Rated 5 out of 5 by appalachiangirl Like a warm hug!
I wear my Bean's fleece shirt in the house most cold days, and my husband kept eyeing it. So I finally ordered one for him too. He loves the shirt, and when he is home, he is usually wearing it over his other clothing. It is so very soft, not heavy, but very warm. It is roomy enough to be worn over other shirts when you need an extra layer. Because it buttons up, it is much easier to put on as another layer than it is to pull a sweater or sweatshirt on over your head. When he wants to wear the shirt alone, it's a sharp looking shirt. Launders very well. Didn't shrink in the dryer. Basically, wearing this shirt is just like putting on a warm hug!
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mainerinexhile So comfortable
I chose the tartan plaid and it looks great. It has always been a favorite. The shirt fits great and is so thick and warm I am thinking of getting a second. I usually have no need for anything like this but it is so soft to the touch and this winter has been brutal. I put in on immediately and it is well made true to size. The perfect shirt for a cold winter day.
March 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PSark Perfect for layering
Great shirt if you like to layer your cloths like I do. As others have mentioned this shirt is cut bigger than other Bean shirts. But if you're like me and you wear two or three undergarments you will appreciate the extra room. I'm 5'9', 230lb. I have a barrel chest so I appreciate the room under the arms. If you're one of those skinny fit types with low body fat i would recommend ordering a size down. As for the warmth, this shirt is great. Nice and soft too. It will pile after a washing but a quick brushing with an old razer removes them quickly and after a wash or two you won't get them again. My only regret is I didn't order two when they were on sale.
February 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kgb57 Already a favorite
I have the solid black, fleece shirt. It is sized a bit more roomier than a regular shirt so it is perfect for layering over a long sleeve henley or long johns. The quality it very good and it is a very warm shirt. Perfect for around the house or layering to shovel snow. I will order at least one more shirt as this has become one of my all time favorite Bean products.
February 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by thompsonpeak Sizing
Excellent quality fleece shirt. Much heavier weight than I expected, which was a nice surprise. I would agree with other reviews to buy 1 size down. I typically wear a large but I am glad I listened to the previous reviews. I am 5'10" 180 lb athletic build and I purchased a medium which fit very nicely in the shoulders and arms however was longer in the body than I typically would wear. I am sure I will get many miles out of this fleece.
February 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by HulaOtter Warm but fits like a tent
I read the reviews warning of the "generous" cut to this shirt and ordered a Tall Medium based on that. I am 6' tall and weigh 175 lbs. I usually wear a 16 x 36 shirt and usually order a Tall Large size. This shirt is huge. The sleeves fit fine but the body is cut loosely and the length is ridiculously long - top of collar to end of shirttail runs 36+ inches. I ended up liking the shirt so took it to a tailor to lop 4 inches off the length and can now wear it untucked without looking like I am in an old style nightshirt.
It is warm, lightweight, and very comfortable. Just cut very loose and long.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LBA7895 Wow, what a surprise!
I received an LLBean fleece shirt for Christmas last year, and wear it all the time. It's a great extra layer to throw on over a shirt or mockneck when it's a little chilly in the house or outside. Mine is a blue and white plaid pattern.
I decided I wanted one in a single color, and chose black, since I have a lot of white and grey shirts.
Well, my 2014 fleece shirt arrived today, and I was blown away! It feels 30-50% thicker than my last year's model; and it is super soft and warm. I am not sure there was an intentional improvement, but I can certainly feel the improvement.
So much so that i am going to get one in an X-Small for my wife!
February 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nana21 Husband's All-Time Favorite
I ordered this shirt in 2 different colors for my husband for Christmas. He's 5' 7", 195 lbs and is comfortable in the Large so he can wear a medium-weight thermal shirt or mockneck underneath.
He lives in them, so I came back and bought another in the only other remaining color.
In 35 years of marriage my husband has never liked a shirt enough to want to own 3 of them, making this a remarkable purchase.
February 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bells1 Traditional Fit?
Normally wear an XL Tall in Bean flannel shirts. Ordered this fleece shirt in XL Tall and it was way too big. Too long in the sleeves and too long in the tail. (About 2" longer in the tail than my XLT flannel shirts.) I exchanged the XLT for a "regular" XL. Fit was perfect! Liked it so much I bought a second shirt. They are thick, soft fleece and the perfect weight for chillier days with a vest. Highly recommend, but they run big, so take that into consideration when ordering.
January 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Evanstonflaneur Order one size smaller
I ordered this shirt in my usual size and, as so many others have said, the shirt as delivered is much larger (probably by one size) than it should normally be---the sleeves are about 2 inches longer than my normal size would be. Since I plan to wear it in very cold weather over several other layers, that's fine with me. Otherwise, an excellent shirt at a very good price, delivered with the usual, boring LL Bean promptness & efficiency.
January 27, 2014