Here’s the other linen piece Everlane sent me to review: the collarless square shirt. I like it a lot.
It’s square. And billowy. And maybe a little big. But I tried sizing down to the 4 in the silk square shirt last year, which is basically the same shirt, and didn’t like it on me; it was shorter and the sleeves were shorter. I feel like the sleeves on this one are short enough, so I’m not going to bother.
It works better half-tucked, with slouchy jeans anyway, and I love how well it drapes in the back. I feel like it’s opaque enough to not worry very much about seeing your bra (FYI, I am wearing this bra, in the gray/blue color), and it’s nice and breezy.
Linen woven shirts are one of the things I think Everlane does really really well. I will never tire of wearing my white relaxed fit shirt from last year. Their previous years’ versions of linen tees have been better – I wasn’t terribly impressed with last year’s and haven’t tried this year’s. Anyway, while I really love linen tees, I’m quite soured on “cheap” ones I’m sorry to say. Even Amour Vert’s linen tee was a complete dud; it stretched out so much and became completely unwearable after just one wear/wash. I do have an Emerson Fry linen tee that I was lucky enough to catch coming through slowre and it is superb in terms of fit. Zady’s wasn’t that great over time either.
I will work on finding some more acceptable linen tees this summer though – and if anyone has any suggestions for ones that you’ve tried and loved, let me know!
Have you bought any of Everlane’s linen this year? Or in previous years? What do you think?