Hi guys, and another Jamie + the Jones review for you today. This is my 3rd J+J item, but my first one purchased secondhand (from eBay). Like I said in the past, I love buying slow fashion secondhand because not only do you pay less and not have to wait for it, but you can also get a good sense of how an item wears over time. I was worried the raw silk would pill like crazy and be extra "nubbin-y" after washing and wearing, but after trying this secondhand raw silk tee I've found that isn't the case. In fact, the texture stays fairly the same when I compare my yet-to-be washed blank canvas tee with this used staple basic split tee. In fact, I'm really loving the texture and easiness of this black raw silk tee because it's different from cotton but isn't as fussy as most other silk.
I'm wearing a small here and I think it's the perfect size. It's meant to be a bit oversized but the split stops right at my waist which is great (don't want to be flashing belly). I don't own a lot of tunic-type long tops because I feel like it makes my petite frame look even shorter. But I think in this case the split helps the shirt from being too overwhelming. Also the neckline is on the larger side and helps balance it out.
I also like that I can tuck the front half in easily for that half tuck look (though TBH I don't know how often I would really wear it this way). I also like that the longer length covers my butt so if I decide to wear this with leggings, it would look appropriate as well.
In general, I'm a huge fan of this tee since it's like a classic black tee with a twist. I also love the that I don't have to hand wash this. I think if you're a fan of black tees (or any tees really) but want something other than cotton, J+J's raw silk ones are a good choice!
P.S. For all those wondering about the M.Gemi promo code giveaway, I've closed the contest and emailed all the winners. Thanks to everyone who entered!