Everlane’s Cloud Sweaters, Recycled Parkas, and Menswear: My 3 New Favs

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I finally had a chance to try a few new Everlane pieces I’ve had my eye on for a while — including some clothes for Mike. As you likely already know, Everlane does everyday wardrobe basics really well (they’re some of our team’s most-worn pieces), and their menswear stuff is no exception. We both fell in love with Everlane’s parkas (seriously warm and the colors are gorgeous), and — in case you, too, were wondering: the Everlane ‘Cloud’ sweaters are unbelievably soft.

My Favorite Everlane Clothes For A Long Winter

There are three specific things I’d like to talk about: One, Everlane’s cloud fabric is aptly named AND made from 100% natural fibers. Two, Everlane’s men’s section is ON FIRE, which brings me to…Three, Everlane 100% recycled parkas. Both Mike and I love these, which should come as no surprise because Linzi has been recommending them for years. (Clearly I should’ve listened to Linz. #storyofmylife)

1. The Everlane Cloud Cable Cardigan

We're trying the super-soft Everlane cloud sweaters (NO acrylic), plus their ReNew puffers & parkas. Also — we tested out the men's..JEANS.

cardigan (xs) | jeans (26)

I wanted to try one of the ‘cloud’ sweaters because — unlike other retailers who tout a cloud-like softness — Everlane’s aren’t made from acrylic. Instead, Everlane’s cloud sweaters are made from all-natural fibers: a blend of merino wool, pima cotton, and alpaca.

There’s an oversized cloud turtleneck, also, that would work great with leggings…but I went with the cardigan for the cropped, boxy shape. I love that this piece shows off a waist without needed to be tucked (or half-tucked).

We're trying the super-soft Everlane cloud sweaters (NO acrylic), plus their ReNew puffers & parkas. Also — we tested out the men's..JEANS.

cardigan (xs) | jeans (26)


2. Everlane Menswear (Especially The Waffle-Knit Hoodie & Jeans)

We're trying the super-soft Everlane cloud sweaters (NO acrylic), plus their ReNew puffers & parkas. Also — we tested out the men's..JEANS.

men’s waffle knit hoodie (m) | men’s jeans | women’s alpaca sweater (xs) | women’s jeans (26)

Mike is obsessed with the Everlane waffle knit hoodie. It’s not as thick as a sweatshirt, but not as thin as a tee, either. For a guy who gets hot easily, it’s perfect. I might actually get him one in another color (or maybe a waffle-knit crew).

He also LOVES Everlane’s jeans — they’re called, officially, The Slim 4-Way Stretch Organic Jean. They fit slimmer than whatever else Mike typically wears, so he was pretty shocked by how comfortable they are. He’s been wearing them constantly.

We're trying the super-soft Everlane cloud sweaters (NO acrylic), plus their ReNew puffers & parkas. Also — we tested out the men's..JEANS.

men’s waffle knit hoodie (m) | men’s jeans | women’s alpaca sweater (xs) | women’s jeans (26)

I’ve been really impressed with Everlane’s guys’ collection this winter. Basics, sure, but either perfectly executed, or they have enough of an interesting twist to stand out. Here’s what we’re considering…


3. The Everlane ReNew Puffer (For Women) & ReNew Parka (For Men)

We're trying the super-soft Everlane cloud sweaters (NO acrylic), plus their ReNew puffers & parkas. Also — we tested out the men's..JEANS.

women’s puffer (xs) | women’s jeans (26) | women’s boots | men’s parka (m) | men’s waffle knit hoodie (m) | men’s jeans

So. These jackets are GREAT. Not only are they made from 100% polyester, but they’re insanely warm. The styling has a slight military vibe, but the colors are rich and gorgeous — much better in person than on the website. (The photos I have here are much more true-to-color).

We're trying the super-soft Everlane cloud sweaters (NO acrylic), plus their ReNew puffers & parkas. Also — we tested out the men's..JEANS.

women’s parka (xs) | women’s jeans (26) | women’s boots | men’s parka (m) | men’s waffle knit hoodie (m) | men’s jeans

Both parkas can be cinched, but the guy’s version is a little shorter, the women’s a little slimmer. I don’t typically walk 6 ft. behind my husband (ha!) but it was effective for showing the subtle differences in the two parkas.

We're trying the super-soft Everlane cloud sweaters (NO acrylic), plus their ReNew puffers & parkas. Also — we tested out the men's..JEANS.

