Rated 5 out of 5 by momofonly Perfect t-shirts are hard to find
It seems that finding a good, basic t-shirt for summer is hard these days. A lot of the other t-shirts I've bought from L.L. Bean are OK, but they feel like the fabric doesn't "breathe" that well and they feel hot in the summer despite being labeled as 100% cotton. The fabric on these shirts feels like the old cotton t-shirts that I'm used to. Also, it's thick enough so that it's not see-through like some t-shirts. The fit is good- it's loose enough so it doesn't stick to the bulges and long enough to compensate for the fact that so many pants and shorts are low rise. I will definitely buy more of these in the future if they don't change.
July 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by robust stain resistance
I purchased 2 of these t shirts last summer, didn't wear them much until this year. Now I have found they stain just like any other t shirt. Otherwise, a nice shirt but not really stain resistant.
June 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by drygrass Unshrinkable T-shirt
I was disappointed to find that this formerly classic T-shirt has been "updated": skimpy sleeves, lowered neckline, longer length, and side-seam shaping. Please bring back the classic boxy, well-made shirt that many of your long-time customers love.
June 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dogladythesecond Unshrinkable tee
I love these shirts. The problem I have is why on earth did you switch the colors. The older colors were perfect the old red and navy were my favorites. The red you have now is way too orange.
Please please reconsider putting more muted colors in the selection.
June 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by offtothewoods Unshrinkable T-shirt
I washed it and it didn't shrink. The color, lemon, is beautiful. The size is correct from the size chart. Great shirt.
April 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by SweaterGal007 Nice t-shirt but color is different from photo
I needed new t-shirts and thought I would buy a quality one. I purchased the large in Coral (I'm a size 10 with C cup bust for reference#. It was a nice tshirt and fit nicely with extra room #if you want something fitted this is not the shirt for you). But my problem was the color. I bought coral but it looks really orange in person. So I am returning it.
April 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by gigi2121 FFFit
Shame on me for not paying attention to all those who said the armholes were too large!! For the average person they are HUGE.
And for me the shirt was much too long.I will return and try another style The fabric is so soft and silky feeling. I love Bean's tees.
March 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by pecan Not as "breatheable" as Bean's Cotton Tees
I preface this review by saying that I am a baker and bought these shirts, along with Bean's Tees, as my work shirts a little over a year ago. As advertised, the Carefree Unshrinkable T-shirts keep their length (as opposed to the Bean's Tees which shrink in length so that after a few months of washings, they no longer stay "tucked in"). I had 2 issues with the Unshrinkable T-shirts. The main one was that they did not "breathe" as well as a regular all cotton T-shirt. This may not be an issue for everyone, but in a warm bakery, I would sweat in the Unshrinkable shirt but not in the regular Tee. I got the same size in both types of shirts, and the Unshrinkable one fit closer to the body while the Bean's Tee was cut looser. The Unshrinkable Tee was not too snug though, and felt & looked good, but it made me feel warm & sticky. The other issue I had was that it did stain and did not look great after a few weeks of wear. Again I preface this by saying that I got all the shirts in white, and they were worn as work shirts in a bakery. Maybe other colors would not show general dirt as much. After a few weeks, the Unshrinkable shirt no longer looked very clean after washing, so I bleached it (The "care" instructions do say "no bleach"). This turned the shirts gray. The regular Bean's Tees stained, but I could make them white again with bleach. Bleaching is not an option for the Unshrinkable Tees. They no longer looked good enough to wear at work. And since they make me feel warm & sticky when I wear them, I won't wear them for yard work either. So I had to throw them out. Bottom line is that I prefer the Bean's Tees over the Unshrinkable ones, but I'm not happy with the amount of shrinkage on the Bean's Tees either, so I may be looking elsewhere for a new work shirt.
March 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by workinprogress Classy looking
Holds shape after wash, and looks classy. Would like more light colors that reflect hot sun in summer.
March 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ShopitoErgoSum Shrank
Short story: Shrinks and looks old after one wash.
Long story: I got this in my normal size and it looked great upon arrival, but was a little big. I decided to go with it since I want to wear it in two days, so I tossed it in the wash. It came out much smaller - shrank all over and a lot in length. It's now quite small. It also looks old, like I've had it for a long time. A little disappointed. I'll keep it because I washed it and I'm losing weight, so it will fit later...I think.
March 19, 2014