Enter Everlane, company that only makes limited items with 'radical transparency'. Read more about it here. Their t-shirts only cost $15 and I wanted to try them for a while but they were sold out. So when last week I got an email about their u-neck tees being in stock, I immediately placed an order for black and white. Good thing that I did, because when I checked two days later, they are all but sold out. And ordering two items from them gives you free shipping, gotta love it!
|The Women’s U-neck White|
Well, the tees arrived today, so I thought I will review them for you. I have ordered size medium, which should be my size according to their size chart.
Medium was the right choice, giving the shirt just the right amount of slouch.
I would say the cut is great, if you are looking for slightly slouchy. It has raglan sleeves with nice length and the u-neck is not too low or too wide. The fabric is rather thin and, in white, it is slightly sheer, but I think it looks more opaque irl, I find that the camera usually emphasizes the sheerness, especially in white. In my experience, it is very hard to balance the drape with the opaque-ness when it comes to white tees.
It has the subtle high-low cut but nothing too extreme, I think it makes it drape better.
|The Women’s U-neck Black|
The black shirt seem to be very slightly smaller than the white one.
Black does not have a problem of sheerness, so it photographs better. Btw, regardless of sheerness, I find it very hard to photograph white, if you have any tips, please let me know.
These t-shirts also look great under blazers, I did not take a picture, but the neckline and length work very well with the longer jackets.
Overall, I am quite satisfied with my purchases. In fact, I would order duplicates if they were available.
I am now awaiting the arrival of their redesigned Ryan tees that should debut in August, according to the website. Of course, you'd be first to know if I get them.
That's all folks!
Have you tried Everlane?
What do you think?
Is radical transparency and made in US important to you?