Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 3 out of 5 by SoonerGal84 Snug fit and NOT Navy, but nice fabric
This was purchased for me as a gift by my husband. After consulting your size chart for this item, he ordered the size closest to my chest measurement, which was one size larger than my usual size. I found that this shirt ran short in length and snug, even in the larger size. I would have accepted the tighter fit if the color had been right. I have been searching high and low for a cream and navy sailor striped shirt. The stripes on this top are far too dark. They are closer to black than navy. We also purchased a navy knit blazer at the same time, and it is much lighter than the stripes on this shirt. They would look awkward worn together. I already have a cream and black striped Breton top, and I didn't need another. As such, I am returning based mainly on the color, but also because of the size. The fabric was lovely. I may debate reordering in an even larger size in a different color combination at a later date.
August 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by frankied2003 Nice shirt, just not for me.
Unfortunately I didn't know what "rib-knit" meant. This shirt feels and looks more like sweater material than what I expected - tee shirt material i.e. pima cotton.
I am 5' 3 1/2" and 155#. I ordered a large petite. The shirt fit me and was made well, I just didn't like the "sweater" feel.
August 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MiffySF Classic
I bought two of these at the start of summer and they are in constant rotation. Living in San Francisco, it is important to have basic layering options that look and feel good. Another reviewer had mentioned that they could be worn over a form fitted tee, and I agree. I am 5'6", with a 34A bust, and the xs fits great and leaves room for a tank or boat neck shirt underneath. I'm determined to get one in every color!
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KathleenGK Great shirt
I ordered this shirt for a high school reunion picnic and wore it with capris. It far exceeded my expectations. The fit was true to size and the fabric is a nice weight. I have washed it several times AND put it in the dryer and it comes out looking exactly as it did the day it arrived. This shirt is really flattering and great for a day when it is a tad bit cooler. I will be purchasing several more of these wonderful shirts!
July 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Abbeyroad French Sailor's Shirt, Three-Quarter Sleeve Boatne
I love this shirt. It is a staple in my casual wardrobe for spring, fall and winter. I was happy to see the additional colors being added to the choices. The fabric washes nicely and the colors and shape hold true. I am very happy that they now come in petite. Way to go LLB!
July 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by 2743 Not the Same French Sailor Shirt........
I have been a customer of LL Bean for over 30 years. I have been wearing the French Sailor shirts for as long, and have seen the style, fabric, and quality change. These are not the same shirts as even 5 years ago. The price goes up and the quality goes down. The shirt does not fit the same or feel the same. Please bring back the quality that LLBean has been known for. Bring back the Made In USA tag and the quality will come with it!
July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cdnqueenbee perfect weight
love the weight of the fabric..heavy enough for spring / fall / winter without being restrictive. love the 3/4 length sleeves...they don't get in your way. would like to see more classic colors...greens and blues.
July 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChezNous Good fit, good quality, good colors
Just received and tried on, and it's perfect. I love this shirt. I've been looking for one for years that looked authentic and fit well, but with no luck. I had no idea that L.L.Bean had it until it popped up in one of the emails I get from you.
I used to order from the catalog back in the day; this is my first online order. Way to go, L.L.Bean.
Thank you so much!
July 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PurpleAquarius Love the new Petite sizing
I bought one French Sailor Shirt (cream/navy) in LP to see how it would look. I'm a fan of this shirt and had some from previous years when it was only offered in Regular fit.
I could not believe how great this shirt looks on me! I know there has just been little tweaks on the shirt to make it Petite, but boy that 1/2" or 1" less makes a big difference!
It just looks so much better (the 3/4 sleeve really is 3/4 now, I no longer have to roll it up a bit). I'm so happy with the Petite version that I just purchased two more colors. As much as I love the other French Sailor shirts I've got, I think I'm going to put them in a garage sale. The new petites are just perfect!
Please LL Bean, continue to offer more Petites!
July 10, 2014