Rated 3 out of 5 by Merla Sailor shirt with zipper
I have always loved these shirts over the years, but the one I ordered and returned recently did not have the same quality that the old ones do. Also, it had a odor to it. Usually, I never have any complaints with L L Bean.
November 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DianaM Very nice shirt
The fit is great. I like the color and the feel of the material. Quality seems good; time will tell.
November 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeavesandTrees Cozy perfect fit
This is a perfect fit classy zip up that keeps you warm, and is light-weight enough to provide a sleek look. I ordered a M reg an it was a great fit! A little extra room through the waist and hips, and able to put another T-shirt underneath! I am buying another in a different color!
November 4, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by bobodill Not up to LLBean standards
I recently purchased this shirt in maritime orange/cornflower blue. I had several years ago bought one in burgundy /navy which I loved and still wear even though it is too large. I really liked the orange/blue until I washed it. The hem came out! I tried to repair it as best I could but it does not look that nice now. I was really disappointed.
October 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KC1930 Still coming back for more!
You may have seen a past review that I own over two dozen of the quarter zip and boatneck styles. Well, let's up that amount! Every time LLB comes out with new colors, I am placing another order!
I cannot overstate the ease of wear and comfort, perfect to wear a tank or crewneck underneath if you want more warmth. It washes beautifully and always looks fresh. No fading. No stretching. No worry!
L.L.Bean, I appreciate your attention to consistent quality. Apparently, it keeps me coming back again and again (and again!).
October 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by cmcdogwalker thick and warm
I love this shirt - it was thicker than I expected, and warmer considering it is cotton. The only reason I didn't give it a five star is I would have preferred it to be an inch or two longer. I have only washed it a couple times - am hoping it holds its shape.
October 6, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Seavex Shrunk!
I have long wanted this classic LL Bean zip sailor shirt, because it was a medium weight material that I wanted to bring on my many work trips for that extra layer of warmth without being a hoodie or sweatshirt. I love the classic sailor design. When it arrived, I was pleased because it the XL was long and therefore would not ride up every time I moved. That lasted until I washed it the first time, and found that it came out of the dryer feeling half the size it was originally. It is no longer suitable to wear, since it comes up to my waist. The cotton was average at best to begin with, which may account for the seriously unacceptable shrinkage. I seriously was looking forward to this shirt serving my needs, since I like to own as few clothes as possible. Now I have to find something else. Bummer!
October 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by maryincanada Very comfortable knit but has a funny smell
I don't know what the smell is coming off this top is but it is not nice! A few turns in the dryer with a dryer sheet took away the smell. Top itself is really comfy. A bit fitted but it leaves enough room for thin layer underneath. I expect to wear this one for years.
October 1, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by SaddlesandPaddles Gift-givers BEWARE!
I purchased 3 of these shirts online in Cream/Sea Rose, Blush Pink/Navy, and Maritime Orange/Cornflower Blue. The shirts themselves are nice. The colors and fit are as described. I would have given them a 5-Star rating but for this: the weird, metallic stench coming from the plastic bags they came in was like nothing I've ever experienced, and certainly not anything from LL Bean! Really, the smell was so strong I could taste it! Airing the shirts out didn't help; they really needed to be washed to get rid of the stench. So, if you plan on giving one of these shirts as a gift, here's something to consider; you will need to wash it before you wrap it, and I don't know what will happen if you plan on having LL Bean gift wrap and ship it for you. If you plan on having LL Bean gift wrap or ship directly to the recipient, you may want to call and speak to customer service first..or choose something else!
September 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mommycozy Substantial, vibrant tops for cooler temp
I love my french sailors shirts. They are of a substantial weight for air conditioner and cooler temperature. The length is long enough to look modest with leggings. Even though the stripes are horizontal, these tops have a slimming effect on me. I think they are true to size.
If you want good coverage for both the torso and arms, order a regular instead of petite. I usually wear petite, but for this style, longer length feels warmer and makes me look slender.
September 26, 2015