Rated 4 out of 5 Glad I found it in LL Bean outlet
I was thrilled to see this shirt came in "burnt sienna" since LL Bean doesn't carry very many items in autumn colors. After reading reviews, I was not sure -- multiple comments about it being scratchy, shrinking, fading. Luckily I visited central NJ where they have a store. The shirt didn't feel scratchy to me. I got it in a large for the length (sometimes I wear medium, sometimes large -- I'm 5'7", long torso, 165 #, with a bit of a tummy). Thanks to the previous reviews, I intend to hand wash in cold water and dry flat to avoid shrinking/fading. (I am giving 4 stars rather than 5 only because I haven't seen yet how it does after washing.)
August 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Retiredteacher65 One of my favorites - I have it on now!
I ordered two of these shirts ( a pink stripe and the orange stripe) more than 3 years ago, and I still love wearing them! They are so well made and of such good quality that they look and feel as good now as they did when I first bought them. I found them to be accurately sized and comfortable. I will be buying more.
August 20, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by MaGlack Frustrated
I LOVED my original French Sailors shirt- classic cream with navy stripes. For better or worse, I lost weight and it just didn't fit anymore. I was happy to know someone else could wear it, because it still had years of life left in it, even though it was a wardrobe staple.
LLBean, please listen to us- we like these alternate styles, but please bring back the original. I miss the long sleeves that were perfect on a cool summer eve, the "to the top of the hip" length- as a petite, this one fits like a tunic! It's nice and works with my black capris, but I certainly don't grab it everynight after work like I did my old one. Updates are fine, bu don't lose the classics you are known for.
August 18, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by KimPJ Please re-do this classic
I have been an LL Bean customer since college and have purchased this French striped top many times over throughout the years. My favorite original is over 20 years old and still going strong! But, this stripe knit has changed in fit and form and it's disappointing to not be able to purchase some of your great new colors due to the new fit.
The fit is too slim and not a classic fit. The 3/4 sleeves are too short and not a real 3/4 sleeve. Please revert to your original fit and I will be a return customer on this item.
August 7, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by CharlieMouse Great Shirt but Fades Quickly
I really loved the fit of this shirt and the fabric. However, the color began to fade much more quickly than expected. I don't plan on buying this shirt again due to the color fading.
August 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MatildaLou charming top -- but beware of boatneck
Boat necks can be bothersome to wear -- like many other women, I don't like my bra strap to even peek out on the shoulders. But, do know that the fabric and colors of all these French sailor shirts are simply outstanding. I have 2 FS shirts from 10 (?) years ago -- the colors ahev held up 100%. While I preferred that lighter weight fabric, the newer style pullover also has much to love. I have a few pullovers, plus a zip-up hoodie, and a few stand-up collar zip-necks. Really easy to wash and wear (tho, as I find with all cotton, best to remove it damp from dryer and allow to air dry). Hmmmm.... maybe I'll go buy another color combo when I'm thru with this review!
August 1, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by mountainstatemom Neckline Too Wide
I bought the Petite XS in cream/navy and cornflower blue/cream. The neckline was too wide. I spent all day adjusting my bra strap so that it would not show. It was very annoying. The reason why anyone would buy a Petite XS is that they are a small person with slim shoulders. If the neckline is an inch or two smaller, it would be perfect. The sleeve length, garment length, and fabric are all fine. The colors are beautiful.
July 23, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by garden4 wanted to love it
I wanted to love this shirt - I loved the cornflower blue with white stripe color and the fabric to nice as well. The fit, however, is too short and boxy. The description states it is slightly fitted and falls at hip. I didn't find this at all. It fell just below waist after first washing and was not fitted at all.
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oregondweller Great shirt!
I love this shirt. V. nautical in feel. Comfy, cozy, great fit. I got a large as I'm busty (38DDD). I was afraid it would be tight but not at all. I cold-washed it, then laid it flat to dry before wearing. I've got my eye on a couple more color combos.
July 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by grma Great fit
Love the look, feel and fit of this shirt. It washes beautifully. The fabric does snag and there is a hole in the sleeve of my shirt now. Hoping its reparable.
July 14, 2015