Linen box cut tee (small) – after one wear and one wash
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Ha. Shopping ban? what shopping ban? Update on that tomorrow. I still have a lot of credit at Everlane and wanted to see if I could find something to review for you guys, or anything redeeming about the brand I swore off of a while ago. So, I ordered a few things, and they were all complete misses.
Actually, this top I’m wearing is very good – I loved wearing it when I first got it, but this is what it looks like after one wash (hang to dry). The neckline is completely stretched out and doesn’t fall right. Necklines on t-shirts are one of my biggest pet peeves EVER. And one of the reasons I swore off Everlane tees in the first place. Yeah, maybe if I dried the shirt, it wouldn’t do that, but I don’t want to dry all my clothes. Why should I have to? I’m not wearing it today; I hate it. I won’t even wear it at home because I’ll be so annoyed by it…so I’ll give it to my friend I’m seeing today for pedicures 🙂
I ordered the Oversized linen collarless shirt a while ago in size 4 because I LOVE my old relaxed linen shirt and wanted a replacement in a smaller size. This is NOT it. WAY too big and not in a “good” oversized way. It’s at slowre right now.
I also wanted to try the Easy chinos (in ochre, size 6), and see if they were a good simple pant. They fit, sort of, but were really REALLY boring. Like snooze-worthy. And they didn’t really fit that well, as usual with everlane, they were big & small. Catherine mentioned in a comment yesterday that she really likes the easy chinos and Elaine likes hers also, so they may be worth a try if you’ve had good luck with Everlane’s pants in the past. I have never fit well into their pants…
Back to not shopping at Everlane for me I’m afraid. Sorry not sorry.
Has anyone had any Everlane hits lately?
I had credit at Everlane and bought two of the square tees (black and white). They are fine and fit well. I’ve successfully washed and hung to dry both. Based on your experience I’m glad I didn’t get the linen! (Sorry…)
I’ve also had good luck with the cotton square tee but definitely find I return more from Everlane than I keep. I actually think the shirt looks good on you and the collar not laying flat looks more interesting (just my thought).
I just haven’t had this experience with their tees. I use an all natural detergent and dry my linen tees on a drying rack and they bounce right back. Could it have anything to do with fabric softener or maybe even the mineral deposits in the water?
I do agree that the pants are super boring, though. Did you read the Man Repeller’s piece on “menocore”? They are like exact replicas of what middle aged women wore in the 90s. We get so much of that style in at the thrift shop. All that said, I might still keep them.
Yes, so much agreement here. Why do I want to wear the pants that my grandmother wore twenty years ago? I’ll probably get used to the look and join in too, but it feels a bit like a style that everyone is doing just because it’s “in.”
I love the V-neck tees from Everlane and I hang them to dry with no issues. I still have some of the originals that are just now getting small holes. But their linen tees stretched out and were itchy, so I donated those. I’ve avoided most bottoms from Everlane because I worried about fit, but I recently tried their Modern Boyfriend Jean and found it okay, not great. That gave me the courage to try the Easy Chino, since I knew they would fit. I really like that they are all cotton and lightweight, plus I can throw them in the dryer and not have to iron them. I think these would be great casual work pants for teachers and people who are active throughout the day, but need to look put-together. The pockets are nice, too.
I prefer boring pants because I’m fuller through my hips and rear and don’t like to draw attention to them. I have fully embraced menocore, LOL!
Maybe try laying them flat or on a drying rack so the neckline is facing down? That’s what I do
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Oh wow, that neckline is awful! If your friend turns it down you may consider contacting customer service. But, the only Everlane tee I’ve liked is the Cotton Crew in Olive.
I also ordered the Chinos, and I found them about two sizes too big. The next size down sold out before I could exchange (um, hype-much?) and they’re not restocking until later in the year. Usually they will let you waitlist and will reship out returns, but I guess not this time with the Ochre. Which is a bummer, because I’d really like them both for flying and for work. I guess I’ll just be over here, saving for a pair of Clydes in the meantime.
exactly! I remember shopping for my MIL and all the pants had elastic waists! I have been truly shocked to see this coming back. Especially since it really doesn’t flatter even the younger folks wearing it. Truly only very tall/stick thin can look good in it-a concept that I “thought” was what we all wanted from our clothes 🙂
Huh. I found the scoop neck linen tee from a couple of years ago is a PITA to get the neckline to lay flat after washing, but that’s an issue with its size. Agreeing with others above, I hang my linen tees (some BR ones from several years ago) and have no issues. I’ve also loved everlane tees (I dry them in the dryer! haha!) and the jeans fit me fantastically. I’ve been very underwhelmed with their new offerings in the past year or so, though. For example, all of the woven linen looks like pajamas. No thank you.
