As soon as I saw these Texture Cotton Crew sweaters on the Everlane site I knew I was going to be trying them out, no question. I've been looking for a reasonably priced, ethically-made, good-ole chunky knit cotton sweater for seasons. I liked Grana's wool version from several years ago though the 100% wool was a tad warm and it ended up stretching out to a potato sack shape from all the wear. But also in general I find the wool chunky knits that come out (and Everlane has had several in the past couple of years), are all a tad too warm for the mostly mild San Jose winters. And you know what? This is the chunky knit sweater I've been looking for!
I'm wearing a small here, and I find that they run TTS. I love that the crew collar is fitted but not too tight and definitely not a mockneck. The sleeves are also at the perfect length.
The knit of these sweaters is thick but very tight. And that's probably due to the 27% nylon content in these sweaters. I'm not a huge fan of plastic-blended fabrics but in this case I can see why they chose to go this route. With my experience with 100% cotton knit sweaters, even a light weave will stretch and bag out. But I think the nylon in this will help to keep this sweater's shape even though it's a thick knit (which tends to be heavier and even more prone to stretching out). In this case I'm willing to compromise to get the heavy knit sweater look of my dreams.
I really like the navy color, but since I already have a favorite navy sweater from Everlane I decided to try out the "surplus" color even though I'm not usually a fan of brownish sweaters (and I originally skipped out on the white because I can't keep anything white clean for the life of me). But I was pleasantly surprised to find that the color irl is more green and it's a true olive (even the description on the tag says "OLV" which I'm assuming means olive so I'm not sure why they decided to call it surplus?). But I love this sweater so much I'm super tempted to get it in the white (future spills be damned because wouldn't the white just looks so wintery and lovely?), but I'm going to wait until there's something else I want to get from Everlane so I can combine it for free shipping.
Also I saw on the Insta-story of a fellow Everlane addict, Sally, that she tried the v-neck version of this chunky knit sweater and the V comes down quite low. Personally I like to keep the neckline high so that I can wear a regular tee underneath and it wouldn't peek out from under the sweater.
Anyway I'll be periodically update this post to let you know how this sweater wears (will it stretch out? will it keep its shape?). Oh and this is a completely unsponsored posts (though there are affiliate links so thank you for your support!) because it looks like after my moment of assertiveness I might have stepped over a line or gone over an allotted budget. Either way I was not offered any free gifts to review for August (too bad too since there's so many things I wanted to try). Ah well easy come, easy go but I'm still an Everlane addict at heart and so these reviews will keep on coming!
P.S. I just wanted to add that I love that these sweaters look like these beautiful cashmere ones from Jenni Kayne but of course the Everlane ones are a quarter of the cost but also not made of cashmere.