Rated 4 out of 5 by georgiabyte Great top, but frustrated...
I have worn the Bean's Tee for years in the short sleeved crew neck. I love the weight of it and the look of it.
Just received two of these, one in white, one in cream. I was happy to see that they fit about the same as the Bean's Tee. And they feel great! But I am frustrated by the limited choice of colors. The Pima tees have all the variety; why not offer that same great variety in the Bean's Tee 3/4 sleeve??? I would applaud this, and I'm sure many others would as well.
This is the only reason I am giving only 4 stars instead of 5.
June 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by FreshFace No Sleeveless, No 5 Stars!
These tees are the very best - anywhere! Better, in my opinion, than the pima cotton tees. The pima tees have a weird collar band. This one has a beautiful flat, smooth collar that looks more expensive and refined. People always stop and ask me where I got them. The cotton is smooth and not sheer at all. Perfect.
However, the style I love and have depended on for years is the sleeveless tee! They are gone! Please, please Bean, bring it back!
(Maybe you have some stashed in a warehouse somewhere that I could pay you double for??)
Thankfully, I did buy quite a few, but they are getting older now. I'm really desperate. I wear these almost daily alone and under jackets and sweaters. I guess I'll have to buy the pimas, but they also shrink more than the bean tees.
I'm not gonna be happy. Ugh!
Please help a girl, LLBean!
Thanks for listening . . . Hopefully ; )
June 13, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by AZbookseller Great colors but...
I loved these shirts when I first bought them. The colors were bright and vibrant and the feel was very soft. However, each time I washed them they shrunk a little bit more so that I finally had to return them.
May 31, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by ac817 Too Long
Have been purchasing these tees forever - just thought they were the best UNTIL this summer - what happened?? Way too long. Please bring back in the proper length and I will purchase my usual three new ones.
May 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ktwofish Shrinks but that's OK by me!
I purchased the short-sleeve version of this t-shirt at the same time. Both are in white. This tee has a substantial weight which is good for a white t-shirt. After reading the reviews I ordered a size large. After washing and drying, it fits perfect. I'm short and busty, 5'3" 148 lbs. 38C. When I received the tee, it was a little large around the middle. I washed and dried and hoped it would shrink...and it did. If you are tall or want a long t-shirt, the regular is probably not a good choice for you. All in all, I'm very happy with my purchase.
May 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sgettoit Best Pima Cotton Shirt Ever-Correction/Update
I already reviewed this great shirt, but I must correct my error. I stated that this is Pima cotton, which I have been purchasing for many years. It is ALMOST like Pima cotton, soft with a nice hand, less sheen than the Pima. It is not Pima, but another very nice cotton.
Please LLB, make this style and fit (for me size L, R or P) in the Pima cotton as well as this cotton. I think that you will have customers for both, in various colors.
May 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sgettoit Best Pima Cotton Shirt Ever--Modern Proportions
I just purchased this shirt in size L in black and in white. I am 5' tall and curvy, and wear a L or XL, Regular or Petite, depending upon the fit and drape of the garment. I have been wearing LLB Pima Cotton shirts for 20 years, and this one is great, and probably my favorite yet. The proportions are modern and up-to-date, more fitted than the old relaxed fit. At 60 years old, they fit me beautifully.
I will probably come back for more colors. Please continue to make this garment, and don't change a thing #except for adding more colors#.
May 13, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by COJill Oh no!
I have ordered several of these shirts in the past few years. This spring I replaced two that were looking worn. The fit has changed! It is now longer (by 2" at least) and it has a slimmer cut. I liked the boxy shorter cut, why did you change!! Very disappointing!
May 13, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by yorktownbean Not the same quality or sizing as before
I've been purchasing these shirts for several years and I still wear all my other ones in XL regular. I normally wear petite in shirts but always got these in regular- maybe because it wasn't offered in petite before.
I recently ordered the aqua sea ( beautiful color) in a regular xl in case it shrunk. I tried it on and noticed that the sleeves were much tighter and the body is cut more narrow but it was comfortable and looked nice enough. The length is longer but not so long that it was unattractive and I figured it would shrink up in length anyway.
I washed the shirt on cold and dried on low and it shrunk so much that I cannot wear it at all. It shrunk through the bodice making it and the sleeves too tight. I don't like my clothing to be skin tight.
I really wish that LL Bean would note on the product page when an item's sizing or fabric has changed because it's unfair to those of us who have depended on the same quality year after year. I don't have an LL Bean store in my area anymore and must pay for return shipping that I cannot afford and wait for exchanges that may or may not work. I've reached a point where shopping at LL Bean has become too risky and the shopping experience is not enjoyable.
I used to be able to shop online with 100 percent confidence that I could reorder an item without putting much thought into it and couldn't wait for the new arrivals. I spent a lot of money at LL Bean every month. Now, I spend countless hours reading reviews for days before making a risky purchase.
The care required for your simple cotton knit tops has become ridiculous- cold water and hang dry and iron out the wrinkles is too much. It's not an expensive silk shirt. These are basically Tshirts that one should be able to wash and dry without fretting over them and worrying if they accidentally get warm water washed and dried on medium by a family member.
May 12, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by docblue No inventory
I love these knit shirts but every time I try to buy one, you have no color selection in plus sizes. It's as though you only pretend to stock inventory.
May 8, 2015