Rated 2 out of 5 by doxiepuppy Sleeves extremely looong!
I'm no orangutan but the sleeves unfortunately are extremely long, beyond my middle knuckles. Very good quality though. I would have returned them but I don't feel like waisting $6.50. Too bad.
Recommended for very long arms only!!
August 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by confirmed Measured the truth
I absolutely love these shirts and have bought a lot of them over the years. As with the "One star reviewer," I am 5'7" and felt like the shirts were getting shorter. I measured the under arm seam to the bottom of the garment on a new shirt and one that is a few years old. The results were astounding. The older shirt measured 171/4". The new shirts I bought last year was 15 3/4". I wash these shirts in cold water, delicate cycle, and hang to dry. I wasn't going crazy after all. I resorted to going to a competitor for a longer torso v-neck cotton shirt. It was longer but no one can match the quality of LLBean.
Dear powers that be, please go back to the longer torso so that I can be your customer again. I am very sad and you have lost a valued customer. So, my review is 2 stars only because of the fit, but I would recommend it to a friend that is shorter than me because the fabric quality is outstanding.
August 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by bumama Good and not so good.
I have several elbow sleeve, long sleeve, three-quarter sleeve. The ones from Peru are the best ever, perfect fit, lovely soft lustrous. The ones from Cambodia are smaller, harder, less comfortable. Five Stars for Peruvian. One star for Cambodian.I would only order if I could get the ones from Peru.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PatriciaMarie size
You use to make this style in plus sizes, but not anymore. Please make them again and with more colors. I am not buying any tops because of this and I bet that I am not alone on this.
June 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by beanaholic50 Way too open at the neck
First the fabric feels wonderful, but that's where the goodness ends.
The long sleeve v-neck's neck is much wider open than the neck on the short sleeve V-neck, which is made fairly nicely - I don't think that even skinny people look attractive with that much chest acreage showing and it's especially bad for any woman over 40, or so- why make them so different?. And lately all the pima shirts (all styles shrink like there's no tomorrow! I am 5'-7" and these shirts are just at the verge of being almost too short for me anyway. Why won't LLB ever offer these in tall sizes???? After washing they shrink at least 2 inches the first time and continue to shrink further with each wash. After about 4 washes they fit me like a crop top and that is just horrible. I've tried completely avoiding the dryer and still get excess shrinkage. LL Bean, if you could get the pima fabric preshrunk - even if you have to charge a couple more dollars each -it would be SO MUCH BETTER!! Please consider this.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappilyNorthwest Perfect!
Being a retailer is tough...pleasing all the people all the time, but LLBean is still doing a good job for me providing wardrobe staples.
I just got several of these shirts and LOVE them. I am in my sixties, and the "V" is perfect for me..not too low. They are a great quality pima cotton, and mine have never shrunk. They are also a perfect length for me, as I am getting tired of everything getting so long (which I know appeals to a younger set), and no problem with the sleeves.
I know returns are a bother, but these are worth a try.
April 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Meadowy Sleeves Too Long
I have bought these in the past and the sleeves were a little too long,but now they are so long that I cannot where the shirt. I love the red color though. The quality seems OK . I also bought a pair of pima cotton pj's that were at least 4-5 inches too long! LL Bean's sizing used to be very good but in the last year or two it's different. I hope you improve your sizing.
April 4, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by penbate Not a V-neck
I have almost every color in this shirt. I like the shirt, however, they just tacked the scoop neck in the middle and call it a v-neck. It looks like a scoop neck with a small pleat in it. Make it a true v-neck. Even the model shows that it is a scoop neck with a small tack in the middle. Can we get any cheaper?
March 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ValGal411 Nice
Nice shirt for the cost.
A little boxy at the waist but better than some of the tight fitting shirts made "now a days".
I was apprehensive about the width of the V-Neck as shown on the "model" but it does not slug off the shoulders or show cleavage.
Happy with this shirt, overall.
March 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by DavisGardener Tends to shrink
I love the feel and fit of these shirts when brand new, but after a few washings, they do shrink and seem to also fit looser. Also they are cut a bit short. I'm 5'3", and with no shrinkage they fit fine, but after one to two washings (cold water wash, low temperature dry), they shrink at least 1" in length. Certainly if you're taller than I am, I don't think you'll be happy with this shirt.
Note: We bought a second laundry hamper just for the "cold wash - low dry" clothes, so I KNOW these shirts have been washed and dried according to directions on the label; and they still shrink.
March 18, 2014