Women's 3/4-sleeve Performance Johnny Collar Sweater
Started out so promising....
This was my first purchase of any of the Landsend 'performance' garments. I had read the reviews of other 'performance' items and based on those and the claim that the sweater is made from a 'high-twist blend of acrylic and nylon that creates a yarn that resists pilling and keeps it’s shape and color' and that I could also expect 'years of use along with wash and wear convenience' it seemed like it would be worth the money. Lucky for me, I didn't actually pay full price, but even if I had only paid $10 it would still be a huge disappointment. The sweater looked great right out of the bag. The color (I got the purple one) and fabric where very nice. As with all Landsend clothing it runs quite big, especially through the bust. (Seriously, why do even the petite sizes feature such generous measurements through the bust? I'm petite all over!) After wearing it I washed it exactly as instructed - inside out, warm water, delicate cycle, I didn't put it in the dryer even though I was tempted to try to shrink it up. And after the first wash it still looked great! So great in fact that I came back to the Landsend site and bought 3 more performance sweaters. I thought I had found the perfect sweater! I loved the 3/4 sleeves, the collar, the colors. Before my order could arrive I washed my first sweater a few more times, again exactly as instructed. So far so good. My other sweaters arrive, they are just as I expected and now I'm all set for sweaters. Today I washed my first sweater again, as instructed, and when I pulled it out of the washing machine to hang it up I saw that it was pilling like crazy! It was only good for about 4 washes! Where's my years of use? I'll have to hand wash my new ones if I want to try to get more than a month's wear out of them. 'Performance' is subpar.
September 27, 2014
This sweater was a great addition to complement a colourful cardigan. I purchased in purple and navy to go with different cardigans. I even bought one for my mother because it was soft, absorbent and the collar helped to keep breezes off the neck.
March 15, 2014