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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Racram LOVE THESE FR SAILOR 1/4 ZIP TOPS!!
I BOUGHT TWO OF THESE FRENCH SAILOR QUARTER ZIP SHIRTS: EMERALD SPRUCE/NAVY & DEEP TIDAL/SILVER PINE. I LOVE THEM! THE COLORS ARE VIBRANT. I?M WEARING THE EMERALD SPRUCE RIGHT NOW. IT?S PERFECT FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR - WARMER THAN A REGULAR TEE BUT NOT TOO HEAVY. THEY?RE VERY COMFORTABLE.
I?M ABOUT 5?2, 145LBS. I ORDERED THE MEDIUM AND IT FITS PERFECTLY. THESE AREN?T CUT LARGE ENOUGH TO WEAR A TURTLENECK UNDERNEATH SO DON?T PLAN ON LAYERING UNLESS YOU ORDER A SIZE OR TWO (?) LARGER THAN YOUR NORMAL SIZE. THIS TOP IS PRACTICAL TO WEAR WITH JEANS, SLACKS, SKIRTS, SWEAT PANTS? YOU NAME IT IN CASUAL WEAR. I USUALLY BYPASS ANYTHING WITH HORIZONTAL STRIPES BUT THESE DON?T MAKE ME LOOK WIDER. PERHAPS IN LIGHTER COLORS THAT COULD BE A CONSIDERATION (?). MY ORDER JUST ARRIVED TODAY SO I CAN?T COMMENT ON THE DURABILITY OR WASHABILITY. THEY APPEAR TO BE WELL MADE AND I ANTICIPATE GIVING THESE TOPS A LOT OF USE. IF ANYTHING LIKE MOST LLB CLOTHING, I?LL BE WEARING THEM YEARS FROM NOW TOO. I?D LIKE TO SEE A SIMILIAR TOP IN A HEAVIER WEIGHT FOR WINTER WEAR - PERHAPS CUT A LITTLE LOOSER FOR LAYERING WITH A TURTLENECK AND IN SIMILAR DARK (SLIMMING) COLORS.
September 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NEtoMW Nice 'middle' weight shirt
I have a stack of these shirts and just added a color not in my collection. I have a couple of the boat neck versions - but really prefer the quarter zips. It's a very 'stretchy' knit - but I love the fabric. I order in a Medium to get length in the arms - plus it's not something you want tight. (I get a small in relaxed fit, usually a medium for slightly fitted)
September 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Monami Unpleasant odor prior to washing
Loved the shirt, great for Fall with jeans or with chinos. Once washed it lost its odor and perhaps may run a bit small for the casual fit.
September 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by SunbeltGirl Cute, stylish and perfect fit!
I got this in the light blue and white strip.
Love the way it looks. The colors are rich and the zipper is great.
The shirt has a very quality look.
The reason I'm giving it 4 stars is that the material has a grainy feel.
It's not really soft or smooth.
It's hard to explain. It's not at all itchy.
Just a different feel to it. I'm spoiled with the pima cotton Tees from LL Bean.
However, I'm keeping this shirt. It's cute enough and I love the colors!
September 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SoCalPreppyGirl Great Nautical Shirt
Fantastic shirt! I wear it sailing and around town. I found the sleeves to be a bit long for a petite, but this was remedied when washing/drying a bit. Will order more colors.
August 30, 2015