Rated 5 out of 5 Irish Fisherman's Button-Mock
Liked so much I bought two more.
October 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Sonnyboy2 Sleeve Length
I have five (5) of these very warm, well constructed sweaters.
However, in all five I have found the sleeves to be far too long.
And I mean LONG. My personal fix has been to carefully shrink the lower sleeves. Alas, I ruined the last one by shrinking one time too
many ! In my case sleeve length has always been a problem with
ALL LLBean clothes size small. If my arms were the length of the
sleeves I would look like an ape.....I mean it. Get past the sleeve length and they are terrific.
September 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby EmergencyGuy Favorite Sweater
I purchased one of these sweaters in the Donegal light grey back in September and it's become my favorite sweater. It looks great with jeans on a weekend, but I also wear it to the office with khakis. The wool is soft and while I usually wear it over a long sleeve shirt, it's one of the few wool sweaters I own that I'd be willing to wear over short sleeves. The grey is flecked with brown, tan, black and white spots which add a lot of character and I always get compliments when I wear it.
To answer the common complaints about sleeve length and odor: the sweater fits me great, but its comparable to the long length sweaters I've purchased from L.L. Bean, so it may not work for a shorter person. The sleeves hit right at the base of my thumb, which is fine with me, and there's plenty of room.
As far as odor, well, it's a wool sweater. It did have a stronger odor out of the package, but I washed it once and don't notice anything different from any other wool sweater now.
February 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby SupremelySatisfied Just what I was looking for.
I moved from LA to Olympia, WA. this past January and I needed to find a warm wool sweater. All I could find in LA, needless to say, were cotton sweaters. I found this Irish wool sweater at LL Bean and it fits perfectly and is exactly what I was looking for. So warm and comfortable. I have been shopping at Bean off-and-on for years and I have never been dissatisfied with the style or usability, or performance of the merchandise. I always have complete confidence in shopping at Bean.Ol
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby JVS45 Very warm & comfortable
This sweater is very warm and comfortable and soft. Was recently wearing it under my Baxter state parka in-22* and they both kept me warm. It's a little pricey but made well this is my second one in fifteen years so they do last..
January 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby austinpowers Sweater needs to be knit "tighter" closer together
Cut and styling very attractive but the sweater is too "streatchy." It needs to be more tightly woven. Also the dark blue yarn has lighter blue flecks in it which look like pills on the sweater. I found my large to be more extra large. Great price, otherwise.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Davidbean better then its picture
The on-line photo does not do this sweater justice. The color is more of a speckled grey then a solid. The sweater has a loose weave so it will not cook you, but it will keep you warm in chilly weather.
January 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Earlfoss Runs Big
I'm 5' 10" and 160 lbs. The medium was much too large for me so it was returned. The quality of the sweater seemed good and yes is smelled but that's what you get with untreated wool. I ordered a small as soon as it was in stock.
January 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby Piedro Too bulky
I ordered this sweater knowing that it might be thicker than I typically like. It was. Still it is a beautiful garment but I found it not full enough in the shoulders and chest in the large size. I did not want to exchange for an extra large as I felt that would be too full in the body. I do love the style especially the mock neck with buttons; very classy. The cable knit, while giving it a nice textured look, was a little too textured to my liking. This is the traditional style for the Irish knits and it really is beautifully done. One negative I felt was it was a little too loose in the ribbing around the waste. Again, I attribute that to its unique styling.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Queson Great quality sweater, reasonable price
Classic, heavy wool sweater. Great present for the dads/brothers/husbands in your life. It's not cheap but the quality is excellent!
December 18, 2013