Rated 4 out of 5Â by BargainHunter Shrinkage
I am 6'3" with long arms, my dress shirts are 37 length. The 3X was fine in arm length until I washed it. Now the sleeve is about an inch or two above the break in my wrist, right above that little round bone in the arm. It's not a huge deal, but I should have bought 4X for the sleeve length. I am concerned it will keep shrinking.
November 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Shirl does run large
I bought the maroon sweatshirt for my husband, It was nice thick fleece. He wears an extra large in other brands, but Hanes shirts run larger, so I bought a size large, and it fits well. It hasn't shrunk much after washing, so it still fits him just fine. I always dry my clothes on the low temperature setting, and that could be why it did not shrink much, like other reviews have reported. I may not order it in the Royal color, since others report that color is thin and shrinks a lot.
November 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Susanne1219 Nice and cozy
I bought two of these sweatshirts, one in powder blue and the other in beige. When I first tried them on, they seemed inordinately large, but I decided to see what happened after they were washed. They shrank a little but are still on the roomy side. Next time, I will order down a size. The other thing is I wish they had tag less necks. Overall, though, I think they are a pretty good value and just what I needed as our temperatures plummeted.
December 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Playboy Kelly Green: vibrant color for my favorite toggery
In recent years sweats have become my choice apparel for winter. Admittedly, I no longer have to go to the office, and my current beat is generally my pad. So comfort and warmth are the yardstick. And by this standard I choose sweats, easily.
We live in times when a low thermostat has become an overriding consideration. So substantial clothing has become a must indoors, and sweats fill the bill. But this doesn't mean we have to forego visual stimulation. Matching sets are available in a rather large number of colors, while sweat shirts can be had in a much broader spectrum. The only down side to sets is that the shirts and pants are necessarily from different dye lots. Sometimes the match is great, at others, less so, but the results is always a simple, commanding sillouette - particularly if you include a light-weight, knit turtleneck of the same color beneath the shirt. If you are as insistent on variety as I, the available colors for sweat suits will afford plenty of stimulating change. Don't stint. Be happy. Treat yourself to the whole selection and your winters will be much more lively.
Another of my entrenched practices is to combine an appealing sweatshirt with a pair of flat-front khaki or chino slacks. This affords relief from the staid and hackneyed sweater/slacks combination. The sweat will be far more casual, roomy and comfortable and at the same time you will have overcome a cliche. Best of all, there is a much wider selection of colors in stand-alone sweatshirts, so this affords increased variety of hue. My life in a remote mountain village presents few occasions when more formal attire is needed. Bucket hats are available online in all these colors and they seem to go along naturally with the relaxed attitude of the togs I have described. And don't forget really cool sneakers chosen for line and simplicity, rather than the monstrous, out-sized clod-hoppers adorned with garish colors, reflectors, logos,etc.
There is an art to maintaining these items. Except for exuberant kids and those doing hard labor, the clothing of moderns rarely gets significantly soiled. If spots are treated first with spray-n-wash, just plain, clean water will suffice for the purpose. If a detergent is needed use only Woolite in cold water, but truth is, even this fades the original dyes to some degree. Following these guidelines will help keep colors bright. The wonderful cadmium blue, cadmium red, kelly green, etc. are just much less heartening when faded. Do what is necessary to preserve the dyes.
January 5, 2014