Everlane T-Shirt Review – My Favorite Tee for Travel!

 

It’s kind of funny, but the one thing I’ve come back to when it comes to Everlane is their t-shirts! I’ve tried a lot of different t-shirts in my day, and these are the ones I favor, so here’s my stupidly in-depth review in case you’re trying to figure out if they’re worth it for you.

Everlane has been one of my favorite companies since I first heard of them back in 2014. I got an ad for their T-shirts on Facebook, and I was intrigued by their catch phrases of luxury and transparency for $20. Well, fast forward 5 years and 2 size changes, and I actually have quite the collection! While I haven’t loved all of Everlane’s products, their T-shirts have remained a solid favorite even now.

Unfortunately for me and luckily for you, I’ve gone from a M – XL in their shirts since I brought my first shirt, so I’ve had a chance to try different styles and can now review them for you!

My Everlane T-Shirt Review

screenprinted everlane logo on black t shirt

The Company

Before I dive in to the shirts themselves, let me tell you the reason I love Everlane. After working retail for 4 years and being interested in fashion since my early teens, I’m not going to lie — I’ve become a bit jaded with the fashion industry in general. I hate the idea of paying $50 for polyester, and yet that’s the kind of crap you find at some minor luxury brands! I’m also extremely skeptical of where things are made and by whom. After all, we all know a good deal of fast fashion is cheap because it’s a) quite poor quality and b) made at the expense of its workers’ welfare. 

Anyway, one of the things that first caught my eye with Everlane is their commitment to transparency. You know exactly where their garments are made and how much they cost to make. Not only is everything ethically made, it’s made to be long-lasting. I remember when one of my friends borrowed one of my sleeveless tops in Thailand, and she kept commenting on how nice it fit and felt (sadly those tanks aren’t made anymore, or I’d have a whole other post dedicated to them). 

The T-Shirt Styles

Everlane sells quite a few different styles of T-shirts, so I’ll break them down for you! What I love is that all of them are made with natural fibers (100% cotton or 100% linen), which is the best for not getting pit stains in warmer weather!

The Cotton Crew: $18

  • Made in: LA, USA
  • Sizes: XXS – XL
  • Fabric: 100% Cotton
  • Buy Here

This style is about as classic as you can get in terms of T-shirts. The cut and shape reminds me of just about every free t-shirt you get at 5k runs. It has a crew neck line and short sleeves and the torso is probably hits at the hips. Personally, not my favorite cut.

The Cotton V-Neck: $18

  • Made in: HCMC, Vietnam
  • Sizes: XXS – XL
  • Fabric: 100% Cotton
  • Buy Here

The Cotton V-Neck is one of the styles I’ve actually gotten myself! I have the red color in a large, which isn’t for sale anymore. Sadly, this is right before I gained a bit of weight, so it doesn’t fit as nicely as it did two summers ago, but I still have it just in case. The fabric is a bit thinner than other styles, but you’re still fine wearing bras underneath and whatnot. Definitely a more flattering cut as the torso is a bit more relaxed, and the V-neck is, of course, always flattering. It cuts around the hips as well.

The Cotton Box-Cut Tee: $20

  • Made in: HCMC, Vietnam
  • Sizes: XXS – XL
  • Fabric: 100% Cotton
  • Buy Here

These cuts are my favorite as they’re the most flattering and forgiving! I have the ones with pockets but obviously that’s up to preference. It’s funny because when I first saw them I thought they’d be the most unflattering, but they really are perfect if you’ve got a shorter torso and don’t exactly have many curves. I wear an XL in them currently, but I have a few in L that fit nicely two summers ago. The torso cuts above the hip, so they’re really nice to pair with higher waisted bottoms.

The Cotton Box-Cut V: $20

  • Made in: HCMC, Vietnam
  • Sizes: XXS – XL
  • Fabric: 100% Cotton
  • Buy Here

Same idea as the box-cut tee but with pockets and a V-neckline. I think the classic box-cut neck is better personally, and I didn’t find this T-shirt to be particularly flattering on either of the models. And if I’m thinking that looking at beautiful models, imagine how I’ll feel with it on in person!

The Cotton Box-Cut Pocket Tee: $18

  • Made in: HCMC, Vietnam
  • Sizes: XXS – XL
  • Fabric: 100% Cotton
  • Buy Here

Hands down my Holy Grail of T-shirts! I don’t know why, but I really like the little pocket on my the box-cut tees, so I always gravitate towards this specific style. I have it in an old light pink 100% Human Collection tee, burgundy, white, and black. Honestly, looking at some of the colors is making me want more…

It’s now my go-to tee when I just want to throw on something comfortable. The fabric falls really nicely but still feels well made — like you can wear the white version with a nude bra and not worry about it being see-through after a few washes (ie all my H&M white t-shirts). 

