The cardigan is often misunderstood as a garment for old men, but contrary to popular belief, cardigans can and should be worn by us younger gents too.
The Everlane Felted Merino Cardigan (updated to sweater polo) is made of 100% merino wool and designed to not only keep you warm, but also stylish.
Before we start, you can learn more about the brand in my comprehensive Everlane review.
Everlane Felted Merino Cardigan Review
The design is more modern as Everlane decided to forgo pockets completely for a cleaner drape. It features a 5 button enclosure and simple ribbing at the cuffs, waist and gig line.
I picked up the charcoal (dark gray) color which is one of the more versatile colors that you can wear. As of now, they only carry charcoal, but should replenish with other colors again soon.
Everlane Felted Merino Cardigan: How Does It Feel & Fit?
This cardigan fits better than many of the chunky knit variety. While the chunky knit cardigan is much thicker and has more functional value, it’s not as clean and classic as Everlanes.
Everlane’s cardigans are fitted in the body and through the arms. Surprisingly the length of the body and the sleeves is proper too. At 5’6″ I often struggle to find properly fitting cardigan sweaters as they’re almost always too baggy and too long. In addition to a clean fit, the felted merino wool has a luxurious feel, almost like cashmere.
It looks great with chinos, minimal sneakers, a button down shirt and necktie combination. Smart casual at its finest. I even layered on the more rugged tan field jacket (see below) just to keep things interesting.
Felted Merino Cardigan Details
My Size: XS
100% merino wool, available only in charcoal at the moment.
Comes in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL.
Factory Made In
Made in Dongguan, China at the Dongguan Leroy Far East Knitwears, Ltd factory that was established in 2000. This Southern China factory produces cashmere garments used by top brands in the fashion industry.
How Much Does It Really Cost?
- Materials: $13.63
- Hardware: $2.50
- Labor: $13.81
- Duties: $4.79
- Transport: $.75
True Cost = $35.48
Everlane sells the felted merino cardigan for $88, while traditional retail goes for nearly double the price at $180.
Before You Leave
Check out some of the other Everlane products I’ve reviewed.
- Everlane Slim Fit Jeans – $68
- Everlane Slim Fit Oxford Shirt – $58
- Everlane Cotton Bomber Jacket – $88
- Everlane ReNew Fleece Sweatshirt – $60
- Everlane Pique Polo Shirt – $35
- Everlane French Terry Sweatshirt – $45
- Everlane French Terry Hoodie – $68
- Everlane Felted Merino Hoodie – $98
- Tread By Everlane – $98
- Everlane Performance Suit & How to Style It – $296
Check out the Everlane Choose What You Pay program that offers many popular styles at steeply discounted prices.
A note: Everlane sent me the cardigan in this review. These are all my thoughts and opinions based on my experience. Gentleman Within holds all control over editorial content.
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