Rated 5 out of 5 by SmokyMtnHiker Comfortable and Warm
This is a great looking sweater and true to size. I got the taupe color in a large tall and it looks great with jeans. Really keeps you warm in cold weather.
January 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by baileysaunt Great fit for tall guy
Christmas gift for my tall nephew, arrived in 2 days. Color blue was gorgeous, fit was perfect (large tall) and style was great. He liked it so much he wore it on Christmas Day!
December 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Caminboylston Greatest sweater!
Right out of the package I fell in love with this sweater! I have had other Shawl sweaters but none compares to this one! This shawl stays in place when I put a coat on over it and it almost feels like I have a scarf on! When others saw this on me they thought someone knitted it for me! Too bad right now other colors are sold out because I was going to order the green shade!
December 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Razzman1 Classic Ragg Wool Sweater
Excellent item. Precisely what I've come to expect from L.L. Bean and why I continue to purchase from ...Easy to order, first rate dispatch and - if needed - a no hassle return/exchange. Add no shipping charges and you have no reason to buy items elsewhere.
December 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeannette WOW! The MOST BEAUTIFUL Sweater SIMPLY MAGNFICENT!
WOW! This is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL Sweater -- EVER! Feels so lovely over a cotton turtleneck or cotton shirt. Not only is this sweater warm, thick, very soft (not at all scratchy over any shirt), multiple hued (the tweed-like multiple colors are simply magnificent!) and luscious, but it is durable as well. We have purchased the taupe (OH so much prettier in person... my absolute favorite... a soft rustic milk chocolate hazelnut color), navy (very beautiful blue with a dark charcoal/black flecking), green (simply gorgeous with beautiful contrasting shades of green flecking ? green much prettier in person than on my computer screen), oatmeal (no gray thankfully, just soft camel and beige), and red (very handsome dark red with very dark/charcoal flecking, yet truly a lovely dark red). The medium fits me with the generous room that I like (5'7" 130 lbs), and the XL fits my husband with some spare room (5'10" and avg. wt). Very pleasantly surprised at the LOVELY HEATHERED BEAUTY of this sweater for the price. Complete with complementary elbow patches (elbow patches are a soft, fabric suede-like material -- very pretty and flexible) and the LOVELY shawl collar for added warmth and such a beautiful style! WOW I simply could not picture a more PERFECT sweater! If I could give these sweaters TEN stars I would! Only one wish -- if LLBean would please create in women's sizes too but in the lovely lavenders, plums, pinks, blues, teals, greens for ladies. Even with the men's sizing and colors, this sweater is outstanding for both men and women. My husband is very happy with this sweater -- very warm and oh so beautiful! I am very picky about sweaters, but I must say this Ragg Shawl Collar 100% lambswool sweater merits TEN SHINING STARS!!!
December 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Really Great Wool Sweater
I got this sweater as a gift for my husband in light grey since he wanted a good sweater. Based on another reviewers size measurement, I got size M for about 5'10"/ 160. The fit is great and he loved the sweater. He says the shawl collar is very nice, stylish but not too "fashiony", and the elbow patches are a nice touch.
It is thick wool so of course it is a bit itchy on its own or with a tee shirt underneath. But he wears it to work on frosty days over a collared business button down shirt. Since you can see the shirt collar peeking out from the sweater its still business appropriate. I think for itchiness that is the trick, wear it as pictured over a long sleeved, collared shirt. It is great when he is out and about on sales calls and it keeps him warm outdoors and doesn't make him too hot or sweaty indoors.
November 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Loveyourmenssweaters The best sweaters,so why not for women too?
I am a petite woman, 5'1", about 110 lb. but after longing for these Ragg Wool Sweaters for men only, I broke down and bought two for myself. These sweaters are all my favorite colors (the colors you generally offer for women are just not me). Of course, I needed to do some generous tailoring, but, it was worth it...just to finally have the great colors, heavenly warmth and style of sweater that I LOVE!!!!! I know, especially after reading other reviews, that I am not alone. I am quite feminine, wear makeup and jewelry, I just happen prefer the styles and colors that you offer men over women. This sweater, in a small, once washed and dried in the drier on low, then taken in at the waist, looks great on me...and not mannish at all! I do have to wear a layer underneath and OK, it does look like a more generous fit than I normally wear, but that is what I was willing to go through to have two of these sweaters! I'd have bought one or two in every color and every style (mock with buttons, crew and cardigan) if I did not have to go through all the hassle. PLEASE, PLEASE make these available for women too!!! We LOVE them on our men, but the entire line of Ragg Wool Sweaters are just too great not to have for us women too! Same colors, same styles, just change the sizes for us! I hope that if there are any women who agree with me, that you will make yourselves heard too. Thank you for your time and consideration.
November 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by NMcowgirl Perfect and simple
I'm a rancher, and this sweater is exactly what I wanted for a cold weather, outdoor mid-layer. It's not too heavy and not too light. Colors are ok, but would have liked to see a forest green and a sand (between oatmeal and taupe#. The shawl collar is my favorite and this is the only place I found a straight, classic style. Now if they'll just make a women's taylored one with a collar that closes at the nape like the men's does, I'll be a customer for life. Only adaptation I'd like to see is a longer collar #1/4 length) with two buttons.
November 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by HorribleOldMan Pretty much live in it
This has been my go-to sweater. I have one from the 80's that was my Da's but is starting to fall apart. Happy to have a replacement.
October 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MNblonde MNblonde
This is the fourth sweater that I have purchased in the last year. My significant
other lives in them during the fall and winter. Excellent sweater, and he loves the style. Thanks for bringing this classic back.
October 14, 2012