Back in this post I was on the hunt for the perfect white T-shirt. I went with the Ryan pocket tee by Everlane, and it's a pretty fabulous shirt. The drape is great. The shape, cut, fit -- all are great. I realized, however, that while in theory a great white T-shirt is essential to any wardrobe, in practice a white T-shirt is just not practical. Especially a white T-shirt when you have a blueberry-loving Hunter at home. Especially a white T-shirt that has to be HAND washed and LINE dried. (Beware of rayon and its need for actual hand washing and not the "hand wash" setting of the washing machine! By the way, I went with size S and probably should have got the XS -- it has a very loose fit!)
Then, I decided to try the U-neck shirt by Everlane in Heather Grey, and I hit the jackpot! It's made in LA of super soft pima cotton. The drape, shape, cut, fit are also all great! Machine washable and dryer-safe! Best of all, the darker flecks of grey kind of look like on-purpose grease stains, so when I get an actual grease stain on the shirt, it blends right in! Hurray! OK, so it's just a T-shirt, but it's exactly what I have been looking for in a white T-shirt. Versatile: dress up or down. It goes with everything. You may think a T-shirt is a T-shirt, but I think the Dolman sleeve and high-low hem length make this tee perfectly feminine while maintaining a relaxed fit.
Best of all, I am a big fan of what Everlane is doing, which I briefly mentioned here. Not an Everlane member? Join now!
P.S. After seeing this blogger's post (she's also a big fan of Everlane), now I want to try the box tee!
P.P.S. How do you like our avocado-green door? It's a new improvement, along with the many changes around here in the last couple of months. I've finally updated our house renovation blog, if you want to check it out!