Monday, January 21, 2013

everlane silks


I've been curious about Everlane for some time now, but their new silk shirts have really done it for me.  Gorgeous brushed silk, simple perfect-looking cut, all the necessary basic colors, even a few with contrasting placket details, and all for only $80 each.

What?

That's right.  I know I'm not the only one who's appreciated the beauty of a simple silk button down and considered it to be worth a couple hundred bucks (yes, Equipment, I'm looking at you).  Well, no longer.


Definitely going order one (or two, or a few...) next time I'm in the States.  I hear wonderful things about their t-shirts as well (and you know I'm a sucker for a good t-shirt).  Tell me, have you ordered anything from Everlane?

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  1. i was REALLY into the t-shirts until i discovered the sweatshirt. really... they need to make everything with this material. pencil skirts, tanks, tees... i'd buy it all.

    i haven't tried the silk yet but those colors are gorgeous.

    thanks for visiting getaway girl! i'll be sending you a note soon about something related to that.

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    1. What a huge recommendation! I feel a huge spree coming on next time I'm stateside.

      Look forward to hearing from you on your mysterious something!

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  2. No - I've not heard of them before now but their range looks totally up my street. However do you know if they ship abroad? I didn't get chance to find out as I was accosted by some kind of marketing popup which I couldn't get rid of. I love the look of the silk shirts and it makes me feel good to know that I hung on to my old navy silk shirt and that it's still current. I hope to get some wear out of it this year. It was probably about £70-£80 about 15 years ago. I really like the minimalist look of the site and the clothing.

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    1. Sorry Sue, no international shipping for now. It seems like they're working on Canada, but that won't be any help to you either... I've seen the navy shirt you're talking about on your blog and it is such a good one! That's the great thing about solid basics like this, they really never go out of style.

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    2. Drat - I managed to get back on the site and I could seriously buy a lot from that store. It's a bit like an Aubin & Wills for me - quite simple clothes - almost basic in design but just really nice quality.

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    3. Yeah, sorry about that! As to Aubin & Wills, I hear so many of you in the UK talking about it so often, I'm definitely going to have to pop over and check out their website at least.

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    4. Do it right now - it's going v v soon and hardly anything left!!! It will probably shut within the next month. I've just stocked up on 2 jumpers :o) for the spring/summer.

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    5. The whole brand is shutting down?!

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  3. I've been slowly collecting their tshirts and LOVE them, and I gave a girlfriend the mustard sweatshirt for Christmas. It was some serious self-control that made me give it to her instead of keeping it for myself! A friend of mine who's a designer in New York loves their silks and cashmere. You won't be disappointed!

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    1. Another rave review! Thanks for letting me know. Like I mentioned above, next time I'm within their shipping radius I'm definitely going to give them a go.

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    2. Whoa. Weird. I gave a mustard sweatshirt to my girlfriend for Chistmas as well. I have the charcoal one. It is just too soft not to share the everlane sweatshirt love. (I'm actually wearing it right now!) Are we the same person?

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  4. I'm curious myself! One thing I find with some silk shirts is that if you hand-wash them, they shrink 1-2 sizes(!) Eeep! Totally true of J. Crew silk blouses. I think the cheaper silks are not pre-shrunk for some brands, so I'd hate to have an $80 experiment go awry the first time I hand-wash.

    As for dry-cleaning, I feel that it doesn't truly get the silk clean enough to my taste, although I've had better luck with them not shrinking things. But they don't get spots or stains out as well as some detergent and elbow grease.

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    1. Huh. Hand-washing silks? Never done it. What you say makes sense though. Honestly, I don't hand-wash anything (the only exception being my compression running socks, weird, right?). I always take silk and cashmere to the dry-cleaners,and have never ever thought about whether or not they were clean enough. I just assumed that if they couldn't get the stains out nothing could. On the other hand, if a garment of mine says 'hand wash', I will throw it in the machine on delicate. I'm just that crazy ;)

      Definitely curious now though, so if anyone out there has experience with this, let us know!

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  5. I used to work there! Wearing my Everlane silk shirt right now and I love it. Definitely comparable to Equipment (which I always used to wear to work, haha)

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    1. That's hilarious, did you only work for companies that make amazing silk shirts?! Actually, I know the answer is no, I'm a long-time follower of your blog so it's really nice to see you over here. Thanks for popping in! And after all this feedback I cannot wait to get back to the states and put my order in at Everlane.

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  6. saw your comment on Cup of Jo's blog and just wanted to chime in with the Everlane love. i'm eyeing the silk blouses and the cashmere cardigan... :)

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    1. Thanks so much for swinging by! I appreciate it! There is so much good stuff going on at Everlane, I can't wait to get my hands on some of it myself.

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  7. I also saw your comment on the Cup of Jo blog, and thought I would check you out. :) I agree with the comment on dry cleaners not getting stains out of silk. I have always handwashed, although I've never noticed shrinking. I was curious about Everlane. It seemed from the size chart that they run small in the bust....

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    1. Thanks for stopping over! I haven't had the chance to try them in person so I can't speak to the sizing or the fit around the bust, but I do hear that Everlane has great customer service, I bet you could ask them for more details if that would help.

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