Hanes Women's ComfortSoft&reg; Long-Sleeve T-Shirt
Troubling changes in sizing and quality
In addition to this style, I ordered some "featherweights" in extra small, and they were truly extra small --- only about 30 inches at the chest. But THESE, oh dear, the opposite problem. With no extra small available , I ordered size SMALL. And in fact, if sizing was standard across models, that would have been fine. I have ordered this top, or a very similar precursor style, in the past in the "small" size, and have been very pleased. The prior version was fitted at the waist (trim but not binding), right (for me at least) at the shoulder, in sleeve length, and also at the bust. The fabric was a sturdy but soft cotton knit. This version, produced in a different country, which fact may or may not pertain to the issues at hand, is cut from a coarser cotton fabric. It has lost any pretensions of a fitted waist: if anything, it now is wider at the waist than just below the sleeve (ie the chest). The waist (the WAIST !!) is a full 36 inches (or 18 inches measured flat) !!!! This is at least 6 inches larger than the former version !!!!. It is also about 1 1/2 inches wider from neck to shoulder seam than the prior version -- which means 3 plus inches total. As someone else commented, the sleeves are also longer -- at least an inch as I recall. If the original version fit you, this assuredly will NOT. ARGGH. It used to be just what I needed -- soft, simple and well fitted, terrific with jeans or under a suit with pearls. NOT now. Okay for working in the garden I guess, but for that I reserve my old, worn out clothes.
January 26, 2012
These long sleeve shirts are my favorite to wear to work by far! Thank you Hanes for not changing the shape, and remembering women's shapes. Their always the perfect width and length, please never change that!......MO
February 24, 2012
I wear these tees every week
I bought this tee in two colors and wear both of them every week. They are so good for layering in many different ways and also look good by themselves.
November 11, 2012
I was hoping for a soft Tshirt based on the name and description, but the cotton is neither comfortable nor soft and is actually bordering on scratchy. The fit is not very flattering or feminine. I'll be giving these to Goodwill in hopes they find a more appreciative owner.
December 29, 2012