Rated 2 out of 5 by SwampYankeeReview Unpredictable quality
These sweaters look great and sell at a reasonable price. Unfortunately, I've had bad luck with them.
First one I purchased got a hole between elbow patch and sleeve within a month.
Purchased another one the following year, but the construction of the collar was messed-up.
Returned both, of course. And will pass on these in the future.
March 14, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by wonderdad shetland quarter sweater
My son did not like the fit or the elbow patches. I think he has returned it.
February 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by 625664 Shetland Wool Sweater, quarter zip
My 70ish husband has been very pleased with this sweater.
His only concern expressed after wearing it for the day, was the "stiffness of the collar". It was a bit difficult to fold it down when unzipped. Our hope is that the first washing will soften this concern.
January 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveAllthesesocks my husband looks kinda hot!
This sweater adds character to my husband - he is very cute - but when he wear his new sweater - I can't help but remember why I fell in love with him!! :)
January 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MaineSoldier Great Sweater! (just wish it was made in USA)
As always, the sweater arrived right on time and was exactly as advertised. Great sweater that fits true to the size in the catalog. Good quality and good fit at the cuffs and waist. I had seen other reviews that said it fit badly, but found that fine is exactly as I wanted in terms of fit. The only thing that would have made it better would be if it were made in the USA. I hope LL Bean will soon return to those days when the shelves in Freeport were covered in US made products. I'm a loyal LL Bean customer and enjoy the quality, the shipping reliability, and the outstanding customer service. Proud of this Maine business that has shipped to me all over the world.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by amp5 A Classic
This is a classic woolly sweater.
1) Staying toasty and warm under a coat on the coldest of days
2) College professors
3) The wool-obsessed
4) A gift for someone who is moving to a cold climate
5) Anyone looking to camouflage themselves among New Englanders
Not for you if:
1) You can't stand the scratchiness that comes with wool
2) You live somewhere it never drops below 40
Be sure to remember to size it as though you will be wearing a solid layer under it. Loved it.
January 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sunalsorises Excellent Sweater
Everything about this sweater is excellent. I couldn't be happier with this purchase.
January 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ariessunfairy Hubby's Christmas
This sweater was a gift for my husband. He has really wide shoulders and it's hard to find something to fit them, well llbean's men's clothes fit him really well. We received this after christmas (I went to another popular store on the advice of his cousin) I had to return the sweater from there and should have went with what I knew. Anyway he opend the package up and we both checked this and the other item from the here, he put this on and didn't take it off until bed time. I'm so glad llbean's men's clothes fit his wide shoulders he always looks great in them.
January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jimhln Great Sweater
I recently purchased this sweater. I like its roominess--fits over shirts, turtlenecks etc.--and its warmth. This is the first wool sweater I've purchased in years (many cotton sweaters) and I'll likely purchase more of these. I haven't washed it yet, so we'll see how that comes out.
January 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by WSS1 Great Sweater for the Most Part
I have two of these sweaters, bought a second after the first was such a hit.
I first bought the cabernet/deep red sweater. I loved the color, fit, and warmth. That's perhaps the most important thing when looking at this item: be aware of how warm it is. It's possibly the warmest sweater I have ever owned. I get many compliments on the elbow patches, especially being a student. They are quite a dramatic statement. Since it was such a hit, I also purchased the green sweater. I love to mix and match them with shirts and either khakis or cords to look sharp.
Now, this sweater comes with its problems:
I stupidly washed one in warm water along with my other clothes. Whoops. It shrank dramatically and has since started to shed. It has lost it's obvious boldness that my other sweater (unwashed) still has. I shouldn't have done it, but not thrilled that it happened considering this is an L.L. Bean item. Expected more. If you buy this, only hand wash and be gentle in doing so. Otherwise, its a very good buy.
January 7, 2015