be worth giving a shot for the comfort alone. And it doesn’t hurt that they offer a 30 day return policy and a warranty on their products too.

So, if you ultimately aren’t happy with your TKEES experience, they’ve got your back.

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