Everlane slim fit oxfords are 100% cotton, made with fabric in Japan from a slow-spun cotton yarn.
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EVERLANE REVIEW FOR MEN & TRY-ON HAUL
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Everlane Japanese Slim Fit Oxford Review
The white, blue stripe oxford cloth button down shirt (OCBD) is a style staple in my opinion. The bengal stripe’s vertical lines are subtle while adding visual interest to the classic oxford shirt.
How Does The Slim Fit Oxford Feel & Fit?
Everlane’s oxford shirts feels like it’s made with premium cloth. It feels better than some of my made to measure oxford shirt fabrics that are double the price. And it’s got the right amount of thickness you’d expect from a quality oxford cloth button down shirt (OCBD).
While there’s no stretch (I don’t expect stretch from oxford shirts), the shirt is well fitted throughout from the collar all the way down to the bottom hem. I’m actually quite impressed at how well these shirts fit off-the-rack (OTR). It’s much better than a majority of retailers I’ve tried.
Standing at just 5’6″, it’s nearly impossible to find button down shirts that fit perfectly OTR, when shopping from non-specialty stores like Peter Manning or Ash & Erie. In fact, I only have a few shirts in my closet that fit well OTR, after a wash and dry cycle shrunk the shirt to an ideal fit.
The collar fits nicely around my neck. While the shoulder seam lands right where it should along my shoulder bone. The sleeves might be about a quarter or half inch long which is nothing compared to typical OTR shirts that are 2-3 inches too long.
The shirt could benefit from darts in the back to give it a more tapered and fitted look through the body. There’s a little bit too much fabric in the back for my liking, but it’s not a horrible, muffin-top aesthetic by any means. I’d like to think a wash and dry cycle will get Everlane’s OCBD to a near perfect fit on my frame.
The beauty of OCBDs is their versatility. I wouldn’t wear them with a suit, however they’re excellent smart casual options that you can easily wear with slim chinos or dark wash jeans. Coming in at under $60, Everlane’s OCBDs are quite the value.
Quick note: If you’re enjoying this Everlane oxford shirt review, then you’ll probably like this Twillory review of their untuckable and non-iron shirts.
Oxford Shirt Details
My Size: XS
100% cotton with fabric made in Japan from a slow-spun cotton yarn.
Button-down collar, box pleat on back of shirt and a rounded chest pocket.
Comes in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL.
Factory Made In
The shirt tag says Hai Phong, Vietnam, which is probably one of their production bases connected with the Lever Shirt factory in Shenzen, China.
The Lever Shirt factory is part of a family-run business that opened in 1956 as a dress shirt manufacturer in post-war Hong Kong.
How Much Does It Really Cost?
- Materials: $11.97
- Hardware: $1.59
- Labor: $7.60
- Duties: $4.17
- Transport: $.70
True Cost = $26
Everlane sells their button down shirts for $58, while traditional retail goes for well over double at $130.
Before You Leave
Check out some of the other Everlane products I’ve reviewed.
- Everlane Slim Fit Jeans – $68
- 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
- Everlane Felted Merino Cardigan – $88
- 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 shirt 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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