A few weeks ago, I posted about the glories of Everlane’s $15 t-shirt. I’m still convinced that it’s the best t-shirt that I have ever worn. The perfect mix of fitted and slouchy, with a soft cotton fabric that I adore. So when the company offered to send me their long sleeve Ryan t-shirt to try, I leapt at the chance. And I daresay, that I like it even better than my beloved v-neck t-shirt.
The material that the Ryan long sleeve tee is made from is sublime. Sublime, I say. It’s super soft and has a great weight to it (thick, but not too heavy).
The style of the shirt is also fantastic. Unlike most inexpensive tees, it’s cut to hit at mid-hip, so you won’t spend the whole day pulling it back into place. The neckline is a great mix of scoop neck and boatneck. And while I could live without the small pocket on the front, it’s barely visible on the darker colored tees, so I just ignore it.
As for the fit, the Everlane folks clearly embrace the slouchy, slightly hipster aesthetic. Their shirts are by no means body-hugging. My advice on finding the right fit? Choose your size based on your bra size. I’m a 32C, so I buy the x-small shirt if I want it to fit close to the body and the small shirt if I want it to hang like a tunic. Neither choice is wrong, they just give me two different looks.
Also, if you’re still hunting for silk blouses for work, I ardently endorse the Everlane silk band shirt ($80). The quality is better than the much more expensive Joie blouses on the market and, in my opinion, as good as the Equipment shirts that everyone loves so much. So why spend $208 for a collared, silk shirt from Equipment, when you can buy the Everlane one for less than half that?
Full Disclosure: As I mentioned, the fine people at Everlane sent me a free t-shirt after my last post ran, but I never endorse anything I don’t truly love and I rarely accept freebies. In this case, I accepted their generosity because I had already reviewed their product after buying that t-shirt myself.