This review is going to cover Everlane’s original Organic Slim Jeans as well as the 4-Way Stretch Organic Jean (formerly the performance jean). Seems a little confusing, but there are some differences which I’ll cover below.
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Everlane Organic Cotton Slim Fit Jeans Review
Everlane Organic Cotton Slim Fit Jeans are made of premium, mid-weight denim, made with organic cotton and Roica V550 yarn, a sustainable fabric.
The organic slim fit jeans come in at $88, a fairly affordable price point compared to many other brands, let alone premium ones.
Of course I opted for the dark indigo wash for maximum versatility. The jeans are also available in straight or skinny fit. Keep in mind that indigo is sure to bleed if I were to put them through a regular wash cycle.
Everlane Organic Slim Jean: How Does It Feel & Fit?
The Everlane organic cotton slim fit jeans look and feel nice. The quality feels the same as jeans I own that are more than double the price. There’s a thickness to them that leads me to believe that they’re tough and durable jeans. At a glance, the look and feel of the jeans are similar to a pair of my GAP, Levi’s or Ash & Erie.
They are a modern slim fit, and so they are fitted through the hip and thigh with a slight taper down towards the ankle and a higher than normal rise. The jeans sit comfortably above my waist. Personally it’s got the perfect rise, which is about an inch, inch and a half under my belly button.
The shortest inseam offered used to be 30, which used to be pretty standard in menswear. This meant that I’d have to get them hemmed a few inches for that crisp no-break look that I tend to go for. Or I could just cuff them up. *Update* Everlane now offers 28in waist and 28L which is great for shorter guys like myself.
Quick note: If you’re enjoying this Everlane jeans review, then you’ll probably like this Mott & Bow jeans review of their medium blue wash denim.
Organic Slim Fit Jean Details
Size Bought: 29×30
My Normal Size: 28×28
98% cotton, 2% elastane. Made with premium 11 oz. Japanese denim with 2-way stretch for better range of motion.
Everlane 4-Way Stretch Organic Jean
The 4-Way Stretch Organic Jean (formerly the performance jean) is a part of Everlane’s Uniform collection. Like the regular organic slim fit jeans, I got the stretch organic jean in a dark wash. It has the same golden/brown contrast stitching.
It’s made with 94% organic cotton and made in a LEED-certified factory that uses renewable energy and air drying to reduce CO2 emissions by 80%.
Materials & Details
- 94% Organic Cotton, 2% Elastane, 4% Other Fiber
- Standard 5-pocket styling
- Zipper Fly
- 28-40 x 28-34
- Leg opening is 13″
- Made in Vietnam
How They Fit
Where the performance jean differs from the regular slim fit is that the performance jean is much more slim fitting, almost as if it should be a skinny fit. It’s really snug at the waist, the seat area, thighs and down my legs. For some guys it might be too tight, but it’s a great fit for those who like trendier slim fit jeans.
There is also more of a taper down towards the ankle with a slimmer leg opening. And it’s got a four-way stretch which makes them even stretchier than the regular slim fits. While I wear both styles, I prefer the regular slim fit jeans over the performance jeans. It’s a more flattering fit, IMO.
Factory Made In
Made in Bien Hoa, Vietnam at Saitex International which recycles 98% of its water and is touted as the world’s cleanest denim factory.
How Much Does It Really Cost?
As a part of their transparent pricing, they believe that customers have a right to know what their products cost to make. And so here’s a breakdown of the slim fit jean.
- Materials: $10.89
- Hardware: $1.99
- Labor: $3.48
- Duties: $2.72
- Transport: $0.52
True Cost = $19.6
Everlane sells the organic cotton slim fit jeans for $88 and the 4-way stretch jeans for $98, over a 4x mark up which is a lot, but traditional retail marks them up even more somewhere around 6x+. It’s a great value for under $100 jeans.
Before You Leave
Check out some of the other Everlane products I’ve reviewed.
- Everlane Organic Cotton T-Shirt
- Everlane Slim Fit Oxford Shirt
- Everlane Performance Chino Review
- Everlane Cotton Bomber Jacket
- Everlane ReNew Fleece Sweatshirt
- Everlane Pique Polo Shirt
- Everlane French Terry Sweatshirt
- Everlane French Terry Hoodie
- Everlane Felted Merino Hoodie
- Everlane Felted Merino Cardigan
- Tread By Everlane
- Everlane Performance Suit & How to Style It
Check out the Everlane Choose What You Pay program that offers many popular styles at steeply discounted prices.
A note: Everlane sent me the jeans 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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