Everlane has slowly become a staple in my wardrobe lately. This sartorial start-up is reforming the industry through the notion of Radical Transparency. Producing high quality goods at ethical factories often comes at an incredible mark-up. Everlane aims to provide wardrobe staples at a fraction of the designer price.
Everlane offers several variations of jeans, for both men and women, that are produced in the “World’s Cleanest Denim Factory.” Although the denim isn’t necessarily the thickest weight, its quality is comparable with that of designers like Citizens of Humanity. Because of Everlane denim’s ultra flattering cuts, I prefer them to denim from Levi’s or American Apparel. The brand’s ethical and environmental foresight doesn’t hurt either.
There a few universal Everlane truths to address.
Everlane Denim Has Real Pockets
Oh yes. I can fit my phone, keys and wallet into these actually substantial pockets. Sometimes, I don’t even go out with a purse or bag because I can.
Everlane Denim Runs Large
I would generally recommend sizing down on Everlane denim. While I applaud Everlane’s size inclusivity, they tend to run a little large to the point where the jeans may run a little too large for some women. I wear a size 00 in their Straight Leg Cropped pants and even those risk becoming slightly too baggy as they will stretch overtime.
For your reference, I am 5’5” and wear a size 26 in Levi’s 721s.
The Cheeky Straight Jean
The cheeky straight jean undoubtedly high-rise and really lives up to its cheeky name. I find that the denim stretches out after two-to-three wears and it becomes a little loose, but not unflattering, around the seat. However, that looseness is remedied after a quick wash-and-dry cycle.
I wear a pair of the cheeky straight jean at least three times a week. It’s the perfect pair of jeans for that effortless Cool Girl™ vibe and definitely fits into the girlfriend denim category. They fall decisively at my ankles and tend to show a bit of skin when I sit. The cheeky straight jean also isn’t the most winter-friendly pair of jeans, but they can definitely accommodate a pair of fleece-lined leggings underneath.
The Modern Boyfriend Jean
Size 24, 26
Depending on the sizing, the modern boyfriend jean (which is currently on sale) can either serve as a cigarette-style pant or a relaxed true boyfriend denim. Much like the cheeky straight leg, these jeans benefit from a spin in the dryer every once in a while, much like any other pair of 100% cotton denim.
These jeans tow the line between mid and high rise. Although they’re explicitly labelled mid-rise on the Everlane website, I find that they’re comfortably high waisted on my relatively shorter torso.
These jeans are also ankle length (the 24 being slightly more cropped than the 16) and can also accommodate a pair of fleece lined leggings for the cooler months.
How To Take Care Of Denim
Wash them as infrequently as possible.
Unless they’re sticky, or stinky, there’s no real reason to wash your jeans.
Wash them inside out.
This will protect the wash of your beautiful denim and keep it bluer for longer. It also prevents the dye from getting on that stray white sock that somehow made it into the colors pile.
Avoid high heat.
But if you’re a sucker for the dryer like me, dry your denim on the lowest heat setting.
Laundry by Template from the Noun Project