Rated 4 out of 5 by WoodTracker RE: Heritage Sweater Irish Fisherman's Sweater
Here's my review based on my observation:
1) Size does run small. Order next size up.
2)It does smell only because of the lanolin on the sheep's fiber. Does go away when you dry clean it.
3)Quality and thickness seems not as good as past Irish sweaters that LLBean carries.
4)Does keep the job of keeping you warm only of you layer it.
October 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MJKReno Warm and fits well
I was a bit hesitant to buy a sweter in this price range especilly in light of some of the reviews, but I could not be more pleased with the sweater. I got the blue which goes great with jeans and even recived a compliment on the look from a passing stranger. The Large tall fits me perfectly and I notice no quality issues or smell. I would certainly reccomend this to anyone who likes the look.
October 8, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by onlyquality Sweater Was Already Shrunken
I am loyal LLBean shopper and typically purchase 5-6 items or more from LLBean per year. In the past I have been very impressed with the quality, craftsmanship, and price of LlBean products. They sell only the best at a reasonable price. The customer service has been terrific, both on the phone and in their stores.
I therefore very surprised when the TXL Irish Fisherman's Crewneck arrived. It was already shrunken to a size so small and I could not even put it on over my head. My guess is that somebody had ordered the product, washed and shrunk it, sent it back, and then it was re-sent to me. This is a shocking breakdown in quality control and customer service. Suffice to say, I immediately sent the product back to LLBean. Lesson learned.
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by deejaykay Nice Sweater
Nice sweater. Warm soft and not scratchy, but the large was too big, and they were out of the medium in that color. No luck on finding one late this year. Grab one if you can for cold weather.
January 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tombo Not Perfect, But Good Enough...
I was skeptical about ordering this sweater after reading through about thirty of the reviews on here. They varied greatly on things like how tightly knit the sweater is, fit and overall quality. So I guess I was expecting the worst when the sweater arrived but I was pleasantly surprised.
It's not the tightest knit sweater, but I wouldn't exactly call it loose. It's probably not as hard-wearing as I had hoped it would be.. but I have no doubt this will last me a very long time. The wool is really nice and the specks of color that run throughout really add to the look.
Like lots of others have mentioned the sleeves are too long. I ordered the XL and I have a 34 sleeve and the sleeves come all the way to the tip of my thumb. For my tastes they are a solid 3 inches too long, and a bit baggy as well. But hey.. when you order something online from a company you haven't ordered much from in the past, it's a shot in the dark. I'm happy enough with this sweater to keep it and I'm excited to start wearing it. Oh, and it has zero odor to it. No wet sheep smell.
January 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by peger Really good sweater except the size
First of all, the build quality and material of this sweater is quite great, especially for the price. The fit also works well as a over-size look. However, even the small size doesn't work for me, and that's the only reason I don't give it 5 stars. I'm 5'8" and 160 lbs, not a big guy. I really love the sweater and don't want to return it. So it's end up being given to my friend. It looks perfect on him. Wish one day LL Bean will make xs version so I can have one on my own.
January 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLLLover Warm and cozy
My son received this for Xmas and quickly bought another. The fit is as expected for a men's medium. He says it is very warm and comfortable. Curiously, there is a charming odor that goes with the wool. He smells like a little lamb. When I get whiffs of this cloth it reminds me of a petting zoo, but in a good way. The second has a fainter smell. We have not laundered, but it does say it is hand-washable. I would recommend this product.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by whyme Very Warm!
This will be my go to sweater for warmth on all the sub zero days this winter. Light weight, great color and pattern and a comfortable, easy fit. I ordered the men's because I didn't want a cardigan and am glad that I did. The only odd thing about the sweater was an odor when I removed it from the plastic bag. It seemed concentrated on the label but I washed the sweater twice and the odor finally disappeared.
January 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VAShopper6 Great fit.
I bought this as a gift for my husband. It looks great! The fit is true to size. The coloring was also very nice. We liked the occassional light blue threading against the navy sweater. It works well with jeans and khakis.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by bhspath Gorgeous sweater - heartily recommended
This is a truly remarkable sweater - gorgeous, well fitting, and warm. It looks equally great with casual blue jeans or a dressy tartan kilt.
When I first opened it, it smelled strongly of lanolin and sheep (not a bad smell, but maybe a little off-putting if you aren't expecting it), but after one cold water wash the smell was minimized dramatically.
January 2, 2014