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 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
Rated 3 out of 5 by Twinetta Not Quite Me
I have two of these tops and they don't quite suit me. They are comfortable tops in attractive colors but I'm not quite sold on the fabric I like my tops to be loose enough to offer some camouflage, but although I ordered these in a large enough size, they tend to cling, removing any camouflage effect. The fabric also has a funny smell that I've had some difficulty in elilminating it. These tops are probably fine for someone thinner or more shapely.
July 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kat7464 Disappointed
Ordered an XS and was very disappointed, not only in sizing but in the knit appearance of the shirt....old school all the way. The size was huge. I don't totally blame LLBean; they are known for quality, but the size was all wrong (am 5', 100 lbs), and the material felt old and cheap. Returned.
July 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by GeorgicaPond Love it, BUT....
I have bought quite a few of these over the years. They wash well (but drip them dry or they will shrink about an inch in length). The fit beautifully and very true to size.
HOWEVER, they don't last very long if you wear them a lot. All of mine have gotten little holes in the front where the knitting starts to pull apart after about a two months of frequent wearing. The stiching in the arms and hems also starts to unravel. At first I thought maybe it was just the two I had first bought so I replaced them. Now I realize it happens to them across the board. I am very careful in that I wash them gentle cycle, cold water, and hang them to dry. I'm guessing that if you are less delicate with them they will wear even faster.
I'm still buying them, but now only when there's a sale.
July 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LifeisaJourney Petite Sizes
Finally Bean's French Sailor Shirts come in PETITE sizes. It is my go to shirt, but I always felt it was a little too much for me. I am 5'2". I own 6 regular size in different colors. Today I wore my first petite sized shirt in pink hydrangea/daylily. I see the difference; the proportions are better suited for my frame. I stayed with Medium and it fits fine. I will now go ahead and order in the other new colors. Thank you.
July 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeachRabbit Classy
This is the perfect shirt! Bought navy and cream stripe. It's a gorgeous knit, perfect fit, LONG ENOUGH and no shrinkage that I can tell. Plus it looks fabulous with jeans or dressy pants. And great for travel, doesn't wrinkle. A favorite grab and go shirt.
June 13, 2014