Some beautiful wool pieces launched at Everlane today (if you’re on the waitlist) and my favorite is this coat; I love the slightly oversized shape, length, color…
The pants look great also, probably very good for a professional or creative work environment, and their version of the pinstripe suit is quite interesting.
I did order two of the luxe wool sweaters recently: the luxe wool turtleneck in gray, size medium, and the luxe wool cardigan in black, size small. I haven’t worn them yet (It’s still in the upper 90’s here…), but they’re pretty good, and I look forward to working them into my wardrobe if it ever cools down.
My favorite thing about the cardigan is that it is a v-neck, but the arms are a little snug on me in the small, although I prefer the length of the small to the medium. I will keep it, and have to wear it with a tank top/camisole underneath instead of a t-shirt or long sleeve shirt. The turtleneck in medium is okay, but maybe just a little big overall – too much fabric. That’s the issue here, is that I need a small.5 in these pieces; neither the small or the medium fit exactly like I want them to. And honestly, nothing from Everlane seems to fit exactly like I want it to lately. Not that anything does, really, but some things come closer than others.
When I tried last year’s luxe wool I remember thinking it was quite boring, and sent it back. This year’s is still boring. Better, more modern shapes, I think, but still rather meh. On me, anyway. I’d like a thinner wool, with more drape personally. The luxe wool is pretty luxurious feeling, but it’s a little too fancy to me if that makes sense. I don’t quite know how to describe it, besides just “meh.”
So, what have you ordered from Everlane this fall so far? What do you have your eye on? I’m sort of considering the anorak actually, since my current rain coat is too large and ugly (I would never wear it in “public” other than to walk the dog…).
Don’t forget we have the community also for discussions on Everlane and other brands, although they’re not very active lately…
Oh, and I did reach out to Everlane to ask about their wool sourcing and indicated I think it’s important that they considering sharing more information about their entire supply chain instead of just stopping at their factories (which are important, but not everything).
They do have a page on their site devoted to their cashmere factory which includes this information:
We went on a global search and sourced samples from 10 different suppliers. We ultimately settled on a supplier of Grade-A cashmere, who sourced directly from Mongolia and spun the yarn on Italian machines in Ningbo
But nothing on wool. And anyway, that doesn’t say much…
I just received the silk long sleeve tee, and it’s the first everlane piece i’ve liked in a while (althugh caring for it makes me nervous)! as usual, i’ve been having more success in shopping for my husband – their sweatshirts and ts work great on him.
I’ve been eyeing the blush oxfords, but haven;t pulled the trigger. they seem to be popping up everywhere right now which i kinda don’t love – it makes them feel trendy.
Also had been eyeing the new high rise skinny black pants but the exposed zipper made me hesitate and i ordered a similar pair from brass instead and they are great. Have you explored brass yet?
Hey, Grechen – you’re a mind reader! I was just about to post asking what you thought about the coat and the wide-leg pants – both things I have on my fall list of “I want”. We’re lucky because it truly is fall here and lots of cozy wool is just right. Will be interested to hear what others think!
Grechen Reiter says
don’t be nervous about caring for the silk! i don’t have any of everlane’s silk blouses, but i wash my elizabeth suzann silk pants with the laundress delicates detergent and hang to dry with great success! since they’re pants, i don’t iron them, you’d have to iron/steam the silk blouse though…
i keep looking at brass, but nothing ever catches my eye. it seems like they have very good basics, but i don’t really need basics, and anyway, i’m a little turned off by the fabric choices. i definitely appreciate what they’re doing though, and have always heard good things about the clothes. those ponte pants looks very nice!
I saw that coat this morning! Love the style. It’s my favorite item in the collection. I don’t need it, but it sure is lovely!
The anorak looks great, though I wonder how rain resistant it is. I remember reading some poor reviews about last year’s version. Also, the pockets look a bit high on the body.
I haven’t bought anything lately from Everlane, but I’m keeping my eye out for the cashmere that’s coming next month.
I actually thought the luxe wool skirt looked perfect. I like things that are basic but well made and higher end fabrics (and go with everything)! I’m excited to try it and see if it’s as good on me as it is on the model. Things here in OH are definitely starting to feel like fall so it’s nice to start thinking about wool! Hope you’re having a good day.
