Lately, I feel like I'm apologizing at the start of every review for making people wait for them. Maybe it's because I preview them on my insta-stories and then wear it for a month before reviewing the item. But I also have a back-log of things to review, which is probably an indicator that I'm buying too much again (>_<). Anyway here's the review some of you guys have been waiting for (and sorry for the wait, lol): Elizabeth Suzann's generation 4 Georgia Tee in silk crepe.
First a note on sizing, I ended up getting the OS in this Georgia Tee even though I'm petite. But since I have a fairly long torso I think the OS works well for me. I also have the linen Georgia Tee in OS (a gen 3 version) so I decided to stick with the same size. I did notice some differences between this silk gen 4 version and the linen gen 3 version that's due to the updated fit (and not just due to the material alone, but I'll get to that too in a bit). The biggest difference is the neckline. My gen 3 linen Georgia tee is more of a boatneck compared to this gen 4 version and you can definitely see my bra straps on the old linen version but not this one. So I do think the fit of the gen 4 version is better than the gen 3. On their site, it also says the gen 4 version has more length, but when I tried it on I couldn't really tell.
Now even though they're pretty much the same tee, the silk version feels very different from the linen (no duh, lol). The linen version, since it's so much more structured, feels a lot more oversized while the silk version feels more like a normal blouse due to the drapey-ness. Also the sleeves on the linen version are more pronounced because they can hold their structure.
This is my first silk item from ES and I have to say I really love the quality! The silk that ES uses is 23mm which is a heavier momme weight than what both Everlane and Grana use (they both use 16mm silk, which is not bad either especially when they do a double-layer of silk like in my recent Everlane review). Only Cuyana uses a thicker silk with a momme weight of 25. TBH you can't tell the difference between 23mm and 25mm, though you can tell the difference between 16mm and 23mm silk. You can read my original post comparing Everlane, Equipment and Cuyana silk here (though the Cuyana silk tee used in this old comparison post is unlike the silk they use now for most of their clothes). And you can read all about ES's silk here.
Anyway I'm in love with both of my ES Georgia Tees. The linen one made it onto my top 10 favorite items I tried through blogging, and I have a feeling this silk one will be on that list next year!