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post #2611 of 3357
A v-neck sweater is such a staple piece....

If you were wearing that cardigan 2 years ago, people'd be calling you grandpa
post #2612 of 3357
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

A v-neck sweater is such a staple piece....
If you were wearing that cardigan 2 years ago, people'd be calling you grandpa

2 years ago... seriously? Where do you live? Backwater, Alabama? 

 

In all seriousness, I understand 2 years was an arbitrary number, but no single digit is long enough ago that people would call me "grandpa" over a cardigan. And even if said people did exist, I probably wouldn't "give two-shits" over what they think about my clothing. 

post #2613 of 3357
certainly not in Sufuscon, #menswearizona.

Seriously though, I don't know where you go that you don't see vnecks but you do see cardigans. Are you in high school? Thin cardigans were grandpa-fare until recently while you'll probably see v-neck options in every mass market catalog ever shipped in the past 20 years (just like you would see t-shirts and oxfords and the other stuff that Everlane sells).
post #2614 of 3357
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

certainly not in Sufuscon, #menswearizona.
Seriously though, I don't know where you go that you don't see vnecks but you do see cardigans. Are you in high school? Thin cardigans were grandpa-fare until recently while you'll probably see v-neck options in every mass market catalog ever shipped in the past 20 years (just like you would see t-shirts and oxfords and the other stuff that Everlane sells).

I don't know how things were 30 years ago, but I've worn relatively thin cardis for the past 5-6 years without people talking about how I'm not wearing "age-appropriate" clothing. In contrast, the vast majority of v-neck sweaters I see are on the older generation (30-40~ish). That's not to say that the same subset of the population won't also wear cardigans, but I also don't see people from generation Y wearing v-neck sweaters with the same regularity either.

post #2615 of 3357
Not trying to hate...but everlane's schtick is selling nice basics.

I would venture to guess that when it comes to cashmere/merino men's sweaters, there are probably more v-necks sold than even crew necks every year in the US.

You said you couldn't remember the last time you saw someone wearing a v-neck...I just pointed out that that was crazy talk. And I see tons of people in their 20's wearing v-necks. More so than cardigans for sure. The cardi has gone mainstream so anybody of any age can walk into banana republic, buy one, and not look out of place...and I am sure Everlane's will be nice...but it was probably the correct decision to have crew and v-necks come out first.
post #2616 of 3357
Ok, so I got two oxfords, one in small and one in medium, both in blue. The small was almost, almost perfect: short enough to wear untucked, shoulders hit in around the right place, not too boxy in the body. The only problem was just a little too much pulling in the chest for my liking. Medium fits a little boxy, probably too long to wear untucked, and the shoulders are verging on too wide. Anyway, I'm gonna run it through the wash and give it a machine dry (contrary to tag instructions, I realize) and see how it turns out before getting the back darted.

I think it's a pretty decent shirt at a reasonable price. Buttons could be a little thicker, shoulders could come in a hair, and I feel like "aggressively slim" isn't the best description of the fit. I'm a little bummed I missed out on the smoke color. Provided I like the fit after it's been washed and tailored (and I'm pretty confident I will), I'll probably get one in smoke when it's restocked and maybe in another color if I like whatever they come out with (hoping for pink).

Also, IDK about everyone else, but I expect to have to have an OTR shirt tailored if I want it to fit well. I'm kind of tall and lanky with twiggy arms and a large-ish drop, and pretty much anything that's not MTM is going to need adjusting before it fits the way I want it to.
post #2617 of 3357

Was able to finally check out the sweatshirts, oxfords, and sweaters I ordered. For reference, I'm 5'7.5", ~133, 35" chest. I'm between XS and S in their tees.

 

Sweatshirts - S was way too baggy, XS isn't a lean fit by any means but it's got a nice slouchy vibe without being baggy / boxy. I really like how smooth the inner lining is. I ordered it blue and it's a nice color, but I think I prefer the merlot - that restock is the only reason I'd return the fitting size.

 

Oxfords - got XS and S, but didn't even bother trying on the latter. Negatives = the XS shoulders are too wide for me (1" could be lost on both sides), the sleeves extend until my knuckles, there are a number of loose threads that the buttons get caught on, the hip flare is pretty prominent on me, the length is on the longer side, the collar slopes a little more than I'd prefer (maybe due to the button placement that someone commented on earlier). There's also no intermediate button proximal to the cuff button, so that area (not sure if there's a technical term for this) kinda gapes open - it's made worse by the sleeves being too long for my arm, but even at the right length I think it'd be an issue. Pretty much every shirt I've ever owned has a second button in that spot... Positives = fabric has a pretty good feel, the buttons are thin but feel very sturdy.

