Rated 5 out of 5áby Katya11 Excellent sweater
This sweater is of excellent quality--the cotton knit is heavy and substantial, and the sweater is fitted enough that it doesn't look baggy. This is a nice casual classic that I expect to use for many years.
July 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby PalePixie Beautiful, warm sweater
I really like this sweater. It's a heavy cotton that feels like it will last a long time. I'm 5'5 122 pounds with a 32B chest and I ordered my usual "Signature" size small. I like the short length. It's a little bit snug, especially in the arms. I probably should have ordered a medium, but it doesn't look too tight with my denim shirt under it so I decided to keep it.
February 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby SanDiegoSusan Yay! More colors
I have this sweater in white and brick red, and was so happy to see it in blue, that I just ordered it in that color, as well. I normally wear XS and have one in that size and one in S. I ordered the blue one in XS knowing that it is a snug fit, which I like. I really like the short length (I am 5'1" and 105 pounds) and the heavy feel of the knit. I find this sweater to be so comfortable and flattering. I wear it with denim skirts, pants, and jeans. I read that some reviewers complained that the knit is not soft---a fisherman's sweater is not meant to be soft. However, LLBean offers other sweaters in a similar style in a soft knit, so we can all be happy!!
February 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Nightfinder Recommend with Reservations
I'd recommend this sweater to someone by saying that it looks just like the photograph. I'd have to add that I imagined it would feel more handknit--softer, lighter (this is a heavy sweater-- and more supple. I did not find that it runs large and was able to put it on without problems. That said, it is the neck that caused me to return the sweater #Actually, I ordered two--the blue and the reddish-brown.) The neck just seemed to be in an odd place for me, though on a younger neck, it would probably have looked better. I think the sweater is probably just a three-star--an average sweater, one that looks better than it is.
January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby BrooklynCamper LOVE this sweater. Does run small.
This sweater is my new favorite item of clothing. It does run small, but I followed other reviewers suggestions and sized up. I am 5'9", 135 lbs and usually wear an XS or S. I ordered a Medium and am very glad I did. It fits me a bit looser than on the model, but still hits right at my pants, which is my preference. As for the neck-- that is the best part of the sweater. Very unique, and true to the Irish fisherman design. The feel of the yarn is also great: it feels like it has been out in the sun and salt air for some time. I'll wear this piece year-round. Great for night time at the beach, but also cozy for winter by the fire. Great job on this one LLBean!
January 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby KimberlyM Small fit & neck opening, overall nice sweater!
I was on the lookout for a shrunken fishermans sweater and this one fit the bill. I am 118lbs and 5'3 and usually wear an xs in tops but ordered a small based off of the reviews and I'm glad I did. I was initially disappointed because the neck opening is tiny but decided not to return. When I purchased there was only a photo of the cream sweater and it appears that the one on the model has a different neck opening. It looks like the photos of the other colors represent it more accurately. I wish the neck opening was a bit bigger so I could wear collared shirts and put the collar over the opening, that is my only complaint, besides that it is a sturdy thick sweater.
January 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby dagnyflyer Tiny Neck Opening
The overall fit was good and similar to what was pictured on the model. I am 5' 6" and ordered a small.
This sweater is a keeper for me but be warned...The neck opening is TINY. Do not fix your hair or apply make-up until you have put on the sweater!
January 8, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5
áby ABeanEnthusiast10 Oh No
Just received my back ordered sweater. I will need to return..the neck opening was only 5 inches in diameter on a size medium ..very tight on the neck. Was poorly shaped at shoulders and too short. Something went wrong. This will in no way stop me from being a faithful LL Bean customer...Just thought you should know.
January 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby BethTheBaker Disappointed
Agree with another reviewer, feels like twine. It's stiff, not stretchy. Too expensive for this quality. The picture shows it ends near the waist, which I wanted, but it actually stops mid-hip & is shaped like a men's traditional sweater. Neckline-It barely went over my head. I suspect Bean switched to a cheaper manufacturer for this shipment.
December 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby bmm0617 Love, but runs SMALL
I waited over a month for this sweater from online, and I have to say it as worth the wait. I don't like my clothes tight - and normally wear a Small comfortably. I am 5'7" and ordered a large in this - and am so glad I did. I saw this in store and had to have it; but they were out of anything larger than a Small - hence the online order.
I definitely need the length of the large. The arms are long - but a good cuff is all it takes to make it fit. The sweater is chunky, comfortable, not too thick. I really love it!
Just order up!
December 10, 2013