According to my Stylebook log, one of my most-worn tops is the old Everlane cashmere crew, a staple during fall and winter months. Last fall, Everlane relaunched their cashmere crew with an updated, more relaxed fit and a $20 price increase. Here’s how the two compare.
Both Everlane sweaters feel thin at first touch, but are actually quite substantial when it comes to the knit. I’ve compared the new cashmere crew in Pecan to a Nordstrom sweater, and the Everlane version is definitely a tighter, warmer weave. You can see in the photos below that it is pretty opaque, unlike the Nordstrom one which allows some light to shine through.
Fit & Style
The new version has a more relaxed fit and is slightly longer than the prior iteration. I received this in my usual size Small for a true direct comparison.
Initially, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the raglan-esque shoulder seams. However, they’ve grown on me and I like that they add a slight twist to a very classic silhouette. I also like the additional cuff details with the alternating narrow & wide ribbed sections.
Because this is a relaxed style, you may want to try sizing down if you are looking for a fitted sweater to tuck into pants. For me, these are a bit too bulky for a full tuck, so I’ll likely stick with a french tuck instead.
There are two things I look for in a good cashmere sweater: shape retention & no pilling. My old crew performed great on these two fronts – especially around the first point. I tend to push my sleeves up my forearm, and hate when the cuff area stretches out and becomes too loose.
Unfortunately, the cuffs on the new variation stretched out after two wears – something to consider if you also prefer snug cuffs.
Overall, if you are looking for a low-profile, classic cashmere crew sweater, Everlane’s cashmere crew is still a good option for $120. Style-wise, I do still prefer the older version – but if you like a relaxed fit, this is the one for you. It is on the slightly pricier end now, but my old sweater has lasted years of wear, which I hope to see for this new one as well.
Disclaimer: Items featured in this post were gifted in partnership with Everlane. As always, all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links, in which I earn a commission on purchases.