Hi guys, just a quick review for you today on the new relaxed poplin shirt! I got it in the classic blue and white stripes and in a size 4. Just like their Silk Square Shirt (review here) and GoWeave Track Pants (review here), Everlane is making their poplin shirts in various numeral sizes. I tried out their Square Silk Shirt in a size 2 and even though it fit, I thought it might have been a tad small for me, so I went one size up with their relaxed poplin shirt. But I found that size 4 was a bit too big. So for tops, I think I'm going to stick with size 2 for now. (For reference, I usually wear a size 4 in all other brands).
First the pros:
-The poplin material feels crisp and structured and seems to be of a pretty high-quality (as far as I can tell, but I'm not really an expert on these kinds of "office" shirts). The poplin is smooth and doesn't feel thin or flimsy.
-The front gives enough space for my chest so it doesn't annoyingly pop open at the button when I straighten my shoulders (ok, I just did some internet research and I guess it's called "the gape"). But to be fair, I might not have had the gape on this shirt because it was a bit too large overall.
And then the cons:
-But again, the shape/style just doesn't work with my body (damn you short legs!). I found the poplin shirt to be way too long for me (I think even if I sized down, the overall length of the shirt is on the long-side). It made my short legs look even shorter, and the shirt ended pretty much near the widest point across my thighs. I could wear it tucked in, but that's not really my style.
-And even though I love the poplin material, it wrinkles super easily and I hate ironing. So this shirt is a no-go for me. Especially since I don't work in an office, I don't really see a need for this shirt in my limited wardrobe.
But if you're looking for a high-quality office shirt, I think these are a really great option (especially if you wear your office shirts tucked-in, which is most people I imagine). As usual, 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).
Also I ordered the Poplin Square Shirt and the Poplin Shirtdress so I'll be sure to add those reviews when I get them!