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Why Are These Lab Coats So Expensive?

The Medelita White Coat Collection is well-known as the best in class for medical professionals seeking a tailored, fitted lab coat. They have numerous designs in gender-specific styles, ensuring that there is a style for everyone.

But the price tag is steep – compare their H.W. Cushing lab coat, which costs $154, to a cheaper Landau lab coat at $30.58.

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H.W. Cushing Slim Fit Lab Coat

Why is the Medelita lab coat so much more expensive?

The simple answer is, you get what you pay for. Quality starts with the raw materials, and the cost of the high-quality raw materials sourced by Medelita for their fabric and buttons actually costs more than the retail price of that Landau coat. The difference in the quality of the fabric is the first thing you’ll notice that makes the Medelita version worth the extra money.

You also need to take into account the fact that Medelita lab coats are designed more or less like blazers or nice suit jackets. If you made them about half a foot shorter and in a khaki color or dark neutral, you would basically have something similar to a Brooks Brothers jacket, which is $648. So when you think about it, it’s actually a pretty darn good deal.

Medelita Lab Coat Features

  • Performance fabric is bright white, resists stains, wicks sweat away, easy to care for
  • Highly durable, double seams, darting, pleating and other small quality indicators
  • Flattering styles for men and women that are fitted and allow full range of movement
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The Best Lab Coat and Scrubs Pockets

Pockets are an essential feature of any white lab coat, and any set of scrubs. Pockets should be discreet and conveniently placed, yet provide ample room for storing of small medical instruments, cell phones, iPads, and other odds and ends that you carry with you all day.

When your pockets are working overtime, there’s a greater chance that they will rip and fray along the edges. Natural wear and tear is an inevitable situation for any garment that you wear regularly, but a high quality garment should have reinforced stitching in key areas to ensure that this doesn’t happen.

This is just one of the many design features that put Medelita’s lab coats and scrubs ahead of the rest of the medical apparel industry.

Reinforced Pocket Seams Lab Coat

As you can see in this close-up image, this Medelita lab coat has a double row of stitching at the two corner ends of the pocket. This is a mark of high quality, as it demonstrates a fine attention to detail, and serves for you to get more utility out of your lab coat. The reinforced seams will hold you things indefinitely without being subject to typical wear and tear.

Medelita offers reinforced pocket stitching on their line of scrubs as well.

Professional Doctor White Coat

What Does A Professional Doctor Look Like?

What is the image that comes to mind when you picture a modern professional?

Your answer will of course depend on what kind of occupation the person has, but there are a few things that are crucial for a professional image regardless of the type of work. For example, a professional businessman would probably wear a beautiful designer suit with impeccable details that fits him well. He would probably match it with a tasteful silk tie and high quality collared shirt. If it’s a businesswoman, she would likely wear a pants suit, or a skirt suit, or a modestly elegant dress.

Notice the key factors here: fits well, detailed construction, high quality garments.

This is no different in the medical industry! Like it or not, people judge a book by it’s cover every time they meet someone new. In the patient-physician relationship, your professional appearance can set the entire tone – are you wearing a shabby, ill-fitting lab coat? Your patient will notice, and they will subconsciously form an opinion of you that may not reflect your true level of professionalism.

As a doctor, it’s really important to keep in mind the image you are presenting to the outside world. Having a lab coat that fits like a tailored jacket is important, as is the quality of the fabric and construction. These details make a significant difference in making you look professional. After all, you worked hard for years to get that white coat – why not choose one that reflects your level of skill and sacrifice?

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Splurging On A Designer Lab Coat: Cost Per Wear

It can be understandably difficult, no matter what your income is like, to splurge on an item you can get for free or for a much lower cost. For example, there are plenty of medical professionals out there who find it tough to justify spending upwards of $100 on a designer lab coat when their hospital issues standard run-of-the-mill lab coats for free, or they can find a lab coat elsewhere for much cheaper.

