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What is with the blue bow tie? It says reversible in the title, but the images and description sure don't look that way.

The bowtie is reversible - the two side have different sized dots, so you can choose between pin dot or polka dot - I like flipping one blade so I get one of each on the front of the tie. It's a little subtle, but fun when people take notice.


PARTY!

Also, our public popup-party is tonight! 6-9pm. Come by and have a drink with us - I will be hanging out, as well as most of the Everlane team, and some other friends from styleforum.

Everlane Workshop
Friday Nov 30. 6 - 9pm
74 Gansevoort St
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Damn I'm arriving at NY at 8pm, probably won't make the party, but will most def swing by the workshop sometime!

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We used a better leather for the new weekends, but the difference is mainly in the nap of the back side, not the weight, so I don't think you will find them any more to your liking, sorry
Sure, I'll tell you how we went about it...
Cashmere quality is determined primarily by two factors: the length and thickness of the individual fibers.
- Thinner fibers are more pliable, and make a more flexible and softer to wear garment. This is the biggest determinant in price of material.
- Longer fibers resist pilling more - cashmere is inherently a very crinkly fiber, so shorter lengths tend to catch a lot and pill much more dramatically than longer length fibers
The post from above regarding initial softness addresses this point, that short fibers will create a fuzz that people associate with softness, as well as be more flexible initially because the fibers are not as strongly connected. In the review, softness was only briefly mentioned, so it's hard to tell what the exact line of comparison was - it seems his main complaint is about fit anyways, but we did some interesting things to measure quality and I am sure you guys would appreciate the info so here goes...
There are some objective ways to measure cashmere quality. We actually sent our samples to a textile lab, as well as samples from J Crew (the "Loro Piana" stuff) and Uniqlo (as a baseline). We tested the fabric across multiple criteria and these are the results we have:
Pilling: We did a pilling test, where they rub the fabric for a certain amount of time, I think 48 hours straight, with a mechanical actuator and see how much pillage forms. We won this comparison by a large margin, J Crew lost, and Uniqlo performed really well, much better than we expected, but we found out why after we measured fiber lengths.
Fiber Thickness and Length: Everlane fibers and J Crew fibers measured between 15.5 and 16 microns, which, objectively speaking is B+ quality on the scheme of things. The really crazy baller stuff from Cucienelli and LP will measure 14.5-15.0 and 14 for the really crazyexpensive stuff. The yields per goat on this level of finess is dramatically smaller - only certain small sections of the goat can possibly grow this fine. We initially picked our material for best price performance ratio - it was the best stuff we could find under the crazy price inflection point. Uniqlo cashmere measured 17+ microns and were a lot shorter than ours - which puts them a couple of grades below us in terms of quality, but their chemical process is very extensive - they use a lot of softeners to make their fabric more pliable and straight, so they weave flatter and perform on par in the pilling test.
From the objective measurements, we can tell that our material quality is on par with J Crew's, and much better than Uniqlo, and I can tell you internally that when we were faced with the choice of skimping on quality vs. buying more expensive material, to the point that we had to break the intial $100 branding strategy, we went with the latter.

 

Thanks for the reply and the detail. In for 1. Going to pick up some patches and a tie on Tues of next week at your workshop.

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Damn I'm arriving at NY at 8pm, probably won't make the party, but will most def swing by the workshop sometime!
Don't forget to hit the pop up flea while you are here too. http://thepopupflea.com

Tanner Goods, Danner, Hodinkee, and Filson will be there just to name a few.
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Thanks for the heads up! Haven't been to New York in a decade. Not to spam, but if anyone has anywhere else I should check out PM me :D

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Originally Posted by thenanyu View Post

We used a better leather for the new weekends, but the difference is mainly in the nap of the back side, not the weight, so I don't think you will find them any more to your liking, sorry

Do only the new colors have the better leather? Or have old colors been updated as well?

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by plato View Post

Thanks for the reply and the detail. In for 1. Going to pick up some patches and a tie on Tues of next week at your workshop.

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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

Don't forget to hit the pop up flea while you are here too. http://thepopupflea.com
Tanner Goods, Danner, Hodinkee, and Filson will be there just to name a few.

Yeah, our entire team is checking that out at some point this weekend - San Francisco's own Unionmade is going to be there. If you haven't checked them out, they are a really amazing menswear shop.

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Thanks for the heads up! Haven't been to New York in a decade. Not to spam, but if anyone has anywhere else I should check out PM me biggrin.gif

Our shop is right next to the high line, which is a really awesome park. Also I know Nylon Magazine is doing their pop up next to us and Warby Parker is doing theirs across the street. It's popup season!

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Originally Posted by doublemazaa View Post

Do only the new colors have the better leather? Or have old colors been updated as well?
Thanks!

The old colors got mixed in, with the exception of the blue navy which completely sold out the first time.
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Are there any changes to the new restocked oxfords? Also, has anyone tried machine drying their oxfords on low to see if there's any shrinking?
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Originally Posted by thenanyu View Post

but we did some interesting things to measure quality and I am sure you guys would appreciate the info so here goes...

Love reading about this sort of stuff. Thanks, nan.
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Any news on international shipping? Any idea at all on what the prices are going to be like?
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Originally Posted by xCrunchx View Post

Any news on international shipping? Any idea at all on what the prices are going to be like?

I've read on their twitter (or facebook I don't know) that int shipping will be "no sooner than 2013" frown.gif
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I've read on their twitter (or facebook I don't know) that int shipping will be "no sooner than 2013" frown.gif

Oh ok, yeah read that on their website. Hope it doesn't ruin the value for me by it being too expensive.
post #2683 of 3376
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Originally Posted by xCrunchx View Post

Oh ok, yeah read that on their website. Hope it doesn't ruin the value for me by it being too expensive.

They keep pushing back international/Canadian shipping. First September, then November, now 'some time in 2013'.
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Holiday Cashmere is now up! They have a ton of stuff I was surprised... Cashmere hats, scarves, & sweaters with the elbow patches... Plus the new green color (Pine). They also put up a women's blanket/scarf made out of cashmere for $250. 

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cashmere beanie... tempting... must not spend more money frown.gif

I think black buttons would have looked much better on a lot of those cardi colors.
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