Rated 5 out of 5 by YinzerToMainer Amazing heirloom quality
I have been waiting patiently for the Matinicus Rock cardigan to get down to a price point that was either A: a steal, or B: a treat. Turns out that I got both when I found this in store for $44.99! Not sure why (maybe last season's?) but it's everything I'd imagined it to be: extraordinarily thick wool, great contrast knit colors, detail work is perfect. The wool has an expected itch to it so obviously long sleeves only with this. In terms of sizing, I would say that I was in between M & L and went with a M. I'm a sizable guy (6', 215 pounds, big chest & shoulders) and while the M buttoned up would be straining a bit at the buttons with multiple layers underneath it, the L looked too baggy on me when I tried it on in store. Maybe if you're only going to wear it with multiple layers then the L would make sense, but I don't intend to even button it up that often. As a Signature piece, I would say that the fit doesn't land fully in the "slim" category - it's almost more traditional L.L. Bean sizing. I love the premise behind the Signature line and some pieces hold up while others don't - this one definitely has the quality and styling that will make it a piece that I can pass down to my daughter when she's older.
May 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by regularmainer SOFT
My second Signature Matinicus Rock, wears well except for some stretching, is very soft and warm, plus receives many compliments.
March 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Omnifit Reminds me of my college days. Ttly luv, luv, luv
I am a tiny petite woman and ordered this in small blue. I was looking for something functional, warm and versatile. And this reminded me of my college days. I ordered a bit bigger so that I can layer. It can be worn plainly but when I put a thick belt around it, it becomes a preppy jacket. I can wear it with chinos, straight black skirt with funky boots. It can even be dressed up in a southwestern look with the right gears.
It is incredibly warm but I suggest wearing something like a tank top underneath for it is WOOL and not cashmere; I actually paid the price of wool and not cashmere :).
The sizing is perfect for me. The styling is preppy. The price is just right. I am going to luv this for years to come, just like my other LLBean sweaters during my preppy college days.
January 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by sdcamer Christmas gift success
We bought this for our daughter's boyfriend and he worn it the whole time we were visiting. I think he really like it but you know how boyfriends are? I thought it looked great on him.
January 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by northjerseygal Smart looking, warm and comfortable
This cardigan was a gift for a man who does not like pullovers
or quarter zip tops. Size Large is a perfect fit and he likes the
shawl collar too. I am glad he is pleased with my choice.
December 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CustomerSinceThe80s Perfect for the office
I work in an office that has a very variable temperature, like a lot of folks do. Most of the time I'm comfortable but occasionally I get cold and I was looking for a sweater to wear so I wouldn't wrinkle my jacket while working at my desk. The Matinicus sweater fits the bill perfectly. It's plenty warm but being a cardigan I can regulate just how warm by keeping it buttoned or not. The fit is great and it's comfortable all around, and it looks just as good with a shirt and tie as it does with jeans and a T-shirt on the weekends. If there's a drawback it's that it's almost too comfortable - sometimes I just want to sit back in my chair and take a nap.
December 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by wcheung12 Matinicus Cardigan
This cardigan is perfect. The fit is true to size and is nice and warm. I would recommend but won't because i don't want anyone else wearing this awesome sweater!!!!!
January 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Armyguy03 Classic
As a 36 year old I have found myself navigating towards classic styles, because honestly, I'm tired of shopping. Any-who, I read some reviews after I ordered this online regarding the fit, so I decided to swing by my local LL Bean (Tysons) and try it on. A little disappointed to find that they had the color (red) I wanted marked HALF at what they are selling it online. YES HALF ($69.99). After I tried it on, it fit me perfect. I'm 6'2", 215lbs, athletic build. no complaints at all. Will visit the store more often to see if they will slash the prices on the Navy and Oatmeal. Great deal to be had if you can score like I did.
December 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLoveBean1980 Cozy and warm
You know there is no cold getting in the second you don this cardigan. It has supplanted a jacket for me on a few sub-40-degree days in NYC so far. My only complaint is that they need a size that comes between reg LL and tall LL that can accommodate and tall and thin male with longer arms. The chest size of the tall LL is way to big for me, and the regular LL sleeves are just slightly too short. Tall does not equal barrel-chested and rotund belly. It might just mean tall.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ESNJTravelnHike Excellent Cardigan
Really just a perfect cardigan. Great around the house, or to go out in. Dress it up or down. Also, very well made and very thick and luxuriously warm. This is truly a great companion during a cold winter.
November 26, 2014