Rated 2 out of 5 by 49er Hard to describe
All right, I love French Sailor's shirts. I don't like this one. The knit fabric is hard to describe. Heavy and rough while being clingy and scratchy at the same time; a really creepy feel. French Sailor's Shirts are not suppose to be "clingy." Regretfully I had to return it. One of my most disappointing LLBean purchases.
October 11, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Franker22 Love Hate Relationship
I absolutely love this shirt. The weight of the fabric is great. It heavier than a normal tee shirt so it doesn't cling. I love the colors it's offered in. Washing and drying is a breeze. I love this so much I've ordered 4 of the same shirt in the past three years.
Now the hate part - the reason I've ordered the same shirt so many times is because the elbows keep blowing out. It's not always the same elbow and it's not just a small hole but a hole the size of a half dollar. This shirt literally doesn't not last me one season.
I swore after the last one blew out I wasn't going to order another but I did. That's how much I love it.
October 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SustainableShopper Back to a Basic!
Thank you, LL Bean! I'm so delighted that you've reintroduced black to your line of French Sailor shirts! (Unfortunately, it's paired with heather gray, which precludes wearing the shirt at the height of summer.) As classic apparel, these shirts should be available in versatile neutral colors.
I can't imagine that I'm the only LL Bean fan who feels this way. Now, if only the basic black-and-white shirt would return!
October 7, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lizfrog Please bring back the original French Sailor Shirt
This style is NOT the shirt introduced 40 years ago! The original had a crew neck and long sleeves. I liked it so much because it was great for cooler weather! The new version is OK, but not the same! If people like the boat neck 3/4 sleeve version, why can't you offer the TRUE original as well? I have to search thrift stores to find my old favorite!
September 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChgoGirl599 Love,love,love this!
I Just bought a third one of these shirts. The fabric is a perfect weight: heavier than a tee, but lighter than a sweater. They launder beautifully. I love boat necks and this one is just wide enough. My only wish is that they came in solid colors and I'd be in for three more!
September 25, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by MrsJRaz Nice fit but a bit smelly
I received this shirt and two others. This shirt has a very offensive odor. I hope that it disappears when I wash it otherwise it will be returned.
September 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanNYMom Great Cotton Shirt
Truly lovely and well-fitting. My daughter is 14 and she took the petite size small (she can also fit into kids size 14 or women's size S or extraS, depending upon the sizing). It was long enough for her but not too long, and thick like a sweater. We liked it so much we ordered another in a different color.
September 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBEANCUST1 Beautiful Quality
I always wanted to get this top. Ordered the first one in Navy/Cream and I was truly amazed at how wonderful it felt wearing it. It is not flimsy, the quality of cotton is substantial without letting you get over-heated. Loved it so much that I ordered a second one. I'm looking at them now, and contemplating ordering a third. I would like to also see these tops offered in solids & some prints. I hope you continue offering them. I highly recommend. Thank you!
September 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by wldflwr60 Burnt sienna, not so good
I'm returning this item because the color is so washed out it looks like it has been through the wash cycle 20 times. No vibrancy at all. The fit is also a little awkward compared to the French sailor's shirt with the 1/4 zip. The bust is tight. The 1/4 zip is more in proportion.
September 8, 2015