Men's Premium Double L® Polo, Hemmed Short-Sleeve with Pocket is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 550.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from new design destroys what was the perfect polo I purchased two of these shirts several years ago and they are by far my favorite Polo shirts. I still wear them frequently and decided to order a few more, but saw numerous reviews that were critical of the new design. So instead of ordering, I went to an LL Bean store and tried them on. The reviewers are correct - the new design of the men's shirt restricts movement such that you can't move your elbows out or up. When shopping for the best available product, the LL Bean tag has always been more important than the price tag. I'm disappointed to say this shirt is no longer the best, and for me, it's not even wearable.
Date published: 2016-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from PLEASE ADD NEW COLORS TO THE POCKET POLO! My husband loves these polos with a pocket, but I have two grievances: 1. the material seems to be losing a little quality as little holes are popping up around the placket and the tips of the collars are fraying on some. Also had a little hole pop up on the back of one shirt up near the collar. His older shirts are still looking good as I take good care while laundering, but the newer shirts are the ones having the problems with holes and fraying. 2. PLEASE ADD SOME NEW COLOR CHOICES!!! PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! How about a dusty red, celery green, summer tan, buttery beige, cantaloupe, coral, dark or milk chocolate, periwinkle blue???
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Changes I recently responded to an LL Bean survey and in the survey I commented that I am sometimes reluctant to re-buy old LL Bean favorites because a lot of reviews complain about changes. Such was the case here, but the new version is brilliant! I have worn some of these polos to work for 8 years (!) and refresh a few now and then. The new ones are fantastic. I like the heavier fabric and they last and last and last. Over the years I have tried the other name brands, and they just sit in the closet or end up as "painting shirts". These are the best, and in this case they got better. Sometimes, change is a good thing!
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from New Fit Not Comfortable They mention in the catalog description that the shirt has been redesigned with a different cut, though they leave that part out on the web description. I don't like the new cut. It is tight and restrictive at the shoulders. It's like a suitcoat that looks and feels fine so long as your arms remain down at your sides. But if you try raising your arms, then you feel binding and restriction. This is no longer a comfortable active wear shirt. This is unfortunate. I have been wearing these shirts for years and always loved them. But if they stick with this new cut, I won't be buying any more.
Date published: 2016-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Should not have given it a "makeover" Your premium Double LL polo used to be my favorite shirt until you gave it a "makeover" and are using less material around the shoulders and the sleeves. I can't raise my arms without the shirt pulling all over. The fabric however is still top notch! I have 2 Double L polos: one in your traditional older style which fits perfectly, and the other in the newer "makeover" style. Please pay attention to similar customer reviews and bring back the original fit of several years ago. I appreciate the chance to express my opinion and I hope I can resume buying these shirts from you again.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great colour, poor cut I normally love LLBean products for their durability. This shirt looks like it will last for years, but unfortunately LLBean has recently changed the cut of their formerly great premium double L polos, and the sleeves on this one are skimpy and pull every time I try to raise my arms. If you are someone who spends your whole life with your arms at your sides you'll love this shirt. Otherwise, you might find it uncomfortable as I do. I normally wear a size small; this time, based on previous reviewers who commented on the tight sleeve cut, I ordered a size medium, and I'm glad I did but it still is not as comfortable as previous versions of this shirt. Please, please, LLBean, bring back your older generous sleeves!
Date published: 2016-10-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bring back the previous "traditional" fit (242373) I've been buying these polos for many years and have never had to look for another brand. For the most part, the fit & consistency of the material has been pretty good. With their new "traditional fit" everything from the chest area upwards is very restrictive and uncomfortable. Seems more like a "slim or sport" fit now. I beg LL Bean to bring back that old stock number and label it something like "loose fit". For anyone with muscular upper body, this new fit just won't work and I'll have to search for a new brand.
Date published: 2016-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Roomy "Traditional Fit" is Back! I was sent a complimentary Polo because L.L. Bean told me they had a quality control issue with the traditional fit. Some time back, I posted a not so good of a review because the fit became almost like a slim fit and was obviously not roomy like the older versions I was used to. The complimentary shirt and the 3 I purchased afterward all show the good old roomy traditional fit. I am so happy to have my favorite shirts back but I hope they add more colors soon. L.L. Bean does value our opinion and does make things right with its customers. Thank you L.L. Bean!
Date published: 2017-05-03