Rated 2 out of 5 by GetBack2Quality Not the shirt it was in the past...
I've owned one of these shirts for several years and it's a weekend favorite in the fall and winter. Given how much I like it, I decided to order another in a different color. Unfortunately, the fabric on the new shirt is not as substantial as on the older one and the shirt was over-sized. I'm 6'3" so I normally have an issue with sleeves and shirt tails being too short. In the case of this shirt, both where so long that the shirt looked sloppy. To make sure it was not my imagination, I laid the old shirt over the new one and lined up the seams; the new one was in fact about 1 1/2" longer in those dimensions. I'll be returning the shirt as I have no desire to wear it. I appreciate that LL Bean stands behind their products however, I wish they would place a bit more focus on quality control, especially when manufacturing overseas as it's not the first time I've run into a quality issue in recent years.
December 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by joel1944 Shrinking Sleeves
I have never had a problem with any other item I have purchased previously from LlBean including other t-shirts, so I did not hesitate to purchase 2 of this item. My husband was thrilled with them as they are so comfortable.
However despite following the washing instructions the sleeves shrank about a couple of inches. No problem with the body of the shirt. He is still able to wear them but not with quite the same comfort level. No further shrinking has occurred since the initial one. Really disappointed, so cannot recommend the item.
November 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EdsBest High Quality Shirt
The appearance of the Mini Waffle Crewneck in your catalog made me happy!
Several years ago this item appeared as a polo and my wife bought four of them for me. They are one of my FAVORITE SHIRTS.
This crewneck version uses the same material: heavier than a tee-shirt, but lighter than a sweat shirt and a lot classier than either. PLUS, the mini waffle material traps heat like a thermal weave so this item is super for layering. If you don't wear it with an undershirt, the inside is soft and smooth against your skin. They really are like a fine gauge crewneck cotton sweater.
One of the reviews indicated that the item was inferior to earlier mini waffle shirts and was too stretchy and pilled in the wash. NOT TRUE with my shirts. I have worn them all as a layer under sturdy canvas and chamois shirts while working in the yard and doing a shop project requiring lots of stretching and reaching. The MWC's handled the tasks, but didn't show any getting out of shape. They have been washed twice in a tumble washer and dried in a tumble drier with not the slightest sign of pilling or any adverse effects.
I heartily recommend these to anyone who wants a warm, good-looking cotton crew for their fall and winter wardrobe. I''m getting several more for myself and some to give as gifts.
My family has been customers of LLBean for 80 years and we have always found high quality, fair pricing, and sincere customer service. Many, many times we have called on LLBean to deliver more than the advertised service and they have ALWAYS done everything possible to assure our satisfaction.
GOOD JOB!! Here's to 80 more years.
November 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Narp Sleeves short after washing
Most L.L. Bean shirts are long enough for me if I buy a tall, if not too long. This one seemed a bit large out of the box, but after two washings in cold water and dryings on low heat, the sleeves have shrunk and are now noticeably short.
November 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by beaniebaby Watch the size
Bought this in a small and was worried that it would be too small. However, it was huge and probably would have fit a large man. Returned it without replacement.
December 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jellymom Wonderful shirt!
Because this crewneck shirt was on my daughter's "want" list for Christmas, I ordered first, then read the reviews. I thought I might have to return it because the size might be slightly off or the texture not quite right or any of the things mentioned in the reviews. I am very pleased to tell you my daughter LOVES this crewneck! The size is perfect, the color great, and the texture just right. I foresee her wearing this crewneck a LONG time. Just please get it in more colors!
December 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by yfk1988 good quality and nice color
very warm, good quality and color as shown
December 17, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Noaveragedope sleeves too short
Just received this. Good quality, well made. However the sleeves on this L-tall are about 1" - 1.5" shorter than those of the competitor's version, it won't reach my wrists. Will be returning it.
November 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mickey7 perfect cool weather shirt
How anyone could rate this shirt less than 5 Stars is beyond me. This shirt is comfortable, warm, stylish... you can't ask for more. Typical Bean quality.
November 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by fordguy Great shirt
Best shirt of it's type on the planet. Period. Now, if you could just get rid of that pesky neck tag.......
October 26, 2012