The ReCotton Tee: $18

  • Made in: HCMC, Vietnam
  • Sizes: XXS – XL
  • Fabric: 100% Cotton (60% Recycled)
  • Buy Here

I don’t think this cut is for me, but I love the idea of using recycled cotton, so I hope they roll this out for the other styles. Everlane describes it as “Your ’90s baby tee– all grown up,” which does not sound as roomy as the box-cut tees at all. It looks like a similar cut to the Crew Cut, but it says shrunken fit instead of slim fit, so take that into account as well!

The Air Oversized Crew Tee: $25

  • Made in: HCMC, Vietnam
  • Sizes: XXS – XL
  • Fabric: 100% Cotton
  • Buy Here

This T-shirt is meant to feel oversized, and on the models it looks quite drapey. I think if you were an XXL or even an XXXL, you could try this shirt and make it work for you as a more fitted style. I kind of feel like if I owned this shirt, I’d throw it on with a pair of PJ shorts for bed all the time. I don’t know if I love how drapey it is for everyday though. Also because it’s supposed to be oversized, the short sleeves also look like the cut a bit longer than the other tees.

The Air Oversized V-Neck Tee: $25

  • Made in: HCMC, Vietnam
  • Sizes: XXS – XL
  • Fabric: 100% Cotton
  • Buy Here

Same idea as the Air Oversized Crew Tee but with a V-Neck instead. This cut actually reminds me of some H&M tees I have, and those things get too oversized on me. Like I feel like I have to hold the neck of the shirt against my skin to keep from flashing everyone when I bend down!

The Linen Scoop-Neck Tee: $35

  • Made in: HCMC, Vietnam
  • Sizes: XXS – XL
  • Fabric: 100% Linen
  • Buy Here

I’m actually so curious how these feel, so if you own one, let me know! I really love linen things for summer because the fabric is even more breathable than cotton, and these tees looks so nice. It has a scoop neck and is slim fit, so I’m not sure if the cut is my favorite, but I’d try it for the linen factor!

The Micro Rib Crew Tee: $30

  • Made in: Lima, Peru
  • Sizes: XXS – XL
  • Fabric: 95% Pima cotton, 5% elastane
  • Buy Here

Ribbed clothing has never been my favorite, but you might like this style if you prefer a more fitted cut to your T-shirts. 

The 100% Human Tees

  • Made in: LA, USA
  • Sizes: XXS – XL
  • Fabric: 100% Cotton
  • Buy Here

I love the 100% Human Collection Tees! They don’t sell the one I have anymore, but I got a light pink box cut pocket tee with 100% HUMAN on the pocket itself. I wrote about it here when in my very short lived “Find of the Week” series. 

Basically the 100% Human tees come in the box cut, the muscle tank, the sweatshirt, or the hoodie styles. Depending on the color, they’ll donate 5% to a specific charity. Most colors go towards the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union); ones with pink go to Equality Now, which deals with women’s rights, ones with blue and yellow text go towards the HRC (Human Rights Campaign). There are more they have at different times as well!  

Other Styles

Two styles I didn’t include were the Square Tee and the Oversized Pocket Tee. As I was writing, they only had XS or XXS left in one color in both, so I have a feeling Everlane is phasing them out for now. I’m going to try to keep this post up to date with any new styles they come out with or if they bring back any!

T-Shirt Sizing

I find the T-shirts run pretty true to size. I wear an XL in the box cut right now, and it fits me a bit slimmer than it does the models. Sadly, they don’t go above an XL, so it’d be nice to see Everlane be a bid more size inclusive in the future!

I do think they’ve gotten a bit better as now they use models of different sizes. I remember the days when it was all crazy tall and thin models throughout their whole site. Those same models had to wear their own pants and shoes because this was before Everlane sold either!

My Size + How I’ve Worn Them

All in all, I’ve had three styles of Everlane tees — the out-of-stock U-neck, the box pocket cut, and the V-neck. The box cut is my favorite, though I haven’t tried out the V-neck since going up a size.

I’m not exactly a crazy fashionista, so I don’t have any super cool ways of wearing them. They look best when you keep it simple — high-waisted denim skirts, shorts, linen slacks… They’re nice if you want something to throw over a swimsuit, and they work well if you need some workout tops.

I like them best for travel days since they’re so comfortable, and they work well with a yoga pants or shorts. Since the box-cut hits above the hips, it looks more flattering than just throwing on an oversized T-shirt. The fact that I wear these on comfy days is probably why I don’t have any photos wearing them!

shop the different styles below

And there you have it, my probably way too in-depth Everlane T-shirt review! As you can tell, the box cut is clearly my favorite give my frame and size. Do you have a favorite brand for T-shirts? Let me know!

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  1. August 10, 2019 / 1:37 am

    beautiful colors in a different t-shirt and design love this brand amazing post. thanks for sharing this article.

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