I first heard of Everlane yeeeears ago, when everyone was raving about the Everlane Silk Shirts and how amazing and affordable they were.
But I never bought one back then, because of their crazy shipping fee to Australia (years ago it was something like $30-$40, I’m not exactly sure anymore).
Over the years, they have reduced their international shipping fee and NOW they offer a Flat Rate of US$15 to Australia.
I know Everlane occasionally offers up free international shipping, so I waited until a promo came around and finally purchased two items!
This post isn’t sponsored or gifted by Everlane. I purchased these items on my own, because I found a gap in my wardrobe and I was curious to check out their quality.
PLUS I wanted to support a fashion brand that focused on transparent and ethical processes. I read up about all their factories around the world, it’s really interesting!
I figured that… the more I spend on these transparent brands, and less on those that are not transparent, the better.
My Silk Review
I’m no textile expert. I have no idea about thread count, or how to compare silk weight or weave.
I just own a lot of silk shirts haha! I own 3 Equipment Silk Shirts, 1 Isabel Marant Silk Shirt, a few silk tops by Tibi… and lots of silk items from high street brands… and so I have just a solid opinion on which silk I prefer most.
I’ve read heaps of online reviews about comparing Grana vs. Everlane vs. Equipment Silk Shirts but really, in the end, I believe it comes down to your own personal preference and what kind of silk YOU like to feel and wear.
For me, I don’t really like silk with a slippery satiny feel, because to me, the fabric looks and feels like satin or polyester. And it reminds me of tops I could buy from Zara or Witchery. But I’ve found that this satiny kind of silk is a bit more crinkle resistant.
Grana silk shirts have a more velvety crepe kind of feel. My Isabel Marant silk shirt is also velvety, but much more sheer and delicate.
My Equipment and Tibi silk shirts are somewhere in between satiny and velvety.
And my preference is somewhere in between, but tending towards more the velvety feel.
What Do I Think of Everlane’s Silk?
I’d say that Everlane is more of the slippery, shiny kind of silk (almost no velvety feel), but it feels thick and strong, and has a kind of matte finish, so it’s quite nice.
When I rub the fabric between my fingers, it feels like a quality garment. So so soooo much better than high street stores. The cut and craftsmanship is there.
The inside stitching looks really good, the seams and edges don’t buckle. It’s great quality!
I did find two loose threads, one at the armpit and one at the cuff, but when I gave them a tug, they came away and no stitching came apart.
It was pretty creased up when I took it out of the packet. I had to give it a low/medium iron with lots of steam, which took me ages! The shirt seemed to handled the iron just fine, which is so good!
How’s the FIT?
I bought “The Relaxed Silk Shirt” in Size 00.
I’m usually a AU6 or UK6. I’m 160cm and I weigh 46kg.
The fit was absolutely perfect! Perfect across the shoulders and back. Comfortable around the chest, waist and hips. Brilliant length for body and arms. And cuffs were perfect too. I’m super happy!
How’s the STYLE?
Grana silk shirts have hidden buttons (which I don’t like) and no chest pockets.
Equipment shirts have exposed buttons and chest pockets and pocket flaps – nice style, but a bit safari looking maybe.
Everlane has exposed buttons and no chest pockets – I really like this combo!
I think I like the style of this Everlane shirt more than my Equipment Signature shirt. It’s just a bit more minimal. And it depends on my mood :)
Maybe because this is a pinstripe shirt, and maybe if I were to wear a plain coloured Everlane silk shirt, I’d feel that the style was a bit too plain?
Overall, I really like this shirt. I’m absolutely delighted that you can get such a great style of silk shirt in a high quality, with excellent wearability, for such a good price.
Except for the two loose threads I found, I can’t really fault this shirt!
I’m dying to get it in more colours now!
Unfortunately, I don’t have a discount code to share with you all.
I do have this referal link to the Everlane Website, and if you like my review and buy from them, I get a bit of credit put into my account. But no worries if you don’t use it!