The Everlane Cocoon Coat Deserves A Hanger In Your Closet

 
PHOTO: COURTESY EVERLANE

PHOTO: COURTESY EVERLANE

 

If you’ve only recently discovered the Everlane brand, it’s my pleasure to inundate you with all of the reasons why the Everlane Cocoon Coat, and really all of their products, deserve a hanger in your closet.

The Everlane Cocoon Coat is really flattering on and soft to the touch. It’s available in black, camel, a light heather grey, a heather grey and charcoal plaid, and my personal favorite, the peat color. The cocoon silhouette offers a boxy fit that compliments any body type. And, you can feel the quality of the coat in your hand as it feels quite heavy and stiff. Aside from a stellar first impression, we’ve highlighted six more important reasons to add the Everlane Cocoon Coat to your collection.

 
PHOTO: COURTESY EVERLANE

PHOTO: COURTESY EVERLANE

$250 at the time of publication

 

Everlane’s Radical Transparency

Everlane as a company is well-known for their “radical transparency,” specifically their transparent supply chain practices and transparent pricing. Beneath every product on their online store, they break down the final retail price of their items by cost of materials, hardware, labor, taxes, and shipping. They’re also incredibly transparent about what their markup is. It’s a refreshing relationship to have with a retailer because any reasonable person understands that companies are in business to make money, but it’s enlightening to know how price points are derived.

Their transparency doesn’t stop at the price you pay either. Everlane is also transparent about their manufacturing process, giving the shopper an inside look at their various factories worldwide and the treatment of the factory workers that produce our wears. This is definitely a brand you get behind for its commitment to both style and integrity.

We’ve also written articles about Everlane’s Market Tote Bag and their Modern Loafer because we’re huge fans of those as well. But you’re here to hear about the cocoon coat so check out the five very important reasons why you should dedicate a hanger to it.

The Everlane Cocoon Coat Is 60% Wool

A higher wool content generally relates to a longer-lasting coat and therefore a higher price tag. However, with the Everlane Cocoon Coat you get the best of both worlds because you’re not paying upwards of a grand for your coat yet it still made of a whopping 60% of wool fiber content. And, for the record, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult for manufacturers to source wool at reasonable prices as there’s more demand for it than there is supply. Since 2016 wool prices have gone up about 56%.

Everlane is managing to source wool ethically and for a relatively inexpensive price. This makes for a wonderful wearing experience as the coat feels very sturdy and well-structured yet still soft.

 
PHOTO: COURTESY EVERLANE

PHOTO: COURTESY EVERLANE

$250 at the time of publication

 

The Cocoon Coat Is Made For Shorties Too

The cocoon shape of this coat means it was intentionally designed to fit oversized. Still, it does tend to run large so you may consider sizing down to find your perfect fit. Otherwise, the length is accommodating for vertically challenged and tall women alike.

The Everlane Cocoon Coat is available in sizes 00-16 U.S. At size 16 the coat measures 38.87’’ in length and the sleeves are 33.37’’ in length. I’m 5’9’’ so I’ve never had an issue with a coat being too long, but some wool coats on the market opt for the full-length design which can leave women on the shorter side feeling engulfed or worse dragging their gorgeous wool coat behind them.

 
PHOTO: COURTESY EVERLANE

PHOTO: COURTESY EVERLANE

$250 at the time of publication

 

The Everlane Cocoon Coat Is Classy

Your coat really sets the tone for your outfit and when you wear the Everlane Cocoon Coat your vibe is “classy” regardless of what’s underneath it. Well, I guess there are limits. If I throw on basketball shorts, cute slippers, and the cocoon coat to go get something out of my car I more-so look like a bag lady, but a classy bag lady none-the-less.

This coat screams 1940’s Hollywood with its understated detailing and cut. Still, the design is uncompromising. For example, underneath the collar of the Everlane Cocoon Coat is a nice felt detail that one would only see if you’re channeling Humphrey Bogart in Brother Orchid and prefer a popped collar. It’s one of those design elements that feels like it’s just for you and serves as a reminder that you’re wearing a quality item.

The silhouette of the Everlane Cocoon Coat is oversized and features a dropped shoulder which makes it perfect for wearing over sweaters and other knitwear comfortably. This style of coat could have easily veered towards a more masculine aesthetic but it’s instead very balanced.

 
PHOTO: COURTESY EVERLANE

PHOTO: COURTESY EVERLANE

$250 at the time of publication

 

The Everlane Cocoon Coat Is Perfect Fall To Winter

This may be an unfortunate side effect of dislocating my shoulder too many times, but one of the most uncomfortable things for me is a coat that’s too heavy. I can be seen foregoing a coat altogether in the winter whenever remotely possible. That said, the cocoon coat is light enough to keep you comfortably warm in the fall and transitions nicely into a winter coat if you live in a warmer climate, prefer a lighter coat, or are a fan of chunky sweaters and layering.

 
PHOTO: COURTESY EVERLANE

PHOTO: COURTESY EVERLANE

$250 at the time of publication

 

Everlane’s Cocoon Coat Is Versatile

It makes for a great work coat, pairing well with business attire and particularly a blazer. It doesn’t clash with more elegant attire as it can mimic the “boyfriend coat” look over a full-length dress. And, it beautifully completes a casual outfit of jeans, a basic tee, and loafers.

A high-quality coat can easily last you a decade or more and age like fine wine. I have a black Calvin Klein coat that’s been going strong since 2009. In fact, it should have participated in that viral 10-year comparison pics that Instagram had going for a few days. There wouldn’t have been much of a difference besides a tear in the inner lining but what’s ten years without any battle wounds?

This coat being middle-of-the-road price wise and over-performing on quality makes it an all-around good investment and one that will pay dividends for the next 10 years or more. You also get the satisfaction of knowing that you haven’t been “taken to the cleaners” by the manufacturer and that the coat on your back was ethically sourced and produced.

So what are your thoughts on Everlane’s Cocoon Coat? Are you going to add it to your coat collection or have you already? Let’s chat in the comments!

 

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