Rated 5 out of 5áby MrsSmitters "comfy"
This shirt is both comfortable and nice looking. It fits slightly loosely. The fabric is a nice weight for spring. I had one of these shirts for many years and finally wore it out. I plan to do the same with this one.
April 19, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5áby Rousseau Revamp to old style
This is my first bad review of any LL Bean article I've ever worn, and I've been a customer for over 40 years. The French Sailors shirt has been retooled so that it does not look at all as advertised -- the boat neck is about 1/2 inch from the edge of the shoulder, so that bra straps on both sides are seen. It USED to look like the current photograph shown, but does not now. I ordered two, and also had to have them taken up 2 1/2 inches (that was before I really looked at the trouble with the neckline). I already have 5 of them, and these two are nothing like my other shirts in style. I do love the fabric, and the colors, but will not again by any of these until there is a change back to the old style.
November 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby SeattleMama Fit is Perfect; Washes and Breathes Beautifully
This is quickly becoming my go-to sweater. I ordered the blue with dark stripes. The sweater is true to size and doesn't roll, shrink, or pill. LL Bean is well known for great sweaters, and this is why. It has kept its shape really well and is flattering, even for those of us who are no longer young.
November 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby BuckeyeBroad A total keeper
I've been buying the French Sailor's Shirt for years. In every color combination that I can find. They survive being washed repeatedly, being crammed into the corners of suitcases, being burped up on, being thrown into the back of a gym locker (under the boots, I must confess), being layered (under and over), and generally being abused. And it always looks, well, cool...To look cool without looking like a teenage girl is priceless. Gotta get more of them. Right now!
November 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby EMforLLBean Great shirts-- but bring back long sleeves please!
The French sailor shirts are classic and timeless, very comfortable, and can be dressed up and down.
Please bring back the long-sleeved boatneck/crewneck!
November 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby FrenchPreppyMom Excellent fit, sizing comparison w/ turtleneck
I have and like the turtleneck version (TK271987) in a small. I am 130 lbs 5 ft 6 and 34DD. The XS was too short for me in the turtleneck. in this style, the boatneck, I find the snugger fit more flattering. The XS boatneck is hitting at mid hip so length is not a concern as it was with the XS turtleneck.
I have the navy and cream and I love it. Please bring more of that warm red/navy as another commenter requested. Classic color for a mariniere should stay in the mix. I do not care much for the funky colors personally.
September 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby woodpanel Great shirt
I love the thicker knit, the sleeve length, and of course the style. This is exactly the nautical shirt I've been looking for. It feels well-made. I usually wear a medium, but sized down to a small. It's still roomy but not baggy.
September 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby Linnett just what I was looking for
I had been looking for a classic, boat neck, 3/4 sleeve shirt and I knew in my heart all along that L.L Bean had the answer. I ordered the cream color with the navy stripes. I wear a lot of black and was concerned about wearing something with navy but it's so dark it's almost impossible to tell the difference. The shirt was pretty comfortable, I wouldn't sleep in it but its a very nice material. Unfortunately, the horizontal stripes weren't amazingly flattering on me and as someone who usually wears all dark colors, I couldn't rock the cream...so I gave it to my mother and she LOVES IT. after all, it is a wonderful shirt.
September 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby annoyedwithshopping great shirt
I love this shirt. It is thicker than a normal 3/4 length t-shirt. It is just a great material and it doesn't wrinkle. I wish LL Bean would make this shirt in solid colors, so I could wear this shirt everyday.
September 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby austinbeans Best Warm Red
I have had at least five of these tops and would have had more if there'd been other colors besides the light-to-medium cool tones and neutrals usually on offer. My wish came true with this warm red and navy stripe shirt. Got an extra-small as that was all that was left, and would probably get 2 more if there were more sizes available. Thanks for the great color at last!
September 17, 2013