Rated 4 out of 5 by EileenP XL sleeves are short and narrow
OK, so I'm normally a solid 1X, but I ordered XL because I wanted a color that was not available in the women's sizes. I can't layer it (which was to be expected), but the disappointing thing is that the wrists are a little short for someone of my height (5'9"). And when I try to roll them up, the forearm is too tight to make that comfortable, though I believe my forearms are thin for my size.
So of the XL I would say the sleeves should be longer. And if you have average or stockier forearms, this shirt isn't ideal for rolling up the sleeves.
That having been said, I love the way the material drapes. I give it a very quick iron on certain spots (lower back edge) and then it looks great all day. Colors are great. Would be great if those colors were available in the women's sizes, also!
Color request: aqua sea
Style request: short sleeves
February 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ohiograms Comfortable
I bought one of these last year and love it; however, I've tried two other colors and have to send them back as they aren't what I'd hoped for. But this is a comfortable shirt, fits nicely and is not that hard to take care of.
February 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MDpyrmom last year's version is better
I just discovered these shirts and have now bought several. They are called "big shirts", which is probably why I ignored them for so long. They are loose and comfy but not all that "big". The fabric is soft and drapes like a dream. They look really lovely on---like you're wearing a silk shirt---and the colors are very nice. I bought my usual size. The sleeves are fine for me but I have long arms. Two things to note. One, the cream is a tad too sheer for me, since I'm wearing it unlayered. And they seem to changed the cut for this year's version. It pulls across the shoulders. I even ordered a second one just to make sure it wasn't a QC issue but it definitely fit worse than the previous season version. I give last season's a 5, this season's a 3.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GoldenRetrieverTaosLover Feels great, wears well
After purchasing the first tencel shirt, I reordered two more in other colors (now have green--a happy bright apple color, blue--intense baby blue, and turquoise--a rich dark color with white buttons). The shirt drapes and flows nicely thanks to the tencel. If dried on medium and taken out of the dryer on time, wrinkles and puckers are minimal or nonexistent. The colors are vibrant and "happy." I order L or XL with LL Bean depending on item, and found the Large to be just fine for wearing alone or over a T-shirt. This shirt can dress up with a nice scarf or down with a pair of jeans. The pastel colors make it more of a 3-season shirt, but the dark turquoise works for winter wear as well. The only issue I've had with it over the past year of wear is that the hem in the back curls up sometimes out of the dryer. If you are fussy, a 30 second iron job would solve it. If you don't mind minding it in the dryer, this is a terrific shirt.
January 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by wmnnj Too bad not available for almost a year!!
I purchased this shirt in a lovely shade of green. I had to get the 2x because it does run small but I adore it. I wanted to get a few more and was told that the womens sizes are all sold out in all colors until next season which the csr told me was "probably spring".
December 22, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by dearmrbean Not Sized for Layering
This shirt isn't sized for layering, not a "Big Shirt," in my view. I planned to layer it over a cotton turtleneck, but it was uncomfortably snug when I layered it this way. It's on its way back.
November 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ldshopper lovely floral shirt
I love the feel of the tencel fabric. I purchased a petite XL and the fit is true to size for a big shirt fit. Sleeve length is a bit long. If you are looking for a more traditional fit, you might consider sizing down.
Great substantial feeling shirt.
October 14, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by gilly56 a wrinkled mess
I see this is still being advertised as a travel shirt. I am so disappointed in my shirt because it is a wrinkled mess in a suitcase. No way can you travel with this shirt unless you a wearing it,
October 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by voleperson Really Cute Shirt
The floral print is really nice. Haven't washed yet so will see if it wrinkles. Fit is relaxed but not sloppy which is good for work
September 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by hobbitlady2 Large too big Medium too small
I ordered PL (my usual Bean size). It was way huge! Since I love the shirt (collar lays nicely - unusual in woman's shirt) I ordered the PM. It fit well EXCEPT for the bottom button: It was too tight to fasten that button. I kept it, because I like everything else about it. But, it looks too tight to wear unless I tuck it in.
September 23, 2013