Rated 5 out of 5 by Adgal40 Love This Shirt
Over the past year, I've bought seven of these shirts and they wear beautifully. I've read that other reviewers have had problems with shrinkage. I'll share with you how I wash and hang my shirts.
I wash them on delicate with a hint of warm water. After the shirts have softly spun and the washer stops, I dry them on permanent press for 10 minutes. When I remove each shirt, I hold the shoulder seams and the neck seam and gently pull the shirt down towards the bottom hem. I then hold the shoulder seam and gently pull the sleeves down. I hang the shirts on a plastic hanger and smooth the neckline and hem so there are no wrinkles.
These shirts look beautiful after they've dried. I realize that many people don't have the time to 'baby' this shirt but should you try my way, I think you will like the results! These really are very nice shirts!
August 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by caringmom23 Style Change
I have had many Bean's Tees over the years. I would really like to see the long-sleeved tee with the same V-neck that is on the short sleeve and 3/4 sleeve tee. The V-neck is much more attractive and feminine, and it is still appropriate for many winter days.
June 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ButtonDownAcademic Not the red I was hoping for
I got this top in Barberry. The color was more like a cherry red, tending towards tomato -- not as much blue in the color as shown in the picture. It's not a good color for me, so with regret I'm returning the top. It would be very nice for someone who can wear this color.
June 16, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by ButtonDownAcademic Pretty but seam split open on second wearing
The Tidal Blue is a nice color -- more green and not as blue as in the picture, but still very pretty. The material feels silky and overall the size is as expected. However, the second time I put it on, the seam in one arm split open! Apparently there was very little fabric in the seam, and the silkiness translated to fragility. I'm not requesting a replacement, since I doubt this problem is unique to the top I received. It seems to be more a generic problem with how the top was designed/sewn. Too bad!!
June 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by LynnCS disappointed
I had ordered 2 of these previously to get to see how they worked for me. I loved the fit and the fabric. The only problem I had was that the sleeves were a little short, but I loved the shirts, so wanted to get more. This order is a lot different. The fabric is thinner and they are too long. I am still considering whether I should go ahead and wash them or send them back. More later.
April 27, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by jbf06 Don't buy....
Love the colors.
Love the soft fabric but....
I have had 4 of these for about 3 months and they have all shrunk so much in length in the arms and bodice that I don't ever wear them. The sleeves continually fall down my arms due to the fabric stretching out. I feel frumpy and baggy in them.
I have only washed these in cold water and dried on the lowest setting for 5 minutes, yet they have shrunk considerably. Too bad as the fabric and colors are lovely. Do NOT recommend. I have debated returning them, but have decided in lieu of the cost for a basic t-shirt,and the fact I never wear them anymore, I will be returning mine.
April 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by LovesCottonAndWool Thinner!
They shrink because they aren't nearly as substantial as they used to be. LL Bean - please bring back the old fabric, and please make them for plus sizes again!!!
April 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JaneLLB nice quality, soft on the skin
I bought couple of these. Very happy with it. Plan to order couple of more. Feels so nice on the skin. The shrink is not an issue if you wash cold and dry at extra low heat with less dry setting. I am 100 lbs, 5'1', misses xs fits me perfect. Sometimes the color is off through. Wish has more color selections. Like to see the Rose Pink.
April 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Arizonalapswimmer Nice feel to the material, right fit, good colors.
Thinking that a tee shirt for $19.95 might be disappointing I ordered a cream to go with new olive safari pants. Very nice color, very nice feel to the fabric, good length. I am tallish. It arrived yesterday and inspired me to immediately order one in a pale aqua. Can't recall the fashion name for the color. Think it might be good also for the olive cargo pants. Or whatever for summer wear.
March 26, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by MichelleFromIL Nice Shirt, Except for Shrinking
I like the weight and colors of this shirt. I bought it to coordinate with my fleece lined flannel shirts. I always wash in cold and hang to dry, but the shirts still shrunk lengthwise. Now when I reach over my head (on a plane or to get a glass out of the cupboard) my stomach shows.
March 11, 2015