When I first saw the waffle knit from Everlane, I was really excited. The knit looked great and so did the shape of the turtleneck. And I started having visions of looking turtleneck-chic like Anh from 9to5Chic (that girl can rock a turtleneck like no one else). But the reality when I tried it on was very different from expectation. Now I wouldn't say it looked terrible or anything, but at the same time I didn't really love it. Here's a quick rundown (PS these photos were taken around the Anaheim Packing House, which is a super awesome foodie heaven):
-The waffle knit is super soft and fairly light-weight but still really really warm. I hands down love this more than the chunky knit sweaters (which I'm going to review again below but I also had reviewed in the past).
-The style of the sweater is fairly unique with larger, almost "puffy" sleeves and a different knit pattern that hits right around waist level
-I just don't think I was made for turtlenecks. I think my neck might be too short. When I tried to wear the sweater without rolling down the neck I felt pretty uncomfortable since the neckline was up to my chin. But when I fold down the neckline it doesn't look that chic.
-At the time I was feeling really chunky in it. I think it was the whole chunky knits make me look chunkier theory, yet again. (And with the chunky wool cardigan and Everlane's luxe double knit mockneck and dress that I just reviewed, which all made me feel/look fat I had to take a hard evaluation on my current state of weight gain. Or in other words, all these Everlane garments made me feel fat and so I had to try on my fat jeans to confirm that even though I'm not at my skinniest, I am not at my fattest either...just yet).
Now I know I've reviewed the Everlane Chunky Knit Cardigan before as well as the Marled Wool Chunky Knit Crewneck, but I thought I would give it one more chance by reviewing the Marled Wool Chunky Knit Cardigan. And well I still didn't love it enough to keep it. First off, the black marled wool is a lot scratchier than the grey marled wool I tried out in the crewneck version (and I think it might even be scratchier than the plain grey chunky knit cardigan I also reviewed). But I think the black marled wool is a more flattering knit and if you have any pilling problems, it probably wouldn't be as noticeable.
Also I ordered both sweaters in a small. But in the end, I returned both of these items. Since I'm still in the process of downsizing, I can't afford to keep items I don't absolutely love. But if I had the luxury of ample storage I probably would have kept the waffle knit since it's so unique and super soft. Ah well, that's fine since I have a lot more Everlane items coming my way (the street fleece bomber and pants-my first ever pair of pants that I've ordered from Everlane; as well as a couple of the Pima cotton shirts). As always, reviews are done on items I've purchased for myself and are not sponsored. Check out my other Everlane reviews here and Everlane's items (referral link). Thanks for reading!