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Everlane Review: Linen and Cotton Tees

everlane review
It's been a good while since I did my last Everlane product review and, admittedly, I've become even more of an Everlane hoarder since then. I live in Everlane knit tees, particularly their classic v-necks, u-necks, and pima cotton half sleeve tees, and the store credit I receive when people order through my referral link ensures that I have an incentive to try new products as they're released.

Everlane, if you haven't heard of them, focuses on radical transparency, meaning that they make the customer aware of both raw materials' and production costs, and the welfare of their workers. They contract with facilities in the US, Italy, China, and Vietnam to make their clothes, so it's nice to know that they know about the conditions of the factories and the protections and resources offered to the workers.

For size reference, I have a 34" bust and typically wear a Small in tops. My height is 5'7".

First up...

THE OVERSIZED COTTON V-NECK IN WHITE/HEATHER GREY STRIPE, $20

everlane oversized v-neck review
As a rule, I size down in anything Everlane marks "oversized," because I find that the slightly smaller fit ensures that I retain the casual look they're going for without baring it all when I bend over. This shirt reminds me of classic unisex American Apparel tees with a slightly more fitted cut at the shoulder and sleeve. I like pairing this tee with high waist jeans and skirts.

Size ordered: XS
My rating: A-

THE MICRO-STRIPE CREW NECK, $20   

everlane crew neck review
I don't not like this tee, but I don't like it either. I ordered my standard size small in this and I find it to be unflatteringly tight at my hips. I have this tee in the wider, red stripe, too, and I sized up to a Medium for a more oversized, 1970s-vacation-in-Brittany look. Much better.

Size ordered: S
My rating: B+


U-NECK IN BLACK, $15

everlane u-neck review
I had originally sworn off the u-necks due to their oversized fit, but they're perfect if I order a size down. The deep U is flattering and feminine, plus the slightly cropped front and longer back pairs really well tucked into skirts, because the cut doesn't bunch up in the front or come untucked in the back like other shirts I own.

Size ordered: XS
My rating: A


THE LINEN LONG SLEEVE IN GRAPHITE, $40

everlane linen long sleeve review
Not the most flattering silhouette I've ever worn, but the high longer, tunic-like length and side slits give this a really cool, modern fit. I wear my typical Small in this and I find that the sleeves are just a little short on my 5'7" frame. Linen has a magical quality of being warm when it's cold outside and breezy when it's warmer. I wore this through the winter as a layering piece.

Size ordered: S
My rating: A-


THE LINEN SCOOP NECK IN BLACK AND WHITE STRIPE, $35

everlane linen scoop neck striped tee review
Yet again, I sized down on this one, because I could tell from the product shots it was going to fit loose at the neck. The Extra Small, however, is perfection. I love the wide U-neck and the linen is great in transitional weather.

Size ordered: XS
My rating: A+


THE PIMA STRETCH MID-SLEEVE IN BLACK AND HEATHER GREY, $25



I didn't have a chance to take product shots for these, but I really love the long length, half sleeve, and soft, stretchy knit cotton. The neckline is a bit awkward on me - I wish it was slightly lower - but I get a lot of use out of these.


Size ordered: S
My rating: A

Let me know if you have any fit or quality questions about anything I reviewed. Happy Shopping!


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  1. Do you wear a tank or camisole under the linen tee? I just bought two of the solid color linen tees and I can't figure out how sheer they are. I prefer not to wear tanks under things because I get hot, but I don't want to be immodest, either.

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    1. I typically wear a cami under the u-neck so that I won't expose myself when I lean over, but I'm not wearing anything under these in the photos in this post. As long as it's a darker color, I think a nude bra would do the trick.

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  2. Thanks for being so detailed about sizing and such - really helpful reviews!!!

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  7. Thanks for providing all these helpful details. I read the one you posted last year too!

    I recently shared a post on my own blog about ethical t-shirt brands. I included links to your two posts as well, as I'm sure my readers will appreciate all the specific information. I hope you don't mind!

    Here's the link to my post if you're interested: http://www.honestlymodern.com/5-ethical-alternatives-for-your-favorite-everyday-t-shirt/

    Thanks!

    Jen

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    1. Apparently my comments posted five times.... ha. In any case :)

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