Grechen Reiter says
i do always love everlane’s cashmere…i can’t get enough of it actually. worth the wait 🙂
Christine M says
It’s hard for me to imagine any wool being much thinner than the luxe wool sweaters – they’re sheer enough on me that I need a cami. (I’ve gotten into the habit of wearing camis under almost everything – and the ones by Commando lie nice and flat – so it doesn’t bother me so much anymore. ) I’m liking that square turtleneck and will probably give it a shot, though like you, Grechen, I would probably be between a small and a medium. Looking forward to hearing more of your thoughts on it 🙂
The wide-leg pants look nice and I’ve been in the market for a similar pair, so they’re a possibility. The coat is lovely but looks not to have any buttons. Am I missing them? Pet peeve of mine – coats without buttons are just silly in New York.
Speaking of Everlane, I just got the stretch ponte skinny pants and tube skirt and if anyone is interested in hearing about them, I can post in the community.
I would love to know your thoughts on the ponte skinny pants. I ordered the pair from Brass and returned them (the high-waist came up under my bra!). Thanks much.
Grechen Reiter says
my acne wool sweater is thinner, and has a much better drape to it. i guess that’s the only thing i have to compare it to..
and i don’t find this luxe wool to be sheer at all (unlike my acne sweater). i don’t remember exactly what i tried last year, but maybe it was thinner?? this year’s version is definitely medium-weight.
i don’t think the coat has buttons LOL – it’s more like a cardigan IMO – definitely only suitable for fall or mild winters!
I love the anorak! I use their lighter spring weight older style constantly (I have it in Navy and Blue and have never regretted owning two). I always have trouble with their sizing although when I do find something that works it becomes one of my favorite pieces but yup, feel like Goldilocks at other times except there is no “just right”. I recently purchased some of the older cashmere styles that they had at the reduced prices. I sized up in the vneck sweater to M (I rarely take a M in this brand) as I wanted to wear it with skinny jeans or leggings and I absolutely love it. I’ll still need a long T or tank under it for coverage but it looks slouchy in an intentional way. Also got the dress in my typical size S (if there is such a thing!) which I’m less crazy about but kept anyway. Weight is substantial so I wouldn’t wear in Hawaii, more for travel.
I should mention one thing about the old anoraks in case the new one is the same material. They don’t hold up past a certain point in a heavy or extended downpour but is fine for passing showers. I’ve had water coming through a few times this summer when we had torrential rain due to tropical storm/hurricane weather. Not too bad here as it’s warm but if you plan to use as a water resistant or waterproof top layer in colder weather, it’s something to consider. I don’t bring mine to Seattle during the winter or transitional months, I stick to a trench made for wet weather or North Face.
I’ve returned the last five or so items I’ve received from Everlane so I’m hesitant (and maybe a little embarrassed) to try again. I would love a lightweight cardigan though…
Please. I had to return the previous Ponte skirt as the zipper stuck out from my butt. I am hoping the tube skirt is what I’m looking for.
Love the coat, but as you probably inferred from my list I do NOT need a coat. I will try and let you know what I think about the chunky black cotton knit crew as soon as it cools down a bit here. I love the look of it and everything about it, I just can’t bear the thought of a sweater right now! Also love the look of Everlane’s shoes but with my wide feet, I don’t even want to try.
I have the Everlane Silk Sleeveless and I’ve accidentally washed and dried it (cold water/low heat) and it’s come out fine. So now I just purposely do that!
Thanks for emailing them about their wool sourcing! I was wondering the same thing about their silk, if they would considering using refurbished silk material instead. Please let us know what their response is to your email 😀
Grechen Reiter says
oh, definitely!! i will report back as soon as i hear anything 🙂
Nana K says
I have been really unimpressed with Everlane’s recent offerings. I’m sure the quality is great, but the fleece they released today are kind of 80s (and not in that throwback modern way), the sweatpants are meh, and the wool collection, beyond the new coat, seems uninspired. I’d like to see them get more into prints.