This kind of thinking makes sense, but when you take a deeper look at the true cost of what you are wearing, you might actually find that you are spending more by buying cheap. Not only are cheap lab coats boxy, unflattering, and uncomfortable, but they don’t exactly send an image of professionalism to your patients and colleagues.

After all those years spent in medical training, do you really think it’s a wise choice to start cutting corners when it comes to your professional dress?

This lab coat resembles a glorified smock.

This lab coat resembles a glorified smock.

Additionally, you must think about the durability of your lab coat. Sure, the $30 lab coat may be cheaper than the $100 lab coat, but if the cheap one falls apart after just a few spins in the laundry then you’re not actually getting very much bang for your buck.

On the other hand, if you decide to get the more expensive but higher-quality designer lab coat, it might seem like a splurge at the time but the greater durability actually makes it a wiser purchase. A high quality lab coat will last for years, meaning you don’t need to buy a replacement any time soon.

High quality lab coats are distinguished by a professional appearance.

High quality lab coats are distinguished by a professional appearance.

Bottom line? You actually end up saving more when you splurge based on the quality of an item. 

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Reinforced Sleeve Stitching On Lab Coats

In the medical setting, lab coats must fit the varied needs of the wearer. Physicians and clinicians must be able to move around freely, keep from getting overheated, and roll their sleeves up to do work if necessary.

However if the lab coat in question has stitching of poor quality, you might find that your lab coat does not live up to your expectations. In some cases, it might fall apart altogether – particularly the lab coat sleeves, which are rolled up the arm regularly in medical settings.

Medelita lab coats have double reinforced stitching on all seams, including the sleeves. This seemingly unimportant detail is actually a major indicator of how much usage you will get out of your coat and how it performs while you’re at work.

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You can see the difference in stitching quality just from this iPhone picture. The cuff of the sleeve has been tucked in and stitched up, meaning you can roll the sleeves of your lab coat with ease – no more worrying about your lab coat falling apart with wear!

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HIGH COLLAR LAB COAT

HIGH COLLAR LAB COAT

Where can you find a high collar lab coat ? That’s what we wanted to know. We searched for dentist high collar coats and dental coats and chinese collar coat but we could not find anything except for cheap poor quality products. And then we came across www.medelita.com. Turns out Medelita is one of the best lab coat companies on the market, producing designer style tailored lab coats that are above and beyond anything we have seen. Hands down undisputed leader in the lab coat department. Our favorite high collar coat is called Elsie G. It’s designed to meet OSHA requirements and features cuffed sleeves as well as snap closure. It’s made out of 100% cotton fabric and has special coating to repel organic fluids and stains.

Here are just a few reviews for this coat taken from Medelita site:

  • “I’m a newly minted petite dentist who has been wondering for a while what to wear to present myself to patients. Being petite and looking younger than my years, it’s at times difficult to convey professionalism and experience when all a person can say is that I look like I’m still in high school. Being able to find a well-fitted, tailored, and non-frumpy looking white coat I believe has helped ease the transition for patients in our small town practice to accept a new, young-looking, and not to mention female dentist. The coat repels fluids easily like described, fits well, and is stylish. The cotton drapes well and is thicker than other fabrics out there which does make me feel a tad warm at times but nothing to worry about. The snap buttons and cuffed sleeves are perfect in the dental field, I’m so thankful for them. I also really appreciate being able to wash them in our own machines vs. dry cleaning. Lastly, I’m 5’2″ and I ordered this coat and the Lucy H.T. coat. I found I prefer this coat better because it’s shorter and fits my petite height best.” – Elizabeth, Dentist.
  • 1. The knit cuffs wear/pill and stain/soil, unlike the fabric which is very sturdy, wear- and stain-resistant. 2. Terrific styling and beautiful embroidery distinguish doctor from assistants+hygienists.
  • AWESOME CUSTOMER SERVICE!! Defective snaps were replaced at n/c with shipping paid both ways and within less than 2 weeks – uncommon product support. -Stella, Dental.