Rated 3 out of 5 by 1
Rated 3 out of 5 by Iskate Nicely made, but what's wrong with the sizing?
I ordered this shirt in XS a while ago, when it was on sale in a nice french blue color. Beautiful color, well made, but the sizing is off. I am 5'2, 110 lbs, basically fitting to the measurements of XS. The shirt was huge on me. OK, I understand that in regular sizes the sleeves and body would be a bit long, but the shirt was also about 1-2 sizes wider that me. I find this is the problem in general with LLBean shirts - size XS is not like typical size XS, which fits sizes 0-2 and is too small for me in shirts (I am size 4 in the bust and size 2 in the hips actually). But LLBean's XS, which is actually what is considered small by many other manufacturers is really bigger than even size 4, it is more like size 6-8. I read in some other reviews that LLBean is trying to get the sizing right, and it looks now that LLBean's sizing is all over the place - for some items the sizing is OK, for some it is off, and you can never be sure. It would help very much if the product description contained measurements of the items across the chest, waist, hips, length, that is spread the item flat and measure it across with a tape measure, and put that in the item description for each size. This way I could just measure my other clothes to determine if the item would be OK. I know it is a lot of work, but so is processing returns due to sizing, and writing item descriptions that most people don't even need. What we actually need are technical specs: exact fabric composition and measurements, and these things are never in LLBean descriptions, alas. And please, indicate the reviewer's age group in the reviews like you used to do, otherwise one never knows if the item is reviewed by a person your age group. I am 38 BTW, if anybody would find that helpful. Also, on the shirt I received the buttons were not white, they were the same color as the fabric. I ended up giving the shirt to a friend who is taller and bigger than me.
October 23, 2013