Rated 5 out of 5 by tippy24 comfortable and great fit
Purchased this sweater in navy blue. Might be the best sweater that I have purchased in the past 30 years. The material is quite comfortable and attractive. No itching or pulling, like in some sweaters. The navy blue makes me look slimmer. Would definitely purchase a second one in another color.
November 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by SaintBeatnik A step in the right direction
The shetlands have been hit or miss in the last few years. Several seasons back, the black coffee was a nice color but insubstantial, the black model of 2013 was off somehow, scratchy, bulky, boxy. This year tried the green donegal and was pleasantly surprised. NIce color and feel, somewhat improved fit. Not perfect, as a 6 foot tall man weighing in at 150, the medium is almost lengthy enough while still considerably wider than necessary, but the small is going to be too short and the large enormous. Would purchase more if offered in more adventurous colors, would welcome the return of saddle shoulders, but a good value for the money this year. Not as heavy/warm as the ragg wool sweater, not too scratchy, wore once with only a t-shirt.
November 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TrueBean This sweater makes me feel like a Bean Man
This hearty sweater feels and fits as described. Soft and cozy, yet durable and versatile. Great for an evening with friends, raking up autumn leaves in the yard, or just for every day comfort. And best of all, it makes me feel like a Bean Man. What's a Bean Man, you may ask? A Bean Man is rugged and adventurous, sophisticated and worldly, and he's always up for anything that life might throw his way. He's the salt of the earth, he's the modern man, and he sets the standard. Be the man you've always admired when you wear the Shetland Wool Sweater.
November 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by arabianhorselady shetland wool sweater
Today I am buying a third one of these sweaters. I am a 138 lb woman and I love shetland wool sweaters, which are becoming very hard to find. I get a small and it fits fine. Yes, the sleeves are very long, since it is a men's sweater, but I have no problem with that. These are tough, not scratchy tough, work oriented tough sweaters. I do no end of tractor work and all barn work, except handling hay, in them.. I find the color selection dismal, but boy did I jump for it when you offered the purple one. The spruce green is sort of ok. I guess men are supposed to like drab colors.
November 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by activeoutdoorsylady love the shetlands
Bought 2 last year, love them, and am buying 2 more this year (different colors) M fits female 5'6", 140 lbs. Warmth is paramount to fashion in the northern climes. A great value for the price!
October 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by TallNewEnglander Great value, warm sweater. Cut is a little boxy
Happy with the sweater, it seems like good quality and a good deal compared to other lambswool sweaters I own that were over $100. It's very warm and itchy/scratchy as to be expected from lambswool. The only question is how durable this sweater will be.
Only downside is I wish it was available in "tall". I was between L and XL but needed to get the XL for the extra length. Had to get it tailored to remove some of the boxiness. LL Bean is getting better/more modern with their fit but this was still a tad boxy. I would grab one in another color if I didn't have to spend an extra $20 to get it tailored. I'd definitely recommend this sweater to people who don't need a "tall".
October 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by itme3000 Great bang for the buck
A very nice alternative to more expensive Shetlands. Warm and well-made. Would prefer a saddle shoulder and some additional color options, but for the price this sweater is tough to beat.
October 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mariko Wonderful Shetland Sweater
This is a terrific Shetland wool Sweater. It's a wonderful cut and fit and has great colors. I bought the khaki/ tan color and the burgundy red, which were both great colors. This is a lovely thick and lofty Shetland wool, yet still soft for Shetland wool. I couldn't be happier, and I'm very choosy about wool sweaters. I bought two of these, one for my husband and one for me. I like a winter sweater that is longer than women's sweaters sometimes are, and I like a loose fit for casual wear at home. It's nice and warm, yet not heavy or bulky. I really hope I will be able to purchase a few more of these sweaters next fall and I hope the fit and quality remain the same, namely excellent.
March 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dempse Great Shetland Sweater...
Searching for a shetland crew neck sweater, I found one XL in cabernet (red) In the South Windsor store reduced. I tried it on, it fit perfectly with a short cuff on the sleeves. It is so nice I looked further and found various colors available but only on line. Needless to say I ordered a gray heather. If it lasts as long as the old one, it will outlive me.
January 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outdoorlover2 Wish something like this were available for women
I still can?t wrap my brain around the fact that each women?s sweater is at least $25 more expensive, and not as warm. Please make something thick and warm for women without a turtleneck for $50. Men?s small works, but is still a bit large! It was five degrees here this morning!! I don?t need to look like a movie star, I need to be warm.
December 8, 2014