Rated 4 out of 5 Nice but shrinks!
This item shrank after the first washing. I purchased a larger size based on reviews of others stating the garment shrinks; I just wanted to be able to throw it in the wash with everything else. I took the following measurements for a size Regular Large new from the package and then again after the 1st trip through a regular wash and tumble dry. Length (from shoulder to bottom hemline) went from 26" to 24", girth 21.75" lying flat to 20.25", shoulder seam (neck seam to top of arm) with no change at 4", and sleeve (from armpit to sleeve hem) from 12" to 11" after laundering. I am 5'3" and weigh about 125 lbs with a short waist. Cannot remember if this is even offered in a Petite version (which I typically buy) but it would be way too short after washing even on me. Cannot say if a cold wash and hang dry would prevent shrinking. I just didn't want anything that had to be babied. Good quality construction and fabric weight seems mid weight - not too thin as is often the case these days.
December 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby greeneyes222 Correction
Need to correct my review. Upon closer inspection (and perhaps better light LOL), I think "slightly fitted" is accurate. I also forgot to add that I really like the weight of the shirt, not thin/light. All in all, good shirt!
December 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby greeneyes222 "Slightly fitted" not really
This shirt comes in both "relaxed" and "slightly fitted" which I didn't realize as they are identified the same, 'three quarter sleeve v neck" and the same model wearing the same color shirt is used for both. TA244335 slightly fitted TK244335 relaxed fit.It was only reading thru the full description and comparing item numbers (because the colors offered were different) I realized this. I did buy the slightly fitted which I wanted but I can't see that it is "fitted" at all. I bought the pet xsp and it hangs on me. On the positive side the neckline is perfect! To return or not to return...... Recommend if you really don't care about " slightly fitted" fit but then you might as well buy the "relaxed fit".
December 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby NorthernSnowflake Shrinks!
I loved the fit until I washed in cold water, dried on gentle cycle and found they shrunk 2" in length. Next wash 2 more inches. Now unless I can stretch them back into shape while wet I won't be able to wear them at all. I bought the pink and the blue, love the colors. This is unacceptable. T-shirts are the workhorse of the wardrobe and shouldn't have to be so fussy to care for.
November 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby booklee8888 Not for me?
I wanted to love these T's..I even bought three. The fabric, the cut, colors, everything wonderful, but...For me I guess I am realizing when it says the hem is "at the hip" I need BELOW the hip. For me it is not attractive for it to cut me off right at that part of my body.
Sure I like a Tunic, but sometimes I just want a T that is not a tunic, but not cut so short. I wear an LLBean medium but this cut is not good for me..unfortunately had to go back.
November 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby Capefan Shrinks a LOT
I really liked the feel and weight of the cotton in this shirt and the fit....until I washed it. Now it's a bit tight and the sleeves are up to the elbows. Wish I had not bought quickly and had taken the time to read the reviews. I would have bought a larger size to help compensate.
November 1, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby nanny3636 Shrinks
I have been ordering and wearing these shirts for years, and have loved the fit and durability. However, something has changed in the last 2 or 3 years. I used to dry them in the dryer, and never had a problem. Now, if one accidently goes in the dryer, I might as well just throw it out, because it is way too short. Even hanging them to dry, I have to stretch them while they are wet to make them long enough. Buying a bigger size only results in a shirt that is too wide and too short. LLBean, I have been a fan for years. Can you address this problem?
October 29, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby Tess11965 Beware - it shrinks!
I love all things LL Bean and it has always been my "go to" place to shop on line. Here in Maryland we are transitioning from Summer into Fall and it's a little cool for short sleeves so I was happy to find this shirt. The overall fit is good and the shirt is comfy, sleeves are just the right length. But that being said, it shrinks in length ALOT! I washed it in warm water and I never, ever put my shirts in the dryer but always hang them to dry. After several washings the shirt now feels uncomfortable to wear because I feel like I am missing INCHES from the length. Guess I will just wear it around the house because I am self-conscious wearing it out in public because it is just too short. :-(
October 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby RainForestRanger Good Quality
I bought 5 because I love the fit, not too snug, not too loose, material is heavy enough to lay nicely and looks like a well made tshirt. The v neck is just right and sleeves dont pinch. I wear a 6, am 5'1 and ordered medium. The black is kind of faded after less than a year of light to medium use, but the berry and teal green still look great. Not a fan of the heathered colors. Good value and workmanship, will buy more.
October 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby VicRic terrible fit
I am 5'2", 130 lbs and chesty and can never wear less than a large top. This "slightly fitted" petite large hung on me like a sack. There is no slight fitting anywhere, and it is not even the shorter length I expected from a petite. Replacing it with a smaller size will end up costing shipping which will put this ill fitting T shirt in the $30. range.Very disappointed.
October 23, 2014