Rated 5 out of 5 by JSeagull Sizing challenge solved!
I went through a process of finding the right size for this shirt. Evidently, from reading the reviews, others have also. So here is what I experienced. First, my build is athletic, no gut, 5'10" tall, 173 lbs., 42" chest.
Attempt 1: Tried the Regular fit (NOT Slightly Fitted) in size large; my typical size when I buy LL Bean and other shirts. Too large and billowy (like a tent or dress) around the waist.
Attempt 2: Tried the Regular fit size medium. Not billowy around the waist, but not relaxed around the shoulders. Bit too fitted for my taste.
Attempt 3: Tried the Slightly Fitted style in Large. Perfecto! Just a little extra fabric on the shoulders; not too tight. Normal looking and NO billowing around the waist. The Slightly Fitted is good for athletic type builds who sit their beer can on the table, not their belly.
Hope this helps! Thanks to the return policy from LL Bean!
November 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ELau Not Pleased with Item
Not happy with item. I am size M. But this items runs a size larger for me. Not pleased. Item going back to LL Bean.
October 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RobertfromCA A Great Shirt
I had purchased some of your polo shirts before and they were OK. I recently purchased two of your slightly fitted polo shirts on sale and they were great. The fit and quality were perfect. At 6"2 and 230 pounds, I take the XXL tall. I was so pleased, I purchased three more. They wash well and are now a steady part of my casual attire. One problem; not enough colors.
July 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nicky02114 Relaxed but Trim Fit
Got the Premium Double L Polo, Slightly Fitted, shirt for my husband in Beeswax, size M Reg. The fabric is nicely substantial and washes well. The fit is relaxed enough through the chest and shoulders so he can keep his cool, but no longer has excess material around the waist. A good style for someone looking for the traditional fit but does not have a paunch.
I hope in future that this style will be offered in the same range of colors as the traditional Premium Double L Polo.
July 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by BignTall Who designs these?
I bought many of those when they had the old design and they were perfect, now they look sloppy. Even right out of the package the sleeves look like they have been washed 1000 x. Maybe I am wrong, but as far as I know, most men add some extra pounds around the waist line, not around their arms. So, if someone orders an XL, most likely they have a bit extra on chest and waist, not huge arms. I do not know a lot of men that like extra loose short sleeves, so their biceps look smaller. Why did you change the design???
June 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DWM3 I LIke the Fit
I've been wearing Bean polos for a long time. I've always had to put up with a slightly large fit in order to get them large enough. The medium was just a bit too tight, so I was left with the large that was just a bit too big. This slightly fitted is perfect. Big enough in the shoulders and long enough, but not too big in the waist.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BostonIrish The Perfect Polo!
Slightly Fitted is just what I needed to have these polo shirts fit perfectly. Great idea!
May 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by pmcjr Very nice polo
I liked this polo and ordered another one. I think it provides very good value for the money. One slight negative, at least for me, the shirt is rather long below the waist. I was hoping to be able to wear it untucked without it falling so low. It just doesn't look right untucked. The photo in the catalog or online of the model wearing it untucked just isn't accurate. I'm 5'8" and ordered the medium.
March 31, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Varus Great shirt one BIG problem
This shirt feels lovely with a really nice fabric but sadly I had to return it. I have some older Double L shirts in medium size but these newer ones are noticeably larger than they used to be. How is this a "fitted" shirt? I've ordered a small size and I'm looking forward to it...fitting. If you normally wear medium sizes I would suggest ordering one size down too. Please bring back the real fitted shirts.
March 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by blert Please bring back "Trim FIt"!
I've been buying the trim fit version of this polo for 6-7 years and this new "slightly fitted" version is most definitely not trim fit no matter how they are trying to market it. Lots of extra fabric thru the shoulders chest and especially the waist.
Only reason for three stars is the fabric and quality are still there.
Sadly it looks like the search is on for someone else who makes a true trim fit shirt unless they switch back soon.
March 10, 2014