I have now fully transitioned to a mostly-sweaters wardrobe over these past few weeks. Since we’ll be working from home for the foreseeable future, I have been stocking up on a few extra basics such as sweaters and underlayers. Our place loses a lot of heat overnight and in the morning, so I’ve been bundling up to stay warm. I never thought I would say this – but I miss the climate-controlled temperature of office buildings!
My most recent addition is Everlane’s newer Oversized Stroopwafel sweater in ReCashmere. As you know from my multitude of Rothy’s reviews, I appreciate clothing made out of recycled materials. I have last year’s ReCashmere Crew, and will compare this one alongside it. I hope you find this review helpful.
Note: Earlier this summer, I took a break from Everlane, given the information surfaced on their internal culture and discrimination. When I reached out to the team last month, they shared an update on their Every Action Counts initiative. I thought this was decent progress, with progress being the key word here. There is still much for them to address and execute on, and my expectation is that they do. I’ll continue reaching out to them for updates, and would encourage you to do so as well so they know that it is top of mind for their customers.
Now, onto the review. Everlane offers the oversized stroopwafel ReCashmere in two different styles – a turtleneck and a high-neck crew. I’ve recently been leaning more towards turtlenecks and mocknecks, so I decided to try their turtleneck in heathered clay. Also, I really like the cashmere turtleneck that I tried on in this post, and liked that the silhouette is similar.
This sweater is $60 more than last year’s version, and rightfully so – it is 100% recycled cashmere vs last year’s 40/60 wool/recashmere blend. It feels softer and more substantial than my ReCashmere Vintage Crew (briefly reviewed here), and the stroopwafel texture adds a really nice touch. I think this is a nice upgrade, as the sweater feels just as soft as other non-recycled cashmere sweaters I have.
I don’t find the cashmere itchy at all, which is a big plus. It also helps that I wear these shirts underneath for warmth, which I recently stockpiled since they are on sale.
As emphasized in its name, this sweater has an oversized fit. While I normally wear a size Small in their regular cashmere crew sweaters, I opted for an X-Small here. I’ve found that their oversized pieces (like the Alpaca Crew) are a little overwhelming when I order at my regular size, so I go a size down.
The fit is great – for me, the X-Small is a relaxed fit that doesn’t swallow up my frame. If there was one thing I would change, I would prefer the wrist cuffs to be a bit tighter. However, I realize this may mess with the ‘oversized’ look, so it’s definitely not a deal breaker for me.
Overall, I think this is a solid cashmere sweater. I wish they offered a regular crew neck in this same material – I would definitely snatch up a few more if that were the case! As always, I’ll update this post over time with any wear and tear.
Partnership Disclosure: Items featured in this post were gifted in partnership with Everlane. As always, all opinions are honest and my own. This post may contain affiliate links, in which I earn a commission on purchases.