Rated 5 out of 5 by Glissando Simplicity Works!
I own several other LL Polo shirts. They are fun and comfortable to wear and always look crisp and new. This shirt lauders beautifully and they never need an iron. I will be buying more.
May 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by msnovtue Wardrobe Staple
I *love* these shirts. When it comes to clothes for work, I keep it simple, and these shirts are the backbone of my warm-weather clothing.
As with pretty much everything from LL Bean, the quality and durability are top-level. I've worn the same shirts for multiple years, and only the darkest colors show any fading, and that's well into the third or fourth year of wear. They are fantastic wash & wear-I simply run them in the dryer for about 15-20 minutes, pull them out & give 'em a good shake, then put them on a hanger. After a bit more time to dry, they're good to go. I've used them traveling, and all but the most determined of wrinkles will hang out overnight.
The fit is pretty good, considering I wear plus sizes. I knocked one star off for the short underarm sleeve length--I do have to regularly pull them down. Also, the fabric, while great (stays soft & very good quality) does tend to develop small snags fairly easily--in my case, it's often from my cats' claws..
This is the perfect business casual shirt, and finding such good quality items in Womens' Plus sizes is extremely rare. My only points for improvement would be slightly longer sleeves and a slightly less snag-prone fabric. Still, the Double L Polos are worlds better than any similarly-priced shirt for plus sizes.
April 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jeanster1 Good quality shirt
I am so glad to find these relaxed fit polo's. I am a 1x and carry my weight in the middle, so these are perfect. They seem to launder well, I had one out of three that had to be sprayed with wrinkle releaser, but that worked. My only complaint is the sleeves are a bit tight. You would think larger people would mean the sleeves need to be larger too, but that seems to be a problem with a lot of better quality shirts from all manufacturers. I would love to see more sizes offered too. The women's sizes are severely limited in colors.
April 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sneakers2005 Perfect fit
Loving every thing about the shirt. Color, sizing and quality of fabric. A perfect polo in my eyes.
April 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by snapperblue like an old size M
Over the years, standard sizes have changed. Shirts have become tighter in the shoulders and sleeves, and shirts and pants are longer. I understand that Americans are becoming taller, but I'm not sure they are getting thinner.
I always wore a M (and still wear my old ones), but modern M size is cut too slim, too tight in the shoulders and sleeves, and too long.
I tried the relaxed fit M and it is enormous. Then I tried the relaxed fit Small and hurray! I can move my arms without the sleeves binding and the shirt is not so long that it goes way down my hips. I am stocking up on these!
April 7, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by 4DogsCT Incredibly Disappointed
I currently own 5 LL Bean Double L Polos Relaxed Fit size medium. With the spring I decided to order more as I really love this shirt. I love the new Saltwater Blue and added pink and another white one. The relaxed fit has totally changed since I purchased last summer. I noticed they are being manufactured in a different location. The fit is so different than the ones I currently own at least one inch on either side. I actually took pictures compared to two currently owned shirts. When I tried them on I had just changed out of one I own, same size and style. The new ones are snug across the chest and short in the underarm. When I was folding them up to put back in their bags I noticed they are tapered and not straight as my previous ones. I even double checked the style number printed inside the shirt to be sure it matched the one for Relaxed Fit.. I am not sure I will reorder a size up as past experience with the large is it is too big in the shoulders. I am returning all 3 shirts and am very disappointed in the change
March 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spots A wardrobe must
Love these shirts, but I do find the fit to be a bit closers than years past. Which, is fine with me, as they are not as boxy. Shoulders seem to be a bit wider, but ok. The shirts wear and launder well. Colors stay fast, no ironing needed, no shrinkage. They feel soft to hand and skin. Not too hot and not clingy. Sleeves are a good length to provide coverage. Not cap, which I hate, and not to the elbows either. I layer them in cooler weather. Bought competitor's polos and not happy with the wear.
Llbean, what happened to red??? How about different colors such as dark green, rust, purples? Please keep these stocked all year!
March 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by retiredinorovalley fantastic!
First of all, I am thrilled that Bean has a relaxed fit polo! These polos are wonderful! The fabric is so nice, I even slept in it and the shirt had no wrinkles in the AM. I wish that more of Bean's Tshirts and Polos came in a relaxed fit. Hopefully some will be made in long sleeves also.
March 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ARLM Polished, comfortable look!
I purchased this shirt in blush pink, size XS, last year and have worn it many times. The fit is sort of oversized, which looks very cute with jeans or shorts. It is very comfortable and an easy way to feel polished when I'm short on time. I wouldn't say that it is particularly flattering because it is a relaxed, larger fit but it definitely looks intentional and effortlessly stylish.
I wore it to work the day after a long, evening event that included far too many drinks and my coworker said I looked like Jackie Kennedy. I would call that a success!
March 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sneakers2005 Striped Polo
I ordered the polo in a Medium even though I am Petite, but larger on top. The fit was a little large, but I would rather large than small and tight. I live in the desert southwest so it is important that it is comfortable and not a heavy fabric. I am so happy with it that I just ordered another one but, in a smaller size, just to see how it fits. Hopefully, it won't be tight but, if it is I will just return it.
March 10, 2016