Rated 2 out of 5 by MomOfFivesome Size 14-16 was not snug, it was boxy.
The size L 14-16 is definitely not styled to be at all snug. It is very boxy. From shoulder to hem this size measures 23 inches in length. From armpit to armpit across the front is 20 inches. This is not the right ratio for a close-to-the-body fit. Maybe if it were three inches less wide across the body -- or three inches longer! The sleeve, by the way, was 19 inches long.
My son felt that the style seemed slightly feminine. I think this was because it was boxy.
I was disappointed in the somewhat matty, wisped texture (tiny broken ends of fabric throughout). It looked as though it had been washed and worn several times. I was looking for something more crisp.
December 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PunkPoet Love this sweater (petite woman!) in XL
I am a petite woman and I have bought this sweater in red and white. I wear a size 4/6 and the L would probably fit me, but I like the roominess of the XL. Washes well (cold water, hang dry) and good quality. Love the cables and the quarter zip : I can layer a shirt underneath and open the neck as I tend to get warm inside. Delighted with this purchase, would buy for boys or anyone! The CSRs at LLBean are wonderful helping you choose the correct size :)
December 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by zenlife Well made
Got in lovely red color. I was pleasantly surprised how well made this sweater is, for a kids version. It was heavy, thick weave and appeared very warm. Now I had sized up based on other reviews saying it is snug, so body was fine, but the sleeves were 1.5 times my sons arm length, so sadly had to return.
November 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by citymom07 Dissappointing re-design
I purchased the wool fisherman sweater for my two year old four years ago. When he finally grew out of it, I reordered the quarter zip thinking that it would be the same lovely and warm sweater my kid had worn for two years. I was extremely disappointed to discover that not only was this no longer a warm wool sweater (with an admittedly dashing quarter zip design) but that the sizing had also changed: I ordered a size up (7) so my kid could grow into it (as I had done with the first sweater), and it barely fit my then 5 and 3/4 year old. My kid is not exceptionally tall. He wore it last year but it didn't hold up like the wool sweater. It got stained (which the wool never did as wool is naturally stain repellant) and it got oddly stretched from use. Wool sweaters for kids are not easy to find and I breathed a sigh of relief when I came across this one. Too bad. I'll be looking elsewhere this year.
September 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by nurture Classic With A Twist
This style is an updated classic with a modern (slim) fit. The snug proportions are intended, as part of the design. This is so your children don't look like they are wearing something found in someone's attic trunk. The zipper collar also updates the look.
We purchased sizes 7X, 8, and 10/12 for our boys ages 7, 9, and 11 and layered them over button-down shirts. These sweaters looked great in our holiday photos. My sons always receive compliments whenever they wear them. I am here purchasing the next size up for future Christmas'
January 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CDELAE Beautiful sweater, a little on the small side
I bought this sweeter for my petite 11 years old son. Bought it in the 10-12. He usually wears 7 or 8. It fit him just right. Other than that, is a great purchase. Will keep getting it year after year. He loves it too!!
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ilovejesus very handsome sweater
My 8 year old son had begged me for a new sweater this winter. . and I of course always turn to L.L.Bean for sweaters. . .they're always such great quality. He chose the navy one and he LOVES it ! ! It is very hearty but soft. My son is very tall and thin so I chose to go up a size to a medium 10-12. It fits perfect with a little room to grow all winter. I do think you should go up a size on this one . . .which in my opinion is no big deal. Otherwise the sweater is fantastic and will last through my next son as well.
November 5, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nampa Sized way too small!
Ordered a size 14/16, and even though the tag read 14/16, this sweater definitely looks like a size 10/12. I doubt my child will be able to wear this for more than a couple months before he grows out of it. Considering how expensive this sweater is, I was hoping he could get at least two seasons of wear out of it. Very disappointing - this does not live up to the quality products that LLBean has delivered in the past.
October 23, 2013