Rated 5 out of 5 by TYPHOON I Have the Natural Color
I have a sweater like this in the turtleneck from a few years ago and love it. The more I wash it, the softer it gets. I ordered the crewneck this year XL, it was a little oversized when it arrived, I washed and dried it and it is now my perfect sweater. I love cotton and I love they way it fits. A fisherman sweater is not going to be a snug fit and should not be. Wish there were more colors.
Thank you again LL Bean!!!
April 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Plumspunn So many compliments
This has the look of a hand-knitted sweater and total strangers stop and tell me that they really like it.
I wear a size 10 or 12 and the medium fits fine. It is not a real long sweater, which gives it a trim look. If you wear a L or XL it may look a bit too bulky for you.
April 24, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by 2gr8girls Looks Good in Pictures, Not on Real Women
I have been hunting for a great cotton sweater and was thrilled to find this one. It looked so good on the site. At 5'3", 118 lbs., I usually wear a size 6 but the small did not fit--it was crazy-tight in the arms and short in the torso. No problem, I was sure a medium would work. Nope. It was oddly bulky and bunchy in the shoulders, and hit at an unflattering point on the torso. Still, I put it on, planning to wear it. Then my oldest daughter, who has good fashion sense, said, "Sorry Mom, but that looks like a Christmas sweater." By which she meant extremely unflattering. Yup, she was right. It's going back. So disappointing. I really wanted to love this. The yarns are beautiful; the fit is not,
April 10, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by LoveArt Marked blue version is not the same
I own two other Signature fisherman sweater in solid colors and they are fabulous. But the marked version was a totally different story. I wear 4 in signature. The first solid one I purchased in size 4 had a plenty of room, so I ordered my second one in XS and it was more fitted but still comfortable and looked flattering. I got excited about the marked version and ordered both XS and S. They were both sized the same and both too tight and too short, the neck opening was even smaller, overall very unflattering. What's up with that? Maybe this marked yarn was hard to work with? I have never given LLB one star rating before, this was the first.
March 30, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by AndieE Disappointingly Unflattering
I am so bummed this didn't work out! The material felt warm and thick. I got the ember, which isn't as bright as is pictured online. It is a beautiful light burnt orange color. And it looked casual and country chic.
I am 5'2'', 130 lbs with an athletic build. I usually wear a size 4 or 6 depending on the brand and fit. And I have muscular shoulders and arms.
With that said the size S fit. However, the length is extremely short, and I have a short torso!!! When I raised my arms, the sweater rose above my navel. I also didn't like the shape or maybe the styling? The sweater looked very unflattering around my upper arms and chest. Rather than having a flattering fit here, the sweater gave me a chunky and shapeless silhouette. If you have a large chest, I would worry this would make you look top heavy.
It is a beautifully constructed sweater, but the fit left something to be desired. I thought about exchanging for a medium, but after trying it on several times on different days, I determined it wasn't a sizing issue.
I returned this item and am still wishing it miraculously would look more flattering. It did nothing for me.
March 4, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by LMS85 Odd Fit Around Shoulders and Arms
I really loved the orange color, and styling of this sweater. If only the fit wasn't so odd on me. I am 5'7 and around 110lbs, I ordered the small and it fit great around the waist and hips, and was a perfect length. But around the bust, shoulders and armpit area there was just too much extra fabric. If i ordered and XS I still don't think the fit around those areas would be better, and it would be too tight around the waist and too short.
It was a beautiful sweater, and I wished that the sizing had worked out better for me.
March 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MegaMayhem Love
I debated between the S and XS in this sweater, due to all the frantic reviews decrying it for being insultingly small. I am 5'5" 120 lbs with 30D chest. I went with the XS because I am petite with a short torso and it fits wonderfully. I would definitely not call it fitted - for example, the fabric does sort of puff out at my low back and bunches in places when I bend or twist - basically it fits like a fisherman sweater should, not bulky but substantial and comfy. I did try it on with a button-down underneath and it fit, but it didn't quite look right. The neck is thick and sits a bit higher so you don't see the collar of the shirt anyhow, and the cuffs are snug, so I couldn't really have pulled the shirtsleeves through comfortably. It really looks better on its own in my opinion, so I think I'll wear it with just a basic long-sleeved t-shirt underneath, hair pulled up with some red lipstick and hot cocoa :)
February 13, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by mimidoe not fitted
I bought one of these last fall in blue, size XL to accommodate my bust. That sweater is beautifully fitted, chunky, and heavy. After waiting several weeks for a backorder fulfillment, I received the cream one in XL and it is like a different sweater altogether.
It was noticeably lighter in weight than the blue, and knit not nearly as densely. I tried it on and it was huge, falling to my lower hip. I actually laid it out with the blue on top of it and there were several inches difference in all dimensions. I don't believe the blue shrank, as I've only laundered it once and laid it on a rack to air dry.
I'm still trying to decide whether to try the cream in L...I'm afraid the sizing will be off no matter what, and that they'll all lack the dense, chunky knit of my blue...
February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seagal31 Best Sweater
I was hesitant about buying my regular size for this sweater due to the other reviews, but i bought my usual size small, and it fits perfect, and i can put a button down shirt under it, so i would say go with your size unless you want it big. I love the way it fits (fitted), and I love the color, and have gotten many compliments on the sweater! It has been my go to sweater this winter!
February 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LindsayOnTheFly Hemingway would be proud
I have been searching for the perfect fisherman's cableknit sweater, and this is it. It is a well-made, heavy sweater with a great fit. I am 5'7" 130 lbs and a medium fits like a glove. There's still room for a collared shirt underneath without looking bulky. The faded characteristic of the navy color gives it a unique, but vintage look. It's also very warm. I love it.
February 5, 2015