Rated 5 out of 5áby ChrisSnow Amazing Traditional Sweater
After missing out on this sweater last year when they went out of stock, I made sure to purchase one this year when they were available again. It did not disappoint me.The quality and comfort and great looks were even more apparent in person. The fit was great and is one of the least scratchy wool sweaters I've worn. I've received enthused compliments on it any time I wear it. A beautiful example of traditional Irish craftsmanship. It still hasn't been very cold this Fall in Virginia so I can't be sure how warm it is in colder temperatures but it's great in the 50s. Fairly loosely knit but I think it'll hold up down into the 30s, especially if I throw a long sleeved tee on underneath it. I am 6' 4" 220 lbs and the large fit me perfectly. I love this sweater and can't wait to wear it every chance I get this Fall. P.S. Some reviewers reported a strong scent of wool, but I did not find it bad at all. I actually like how it smells.
October 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby glocke12 Nice sweater, but sizing seems off
I am 5'9", 190 lbs, with a 33 inch waist and 38" chest, so I ordered this sweater in a medium thinking it would be sized appropriately.
The medium seemed to be cut pretty large. The sleeves were too long and there was a ton of extra material around the middle.
Ordered a small, which just arrived a little while ago and it is a much better fit.
Overall it's a nice sweater..as far as the reports of smells, give me a break. Its wool. I'd be disappointed if it did not smell!
October 21, 2014
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