Hope News Trousers | also in gray at Steven Alan
James Perse t-shirt | old
Everlane slouchy v-neck cashmere sweater | in moss, size medium
3.1 Phillip Lim Ryder Satchel | in mahogany at Forzieri for 40% off (I HIGHLY recommend this bag!)
No6 clog wedges
This sweater looks a bit big. Maybe it is a bit big…which I like, in the body, but on me, the arms are ridiculous. I don’t know. I might have hit a wall with Everlane. Honestly, I love the company, and will always support it, but out of all the Everlane I’ve purchased/been sent since they launched, my absolute favorite pieces remain the ryan tanks (I have 5 of these and wear them constantly – they’re great for Pure Barre). I love the cashmere cardigan also (I wish they’d bring that back), the loafers, and the chunky knit turtleneck, but everything else I’ve tried lately has been just “meh.”
I did get a white long sleeve ryan shirt with this sweater, and it is NOT the same as the gray one I purchased when they first launched the long sleeve version. I like this new one better, actually, and maybe this is the ‘new’ style, but the inconsistencies are concerning. I get that they’re trying to “feel” this whole thing out, and tweaking styles, etc., but it would be nice to know that before you purchase, you know?
For example, my gray long sleeve ryan top has a wider neck than my new white one (they’re both mediums) and the sleeves are slightly longer and slimmer fitting. I’m very pleased with the new white one, actually, because the wide neck on the gray one, and ultra-slim sleeves irritated me. This new one, really gives the T by Alexander Wang tee a run for it’s money, and the sleeves are actually better because they don’t stretch out as much when I push them up on my arm as the T one does. It’s slimmer fit at the bottom though, still tunic length, but not as drapey and loose-fitting.
Back to the sweater though – I do love it. I like the color (I gave my black one to my sister), and I like the fit, everywhere except the arms. And I do appreciate their cashmere, although it’s a bit itchy at first, it softens up with wear, usually in just a couple of hours. I don’t even notice how it feels after I put it on and wear it for a while. And I’m VERY sensitive to fabric. If you have more “normal” proportions, with regular-length arms, I think this cashmere sweater would fit you nicely, and it’s oversized, so I truly believe the large would fit a 12-14 comfortably.
Everlane’s crew neck cashmere is NOT oversized (I gave my medium gray one to my sister as well) at all, it’s more of a traditional fit, and a little too boy-ish for me. I also have the dark grey cashmere tunic in medium, which I really like, but the crew-neck combined with the longer sleeves doesn’t work as well for me. I gotta stop buying crew-necks…
I’ve always cleaned my Everlane cashmere with dryel in my dryer at home, and it’s worked out well. I’m not averse to handwashing cashmere, I have done it in the past, but it’s so much easier to just pop it in the dryer. I’ve noticed a lot of pilling on the cashmere tunic where my bag rubs against the sweater, more than my cardigan actually – and that may be because the cashmere is a bit thicker on the tunic (the cardigan is about a year old)? It’s definitely different than the cardigan, which is thinner. Again, with the inconsistencies.
Overall, I still highly recommend Everlane, because I fervently believe in their mission, the company, and what they are trying to do. Their customer service is second to none, they listen to their customer’s feedback, and are constantly trying to do better. I hope their growing pains don’t kill them though. That would be a shame.
I know you guys have opinions 🙂 what are your favorite Everlane pieces? What have you not loved as much?
**Everlane has generously provided me with items to review over the years (although I have purchased quite a few pieces on my own), and recently added some credit to my account. That has not affected my opinion AT ALL, and they never, ever expect anything in return other than an honest review. Which is what I hope I provide.