Above: Mott & Bow Semi-Crop Noble Box Tee (c/o); Hudson Nico Jeans
Over the years, my work wardrobe has become more and more predictable. I mainly wear the same three items daily only slightly modified: white t-shirt, black jeans and flats or loafers. I’ve tried to spruce things up with a Rent the Runway Unlimited subscription or my shoe choice (like a colorful pair of Rothy’s or Birdies), but I more or less stick to the same.
Unsurprisingly, I’ve gathered quite a few white tees over
the years and decided it was time to compare them to each other. Today, I’ll be
Above: Wearing Rothy’s loafer (left) with Pedag cotton insoles and Everlane ReKnit Day Glove flat (right)
I’ve been a huge fan of Everlane for a while – my first purchase was in 2012! – but while I have countless tees and bags from them, I’ve never tried any of their shoes. So I decided to take advantage of their conveniently located San Francisco store to try on the Day Glove in both the classic leather and new ReKnit styles. I was intrigued specifically by the knit fabric version, which looked comfortable and similar in fit to Rothy’s loafers (my review here).
As a big fan of Allbirds’ tree loungers, reviewed here, I was excited to hear they had launched their own version of flats – the Tree Breezers. Knowing that by default they’d be extremely comfortable, I decided to a side by side test with Rothy’s, my other go-to washable flat.
As mentioned in my Polene Numero Un review – I’ve been on the hunt for a stylish non-tote work bag that doesn’t look like a laptop bag and isn’t the ubiquitous Longchamp Le Pliage. Not to knock on the Le Pliage, I have two of them and they are fantastic at hauling around a ridiculous amount of stuff.
The Polene bag didn’t work out as it was slightly too small to fit a 13” Macbook Pro. I was almost about to pull the trigger on the much much more expensive Celine Seau Sangle until I had the idea to check out Everlane.
Funny enough, I didn’t pay attention to the Everlane Form Bag when it first launched despite being a long-time Everlane fan. It wasn’t until I was manually browsing Everlane’s website that I stumbled upon it. I decided to buy and give it a try, as I’ve had good success with their leather goods over the years. I have an older first generation Petra tote that has lasted 7 years and is still going strong!
When Rothy’s recently re-released their loafer style, I immediately purchased a pair to try them out. I wanted to compare them to another popular brand – the Birdies slipper, most famously worn by (soon to be princess) Meghan Markle. Overall, both pairs have the classic loafer silhouette with no frills – though Birdies does offer a cute tassled version. They’re comfortable in very different ways, which I’ll go through in the rest of the post.