Rated 4 out of 5 by happymomof2 NICE FISHERMAN SWEATER!
I ordered the fig version of this sweater. I was pleased when it arrived, as the color was just as I had hoped. It's a beautiful fall shade, but it could be used year-round because it's made of cotton. I am 5'5", 135, and I ordered a large because I am no longer twenty-something and did not want the fit as shown on the model. I'm glad I did because the large fits more like a classic fisherman would, i.e. mid-hip and not truly fitted--plenty of room for another layer. It is very nicely made with attention to detail, as I feel all L.L. Bean's merchandise is, and I hope it will give me many years of use. Thanks!
October 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by OutdoorsyKate Love Fisherman style sweaters
So, I LOVE fisherman style sweaters and when I found one made out of cotton and not wool I was ecstatic, well it just came it in so I have to provide a review. First it stands up to the usual L.L. Bean quality, looks like it will last many years. I listened to the reviews and ordered my usual size small. I'm 5' 7 and 135. The neck wasn't too tight and the sleeves are the perfect length. The color is more oatmeal than white as shown. My issue is, I wish the length of the sweater was 1 to 2 inches longer. The waist band ends at the top of pants, not a huge fan of this? Also it's fitted so I don't think I would be able to wear a collared shirt underneath, plus with the higher collar it might took odd. Overall I would order this sweater in your normal size, just expect the length to be shorter than what you usually wear.
October 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PrairieRain Perfect!
Perfect sweater! When I read about the Signature fit being slimmer, I was concerned the sleeves might be too slim to fit comfortably over shirt sleeves, but it all fits together fine. I followed the sizing guidelines when ordering, and purchased an XL to accommodate a 36D chest. (When ordering knits, which are able to stretch through the chest, I often purchase a large, which normally fits my 5'5" frame better.) I wore it with color-coordinated long sleeve tee and flannel shirt, and it was perfect! I love this sweater, and would like to have a few more in shades of blue if they existed!
October 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gertie1977 I love this sweater! It fits perfectly.
I do not agree with most of the other reviews. I'm 5' 4" with a small frame and the XS fits me very well. This sweater will be very stylish for this winter season.
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 5foot1and100lbs Snug fit
I love this sweater. I am 5'1" and 100 lbs. The XS fits perfectly. It's hard for me to find a sweater that is not baggy. I like tailored clothes. This is a really cute sweater that fits snug and is not very long. Hits just at the top of my jeans. It's thick and warm and well made.
September 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4art Beautiful sweater - well made - perfect fit
I am very pleased with this sweater. I ordered the color "Fig". Based on the reviews I read, I ordered a medium first (I usually wear a small). The size medium was too big -- sleeves too long and sweater too long. If you want a fit similar to what is shown on the model, order the size you usually wear. The size small is perfect. Exactly what I wanted. If there were problems with the fit of the neck, that problem has been corrected. Both sweaters fit easily over my head.
Before ordering the small, I called an got all of the measurements for this sweater. I wish I had called before I ordered the medium. The associate I spoke with was very helpful.
I am happily returning the size medium and keeping the size small.
September 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by XCskier58 Shouldn't have ordered up
I followed the advice of previous customers and ordered up for this sweater. It was too big, and had to be sent back. I would stick with your normal signature size, as I wish I would have done. I am waiting for my normal size, but I did love the color, and quality of the sweater. It looked great with a light denim shirt, and I found the cotton to be comfortable and soft, not scratchy and stiff as some described. Always impressed with my purchases from Signature, and especially love the fitted styling of the clothes.
September 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MightySmall Paging Barbie
I ordered "up" to a size small after reading the reviews.
(Just so you know ... I am 5' 1/2" tall and weigh in at 104 pounds.)
Could not slide my little head/arms into the the sweater.
That's as far as I got.
I liked the color (blue) + design. I hope Barbie likes it too!
September 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ashevillian Nicely made sweater, for gnomes
The sweater is well made but I usually wear an LLB XS-S and the medium sweater barely made it over my head. As mentioned by other reviewers, the neck opening is hilariously small and high. Arms are long, but so tight I couldn't wear more than a camisole underneath.
Back to Freeport it goes...
August 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by truther Really glad I read the reviews
Having read the reviews, I ordered up and got a L, which fit my usual-size S or M perfectly. No problems with a too-tight neck, no problems with the sleeve length. To me, this is the type of sweater that ought to fit loosely and have room for a shirt underneath if you want. The faded blue denim look is great for it, and the cotton knit feels strong and sturdy. This will be perfect for fall and winter when you may not want to wear a jacket but you do want to be warm. I can't imagine anyone not needing a sweater like this for their wardrobe! And having it in cotton instead of wool just makes it that much more comfortable. Love it!
August 28, 2014