Still…it bugs me. Next time he can follow me across the street. 🙂

We're trying the super-soft Everlane cloud sweaters (NO acrylic), plus their ReNew puffers & parkas. Also — we tested out the men's..JEANS.

women’s parka (xs) | women’s jeans (26) | women’s boots | men’s parka (m) | men’s waffle knit hoodie (m) | men’s jeans

xo,

S

photo credits: Lahti Photography

A huge thank you to Everlane for sponsoring this post! We love your affordable basics AND your foray into sustainable practices and materials. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and product choices are my own. And readers, thank you for your continuing support. It doesn’t go unnoticed and is so very much appreciated.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Hi- I always enjoy clothing suggestions from TME, but after so much has come out in the past 6 months about Everlane’s racist track record, I’m surprised and disappointed to see that you’re still collaborating with them. I understand the importance of sustainability in fashion- but after multiple reports about the convenient and incomplete nature of Everlane’s “radical transparency” claim, I had hoped they would need to make some serious changes before benefiting from collaborations such as yours. Currently, they are not part of the “15% pledge” movement to make a more equitable space for Black and Brown people. It would be great to see TME work with companies that have taken the pledge- or encourage the companies with which you collaborate to sign on to the 15% Pledge movement.

    • Melissa, I hear you. We have been following these developments and have been thinking long and hard about them. Ultimately, we are living in a society where systemic racism and racial biases exist. It is our position at The Mom Edit that these issues are pervasive and necessary to address. And we believe it is unlikely that there is a single brand/retailer or company that doesn’t have work to do in this area.

      This is not to dismiss the allegations brought forth by Everlane employees, which are outlined and mostly confirmed in the NYT piece, shared below.

      https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/26/fashion/everlane-employees-ethical-clothing.html

      Since June, Everlane has conducted internal investigations and came out with action plans they’ve shared publicly on social media – we encourage you to reach out to Everlane directly to let them know how important this issue is to you. We have already done so (and will continue to do so).

      What Everlane does well is provide well-made basics at affordable prices. Not only do we genuinely LOVE their products, but we also appreciate the use of recycled materials. Everlane has also pledged to eliminate virgin plastic from their entire line by next year (a goal they are still on track to accomplish) and are in the process of switching to 100% organic cotton by 2023.

      True transparency – along every part of the supply chain – is both difficult and complex. That should be, however, the goal for ALL fashion companies to reach, not just Everlane.

      While environmental responsibility and racial justice should not be mutually exclusive, we will continue to feature Everlane to offer our readers affordable pieces we genuinely love from a retailer who is holding themselves publicly accountable for their past actions and focusing on the importance of transparency and sustainability.

      We will continue to encourage Everlane to do more along those lines (we’re pushing for additional extended sizes, too), and encourage our readers to do the same.

      This entire topic is very complex. We are committed to speaking about issues of social justice and actions readers can take. We also know that our readers understand their own values and budgets best and, ultimately, we trust our readers make their own decisions.

  2. I have their cloud turtleneck and love it. It’s definitely oversized, more than what I like so I sized down to an XS for more of a slimmer fit. I also size down to XS in their alpaca sweater. I’m typically a solid size 6.

  3. The cloud cardigan is so cute – but is it itchy? I have one of Everlane’s last season’s sweaters with alpaca (the cropped alpaca cardigan) and unfortunately it’s so itchy that I can only wear it with a high crewneck or turtleneck underneath.

  4. Thank you for the reply. I would urge you all, as influencers, to consider mentioning these points in the main body of a post. While racism is systemic and essential to address, it also feels that we should not be ignoring when a company is called to take action and address essential issues. I appreciate that readers need to make their own decisions, but similar to how we make our own decisions on if we splurge on the Alpaca sweater from Everlane even though it shrinks terribly in the wash – it’s helpful to know the details. That’s to say, we trust this platform and you (as influencers and a virtual community) to give us the scoop – and this includes the scoop in racial justice. Not saying anything feels like it’s giving a blanket “pass” to these companies and not calling in action.

    In addition, I would also URGE you to take the 15% pledge and/or make clearer what TME is planning to do to commit to racial justice. I do see that this is an issue that you care about and I am not at all implying that you are not doing enough. Rather, we as readers would love to know! We want to collaborate with brands and influencers that are in line with our values and are taking meaningful and strategic action. I am sure TME (as a company, not as individuals) is taking action and we’d love to hear more, perhaps on a regular basis. Thank you!

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