So you know how on my last Everlane review (the cashmere sweatshirt) I said don't buy it? Well here's another gray cashmere sweater, this time from Grana, that I'm going to tell you not to buy. I feel like it's a pretty rare occasion when a blogger tells you not to purchase something and even for me, it feels fresh (and it makes me want to keep saying don't buy stuff). But anyway back to this sweater. It's quite possibly one of the most unflattering sweaters I've ever tried. See what I mean:
I think it looks so unflattering because the bottom hem is kind of weird. It puffs up right around the mid-line. There's also a slight puff in the sleeves which I like, but it's not enough to compensate for the extra 15 pounds the sweater adds to my waistline. And that's not even the main reason I'm not recommending this sweater. The main reason is that in the 5 minutes I wore it, I accidentally snagged one of the threads and pulled it so now there's a pulled loop right in the middle of the sweater. It's because the weave is so loose that it's very easy for the sweater to get snagged. And for $140, I would hope my sweater would last longer than 5 minutes with no damage. So even though I love the softness of this sweater, don't buy this. For $15 more, Everlane's waffled cashmere sweater is a better textured cashmere sweater (just size down 1 size).