Rated 3 out of 5 by owsmama The sizing is inconsistent
We have several of these shirts in various sizes, and to fill wardrobe gaps for my two older kids, I just bought some more. They're nice shirts in good colors, though the fabric seems a tad thinner than it used to be. Unfortunately, none of them fits my six-year-old. The old size 5-6 in his drawer was too small (he still wears it, but the cuffs are an inch or so up his wrist), so I got him size 6x-7. Surprisingly, it is way too big. I laid the shirts down to compare, and there's about three inches difference in sleeve length and two inches in torso length. Curious, I laid down the 6x-7 against the size 8, which fits my eight-year-old just fine. There is less than half an inch difference in sleeve or body length--the 6x-7s went in the eight-year-old's drawer for now (along with the new size 8s, which are essentially the same size). The best I can hope for is that they shrink a bit (which would be ironic of course). LLBean, I am really disappointed that you have gotten this so wrong.
November 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by workwoman Only shirts son will wear
My son loves these shirts! They are pretty much the only ones he will wear because he likes the softness and plainness (no writing or images). They wear like iron & I've never had trouble with excessive shrinking or pilling. After my son wears them for two years (I buy big and then he wears them as play shirts when they get a tad small), they get passed on to 2 other active boys with plenty of life left in them.
I do find that they are a little more fitted than some of the "fashionable" tees, so I size up for him if he wants an oversized look. We buy a bunch of these every year, and my only beef is that they have updated the colors. My son's favorite--orange--is gone now. His other favorite (red) is now brighter--more of a cherry red than a barn red--but he's ok with that. He misses the old, more subdued green though. (But you know how Yankees are with change!)
October 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by TOTransplant Coming back for more
Admittingly I have shopping on that "other" site, have had no challenges with anything from them with the exception of the fabric getting thinner and thinner. Years past I ordered from LLBean on a regular basis, "I'm back"!!!!!!! I decided to order the above mentioned shirts, they arrived and are great! My youngest shared this morning that it is "so soft"! Making me on happy daddy!
My only challenge is that some seem to be "piling" (if that's the correct verbiage)if they continue to do so, I will send them back for an exchange. My two oldest daughters love them too. Do wish, like other shoppers they where offered in a few more colors geared for girls.
September 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by busysoccermom Great Shirt!
I have bought these for the past couple of years and my son loves them. He says these shirts are very comfortable. I will continue to buy these shirts.
July 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rena Very soft, high quality cotton
I just bought 3 of these Ts and they are really soft, silky Peruvian cotton and well made. As a 5' 5" adult woman and I raid the kids department for basics like T-Shirts and Fitness Fleeces because the XLs are quite roomy. I pretty much live in T-shirts when not at work so I love these for their comfort. I highly recommend these both for kids and small adults!!! : )
July 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WorkingLunchAgain Great quality
Good quality, durable! A great staple that won't fall apart after a few washes.
January 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by twinmom18 Great basic shirt
This shirt is very soft and comfortable. It is a great weight, not too thin or thick. My boys live in them. I wish there were more color options, like a royal blue or a slightly brighter green. It washes well and doesn't shrink. Great quality.
January 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by valueseekingmom perfect fit and great value
Once again I have found the LLBean t-shirts to be a great value for my son. He is very picky about his clothes and the material. Your basic t-shirts are perfect. The sizes fit his long arms and slender body, whereas many other brands are too short in the arms. I love that the shirts wash nicely and can be hand pressed to look as good as new. No ironing and no wrinkles...yeah!
January 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lumberjohn Back for seconds
A very good long sleeve shirt with good fabric thickness provides a warm insulating under layer. Fit true to size and durable enough to pass down to the next youngest. Got two years out of them before the boys out grew them. Back for seconds for the oldest. the younger boy gets his brothers as they are still in good shape.
December 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by nicksmom Still a great shirt
The multi shirt discount is gone, and the price has been increased.
I will still be buying this shirt!
These are beautiful cotton long sleeve shirts. Great for school.
I would like to see some new color choices!
Thank you LL Bean.
December 13, 2012