Review | Everlane Classic Tee

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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?

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Comments

  1. Laurel says

    How awesome for you to surprise your Mom! So pleased that you are enjoying Everlane. Many bloggers are touting its virtues. Unfortunately, it’s yet another company that does not ship to Canada. Grrrrr….. I’d love to try them out if they ever do. I, too, try to buy clothes made in North America, are of good quality, and are reasonably priced.

  2. Irena says

    I’ll have to give them a try. The Body Fit Gap V neck tees are pretty good. They’re $16, but I usually find them on sale. They wear well, dont stretch out and I haven’t gotten any holes yet. They’re soft too and they aren’t boxy.

  3. says

    I bought a women classic v-neck tee a while ago, I really wanted to love it because all the things you said, the quality of the cotton is good but the fit is all wrong on me. I got a large and it’s too big on my shoulders and too small in my hips, and way too long even I am 5,7.
    I have some J.P tees size 3 and they fit me perfectly, none of them have holes after a few washes… I find them very expensive for what they are so I only buy them when they are half price.
    I am planning on selling the Everlane one so it can go to a body with better fit than mine : )
    Lunaday´s last blog post ..Uniform

  4. Mamavalveeta03 says

    I haven’t tried Everlane, I guess because I wasn’t sure about the fit for me. I have BROAD shoulders and a tummy. And I’m long-waisted, so I don’t know if they’d work for me or not. I’ve been thinking of trying “Pickwick & Weller”, the new line from Ashton Kutcher and pals (yes, I know…I was almost put-off totally by his name!), but I checked out the website and they’ve actually got a “Warby-Parker” thing going where they’ll send you a box of tees for you to try on. You only keep and pay for what fits/what you like, and send the rest back, postage paid. They look pretty great. And the prices, while not cheap, aren’t exorbitant, by any means.

    • says

      see, i think everlane would work for you then. the tee was pretty long on me (relatively speaking), had room in the waist, and was roomy in the shoulders…

      trying pickwick & weller isn’t a bad idea – i like the model, although that name is horrible!!

  5. says

    Grechen-

    We apologize profusely—the delay on your shirt was because we moved our Men’s inventory from South Dakota to a Colorado facility in order to be located closer to transit routes and to have a better shipping system. Because of this, I’ve put a bit of credit into your account so that you may enjoy another piece on us.

    To Laurel, we’re shipping to Canada shortly and guess what? No additional markups. We believe Canadians pay exorbitant prices for no other reason than the fact that companies just want a higher margin and we’re not in the business of these games. In fact, today we’re making our video for our new Canadian customers and we look forward to sending goods your way shortly.

    If any of your readers or you, Grechen, have any questions feel free to reach out anytime:
    eva@everlane.com. I’m the Social Media Manager here and I’m all ears for anything you may need.

    Best,
    Eva

    • Laurel says

      Eva, I can’t thank you enough for replying here. I’m over the moon that Everlane is reaching out to your neighbours. Not only do we pay exorbitant prices here in Canada, but so many companies don’t even ship here at all. It’s a shopping wasteland. I can’t wait until Everlane ships here (and to see your video for Canadian customers). No more lumberjack shirts and potato sacks for me! Woo hoo!

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