Ethical Outfit: Everlane Cashmere Crew and Vintage Levi’s 505

During the Everlane Pop Up at Nordstrom Toronto, I snatched up this bubblegum pink cashmere crew (along with some equally soft cashmere sweatpants). You can’t really beat Everlane for the quality and variety of basics. I would say they’re the most accessible ethical label out there. They’ve actually lowered the pricing on their cashmere and here’s why.

I’m investing in more cashmere because it’s super cozy and warm. Maybe Everlane doesn’t have the softest cashmere (that would be the sustainable Naadam), but they’re soft enough. This crew style is fitted and the material is not too thick. Oh, and no need to dry clean cashmere. I gently hand wash mine with the Laundress Wool & Cashmere Shampoo and lay them flat on a towel to dry. I wouldn’t risk putting cashmere in the washing machine, even under the delicate setting, because of shrinkage.

I like my crew tucked into high-waisted jeans. This pair is from the Vintage Twin Pop Up Shop in New York, the one on Broadway. Their JEANius bar is brilliant. I’ve been having trouble finding old mom jeans. Well, lazy is more like it. Who has the time to try on countless pairs in thrift shops, or scour Ebay and Etsy online?

My JEANius seemed really confident she would find me the perfect pair when I told her my size, measurements, and the style I was looking for. She delivered. On the second try, I found them, Levi’s 505 from the 70s. She also cut them to be the perfect length, which is why they’re frayed. The material is so thick. Talk about slow fashion. If they’ve survived that many decades, I’m certain mine will continue to last for at least a lifetime. I’m still on the look out for really high waisted vintage jeans though. Why are pants never high enough for me?

This is a really simple outfit, and one of my fall uniforms. All the pieces fall into capsule category.


JEANS VINTAGE LEVI’S, THE VINTAGE TWIN (see them with other outfits)

BOOTSLA CANADIENNE ‘LALA’ BOOTS (see them with other outfits)

NECKLACEGIFT FROM MY DAD (gold Chinese pendant)

Photography by The Bennett Studio

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