Rated 1 out of 5 by AKFROST Shrinks
I'm a pretty solid 2X and all the shirts & coats I order from LL Bean are 2X. The sizing on this T shirt is really off. I ordered two of these shirts in a 2X and they were too tight, before even washing, so I exchanged them for 3X, which I felt should give me plenty of room. When they arrived they fit pretty well but with no room at all for shrinkage. Unfortunately, after their first washing (cold water, tumble dry on low) they shrunk so badly that I'll have to return them both. Before the wash the measurements were 26 1/2 inches in length and 24 inches wide. After washing they shrunk a full two inches in length and an inch in width. Strangely they shrunk more in the front and less in the back. I'm very disappointed in this product.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by livinglite A FAVORITE TEE Thanks LL Bean
I love cotton rib-knit tops where ever I can find them. LL Bean has a WONDERFUL version. Ultra soft, great thicker comfortable fabric that holds it's shape well and is not so thin you can see through it. Very flattering, hides bulges. I have and like the striped tee with neck and sleeve color highlights and also the solid colors. I was VERY happy to find them again this year in colors I do not have, I guess others like this tee so much they have most of the colors. So for them I'm always a supporter of more colors. Great sleeve length. LL Bean read these reviews and keep this tee around for a long time!
March 31, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by marannstar Nice fit and fabric but odd color red
Liked this shirt in terms of fit and fabric but the red was an odd color, maybe just based on personal preference. I returned it.
March 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by sfteacher nice shirt, more colors please!
I really wish LL bean could come up with some colors that were a bit more original-softer and grayed out. lavender gray, blush peachy pink, fawn, off white, dove gray, soft blue green and or periwinkle. A peacock instead of a turquoise, and a raspberry instead of a hot pink or red would make the shirt so much classier. The shirt is a perfect style and length with a flattering v neck. I just don't like any of the colors offered to match my beige, gray, black and navy skirts.
March 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Run6014 Unique finishes
I bought the navy blue and white version of this shirt. The white trim around the neckline and on the sleeves contrasts perfectly with the navy blue. This shirt is unique, which is why I purchased it.
The elbow length sleeve is flattering for those of us who are aging and whose upper arms aren't as well toned as they use to be.
Finally, this shirt fits perfectly. Overall, outstanding quality.
March 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MyPinkHouse Superb in every way
I bought these last year and was extremely pleased with them, so purchased new ones this year, praying they hadn't changed them. They are still silky smooth with a beautiful fit, with the elbow sleeves making such an elegant, dressy look. Literally, you can take them out of the dryer and not see a single wrinkle, which is almost unheard of for cotton t-shirts. I do agree with other reviewers that they could be a little longer. The only disappointment was the limited color choices this year, especially compared with last year. I can only hope they will add back in more colors next year, because I will certainly be ordering them.
February 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LizzieT My new favorite t-shirt
For a long time, I shied away from ordering t-shirts from L.L. Bean. The fabric was too thin and showed every lump and bump (including the outline of my undergarments).
But after reading the reviews on this shirt, I decided to take a chance and I am so glad I did. The fit and length are flattering and the fabric has just the right hand and weight to make it cling softly without revealing. The v-neck and sleeves make this shirt appropriate for work as well as weekend wear.
I bought the solid navy and was so delighted with it I ordered another in red. I hope you will keep offering this shirt.
February 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeanLover83 Love the sleeves!
I am 5 ft 9 and ordered an XL in the red color. This is the best t-shirt I have ever found! being tall, it is so hard to find tops that are a decent length that don't wind up as belly shirts! This top hit me at the hips, which is perfect! The sleeves come right above my elbows. It is very figure flattering. The v-neck sits directly above my cleavage so I don't have to worry about boobage spillage! Plus, the material is thick! Great quality and no need to wear a cami underneath!
November 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FrumpFighter Still loving this tee! DON'T DISCONTINUE IT!
Since I now have this t-shirt in several colors and came back to get one in black (which there sadly isn't!) I had to take a moment to write another review. The fit is incredibly flattering and I'm not a skinny stick figure. The elbow-length sleeves are PERFECT! The v-neck and length of the t-shirt are PERFECT! The ribbing makes it look so much nicer than a standard t-shirt and provide better contouring as well. This is just the best casual shirt ever. Now please do it in black!
October 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OrlandoMommy PLEASE OFFER MORE OF THIS STYLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is my "go to top". The fit is flattering. The fabric is high quality with a nice "heft". It retains it's shape after washing. It looks great with shorts, jeans, or khakis.
The only down side of this top is the limited colors (and sizes in the prettier colors) and no patterns!
Sadly it becomes harder and harder to find this top on the LL Bean site and the lack equal quality alternatives is nil.
I really hope this top isn't being discontinued as it's currently the only thing I purchase anymore from LL Bean.
September 17, 2014