Is the Everlane ReCashmere Stroopwafel Sweater worth the cost? I usually have VERY strong opinions about this type of thing, but the answer to this one is a bit more complicated. This sweater is one of my most-worn pieces in my winter wardrobe, and I’ve worn this style of sweater from Everlane for three years in a row.
Worth It? The Everlane Oversized Stroopwaffel Turtleneck Sweater In ReCashmere
So is it worth the cost based on my personal cost-per-wear?
Absolutely! Each year, however, Everlane has made changes to this sweater style. So is the newest version worth the cost for you? Maybe…maybe not.
It really depends on the qualities you look for in a go-to sweater. I’ll tell you right now if you’re looking for luxuriously soft, ultra-thick and heavy cashmere, this year’s Everlane version is not the sweater for you. My personal fav luxuriously soft cashmere sweaters are from Nordstrom Signature, and Shana raves about Naadam for luxuriously thick cashmere that’s also sustainable.
The shapes, however, of Nordstrom Signature aren’t always my style, and Naadam is on the pricier side for the sweater I’ve been looking at …which leads to the reason I happily wear Everlane’s ReCashmere on repeat. If you’ve been eyeing this sweater, read on for my full review on the shape, texture, weight, softness, sizing, color options, sustainability and cost (as well as more sustainable sweater options at the bottom—-MANY on sale!).
Everlane ReCashmere Turtleneck Shape
I am SUCH a fan of the boxy shape of this sweater combined with the step-hem. Relaxed fit and VERY easy-to-wear. The boxy shape is one of the main reasons this is one of my most-worn sweaters. For this winter, I liked the more oversized fit, but in “normal times” I’d probably prefer the smaller (XXS) for a shorter, more cropped look (wearing XXS in the clay-brown color…XS in bone white, cobalt and black below).
Everlane ReCashmere Stroopwafel Texture
The waffle texture is my favorite part of the sweater. I have been drawn this winter to wearing almost exclusively solid sweaters in neutral colors, so the waffle texture of this one gives it just enough interest that it doesn’t feel boring. The photo below is of Shana wearing the crew neck version, but you can see the detail of the waffle texture…same as the turtleneck version and so good.
Everlane Turtleneck Sweater Color Options
This sweater comes in pretty neutrals, as well as a couple of slightly bolder options. I have a habit that if I find something I really love, I buy it in multiple colors and then just rotate… and this sweater definitely falls into that category. I bought the heathered sand last year (it’s still a fav), I’ve been wearing this year’s black and bone, and I continue to wear the gray from three years ago as well. I actually wish I would have kept that gorgeous cobalt too.
Everlane ReCashmere Sweater Weight & Softness
This year’s ReCashmere sweater is definitely lighter in weight and not as soft as previous years’ versions. I was disappointed at first, but since my initial surprise, I haven’t thought twice about it. Plenty warm and cozy (I do run on the hotter side, though), and it has softened with each wear. The makeup of the sweater (excluding the trim) is now 100% recycled cashmere. Two years ago, this sweater didn’t have any recycled content and last year’s was only 60% recycled cashmere. Now that the body of the sweater is made with 100% recycled cashmere, that may play into the change in weight and softness. I’ll say…although this year’s version isn’t as soft as my Nordstrom Signature sweaters (they’re the softest in my closet), it hasn’t stopped me from wearing them with jeans out-and-about and with fav comfy joggers for cozy stay-at-home days.
Everlane Turtleneck Sweater Sizing
This year’s version is WAY more oversized than the ones I have worn in the past. I wear my black XS size the most, but I kept the bone white one in size S (for a very oversized fit). Below, the left is XS and the right is S. I could have also done an XXS (shown in the clay brown in the first set of photos) if I wanted a more cropped look. I should also note that the turtleneck is a tall one…..I like it, but Shana found it to be too tall (which is why she went with the crewneck instead –shown in the “texture” section).
Sustainability & Cost
This year’s ReCashmere Stroopwaffel Turtleneck is made with 100% recycled cashmere. At $155, it’s less expensive than many comparable sustainable cashmere options. Although you can find regular cashmere for very reasonable prices (our TME fav Halogen cashmere is a great example), I have found it more difficult to find high-quality, sustainable/recycled cashmere at these lower prices. I also haven’t found recycled cashmere options with this same texture and shape that I love in Everlane’s version.
More Options: Sustainable Cashmere Sweaters
Shana loves Naked Cashmere (“deliciously soft,”) as well as Naadam (“thick and luxurious”) for sustainable options. Her cashmere post this year was extremely thorough. More options below:
Has anyone found a sweater they love similar to the Everlane one in terms of shape and texture? Any other sustainable cashmere favorites?
This one’s for the pinners…