Rated 5 out of 5 by vgrosenw Excellent Cotton Turtleneck!
i'm surprised by the number of negative reviews this excellent cotton turtleneck received. i've been an llb customer for years, 1st buying through the catalog, now via the web. throughout the years, i've always returned to this particular jersey because it's 100% cotton, washes & wears well, the available colors are magnificent (purple & cobalt in particular), no scratchy labels (info is printed on inside back where the scratchy label would be), & cuffs. holey, moley, i'm shocked & appalled by the number of retailers trying to foist cuffless turtlenecks onto the unsuspecting public. if you're seeking the perfect cotton turtleneck jersey to wear by itself or layered with other items, this is the one.
October 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by kat45 Bring back the women's tall all cotton turtleneck.
I agree with another reviewer. The current all cotton women's turtlenecks instantly become too short in the sleeves for those of us who are taller than average. Since the tall sizes disappeared, I have been forced to buy the men's medium which is not as good as the women's tall and comes in very few colors. I would recommend it but only to people who are smaller than I am.
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CokieJ Great Turtleneck (and it actually fits!)
I'm barely 5' 1 and under 100 lbs but this petite x-small fits perfectly. The color is lovely and vibrant (plum-heather) and the fabric is soft and substantial. I ordered the same type turtleneck last year and I was so pleased I got another. I was afraid the petite might be too short, but it's perfect.
October 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DesireeShep Love this!
I love the all cotton turtleneck. It is so comfy to wear. Love the colors too! These are always my go to shirts! Looking for true purple sometime soon.
October 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by SoSoWinterWear Beware of Shrinkage
Though this turtleneck is comfortable and warm. I have found that they shrink quite a bit. Despite washing in cold water, these shirts can shrink from one to two inches. What was once a nice fitting shirt turns into a short waisted and short sleeve shirt by the end of the winter season. Why do I keep buying it? Hoping LL Bean does something about the shrinking. Because everything else about it is good.
September 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by shortysmom527 The best turtleneck I have ever worn!!!!
I asked my husband to buy these for me. I am always cold and wanted to be prepared for the cold winter that is predicted for this year. If it's anything like last year, I don't want to be caught without some warm layers. Anyway, when I received them, I tried them on right away. These are the BEST turtlenecks I have ever worn. Soft, stretchy, comfortable and looks great alone or layered. These are the first turtlenecks that I have been in love with enough to really WANT to wear them alone. I usually use them for layering. I think this year I will wear them alone and for layering. Thinking of buying more in my basic colors (black, white and cream) so I am never without them. You will not be disappointed. They hang beautifully and look extremely well made. Thanks L.L.Bean for such a great staple product!!!!
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MTOD Keep the 100% cotton. This is a great shirt!!
These are my "go to" turtlenecks. Please keep the 100% cotton. They are so soft and so COMFORTABLE!! The blends are scratchy and they are not as warm. Polyester is not a natural fiber.....cotton is. If you take these out of the dryer immediately, you should have no problem with wrinkling.
Regarding the sleeves.......I think they are too long and my daughter thinks they are too short. So you see, I think that LL Bean has found the correct length. You just need to do what you need to do to keep them correct for you. If you feel they are too short, don't put them in the dryer. If you feel they are too long, dry them well done!! I think they are great.....and I must have 30 of them. Keep them coming, LL Bean. I won't buy tutlenecks anywhere else.
August 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BainbridgeIslandGal Bring back the blends, please!
I have LL Bean turtlenecks I have worn every winter for the past 15 years that were made in a poly/cotton blended fabric that was perfect weight, draped beautifully, and looked great straight from the dryer. I have since tried the cotton versions now available and have been disappointed every time. The fabric is too bulky for layering and does not drape nicely enough to wear on its own. The body always shrinks a bit in length and just makes my shape look square and clunky.
I wish you would bring back the old style 50/50 blend fabric--I only have 2 of them left, but would buy every color now if I could!
~ Always hopeful, Bainbridge Island Gal
May 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lorelei Not Like They Used To Be
You used to be able to buy "easy care" turtlenecks which were made of a 60% cotton/40% polyester blended fabric. I still have some. The colors were beautiful, they absolutely didn't shrink and L.L. Bean was the only place you could find them.
The new ones I've gotten have simply become useless due to shrinkage. I think the folks at L.L. Bean should read all the negative reviews and bring back the blended fabric. I've looked all over the internet for "easy care" turtlenecks and none are half as nice as my old ones.
May 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ridespalomino I was saddened by the poor quality
I ordered two of these the cranberry stripe and the gray and black stripe I was so excited the color was beautiful but upon the first washing the sleeves all shrank 4 inches I returned them
March 4, 2014