Rated 2 out of 5 by MichelleFromIL Nice Shirt, Except for Shrinking
I like the weight and colors of this shirt. I bought it to coordinate with my fleece lined flannel shirts. I always wash in cold and hang to dry, but the shirts still shrunk lengthwise. Now when I reach over my head (on a plane or to get a glass out of the cupboard) my stomach shows.
March 11, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by KateZ Great fabric, terrible cut
This shirt definitely shrinks. I got these for basic layering in white and black and found the fabric to be soft and thick. You can't see through the white shirt, as is sometimes a problem. However, the cut of these shirts is very boxy. The length of the shirt in the hem and arms was perfect out of the bag, but shrank after the first wash and dry.I'm 5'5", 140lbs and purchased the medium. I'll still use these for their intended purpose. but not as flattering as I had hoped.
March 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JudithPoodith My go-to tee this Winter!
I felt I needed to review this long-sleeved tee, as they have been the shirts I have reached for on these frigid CT mornings, as a warm, and very comfy under-layer. I got these in the aquamarine heather, and the deep violet colors, and they are beautiful! But what really strikes me, is the thickness...almost somewhat of a cushioned feel to them, and I've already washed them (on delicate, since I do most of my tops on that setting) a few times.
I imagine they will be as nice to wear in Spring, on their own. Definitely recommend these tees!
February 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by JaneLLB very nice fabric, but color is off
I bought one and very happy with it. Nice fabric, feels nice on the skin. then I bought the Sunlit coral heather. the color is way off from the picture. Would give 5 stars.I hope LLBean could improve the color on the web.
February 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanFanofGoretex Wonderful surprise - great shirt - love these!
I ordered 2 of these tees in light apricot heather and black in size large (my regular L.L.Bean size) to go with some L.L.Bean flannel shirts I bought last year. These will be perfect. Nice weight, great fit, nice sleeve and body length, and wash and dry well. I only left them in the dryer for about 15 min. and then hung to dry. Buying more of these for sure!
February 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by CaveatTalonWager Definitely shrinks...order one size UP
Based on the many other reviews that comment about how much this shirt shrinks, I ordered one size up to compensate for shrinkage. Of course the shirt was huge right out of the package, but I planned to wash (and dry) it before wearing it to see if it would stay or be sent back. I washed it in cold water and dried it on low. I have little tolerance for garments that have to be babied. One slip up where it accidentally ends up in the dryer and the thing is rendered unwearable. These are not inexpensive enough for that risk. This is why I ordered them too big in the beginning.
The shirt did shrink a bit, but from what I am reading, the shrinkage will continue for the next few washes, which is fine, as there is still plenty of room for that. Now I have to say that I don't like my t-shirts to fit right against my body, so the larger fit is fine. I actually like how it fists after the first wash and dry, but there is still room for more shrinkage...so this removes the worry.
I ordered three of these, Cornflower Blue, Barberry and Bold Orchid. I LOVE the blue and orchid, but the Barberry is a bit too brilliant for my taste so it is going back. The other two are staying.
The arms are very long on these, but after shrinkage they may end up being just right...we'll see.
It's really a shame to me about this shrinkage issue, as these shirts are made from really beautiful fabric...with a very pretty color selection and there is a substantial feel to the fabric. There is no reason that this same shirt couldn't be made from the same fabric, that is PRE-SHRUNK before manufacturing. There really is no excuse for this. I'm an LLBean die-hard...have had a closet full of Bean clothes for many years. I hope they can resolve this issue.
February 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Iskate ...
The XS size in this shirt is definitely too large on me. I bought it because I liked the colors, material and high neck-line, and because reviews said it would shrink. I am 5'2, 105 lbs, sleeves are much too long and it is too wide. I certainly hope it will shrink both in sleeve length and width, but it does not look like it will. Too bad I don't have a dryer. Can you start carrying shirts in XXS?
February 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Belmondo Great fitting tee
Just purchased one in white, size Small. washed and dried (on low) and it definitely did not shrink. The sleeves are long enough for my 5'8", 120# frame. Now that it passed the test, I'm ordering two more in colors. Getting garments with long enough sleeves is usually a problem for me but not this time. Wish reviewers would state their height when commenting on whether sleeves are too long or short.
February 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bigmama1 Great shirt at a great price
I love these Tee's! The fabric is beefy, very comfortable and layers great. I agree with KDee3's review on January 13, 2015 - I wash my shirts in cold water, dry on delicate cycle and have had minimal shrinkage after many washings. I have these in 4 different colors and highly recommend them. Great shirt at a great price.
February 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KDee3 Bens Tee long sleeve crew eck
I love these shirts. I just ordered 3. The colors are so soft and pretty and the feel of the shirts are like velvet. I wash them inside out, on delicates, and dry at the lowest, coolest setting. No shrinkage and they keep their shape. very pleased.
January 13, 2015