Hi guys and I have another Grana review for you today. As you know I'm a huge fan of Grana's pima cotton shirts (and in fact after consistently wearing and washing both Grana and Everlane's cotton shirts, I find that the Grana shirts have held up much better and I find myself reaching for my Grana shirts more often because they're even softer after washing). Well here's another Grana product that I think is of higher quality than Everlane's, their linen. (The review of Everlane's linen square shirt can be found here).
I found Grana's linen to be smoother and softer than Everlane's. This could be because Grana's linen comes from an Irish factory, Baird McNutt, that's been producing linen since 1912. That's a long time to really hone in on their product quality. Meanwhile Everlane's linen is produced in China. BUT, there's a trade-off because I think Everlane's linen shirt design is so much more modern and flattering than Grana's plain 'ole boyfriend shirt style. So really if I could only choose one linen shirt for the season I would have to go with Everlane's even though Grana's linen quality is better.
I ordered the boyfriend shirt in a small (though usually I order Grana's pima shirt in a medium), and found that the small was still quite large. But of course it's supposed to be an oversized fit since it's a boyfriend shirt. I just really wasn't as much of a fan of the manly style and the muted blue color. But if you're looking for a high-quality traditionally-styled linen shirt than this Grana shirt fits the bill. And use this referral link to get you 10% off your first order.
P.S. Grechen from Grechen's Closet coincidentally has a post up all about linen here.