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Everlane T-shirts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Ethan Halladay, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    I was hoping somebody else would do a review. :)
     
  2. JezeC

    JezeC Senior member

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    Everlane just launched a merino wool blazer that be dressed up or down. Thoughts?
     
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    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    pretty high price considering the quality for their products

    also the reviews and comments from their knit cardigan/blazer was meh so wouldnt expect much better on this but maybe someone on here can buy and review
     
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    I'd say someone should be a guinea pig, but for the price you can do way better if you're patient enough to stalk stuff on Yoox or wait for season-end sales.

    The problem I had with the first one was the baconing effect along the hem at the bottom of the jacket, which probably could've been addressed with a more structured hem. Not sure whether that would still be an issue with this version.

    Also, I'm not feeling the minuscule chest pocket or the incredibly cropped length.
     
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  5. JezeC

    JezeC Senior member

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    what are the suggested brands for that price on Yoox?

    Assuming we're talking about a casual blazer constructed on something similar to merino wool or the likes.

    At the price Everlane is asking, isn't is very reasonable considering the cost to produce the garment? I also presume discounts / markdowns are nonexistent.
     
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  6. notwithit

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    Barena Venezia and Harris Wharf London, for starters. There are probably a bunch more. Selection ebbs and flows and prices generally start pretty high, but if you're patient and wait for price drops and coupon codes, you can generally get a pretty good deal. As with all things Yoox, you'll see a bunch of odds and ends, extreme sizes and bad colorways, but you can find decent stuff like this Barena jacket in 100% wool: http://www.yoox.com/us/41408267QL/item?dept=men#sts=sr_men80&cod10=41408267QL&sizeId=4

    I don't doubt that Everlane is doing everything with the lowest overhead possible or that you could pay a buttload more for something comparable from a department store brand; it's just not a niche that their business model does a particularly good job filling.
     
  7. JezeC

    JezeC Senior member

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    Thanks for letting me know. I'll sit tight and see how things go with the Yoox offerings.

    The jacket you linked looks even more cropped, not that I mind, since I'm shooting for something with a casual vibe. I thought the Everlane product made sense due to it's design and choice of fabric. It's definitely not business wear, but something you can rock on the weekends with jeans.
     
  8. Hiamosey

    Hiamosey Senior member

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    Anyone own a linen shirt from of their more recent runs?
     
  9. thenanyu

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    Hey guys, I have been away from the forum for a while, but I hung out with LAGuy the other day so hopped on to see what's up.

    It seems that the general impression is that we have been pretty hit-and-miss with our pattern-making. I think that's a very fair criticism and something we are working very hard on to fix right now. If anyone cares about my honest opinion, here's my personal review of our product mix:

    Knits, sweaters

    Probably our strongest apparel category for men, we have a good presence in the LA garment district and a knit specialist on staff in the company so I have no problem recommending our jersey and knit pieces all around.

    I personally buy every style that we make.


    Oxford Shirts

    I like our old fit better. You can buy the deadstock here:
    https://www.everlane.com/collections/mens-shirt-shop/products/mens-oxford-lightblue

    It's very styleforum-friendly: high armholes, slim sleeves, medium sized collar


    Bags

    If you like the styling on out weekenders and backpacks, it's probably the best bang-for-buck game in town


    Outerwear, Blazer, Jackets etc

    The anorak is a great piece to layer on top of whatever you happen to be wearing. It's slightly oversized so if you buy your normal size you'll be able to fit a blazer under it.

    The bomber has fit problems, I also think the merino blazer is about 1-2 inches too cropped.


    Swim Short

    This product actually offers a lot of value. The fabric is very expensive and the workmanship is really nice. Problem is... no one cares. It's a fail of product marketing because the price doesn't make any sense in our lineup.

    We are about to put a lot of resources into men's and I'll try to keep you guys updated on the progress. Thanks for everyone's comments. If you are ever not satisfied with a product, we have a 90-day return policy with basically no rules. Just don't go for a swim and decide to return the swim shorts.
     
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  10. otc

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    Swim suit looks nice. Any chance of it in something like a light blue?

    Dark colors like that just highlight how pale us Nordic white folk are !
     
  11. noobedloser

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    Great update and feedback and glad to see you are actually working for Everlane still! When I saw the swim shorts on the waitlist, I was really excited by it but was discouraged when I saw the price of it just for some swim shorts.
     
