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
Shipped fast. Good quality but a little tight.
I got my shipment in a week or so, as suggested. The material of the T-shirts seems to be of a good quality. The thickness is just right. The only thing is that the the t-shirts fit a little tighter than I normally fit of a "S" size in other Hanes styles or brands. Overall, the quality of the t-shirt is good.
January 8, 2012
I like the shirts because they are very comfortabl
The shirts are very comfortable. They fit well. they match
a lot of my other clothes.
December 24, 2011
Too large (even small size)
Bought small size, the neck opening is nice, but the shoulders are very wide and the torso part very large, too, though the sleeves' width is good (but too long). Like the styles of the neck and sleeves (unlike the usual cheap T shirts). The fabric is not soft-feeling.
December 10, 2011