Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanFanofGoretex Wonderful surprise - great shirt - love these!
I ordered 2 of these tees in light apricot heather and black in size large (my regular L.L.Bean size) to go with some L.L.Bean flannel shirts I bought last year. These will be perfect. Nice weight, great fit, nice sleeve and body length, and wash and dry well. I only left them in the dryer for about 15 min. and then hung to dry. Buying more of these for sure!
February 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by CaveatTalonWager Definitely shrinks...order one size UP
Based on the many other reviews that comment about how much this shirt shrinks, I ordered one size up to compensate for shrinkage. Of course the shirt was huge right out of the package, but I planned to wash (and dry) it before wearing it to see if it would stay or be sent back. I washed it in cold water and dried it on low. I have little tolerance for garments that have to be babied. One slip up where it accidentally ends up in the dryer and the thing is rendered unwearable. These are not inexpensive enough for that risk. This is why I ordered them too big in the beginning.
The shirt did shrink a bit, but from what I am reading, the shrinkage will continue for the next few washes, which is fine, as there is still plenty of room for that. Now I have to say that I don't like my t-shirts to fit right against my body, so the larger fit is fine. I actually like how it fists after the first wash and dry, but there is still room for more shrinkage...so this removes the worry.
I ordered three of these, Cornflower Blue, Barberry and Bold Orchid. I LOVE the blue and orchid, but the Barberry is a bit too brilliant for my taste so it is going back. The other two are staying.
The arms are very long on these, but after shrinkage they may end up being just right...we'll see.
It's really a shame to me about this shrinkage issue, as these shirts are made from really beautiful fabric...with a very pretty color selection and there is a substantial feel to the fabric. There is no reason that this same shirt couldn't be made from the same fabric, that is PRE-SHRUNK before manufacturing. There really is no excuse for this. I'm an LLBean die-hard...have had a closet full of Bean clothes for many years. I hope they can resolve this issue.
February 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Iskate ...
The XS size in this shirt is definitely too large on me. I bought it because I liked the colors, material and high neck-line, and because reviews said it would shrink. I am 5'2, 105 lbs, sleeves are much too long and it is too wide. I certainly hope it will shrink both in sleeve length and width, but it does not look like it will. Too bad I don't have a dryer. Can you start carrying shirts in XXS?
February 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Belmondo Great fitting tee
Just purchased one in white, size Small. washed and dried (on low) and it definitely did not shrink. The sleeves are long enough for my 5'8", 120# frame. Now that it passed the test, I'm ordering two more in colors. Getting garments with long enough sleeves is usually a problem for me but not this time. Wish reviewers would state their height when commenting on whether sleeves are too long or short.
February 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bigmama1 Great shirt at a great price
I love these Tee's! The fabric is beefy, very comfortable and layers great. I agree with KDee3's review on January 13, 2015 - I wash my shirts in cold water, dry on delicate cycle and have had minimal shrinkage after many washings. I have these in 4 different colors and highly recommend them. Great shirt at a great price.
February 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KDee3 Bens Tee long sleeve crew eck
I love these shirts. I just ordered 3. The colors are so soft and pretty and the feel of the shirts are like velvet. I wash them inside out, on delicates, and dry at the lowest, coolest setting. No shrinkage and they keep their shape. very pleased.
January 13, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by angelo1 shrink!
Hate to say this, but lately all the Bean's tees shrink at least 2 inches in length in th arms and body and I have o stop buying them.
January 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ggt411 Soft and Comfortable
I like to sleep in this shirt because it is so soft and comfortable, and it is good for layering, too. Would love to see it in ROSE PINK again. It is a soft "neutral" shade, which you offered a few years ago..I wanted to buy some this year in that color, and would have bought several tees if they had been available in that color. Please, LLBean, make ROSE PINK a staple color for your long sleeved crew neck tees, short sleeved crew neck tees, and sleeveless crew neck tees. I enjoy Bean' tees--they are a wardrobe staple for me, and they are one of the first items I check out when a new catalog arrives
December 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Run6014 Classic, well made shirt
I got tired of similar shirts from stores that didn't hold up after multiple washings (colors fading, neckline sagging, etc.) This LL Bean shirt is priced higher but it is worth the extra money.
I also like the fact that I can color coordinate this shirt with other LL Bean products like fleece vests and jackets.
December 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by azharriet Very Comfortable long sleeve tees
I purchased 6 of these tees. I really love them. Some of the reviews stated that the tees shrink. What I do is wash in cold water and then dry on extra low for 10 minutes to get the wrinkles out. I then put on a hanger in laundry room and the tees never shrink. They are then ready to hang in the closet. They look crisp as if they are new because they have not been over dried.
December 21, 2014