Hanes Relaxed Fit Women's ComfortSoft&reg; V-neck T-Shirt
Good fit, good quality, good value
I ordered several shirts in different colors, size small. They fit and look great on the first wash, and are just a bit roomier than I'd like, but that's to be expected with "relaxed fit" clothing. Based on reviews these will shrink a bit over time, which is fine and actually preferred to get a better fit. Good quality shirt, very soft and comfortable. I expect to wear these for years.
I live in sweats and tee shirts as a freelancer, so am happy to get great deals on clothing that just has to be comfortable, and is. I also ordered the crewneck below, similar to these, to get that particular color, which wasn't available in the V-neck. Except for the neckline difference -- crewneck instead of V-neck -- it seems to be the same shirt and again I highly recommend it.
Finally, to complete my freelance wardrobe for the next several years, I stocked up on some sweatpants as well, below. Hanes has had some trouble with sizing. I wear boys' sweatpants since they're both cheaper and generally fit better than even the smallest women's sizes, but when I've bought preiously the medium-large-xlarge sizes have seemed to be randomly chosen at best. I have several pairs of pants that "just fit" and are the same actual size in medium, large, and xlarge, plus some that are a little too small in large: they fit, but snug; they're sweatpants so that there's a little leeway there, but I'd prefer a size larger. So I was nervous to order them again, but Hanes seems to have corrected their sizing snafus and a large fits the way I'd expect it to. I actually prefer the pocketless version since the fit is sleeker and less bulky, but boys' pants until now have always seemed to include pockets. Not these, and that's great. I like the idea of using recycled plastic bottles in the manufacture of the material, too, and so far, so good. We'll see if they wear as well as traditional cotton/polyester pants have.
September 13, 2013
These shirts run about a size too small. The seam finishing at the "v" of the neck leaves a lot to be desired. Had to clip a lot of threads.
August 25, 2013
Good quality for the price
The quality is as expected - the fit is a bit small and I would recommend ordering one size up.
August 25, 2013
Runs very small, sleeves are skimpy
I've ordered these in the past, using my regular size, but they were too small. They are smaller than standard sizes & they shrink, so the last time I ordered them, I went up 2 sizes because I wanted a loose-fitting tee shirt to wear to exercise class. The new ones fit comfortably in the body, but the sleeves are poorly made. They are very skimpy in the armpit, much shorter than standard tee shirts. In a size 3X (I usually wear an XL), there's only about 1 inch of material beween the armpit seam and the end of the sleeve. So, when I lift my arms, the whole side of the shirt raises up. This isn't good, since I bought these for exercise.
Since the shirts are 100% cotton, they will shrink, even if washed in cold water an dried on low. So, order at least 1 size larger, maybe 2 sizes. I won't order these again.
August 24, 2013