Rated 5 out of 5 by jazlabaw Wool Lover
My best wool sweaters have always come from LL Bean even after the shift from Scotland to China. It was not long ago Shetland wool sweaters were made in their mother country of Scotland/Shetland Isles but anyway... I always buy a Large and after its first wash it turns into a comfortable Medium, my true size. My only minor regret is that I miss the Shetland V neck sweaters.
March 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mostlytrad Shetland wool is my favorite
This is a nice fitting sweater. I am 5' 9", 140 pounds with long arms and the medium size is just right. From other reviews I thought it may be too "boxy" but in fact it is just fine. Classic Shetland wool texture. Not sure what the complaints regarding "scratchiness" are all about, this sweater feels great. If you don't like the feel of wool buy a cotton sweater. Not too thick, not too thin. Would I prefer if it was made in Scotland like the old days? Sure, but the price is a good value for the quality. I plan on checking out next season's color offerings for another purchase.
March 16, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by SwampYankeeReview Not in it for the long haul
I got 4 of these sweaters (purchased and as gifts) in late fall 2014. By February 2016, 2 of the sweaters had holes in the elbows. A third sweater isn't far behind. While Bean sells these at a reasonable price, I reckon they should last at least 2 winters!
Apart from that, the fit is good but not great. They stretch easily and, as such, require regular washing (if you don't want to look frumpy).
On the positive side, the colors look great--especially the gray and forest.
All in all, I'll pass on these next Winter.
March 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by tintininamerica Shetland Wool Sweater
Made in China but material is good. Not too warm and not too thin.It has the original wool feel.I ordered 2xl because I like to wear something under the sweater.I am 5'8 and 220 pounds.I posted a picture also
February 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by southerncountryboy Best Sweater Manufactured
LLBean's Shetland Wool Crewneck is the best sweater manufactured. Indeed, this traditional style sweater has become hard to find. It has neither added border colors nor patches; narrowed ribbing nor loose collar; a silky texture; nor added nylon like a few other brands. Bean hasn't fallen for these unnecessary changes to this state-of-the-art sweater. I recommend it for regular guys; especially the darker colors.
January 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by GardenerCook There's nothing like shetland, especially LLB's!
I would find life much less comfortable without LLBean's Shetland sweaters. I am a woman, 5'5", 130 lbs. who hates to hand wash clothes. I buy a man's small or medium and wash them. They start a bit too large but still wearable, and with two or three machine washings get down to my size, slightly felted, which makes them warmer and, I think, more durable. I am about to order a new one; my rave review is based on 1 that was purchased 2 years ago and 2 that were purchased 3 years ago and 1 that was purchased 6 years ago. And I've been buying them for years. No, they don't last forever, especially with the hard use and inappropriate care I give them, but they are well worth the money which, in any case, isn't expensive for a Shetland wool sweater. To shrink to woman's size using a washing machine, use warm water only if you want a lot of shrinkage; use a few minutes low dryer then take them out., check size, and air dry. When they are close to the final size you want, use very cool water, no dryer or only a little no heat time in the dryer, and stretch by hand before air drying, checking once or twice, giving them an extra gentle stretch as needed before sweater is completely dry. It has always worked for me. Good luck!
December 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WestMichigan Shetland Wool Sweater-Very Nice
Received my Shetland Wool Sweater in Stone Blue today and am very happy with it. The medium fits perfectly. It is of medium weight, soft, and very comfortable. Seems like good quality. A really nice sweater!
December 22, 2015
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