  • in comparison to my Uniqlo regular oxfords in the same size - those fit perfectly in a lot of spots (chest, sleeve length). The only issue I have with Uniqlo's product are the extra fabric in the back (I guess people have tried stitching down the box pleat and putting in darts for this). Everlane's avoids that issue and has a pretty nice side profile, but from the front it's ruined by the hip flare. All my Uniqlo oxfords were $15, so although I'm intrigued by the better quality of the MIC Everlane shirts, the shirt cut just isn't going to work for me with these sleeves and the frontal silhouette.

 

Cashmere - again got XS and S. Drawstring bags for the sweaters was a really nice touch. These fit slimmer than their sweatshirt counterparts, thankfully - I could pull off the S although XS is a better fit. The material seems nice although I admittedly don't have much cashmere experience. Either way, I guess the true question is how it holds up over time. I like the charcoal crew, looking forward to see how the green turns out. There was one promo image that said there were 4 styles for the sweaters, so I guess there may be something new offered besides the cardigan. For the record, as it gets colder and colder, I wouldn't be mad at a cashmere beanie being offered...


Edited by Samir - 11/11/12 at 10:42pm
post #2618 of 3357
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Cashmere - again got XS and S. Providing the drawstring bags for the sweaters was a really nice touch. These fit slimmer than their sweatshirt counterparts, thankfully. The material seems nice although I admittedly don't have much cashmere experience. Either way, I guess the true question is how it holds up over time. I like the charcoal crew, looking forward to see how the green turns out. There was one promo image that said there were 4 styles for the sweaters, so I guess there may be something new offered besides the cardigan. For the record, as it gets colder and colder, I wouldn't be mad at a cashmere beanie being offered...

What size of the cashmere sweater did you keep?
post #2619 of 3357

Still waiting on the other cashmere and the scarves.  2 week ago, it said  7 days.  1 week ago it said next week.  Hopefully soon??

post #2620 of 3357

I just got my oxford and cashmere.

 

I'm 6'0 and 165 and in between the medium and the large.  I've gotten the t-shirts in both.  The larger medium t-shirts fit me perfectly but about half of them are way too small so I've taken to ordering the large to be safe.  The smaller larges fit well, and even the larger ones don't fit poorly after a wash and dry.  I also have long arms, so I decided to order larges to be safe. 

 

The oxford: The fabric was nice and heavy but also very soft.  The buttons are MOP and not as thin as Modern Tailors.  As someone else mentioned, there are no gauntlet buttons, but I've never really seen the point of them anyway.

 

Now to the odd parts...the top button was higher than other dress shirts I've worn and didn't really look great buttoned up, if anyone was planning on wearing this to work (although it was a bit too long to wear casually untucked).  The cut was rather strange too.  The chest was very wide, cut in sharply towards the waist and then widened into a pronounced hip flare.  The arms were very tight in the biceps and didn't taper much towards the wrists.  I'm not sure what body type this was geared towards, unless it's a unisex cut. 

 

Overall, it was a good shirt for the price and better than comparable options from uniqlo or lands end. 

 

The cashmere fit well and seemed to be good quality.  I'm hoping it holds up over time. The bag was a nice touch.

post #2621 of 3357
Update - I machine washed and, against tag recommendations, machine dried the oxford I bought. The fit was significantly better, and the length shrunk enough that I think I can wear it untucked. It was still pretty boxy around the waist, but this is true of just about every OTR shirt I've ever bought. I took it into get tailored yesterday. The tailor recommended tapering instead of darting, and I hesitantly went along with her recommendation. I'll try to post pics after I get it back next week.
post #2622 of 3357

Has anyone tried or seen the womens wool scarves? I'm actually debating whether or not to buy one for my gf and wanted to see if anyone had any experience with the quality.

post #2623 of 3357

Speaking of wool scarves they actually just released the men's ones today!

post #2624 of 3357

Have the OCBD and v-neck cashmere in medium, and, although the medium tees are good for me, both of the newer items are large on me (even though I'm a big fan of the slim sleeves on the OCBD). I contacted Everlane customer service about measurements of smalls, to see if I should exchange or just return things, and they replied with these sizing charts. I'm taking it to mean that the cashmere crew measurements also apply to the v-neck. Hope these charts help you all too.

 

Edit: have changed my mind about the OCBD in the last few minutes and am going to keep it. Sleeves are a little long, and there's a bit of extra room in the collar, but I'm going to let things shrink up in the wash (cold wash no dryer) and go from there. Fabric is clearly better than the J crew OCBDs that I have from a few years back, and I like the sleeve width and substantial collar. It's not the perfect OCBD, but it's a pretty good casual shirt that I will wear.

 

 

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Edited by plato - 11/14/12 at 12:23pm
post #2625 of 3357

I've spent more money than I should have of late. Just picked up the briefly restocked S grey crew cashmere, and both the Peat and Wine scarves.  Scarves look awesome!
 

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