As you know, or maybe you don’t, I ordered a couple of Everlane tees (a women’s classic v-neck tee and a his-for-her men’s classic crew) last week to try out, after being fed up with more expensive tees getting holes in them (see this post for background), and hearing some good feedback on quality, etc. Yesterday I wore my women’s v-neck classic tee (in white), and am very impressed. I ordered the tees on the 13th and the v-neck arrived on the 16th (the men’s classic crew still hasn’t shipped yet). Shipping is free on 2+ items, so that was nice, and it was super-fast, so also good – I don’t know what’s up with my 2nd tee, but I’m not too concerned about it. I wore the v-neck for the first time yesterday from 5 AM until 10 AM this morning – so 29 hours total. And no holes
A bit of explanation: I flew out of Austin to Atlanta yesterday to surprise my mom for her birthday and left my house at 5 AM for a 6:30 flight. I wore my travel outfit (AG Stevie ankle jeans, Everlane t-shirt, Autumn Cashmere cardigan, Virginia Johnson shawl, Vince Kia Flats & Jerome Dreyfuss Billy Bag) ALL DAY while running errands, getting ready to surprise my mom, cooking dinner, celebrating her birthday, and when it came time for bed, I was so exhausted, I slept in my tee.
For $15, I’m completely sold – I’ll order a few more of the v-neck style, and am definitely interested in trying the cashmere cardigan, and maybe the silk top. The fit of the classic v-neck tee is similar to LnA, but with a little more room in the waist, and not as thin. My body style is short-waisted, with a small waist relative to my hips, so it’s hard for me to find tees that hit me exactly right. The James Perse casual tee is perfect on me, not too big in the waist and hits me right at my hips, but it gets holes. The Everlane tee is longer, but fitted around my hips relative to my waist, which is okay, but not perfect. I did get a size large, and maybe could have gone with a medium, but I wasn’t sure; I’ll order my next v-neck tee in medium. The fit around the bust, shoulder & neck area is perfect, and very comfortable. The tee is very soft, not as soft or as thin as LnA, Splendid or James Perse, but for less than half the price, I’ll take it.
Overall, the Everlane v-neck is a compromise for me, I’d rather wear a basic LnA v-neck or James Perse casual tee, but I’m not willing to put up with holes and otherwise having to treat them so delicately anymore; I’m willing to compromise a little on fit to not have to worry about quality issues. And as I mentioned before, I’m very pleased with the price. They’re also made in the USA (as are JP, Splendid & LnA), which I always prefer, so I’ll choose them over Gap, Old Navy, etc. any day. I highly recommend Everlane, and I’ll definitely be ordering more soon. Oh, and I promise to post pictures when I get back home.
Do you have any Everlane pieces? What do you think? What’s your favorite t-shirt?