Rated 2 out of 5 by WisconsinBadgerGirl Shrank -- even in cold water and no dryer!
I wrote a great review for these square boatneck pullover shirts back in July. Each time I wore the shirts I noticed they got tighter -- the sleeves, the chest area, and the length got shorter. They were a great length when I received them.
I ALWAYS wash in cold water with cold water detergent and do not place cotton shirts in the dryer. I lay them on a table and "iron" them with my hands for smoothing.
These shirts are now too tight and short to wear! And I did not gain any weight or inches. I can't wear them any more. Disappointed. Why are there SO MANY reviews for so many different styles of the cotton shirts that mention shrinkage?
January 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by littleblossom Interlock Square Boatneck FOR PETITE! YAAAY!!
Last summer I ordered the Interlock Square Boatneck Pullover in XS, but I returned it because it was too big, it is not the same XS sizing that I normally wear in Pima Boatneck item id 237662 - another perfect item for petites btw, eventhough it's not labeled as petite -- I am 34C 5'2'' 110#. This winter I looked it up again online and ordered the Square Boatneck in PS item id 295490, as soon as I found out that it is now available in Petite - how did I miss this? can we get special LLB mailing for new petite additions? it fit me better than XS, but I decided to return it and ordered the PXS -- which is PERFECT!! I purchased black and cornflower blue, I'm surprised that basic colors like Navy and Cream are not available in petite, otherwise I would buy more!
January 14, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by speranza just OK, not great
Like some other reviewers, I found this style unflatteringly snug from the waist down. I liked the neckline in front, but found it uncomfortably low in back (and I would be afraid of sunburn in summer, as well). I will probably keep it anyway, but not order any more of this style. I would love to see more styles in the elbow length sleeve!
December 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CentFLAShopper Really wanted to like them
I ordered this shirt in 4 great colors so I really wanted to like these shirts -- and they had lots of great qualities. They were soft, good quality fabric, a flattering neckline and sleeve length. They looked great . . . until they got to my hips. I considered keeping them and opening the side seams to create a slit like I have on many of my other t-shirts, but the task seemed too daunting for 4 shirts at the price I was paying, so I reluctantly sent them all back.
I am not a large woman -- 39/29/40 -- but I'm recently retired and the widest part of my body is now where I sit, and I find that I need a little "expansion" slit at the sides of my shirts so they don't bunch up and look like a wave machine across my middle. There are certainly lots of us baby boomers buying Bean clothing, so maybe they'll heed the need.
December 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cslcth color
This color Barberry is bright red, certainly nothing like the swatch on the website. I will probably keep it because I love these elbow-length sleeve shirts but you should beware the accuracy of colors shown.
August 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pamland Flattering fit and length
I've just received my square boatneck pullover in royal blue heather. I generally find with both Bean's and Pima tees that unless they are available in petite (and not many are) they are far too long for me - I'm not quite 5' tall. I bought the XS size and found the length to be flattering and the fit comfortable, especially on the hip line. The neckline sits well and allows enough room for a necklace. Love the colour and am about to order it in barbery. I like the deeper, more vibrant colours and would like to see more of them. These garments wash and dry beautifully, and well outlast any of the more expensive ones on offer in department stores - I just don't bother going there any more.
August 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by snowbird2013 Thank you for the longer length.
I have ordered and returned the pima cotton shirts for being boxy and SHORT. I love the length of this shirt and the elbow sleeve. Thank you for listening to the many reviews that I have seen complaining of the short length of the llbean shirts. I will definitely order more, but would like more mid tone colors.
August 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CTShoreGal Beeswax Yellow?
I like the cut and style of the shirt, and the fabric is comfy. But the 'beeswax yellow' is more like 'french mustard'! . It is a deeper, muddier yellow than the online color, and most uncomplimentary to my skin tone. I also have one in 'peach', which is fine.
July 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by OlderInPurple Frustration
I LOVE the style of this shirt, with the square boat neck and elbow sleeves. There isn't a color offered that I can wear (July 2014). The few that aren't strong or harsh are pale. I could imagine buying several in medium-soft greens and blues and purples. Based on other purchases in this line, I would recommend these to a friend whose coloring could support the strong tones.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NativeSoutherner Great top!
I bought this top in red size small. I am 5' 4" and around 130 lbs and it fits great. The length comes to the point just above where my leg joins my hip (I am long torso and short legged) It can be tucked in or worn out like a tunic. It is slightly fitted. The neck is very flattering and can be dressed up with jewelry/scarves or left plain. The sleeves come to just above the elbow. The fabric has a good feel and is not cheap looking. I like this top so much that I am trying to decide what color to buy next. This shirt will be a great addition to your closet!
July 22, 2014