Silks Showdown: Everlane, Cuyana, Equipment & More

Silks Showdown - Only Child, Everlane, Cuyana

Above: Left to Right – Only Child, Everlane, Cuyana

While I love a simple, classic, fuss-free white t-shirt, I find myself gravitating towards silk and other textiles these days. Is it an age thing? Who knows. I’ve owned several silk pieces from Everlane and Equipment for years, and only recently started reaching for them more frequently. As I’ve explored silk blouse offerings from various brands, especially those that are ethical or sustainable, I wanted to share notes for those who may be on a similar hunt.

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The Best White T-Shirt: Everlane, Alternative Apparel & More

White Tee Showdown

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 reviewing:

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Quick Review: Everlane Day Glove Knit vs Rothy’s

Everlane Day Glove and Rothys

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).

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Everlane Form Bag Review: The Perfect Work Bag

Everlane Form Bag - How to Wear

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!

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