Here’s a look at the Everlane ribbed wool turtleneck (medium) on me. I got it when I got the waffle knit tunic, mostly just to try, I didn’t have high hopes for it. And anyway, I don’t wear “fitted” stuff like this with pants much anymore, now that my body has changed so that I have a bit of a pudge at my waistline that I never had before.
It’s a nice, lightweight, not-too-tight turtleneck if you’re looking for a good layering piece, but it’s tough to wear on its own. I’m wearing it over a Vince tank top to provide coverage and hold “stuff” in, I even think a more compressive cami would be in order here, but mostly I think this piece is better suited to wear under a blazer, coat, or cardigan. I wore it in Fort Worth last weekend under a slim down puffer jacket and was comfortable.
And, I don’t know if it’s just me, but it does that weird thing that some turtlenecks do and bunches up a little right under my neck, from shoulder to shoulder. I think it’s because my upper arms are a bit big, and it pulls there. You can see where it bunches at my elbows also, again, because of my upper arms. The length is pretty good, if I pull it down so it’s not bunched up at all, it covers my ass. And I love that the sleeves are easy to push up, and stay there, but the bunching at my elbows when they’re down annoys me.
Ultimately, this is hard for me to wear. Since it’s slim, I thought it would be nice to wear with loose jeans or pants, and it is, sort of, but as with most things, it’s too big around my waist and too long, so it just looks all wrong that way. If it was shorter, and a heavier material, with some drape – not so fitted – it would be much better, but it’s not. I also don’t wear blazers/jackets enough to warrant having a specific piece JUST to wear that way.
Anyway…I do think any of the ribbed wool tops would make great layering pieces and nice additions to a casual office attire wardrobe; they would be beautiful layered under a blue suit even, or with jeans and a black blazer. They’re just not for me.
Did anyone else order this sweater? or one of the other ribbed wool sweaters?
Oh, and what do you think of the new pima tees? I’m impressed by their transparency, as usual, and the information on their factory in Peru. In case you didn’t know: Most pima cotton is grown in Peru (some is grown in Texas) and having it also turned into a final product there is much more environmentally friendly than having it transported all over the place (pretty much any clothing that is made with pima is also “made” in Peru). Vince uses pima cotton for their tees, which are also made in Peru – I’d be willing to bet they’re made in the same factory that Everlane is using (a contact there years ago admitted that their US-made tees were made in the same facility as James Perse’s…).
I’m ordering the black long sleeve tee and the black mid-sleeve. Both in medium – I just don’t think I can wear a size small in t-shirts yet…Will you order a pima tee?