Rated 4 out of 5┬áby Erks Cute sweater
Overall I, a huge fan of this sweater. For me it fit tts. I'm 5'4 125 pounds and normally wear a 4 in tops and the small fit me fine (wasn't tight or snug in the arms). The color combo is great and what you can't tell from the pic (at least I couldn't) is that in the outline of the peach bear on the side is a smaller baby gray bear; adorable. My only qualm with this sweater is that it isn't incredibly warm. Can work early in fall but later in fall will prob need to be paired with a jacket, and will def need to be worn under a coat (and possibly another sweater) in the winter. I didn't have the itch issues that the previous reviewer had.
November 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby FallenLeaves Here we go...
I have a love/hate relationship with this sweater.
On the "love" hand, I looooove the design so much it hurts. As a Californian who adores all things bear related, I have never come across a sweater that so exemplifies my style (a little preppy, but mostly casual with bits of whimsy thrown in). So basically, I couldn't risk waiting until this thing went on sale to buy it in case they no longer had my size. I bought it full priced and even at $139 after San Francisco sales tax, I REGRET NOTHING.
But then there's the "hate" hand. *sighs* I wish it wasn't so, but the cashmere part of this sweater is not the uber-soft, snuggly, cuddly, buggly, wuggly kind of cashmere. It is sadly the splinter-y fire-ant blend variety. I know. It sucks.
If you wear a thin, long sleeve, form-fitting cotton undershirt (mine's an old one from A&F but my mom has something similar from the Spanx collection) the itchiness goes away. Also, as with most cashmere, it may get softer over the years as it absorbs body oils. There are also ways of softening cashmere, so I will be attempting some science experiments on this until I can wear it solo.
Fits a bit snug for a sweater. I am 6 feet tall, wear size 10 in pants, 8 in tops and I chose the size large. The sleeves are awesome-ly long, although it isn't very long through the body (of course, I realize I may be the exception, lol)
Overall, I'm more excited about this sweater than I am about the pumpkin lattes at Starbucks. So you know it's legit.
October 19, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5┬áby Allison300 Runs small
I loved the bear design and wanted to love the sweater, but as someone else mentioned it is really scratchy. I could not wear it with my standard short sleeve shirt underneath. It's also very thin which is fine for warmer climates. My other problem I had with this sweater is that it hits me right above the hipline which is super unflattering. I found myself trying to tug it down. It seems like the extra hem length went into the sleeves because those are really long. I wear a size M or 6 and bought the medium. It was too small. Perhaps the large would work if it wasn't for the scratchyness. For this price I want a soft sweater.
November 30, 2012