Rated 5 out of 5 by Romarin46 Just right!
I purchased a trial pair of these tees, even though I initially thought they were overpriced. That was before instruction from my wife on the current state of tee short pricing, which changed my mind. In any event, as I have gotten older, regular crew neck tees have begun to chafe my neck. So, these tees are for me as they should be, just right. The fabric is soft, the tee seems well constructed and the V is neither too shallow nor too deep. Medium now being a bit unflattering to my age, I went up to large, which works quite well. I have a few minor quibbles, of course. Calling this a layering tee seems a misnomer, as any tee can be used to layer. It's just a V-neck tee, no matter how used. Also, I wish Bean offered these in a wider range of colors, say, blues, dark green and especially black. My wife wears a comparable women's V-neck model from Bean in a wide range of colors and I'd appreciate a similar option. In any case, I've just purchased two more pair.
June 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jed2 The sizing of these T-shirts did not fit me well.
While the quality of the cotton in these T-shirts is better, the sizing did not fit me well. The medium shirts were snug and the large shirts looked like extra large. I originally ordered the crew neck T-shirts and kept them. I then ordered the V-neck shirts and sent them back because they looked extra large.
One thing about the V-neck shirts, the purpose of a V-neck shirt is so that you don't see the undershirt under your shirt. These V-neck shirts have a small V, so you would definitely see the undershirt under your casual or dress shirt.
May 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BBQBob1273 V not deep enough!
The fabric is soft and comfortable. The slim fit is not so tight as to be uncomfortable around my middle. My only gripe is that, as others have observed, the V is not deep enough and shows through an open collar.
March 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by gmcsales good quality tee shirt
I purchased 2 tee shirts to see how they were. After wearing them and washing them they seem to be of good quality but greatly over-priced. If you ran some special I would purchase a lot more.
March 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by HDDave Vee Necks
As I've gotten older and vainer I have decided to hide my need to layer when I wear an unbuttoned sport shirt sometimes. I have enjoyed other Bean tees, so I continued using the Bean convenience.
February 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by mlsmsw Nothing more than an undershirt.
Poorly constructed, the fabric is askew, so after the first washing, the entire shirt is askew. As a result, it cannot be lain flat or folded properly or worn comfortably. Made of lightweight cotton, it is nothing more than a v-neck undershirt, and, as such, is grossly overpriced; this is a five dollar "Haynes" item cleverly and fashionably marketed as "layering."
December 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 C-Neck vs. V-Neck
The purpose of a V-Neck tee-shirt is to have the "V" cut low enough so one's undershirt does not show at the neck of one's sports shirt. I call L.L. Bean's V-Necks "C-Necks," because they can be "Ceen" under all but the highest of sport shirt fronts. If one wears only made-for-Maine-winters sports shirts, LLB's V-Necks, may be OK. But for run-of-the-mill sports shirts worn in California, including most of those purchased from L.L. Bean, the "V" is not cut low enough. Perhaps LLB's tee-shirt buyer(s) should talk with their designers and suppliers about the V-Neck's purpose. If LLB wants a photo of a satisfactory vs. unsatisfactory V-Neck, please let me know.
December 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MPURCinSC Works for me
I've got a zillion other beefier Bean tshirts (both crew and henley collar) and love them. Wanted something lighter and with a v-neck to sleep in (not binding around the neck), so this fit the bill. The only irritation is the info label sewed into the seam in the lower inside of the shirt, which is easily remedied with a pair of scissors. Fit and washability all good.
November 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jack5r Bingo
Spot on as described, excellent. Versatile, can be used alone as tee shirt.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WLYD Nice light weight fabric
Really like the very light weight fabric. Not too heavy/think under another shirt. Even ok to wear by itself on a real hot day. Would like to see offered in more than just white and grey. LLBean generally does no have V-Neck t-shirts for men so this shirt is a nice variation.
August 28, 2013