*Updated March 2019!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting for Everlane to come out with denim for what seems like FOREVER! And Hallelujah, Praise the Lord – the day is finally here! And you won’t believe the price – only $68 for a pair of their premium denim! If you’ve ever bought a pair of designer jeans you know that $68 is an amazing price. And I have to tell you, the denim lives up to the hype!
I have the hardest time finding denim that fits perfectly. It’s either too loose or tight in all the wrong spots. And then it bags out over time. But the Everlane denim is super high quality and fits perfectly! And it being Everlane, they also found a way to make the denim in an ethical factory that doesn’t pollute the environment.
I was lucky enough to be able to visit the Everlane Denim Pop Up store in Los Angeles this past weekend. I got a chance to try on a lot of the styles and I’m sharing my thoughts on them below!
Everlane is very transparent with their prices so you can see a breakdown of what materials, labor, transportation cost to make the clothes plus what they sell it for. They work really hard to keep the price down all the while using quality materials and ethical factories and sustainable practices. The true cost to make a pair of Everlane jeans is around $28 and they charge $68-$78. So I think they are very reasonably priced. A lot of designer denim is priced over $100. So if you are looking for an affordable pair of jeans that are well made, these are for you!
Everlane denim is made out of premium Japanese denim. Everlane also prides itself on making their denim out of a very sustainable and efficient factory. Denim is apparently a very dirty business that produces a lot of waste but this factory has figured out how to make the denim with very little waste.
Everlane started out with a basic non-stretch skinny jean and has since expanded to boyfriend jeans, stretch skinny jeans, straight leg jeans, cropped jeans, and denim jackets and skirts!
I’ve found the Everlane denim sizing charts very accurate so always check that first. That being said – If I’m in between sizes I always size down. I’ve found that the denim does loosen up over time – especially the 100% cotton styles and the non-stretch denim styles. I also noticed that the sizing does vary a tiny bit depending on the wash. Everlane does have sizing suggestions based on the washes on their site which is helpful. In general I think the darker washes feel stiffer and the lighter washes feel softer.
In my opinion, Everlane denim is on the shorter side. I’m 5′ 8″ and the “Regular” lengths (28.5 inches) hit above my ankle – which to me is not a regular length jean. Everlane now makes Tall sizes which are 30.5 inches long. The Tall size hits right at my ankle and is perfect for my height! Everlane also has Ankle length sizes on some styles as well which are 26.5 inches long.
Everlane Denim Try On
My Measurements for reference:
26.5 inch waist
36 inch hips
The High-Rise Skinny Jean
The High-Rise styles are my favorite. I feel like they are the most versatile because you can wear shorter tops and crop tops without exposing your belly. Plus they sort of help to “suck” everything in if you know what I mean. I have the regular length on in the photos below but they also come in ankle length and tall length. But as you can see, the regular length isn’t super long. I’m 5’8″ and they hit around my ankles. The waist hits around my belly button. The legs aren’t super tight on me (but I also don’t have muscular calves).
Here’s where I noticed a difference in the fit depending on the wash. The white pair felt a bit softer than the other washes. And the black pair seemed a little stiffer.
The Mid Rise Skinny Jean
The mid rise style is a 9″ rise so it’s only 1 inch lower than the high rise. It fit the same as the high rise styles. This dark wash is also a bit stiffer than the white wash. I really like this dark wash so I decided to get it in the high rise style! Also available in Ankle Length and Tall Length.
The Modern Boyfriend (No longer available)
The boyfriend style has a more relaxed fit than the other styles. It has a 10″ rise but it’s looser so it sits lower on the waist. I would size down if you want a tighter fit. I tried on the same size as the skinny styles (size 26) and it felt a lot looser around the waist. Even though the boyfriend style is supposed to be looser, if you sized down a size or two it would look closer to a straight leg jean.
Everlane Authentic Stretch Denim Versus Regular Denim
Everlane recently launched Authentic Stretch Denim in three styles: The High-Rise Cigarette, The Mid-Rise Skinny, and The High-Rise Skinny. All the styles come in Regular and Ankle length and the High-Rise and Mid-Rise styles comes in Tall as well. I had the opportunity to try out the Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny (tall) and compare it to the High-Rise Skinny (regular) which you can see below.
The Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny (Tall)
The stretch denim is made out of 77% Cotton, 17% Modal, 2% Elastane, and 4% Other Fiber. This gives the denim a less stiff and more stretchy feel. This pair feels like a typical pair of skinny jeans to me. The Tall size is 30.5 inches compared to the 28.5 inches of a regular length. I’m 5′ 8″ and the tall size is perfect for me. It hits right at my ankle and definitely isn’t too long.
The other difference I noticed is that the Stretch Denim has a leather patch detail on the back (the regular denim has no patch).
The High-Rise Skinny (Regular)
The non-stretch skinny jeans are made out of 98% Cotton and 2% Elastane. However, they really don’t feel like they have much stretch at all. The material is thin but stiff. This pair is the regular length which means they are 28.5 inches. These feel like a cropped pair of denim on me. But I think this length is great for summer when you want to show off your ankles.
As you can see, the Stretch Skinny and the Regular Skinny don’t look that different. I think it comes down to how they feel on you. If you like a tight, stretchy denim then the Stretch Skinny is what you’ll prefer. If you like a pair of denim that loosens up over time and isn’t skin tight then the Non-Stretch denim is what you’ll want to go with.
The Authentic Stretch High-Rise Cigarette Jean
Most of the Everlane denim has a zipper fly but there are a few styles that have a button fly – like the Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny Button Fly in Washed Black and the Authentic Stretch High-Rise Cigarette Jean.
I’m wearing the Authentic Stretch High-Rise Cigarette Jean below in washed black. The washed black rinse definitely feels pretty soft – especially after you wear it a few times. It’s made of a slightly different material than the Stretch Skinny jeans: 87% cotton, 12% elasterell-p, 1% elastane.
The leg on the Cigarette Jean is definitely different. It’s not as tight and more of a straight cut. The Cigarette Jean also only comes in ankle and regular lengths so they look cropped on me.
The 90’s Cheeky Straight Jean
The 90’s Cheeky Straight Jean is one of their newest launches and it’s my favorite style so far. I love the feel of the denim. It’s 100% cotton and feels more like vintage denim – it’s softer and thicker. It’s high rise with a concealed button fly (which is also something I really like).
I had to size down A LOT for this style. I have a 26.5 inch waist and wear a 25 in Everlane denim. But for this pair I had to go with a size 24. The size chart is accurate but I just wasn’t expecting that I’d have to go with a size 24. In general, I prefer a tighter fit so if you like a looser fit then your regular size should be fine. I also sized down because I know that 100% cotton jeans usually loosen up a lot over time. So I prefer a really tight fit at first so it ends up just right after I break it in.
As you can see, it’s a looser style over all. These are still tight in the waist for me but looser around the butt and all down the leg.
How to Style Everlane Denim
How to Style the High-Rise Skinny Jeans (non-stretch)
Everlane High Rise Skinny in Light Blue Wash – Regular Length (see full post)
Everlane High Rise Skinny Mid Blue Wash – Regular Length (see full post)
Everlane High Rise Skinny Dark Indigo Wash – Regular Length (see full post)
Everlane High Rise Skinny Black Wash Denim – Regular Length (see full post)
The Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny Jeans
Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny in Mid Blue – Tall length (see full post)
Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny Jean in Black – Tall Length (see full post)
I love Everlane denim for the price and that it’s made more ethically. I started out wearing the non-stretch High Rise Skinny styles but have switched over to the Authentic Stretch Skinnies. I have a flat butt and I’m not very muscular so I’ve found that the stretch styles mold to my shape better. So I actually sold all of my non-stretch Everlane Denim so I could purchase the Authentic Stretch pairs. It’s just a personal preference on how they feel when I’m wearing them – I prefer a tight fit with my skinny jeans so the stretch versions just felt better. As you can see above, I don’t think there’s much of a difference in how the styles look.
Everlane just started making 100% cotton denim styles and those happen to be my favorite. I love 100% cotton denim for straight leg styles (like the 90’s Cheeky Jean). The 100% cotton denim feels thicker and more like vintage denim which I love.
I hope this review was helpful! Let me know if you have any questions!