Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5 out of 5 by MikeS82 Wonderful sweater.
The quality of the sweater is surprisingly great. I bought the oatmeal color, which is made with a two-tone yarn that looks classic but not boring. The wool is less scratchy than I expected (although I would certainly wear something under it), but more importantly, has both a tight weave for keeping wind out and seems to be made from quality fiber which will age well. I've seen many sweaters that cost more start to pill and fuzz immediately after wearing due to the low quality wool blend. No such problems with this sweater.
I was also pleasantly surprised by the great fit. I'm not a big guy (5'8" and 140 lb) and don't buy many tops from Bean because even the S tends to be bulky on me. For some reason this sweater is a cut a bit trimmer than the rest and I love it. Just compare the photos between this sweater and the regular crewneck version. Way better fit in the upper arm and stomach area if you're a slim guy.
No complaints here. Can't wait to buy another in Loden green once the S is back in stock.
November 24, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 L.L. Bean could do better
I expect good things from LL Bean, and they usually deliver. But this sweater was a disappointment. The styling is nice. I like the collar. The problem is that the elastic in the sleeves and the waist is almost nonexistent. As a result the sweater hands straight down (making you look like a waif from a Charles Dickens novel). In addition the cuffs are not snug around the wrists.
I had to take it to a seamstress and for $20 I have the waist taken in. I took out about 4" on both sides so that the sweater sits properly now at belt line (instead of hip line). I did not take the sleeves in, but I should have.
You might ask why not just send it back to Bean. I probably should have, except that I did like the styling and the material.
I ordered a medium. I'm 5'11", 160 pounds with a 34" waist. Except for the problems listed above, the fist was right for me.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 9LbBTwin Get one!
Why are you reading this? Do your self a solid and buy one. 100% wool; why would you not buy one? Look at it! If I said someone had saved a family of kittens from a burning building, rode a wave on the back of two dolphin or cut down a tree to use as fire wood with a broken coffee cup to keep an orphaned family of bear cubs warm through the winter, he would have been wearing this sweater.
Get one or three.
October 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by andybob nice sweater
can't wait to try this out when the weather gets colder. felt great when i tried it on. nice fit and finish. definitely gonna be a warm and comfortable sweater that is bound to turn heads
September 26, 2013