I have been a long time fan of Everlane. Since reviewing my first t-shirt purchase two years ago, I've worn one of their tees probably 5 out of 7 days of every week. I find that they fit me so well, they really hold up, and are just all around the best tees I've found. I even got my friends and boyfriend hooked! So needless to say, when they announced that they were coming out with a striped shirt, I was SO PUMPED. I own probably half a dozen striped shirts of various colors and stripe widths, but I feel I'm always look for that perfect striped shirt. I don't know exactly what the requirements for this perfect shirt are, but I'll know when I find it ;)
So in hopes that the Everlane striped shirt would be that perfect shirt, I ordered the grey/white version in my normal size (large). I was hoping they would have a few more color choices, but the grey one was my more my style (and something I don't already own). When I first took it out of the packaging, it seems a bit bigger than the tees I already own, and I feared that the sizing was a bit off (I find that their cashmere runs almost a size too large). Once I put it on, I was glad I got my normal size since a medium wouldn't have fit my shoulders So here's what the shirt looks like, not tucked in or sleeves rolled:
and here's how it compares to their v-neck tees (both are brand new, unwashed):
Things I like about the shirt:
- It's a really beautiful thick cotton fabric. It's thick enough to be worn on its own but not too thick that you couldn't layer a cardigan over it. I could see myself wearing this a ton in the winter with various scarves.
- The arms are long enough, something that doesn't always happen
- It's a bit longer too, which is great for a more casual vibe
- The side vent is a cute detail that also helps the shirt sit better
Things I wish they had done differently:
- I'm not a fan of dropped shoulders. I feel it rounds out my already round shoulders even more
- The neckline feels just an inch too high on my throat - when I move my arms back, it puts pressure on my throat.
- The cut is a bit boxier than their tees, which makes me look...more boxy
- I wish it came in black and white! That's probably my biggest complaint, and I could overlook the other issues if it was in a color I really wanted.
So in the end, this is not my "perfect" shirt. It's a beautiful shirt, but I wish I could just tweek a few things to make it exactly how I want it. I do have my eye on this top though, because it seems to fit a few more of my requirements.
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