Rated 5 out of 5 by cathpah My favorite sweater on earth. I own it in 3 colors
Thick, 100% wool, and cut well. I bought this sweater in "moss" (olive) a few years ago, bought it in "oatmeal" (cream w/ blue accents) last year, and this year I bought it in "nautical blue" (navy w/ cream accents...basically opposite of oatmeal) and have zero regrets. I actually also ordered it in "mountain red" this year, but the burgundy w/ cream accents looked too salmon-y or light red for my tastes, and I felt a bit like santa claus, so I returned that purely because of the color. Aside from that, these sweaters are the best deal in cardigans out there, in my opinion. For the price, thickness, and fact that they're 100% wool...they just can't be beat.
October 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ActiveOutdoors1 Matnicus Rock Cardigan
Had the chance of ordering this in Navy. I thought it was the most "dressy" of all! I love it. I'm 180lbs, 5' 9" tall. A medium is nice on me. Just recently, I found it again in the marl combination. I love this sweater. As one reviewer said, you can dress it up or down. Wear it to work on those cold Texas mornings.
February 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WishILivedInME great combo of rugged and hip
My husband's new favorite sweater! The shawl collar is so attractive. Can be dressed up with a knit tie and wool trousers for work wear or dressed down with a flannel shirt and jeans for weekend wear. I don't know why someone said it ran small. The signature line offers modern cuts, and my husband, who is a 44R, ordered the large. It fits just as it should. He plans on ordering the other color.
November 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Paul4013 Great sweater at great price with one flaw
Fits well, looks great, warm, and a good price. BUT needs a loop on collar for top button so shawl can be drawn closer around neck. There is a button higher than shown but no closure for it.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mrybellea Old favorite back!!!
I had a sweater just like this 20 years ago. I wore it out and have been looking for a replacement for years. I was so happy when I saw it in the catalog and ordered it immediately.
The quality is exactly what I was expecting and can't wait for cooler temperatures so that I can wear it.
May 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by norocksjusfish Happy
Great sweater great fit great look thanks
April 8, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Oldeweth Who is this made for ?
OMG ! This is what XL has come to ? This is barely a Medium let alone an XL. This is so far off it makes me think it was mislabeled. The most ill fitting item I have ever ordered from anyplace !!! This would hardly fit my cat let alone me. I am a 44 long and everything I have bought from Bean,including Signature,is either a L or XL,and has been fine . Someone needs to see how this item was sized and labeled.
January 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RichinMaine exactly what I wanted
This sweater is everything I expect in a sweater, warm, comfortable and it looks good. I have received many complements while wearing it.
January 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by SkinnyGuy83 I sent this one back
I have the Matinicus Rock sweater, non-cardigan, which is fantastic and fits beautifully, so I expected the cardigan version to be similar. It isn't. In New York you often find yourself bundled up outside and then tearing off your clothes indoors in winter, making a buttoned sweater like a cardigan a welcome item. Too bad this one doesn't cut the mustard.
The cardigan doesn't feel as well-made and the material is thinner than the sweater version. The tailoring is much sloppier all around. I also own the Cable Shetland Supply sweater which has a shawl collar (discontinued as of this writing), and is very form-fitting and attractive. With this cardigan, the shawl collar rides much higher up your neck, which looks weird. The cardigan fits quite loose everywhere, but most of all around the waist. When I tried it on over a heavy shirt, the cardigan was ballooning out around my midsection and it looked terrible. I know cardigans aren't supposed to be as fitted as sweaters and leave more room to layer, but this was way too much. Frankly, it's a frumpy looking piece. I sent it back.
January 3, 2013