Until recently, I looked like a crazy bag lady at work. I’d carry one or two reusable tote bags of gear in addition to my work bag, barely squeezing onto crowded buses and the office elevator. I never saw myself as a “gym bag” person, but have realized how simply practical they are. While I have an old REI gym bag that is excellent for car camping and weekend trips, it is far too large to commute with on a daily basis. My fiance (now husband!) offered to let me borrow his simple Adidas bag – but it was too large as well. So, I began my hunt for a small, functional gym bag at a reasonable price.
I purchased the Polene Numero Un in Grey/Gris last month, after hearing initial positive reviews through social media. Originally, I was in the market for a new work bag that could carry a new Macbook Pro and a few other essentials easily. Unfortunately, this bag was just a tad too small for that (more details below), but I have been very pleased with it as an every day purse for everything else!
When Rothy’s announced their new sneaker style, I was intrigued and eager to give them a try. I love my Allbirds Tree Loungers, and was curious how this new washable style would compare! I also have a pair of Murakami Classic Vans that I love, but don’t nearly wear enough – and wondered where in the spectrum of slip-ons the Rothy’s sneaker falls. Read on for my initial impressions.
Over the years, I’ve been a big fan of the Real Simple black slimline velvet hangers. You know the ones I’m talking about – the ones that Bed, Bath & Beyond sells in bulk (thank you 20% off coupons!) and that Amazon has replica (read: less expensive) versions of aplenty. They’re simple, non-slip, and help provide a sleek look to any closet.
However, as a petite-ish individual, I’ve noticed my jackets’ shoulders become misshapen over time due to the width of these slimline hangers. These hangers measure 17″ across, and most of my blazers and jackets had a 15.5 – 16″ shoulder width. Not a huge difference, but enough to notice little bumps sticking out of my shoulders when wearing those jackets.
Above: Image credit to the Rothy’s Instagram account.
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Check out the following posts for more reviews and information:
- Rothy’s vs Tieks comparison for a full review
- The Flat vs The Point comparison for more details around sizing of different styles
- Rothy’s Loafers vs Birdies Slippers for a toe-to-toe loafer comparison
- Rothy’s Sneaker vs Allbirds Loungers vs Vans for a sneaker comparison
- [NEW!] Allbirds Tree Breezers vs Rothy’s a washable flat showdown