Rated 5 out of 5 by SeattleMama An Entire Adolescence; Back for More!
My daughter is 18 years old. She doesn't really need a lot of school clothes this Christmas, but then she sighed, "Except...LL Bean just makes the SOFTEST pima cotton tops..."
She should know! She has been wearing them since she has been large enough to wear misses' clothing. In our family the girls grow quickly, so she has been in these tops for close to a decade. She is small boned, half-Japanese, but the boat neck tops are not so widely cut that they slip over her shoulders as some others she has tried. She likes the v necks also because they are slimming.
But more than anything, my girl likes the feeling of soft, soft fabric against her skin.
Before too much longer, she will be out of the house and on her own, but I will still be buying her Christmas gifts. Of course I will! And so Christmas after Christmas, I will be back to Bean's for pima cotton tops...for my grown-up girl, who will still always be my baby.
November 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RKKC2407 One of my favorites
I am plus size and bought several as I can use them often at work with business casual slacks since the neckline is perfect for the season's stylish large bib style costume jewelry necklaces. I like the three quarters sleeve length. I don't have the problem with bra straps mentioned by others . So far the shirts hold their color and shape well. But they seem to shrink in length by about 1/2 inch. They travel well. They are easy to keep clean when soiled as opposed to less expensive cotton knit shirts I have almost every color and would like more colors from LLBEAN. I plan to reorder when necessary to always have at least 5 of these shirts in my closet
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MRose Favorite shirt by far........but,
This is my favorite LLBean shirt by far! Over the years I have ordered more than 20.
My only complaint is that LLBean doesn't offer this shirt with long sleeves, especially for use in colder weather. When wearing the 3/4 length under a sweatshirt or cardigan the sleeves tend to ride up and bunch a bit and are not as comfortable as they would be if they were long.
Please LLBean, make this shirt with long sleeves!!!
October 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Holacat Fits huge/inconsistent between colours
I ordered two of these tops. They are huge and will need to be sent back-which is very costly in Canada. The black top's neck opening is way larger than the spruce neck opening. Both were really big and bulky under the arms. Nice length.
October 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lois007 Boatneck Too Wide
I purchased this shirt because it was the only three-quarter sleeve style available. The material is lovely. It is very soft and smooth.
The main drawback is that the boatneck cut is too wide. Because of this, my bra strap is always showing and I have to constantly adjust the shirt to cover it back up. If the designers would have decreased the neckline width the shirt would have been perfect. As it now stands, I cannot wear it by itself and must wear it under a sweater, which is also not great, because pulling three-quarter sleeves down while putting your arms in a sweater (or jacket) is a bit more difficult than a long-sleeved shirt. If you like showing off your undergarments, then this shirt is for you. If you would rather have your bra strap covered, you will need to pick a different neckline.
September 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanChik Love it so far!
I just got this, and I'm very happy! Love the color, love the semi-fitted cut, love the length. I did not find the sleeves tight, as one reviewer noted, and this is a moderate boat neck, so I think it will stay put. I don't know yet how it will hold up, but I'm hopeful. And so far, it's just what I was after!
August 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PimaPolonia More colors, please.
I am a Pima Fan & have been for years. Please, please consider more colors....olive green, light brown, dark brown, non-heathered grey (light and dark), soft orange. Some softer and subtler colors that are not pastels would be most welcome. Pima shirts wear wonderfully and feel great. But some sophisticated "urban" colors are needed.
August 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by alizzie Nice, but not perfect
I do like my three-quarter sleeve boat neck, but not everything is perfect. The medium fits my 5 ft 5 in, 125 frame well, and I like the color and fit even after washing. But the boat neck is kind of goofy. Bra straps are always showing on one side or the other, and I have broad shoulders.
August 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Elsbethie Love last years Boatneck Tunic
I love last year's tunic version of this boatneck top. It washed great and no shrinkage, There are a few things that have changed since last year and they are NOT for the good. Now LLBean no longer offers the tunic in plus so I found this sad alternative. I purchased this top in a plus size this year. I am so very disappointed in the "shrink factor"... specifically the length. I have tried everything that has been written on this forum. Cold water wash, hang dry, hand wash, etc. Don't waste your money on the V-neck Three-Quarter Sleeve Top either... same problems.
July 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by hillcountrygal2 At Last! My Favorite Color
China Blue as described in the catalog is my favorite color (I call this color periwinkle). The boat neck is flattering, fabric is smooth and is a perfect fit for my petite small size.
Sale price is another bonus.
An e-mail told me this package had just been delivered to my address, and sure enough, there it was. Great follow up from this reliable company.
July 30, 2014