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    Thanks for the update.


    I actually just returned the Marled sweatshirt. The quality and material was great, but the neck opening was just too big and it made it look very feminine. It would have been the perfect sweatshirt had the opening been a bit smaller.

    I was charged $5 for a return label fee, is that something new?
     
  13. Bam!ChairDance

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    I really like my swim shorts! I do hope you bring them back. Otherwise, if a shark steals my pair or they get caught on an urchin, all is lost. Price-wise they're really not bad, about $10- $20 less than J Crew.

    And I agree that the sweaters are Everlane's strongest men's offering, in particular the cashmere ones from last autumn.

    One thing I hope you guys keep exploring is more exciting, more lux offerings for the fellas. I noticed the design folks have been getting more experimental with the women's section but, when it comes to menswear, have remained more cautious. Maybe as Everlane's cash pile grows and smaller production runs make more sense (armchair consultant alert), you all can pump out some truly unique pieces and bring the company to its full "luxury brand killer" potential.

    At the moment, though, it seems the brand is still hesitant to go all out when it comes to design and quality. I have been bummed to see you use things like plastic buttons when higher quality alternatives are available. But I know you all mean well, and hopefully things will keep changing for the better.
     
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    ^Agreed

    I was excited for the anorak when it was announced but the design is too bland for me.

    Also, will the Smoke colored shirts be available again?
     
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    I would like to know this as well.
     
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    Probably not, we are focusing on retooling all our men's products so color expansion is halting for the time being.



    Glad to be back - hopefully we will do some projects with Styleforum in the future.


    This is normal, but we give free returns on your first order, so if you haven't seen it in that past, maybe that's why. If you have an order number, I can take a look at it.


    Volumes for our women's business have been much higher than men's, which is why we've focused mainly on that side of the world up until now. We have to retool our men's product from almost the ground up in a lot of cases, and hopefully we come up with something that's easy to understand, provides really great value and is easy to comparison shop against.

    I'd love for us to do like a simple macintosh style coat or unlined flannel blazer for ~$150, something like what you would find at a brand like Aspesi or Polo for 1/3 the price.



    The annorak has some nice details, I especially like the combo flap / slash pocket. I think it doesn't photograph well.

    We have really limited sizes and availability in the deadstock smoke oxford, but I think you can get them here
    https://www.everlane.com/collections/limited-product-collection/products/mens-oxford-smoke
     
  17. Bam!ChairDance

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    A flannel blazer sounds great. It's interesting that you mention Polo as a comparison brand. Why not aim higher, like Marni or Jil? Menswear is growing mad fast, and there has to be a sizeable market willing to pay a couple hundred for something that usually retails over 1k.
     
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    Great to hear your candid opinion on this stuff. I wrote a fairly lengthy (possibly excessive) response to a survey that went out to people who signed up for early access to the knit blazer but didn't buy one. My primary concern was how cropped it was. It would be great to see a version that's still ventless but has an extra inch or two in length.


    Interesting...where I come from, there's no such thing as a neck opening that's too big, and I usually stay away from pullover sweatshirts because I find the neck openings to be too small. I might have to check the marled sweatshirt out.


    The smoke oxford in the older fit with higher armholes is one of my most-worn shirts for biz-caz occasions. I had to get it darted to deal with the hem flare (I get most of my shirts darted regardless), and I wouldn't mind a second button to make rolling the sleeves up easier, but overall it's just a great shirt.
     
  19. thenanyu

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    Yeah you weren't the only one :fu:



    We like RL as a comparison brand on the men's side because the pieces are usually very easy to "get". Our customer isn't the prototypical styleforum guy and he's a little bit afraid of stark minimalism, and pieces that are too trendy.

    That said, I think Cucinelli is more our speed. This recent interview is a really good read and really aligns with a lot of the internal values we talk about at the company:
    http://pi.co/brunello-cucinelli-2/

    If you want to get an idea of what it's like here, Fader did a fairly extensive and balanced profile of us recently
    http://www.thefader.com/2015/02/16/everlane-is-dressing-a-new-professional-class
     
  20. Rommel

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    Have you managed to fix the collars on your tees? It seems like after just one wash they get floppy and twisted, happened with the pocket tees and u-necks that I have.
     

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