Grechen Reiter says
oh yeah, when my mom wasn’t wearing her matching tracksuits she was wearing pants like these in the 90’s 😉
i don’t mind the look when it’s done right, now, but as with everlane for me, the fit is just wrong.
i wash everything with the laundress detergent but i don’t know about our water. i’ve never had anything like this happen on any other tee and i have several other linen jersey tees – emerson fry and james perse, eileen fisher…. maybe i got a tee from a bad batch, but for me, it’s par for the course for everlane honestly.
Grechen Reiter says
ha, thank you! it’s just a huge peeve i have with necklines. they must be PERFECT. not too wide, not too deep, lay flat…you know 😉
Leah Wise says
What size do you need? I’d consider selling you mine. They’re a size 6.
I ordered the easy pant in wool which I like but I am avoiding the chino as it looks like they don’t drape as nicely. Looks like a front bum to be honest which is one of my major pet peeves from 90’s fashion. I returned the cheeky straight jeans as they were horrible on me. That being said I find that with any brand there are things that work for me while many others don’t really just par for the course with off the rack fashion really.
I like my anorak. I also have the cognac tote (the magazine one) but I don’t use it much. I find I use my bigger totes more (that one is tall but slim in terms of depth.
Rebecca | Seven2Seven8 says
I have a lot of Everlane. I was bored for a while, then loved some things, and I’m in the middle now.
Favorite: u neck tee
Also love: luxe wool square tneck sweater, modern and modern point loafer, day flat, wide leg crops
Like: day heel, sandals, poplin button up, silk button up, modern boyfriend jeans, striped heavyweight tee, v-neck tee
Meh: linen tees (2014ish), older cashmere (haven’t tried again), l/s slim crew cotton tees
Not quite: trench, poplin dresses
It’s far from perfect and returns are a little annoying, but it’s good and within my budget. I’m eager to try cheeky denim, goweave and air tops, the easy Chino, and the $50 work pant.
My necklines are okay, but I dry everything except silk and wool or cashmere.
I don’t buy Everlane as I live in the U.K. and import duty makes it too expensive, plus returns would be a major pain! That neck issue is something I associate with fast fashion, though. If it were me I’d let them know and see what they say.
Wow, awesome! Just double checking – are you considering selling the Chinos (I’m hunting for a size 2) or the Clydes (I’m looking for a size 4 or 6)?
Bummer. The chinos. Sorry about that!
I have to iron the hem of one of my Everlane t-shirts to get it to lay flat!
My greatest Everlane success this year has been the Cheeky Straight Jeans (black, size 25). They fit like a DREAM — I tried the Boyfriends and the Skinnies, both of which were predictable horrible on me. I also kept an Oxford Shirt in blue, size 0, and like it well enough I might snap up a pink one while they’re still available. Oh, and a Cotton Square Sweater, the crewneck, in bone, size XS. I wanted it all last summer since I LOVE my Cotton Square Cardigan in black. I like the pullover version, but the cardi still reigns supreme in my cotton sweater collection. So, I guess Everlane is still doing all right by me. I have not been excited by the summer releases — they seem to be skewing younger and trendier. It’s like they used to be trying to be a J Crew alternative and doing pretty well at it, and now they’re trying to be a Madewell alternative and failing.
Phoebe Lai says
I stick to the zip twill tote and square or box tees and don’t stray from that at all. No point anymore. I’m looking for a more relaxed, drapey tee that is not too expensive but fair trade – I loved the Everlane Ryan and am so sad it’s gone.
For what its worth my linen Tees from Vince and Eileen Fisher do the same thing , but I iron them.
