I did order two of the luxe wool sweaters recently: the luxe wool turtleneck in gray, size medium, and the luxe wool cardigan in black, size small. I haven’t worn them yet (It’s still in the upper 90’s here…), but they’re pretty good, and I look forward to working them into my wardrobe if it ever cools down.
My favorite thing about the cardigan is that it is a v-neck, but the arms are a little snug on me in the small, although I prefer the length of the small to the medium. I will keep it, and have to wear it with a tank top/camisole underneath instead of a t-shirt or long sleeve shirt. The turtleneck in medium is okay, but maybe just a little big overall – too much fabric. That’s the issue here, is that I need a small.5 in these pieces; neither the small or the medium fit exactly like I want them to. And honestly, nothing from Everlane seems to fit exactly like I want it to lately. Not that anything does, really, but some things come closer than others.
When I tried last year’s luxe wool I remember thinking it was quite boring, and sent it back. This year’s is still boring. Better, more modern shapes, I think, but still rather meh. On me, anyway. I’d like a thinner wool, with more drape personally. The luxe wool is pretty luxurious feeling, but it’s a little too fancy to me if that makes sense. I don’t quite know how to describe it, besides just “meh.”
So, what have you ordered from Everlane this fall so far? What do you have your eye on? I’m sort of considering the anorak actually, since my current rain coat is too large and ugly (I would never wear it in “public” other than to walk the dog…).
Don’t forget we have the community also for discussions on Everlane and other brands, although they’re not very active lately…
Oh, and I did reach out to Everlane to ask about their wool sourcing and indicated I think it’s important that they considering sharing more information about their entire supply chain instead of just stopping at their factories (which are important, but not everything).
They do have a page on their site devoted to their cashmere factory which includes this information:
We went on a global search and sourced samples from 10 different suppliers. We ultimately settled on a supplier of Grade-A cashmere, who sourced directly from Mongolia and spun the yarn on Italian machines in Ningbo
But nothing on wool. And anyway, that doesn’t say much…