Rated 5 out of 5 by sere A happy man
My husband loves his new Fisherman sweater, and the medium is a perfect fit for his slim build..
January 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by tphilbri Irish Sweater
If you are looking for this type of sweater and want to buy online with free shipping along with LLBean's merchandise guarantee (which is why I bought it) I recommend it. I am giving it only 4 starts instead of 5 because it did come a little big for an XL and it does have a slight oily smell to it. But I think they use oils on real wool when they make these the traditional way so I think it's almost a good thing. But I will put it in a garment bag with a few dryer sheets until I wear it and I think it will be fine.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by wildpursuit Irish Fisherman's Sweater
Great quality but runs a little large. Since none of the women's sweaters are cut straight and are fitted and tight, I sent for a men's large and am now returning it for a men's medium which should give ample sleeves and traditional cut. This is not offered in women's. The weave is looser than I would like as I was hoping for a heavy weight, real Irish sweater, but it is medium weight and fine for the price.
January 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jancey Great
Great sweater! Gives me a warm fuzzy when I wear it... :-)
December 31, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by SkiApache Smells like a barn
This is a beautifully made sweater. The quality is excellent; the cable stitches are beautiful; it is made in Ireland - authentic. All of that is wonderful except for one small detail: The sweater reeks of sheep dung. It smells exactly like a pungent barn. Also, when one follows the washing instructions on the tag, the sweater felts. The first time I washed it, it did not felt. The second time I washed it (as it still reeked of barn) exactly by hand (in cold water) as instructed on the label - the thing felted so that now it will fit a 4-year old. It will fit a 4-year old AND it STILL smells like a barn.
December 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by marksbean A most excellent CABLE Knit Sweater
The LL Bean sweater is made of fine wool, and the knitting is truly a CABLE Knit Sweater. : a CABLE Knit style sweater is one that you
could really gently slip a blunt pencil through the Cable design!
December 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by CraigF Arms too big
The overall quality of this sweater is great, just like something you'd get out of Ireland. Surprisingly, the fit isn't as traditional as most LL Bean clothing, which is great. Unfortunately, there's just WAY too much material in the arms such that I could barely put my peacoat on over it. When I did manage it, my arms felt like sausages and couldn't move much. The issue is that the arms are so long that you have to push them up, which creates a lot of bunching. It was returned with much regret as it is otherwise a great sweater.
December 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deseroony Great
This is a great sweater. It is the warmest sweater I have ever owned. I have two of them.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by thelastkingofprussia Outstanding sweater!
I've had this sweater for around two years now, it's warm, durable, and handsome. This sweater runs large, the medium proved too large so I exchanged it for a small, but has retained its shape and size well. While not the tightest knit, I'm pleased with the overall fit and finish. It gets quite a few compliments which don't hurt either. This is a great sweater and worth the hassle of finding the right size.
November 10, 2014
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