( I know you are anti ironing Grechen. ;c) For me it brings back any length you might lose to shrink and puts weird things back in place. I air dry my stuff as well.
Have a great weekend ladies.
PS: Whats a shopping ban? ?
Grechen Reiter says
haha. i am anti-ironing, but with slowre I’ve had to do more and more of it!!
I’m not sure ironing would have helped that shirt though, the neckline was just so flimsy it didn’t seem like it would sit straight.
anyway, i gave it to my friend and she was super-excited about it, so it’s all good!!
i was trying to not buy any clothes this summer, but it’s not working so well LOL
I have been buying Everlane off and on since they started. I send back a tremendous amount. My recent things – I love the 2 strap Birkenstock style sandal in black. The leather in black is super soft. The cream version is a stiffer leather. I like the day glove slip on flat. But, I won’t buy it again. Beyond a short walk there isn’t really any padding in it. I love the new sleeveless linen dresses. I sized up because I did find the underarms holes were small. I wash and dry and wear without ironing. I’m sending back the sleeveless linen muscle tee s because they are short and the online measurements aren’t accurate. I’m afraid hey will fit a baby if I hand wash. The reviews say they shrink. I like the new blue striped cotton popover shirt dress with sleeves. I also really like the denim popover dresses that are on Sale. Overall, I keep trying because the things I end up keeping I find the price point is still really good compared to Vince.
I’ve tried a lot of stuff from Everlane over the years, returned some, but have some wardrobe staples from them:
– I love their v-neck tees, still wearing some from 2013 (and have some newer ones) and have had no issues with the neck falling correctly. I only air dry but on a drying rack.
– The heel boots, modern loafers, and day heels can keep up with the miles I walk every day without making my feet hurt. I get rubber half soles put on and bring them in for new heels and half soles as needed, but the loafers are almost 4 years old and boots almost 2 years old and both look like new. I’ve had a lot of shoes get chewed up by sidewalks, grates, public transit, Chicago weather, etc. over the years and have been impressed with how these have lasted.
– The kick crop jean is a great length for me, works with both boots and sandals, looks cute, and is comfortable enough for a long flight.
– Anything in the luxe wool. I have really sensitive skin and can’t wear a lot of wool items without a t-shirt underneath but their luxe wool never irritates me.
– Go-weave dresses, I have both the v-neck cocoon and one of the new wrap dresses and they are so comfortable and wearable. Great for travel, great for throwing on when I want to look like I tried, and work when layered with tank tops, tights, cardigans, etc. for cooler weather.
Thanks Grechen for the mention and sorry to hear Everlane isn’t working for you. I on the other hand can’t quite seem to quit them haha. Also I love my menocore Chinos lol but also I’m into elastic waistband everything (including my ES Clyde pants and skirt). Not sure when I turned into an old lady but I’m embracing it 😀
I stayed away from Everlane for a while, but I just placed an order. I’m really curious about their Everyday heel, so I ordered a pair. I really like my everyday ballet flat. I also ordered a pair of jeans and two tee shirts, so we’ll see how it all works out. I do like their tees, but then I’m not fussy about necklines.
I need to put in a vote in favor of Everlane.
I took a gamble on the work pant regular length. For context, I now own ZERO work pants because none fit my petite frame and Gap Kids or Crewcuts does not make work pants. I had to do the blazer (long open cardigan with Madewell skinny jeans which does not always work in formal events)
I was hoping Ministry of Supply (my go-to for work uniform) would work but their sizing was too generous and the pants did not work in the smallest size.
These Everlane work pants are 50 dollars and are frankly amazing. they look polished and modern, they suck you everywhere, they roll in a small duffel for long business trips. It is now my new uniforms. I am 5 ft 5 and the regular length is perfect for me.
I love your honest reviews and hear you on the necklines. I have several Everlane pieces that I’ve gotten over the past year and really love: day glove flats, day heel mules, silk sleeveless dress, and the boyfriend and skinny ankle jeans. The dresses and shirts are often too big or boxy for my frame. I’m not surprised to see that the opinions on the jeans are so all over the place–the fit of jeans is so different for everyone. I tried the cheeky jeans and could barely look at myself, they were so awful! But I know other people love them. The shoes are usually too narrow for me, but I love them anyway because they look so good.