A classic fisherman’s sweater is one of my fall staples. I like to layer mine over a chambray button down and pair with minnies for the ultimate casual weekend ensemble. Gwyneth, of course, looks a million times more chic with her polka dotted shorts, but I’m not even going to try and compete with that!

Can I let you in on a secret? The best fisherman’s sweater can be found in the most unlikely of places.. the LL Bean boys department! I have the classic cream in a size L and loove it. The fit is a little bit slouchy so I might even size down to a M when I buy the heather grey this year.

Do you love the fisherman sweater as much as I do? How do you style yours?


  1. What perfect timing! I was planning on stopping to check out the LL Bean Signature Fisherman’s Sweater at the company store in Freeport, on my way up the coast on Friday. Now it looks like I’ll have to check out the boys department while I’m there. Thanks, Lindsay!

  2. LOVE the sweater! I just pulled out all my “winter” clothes because I was freezing in my house this morning. When I stepped outside I was floored by how warm it was, needless to say I was completely over dressed. But a sweater and shorts would have been perfect!! I might be trying that combo tomorrow. Great post!

  3. How funny!! I love LL Bean…I love that trick and may copy you because I love me a good cable knit. I actually did a guest post on them recently. Ever since I was 15 I was always a navy blazer kind of a girl and could never find one to fit properly so I would always get them at the Brooks Brothers Boy department!! Perfect!

  4. I LOVE my fisherman sweater. Not only is it a beautiful ivory turtleneck sweater that I love to pair with cords and jeans in the winter, but it has sentimental value. I was telling my dad how much I wanted a fisherman sweater and he proceeded to give me a fisherman sweater that my great-grandma had hand made for him. It shrunk in the wash many years ago, but I’m so glad my dad held onto it to pass on to me!

  5. Ahhh you are a life saver! I’ve been looking for a fisherman sweater and this one sounds perfect! I tried the MK sweater but the sleeves are really weird and you can’t move your arms, bummer! I can’t wait to check this one out! Thanks for sharing!!

  6. I was skeptical of buying a sweater from LL Bean as the only ones I found were either the men’s wool one in S or from the boys department. I ordered the Large in the little boy’s and the Small from the men’s. The Small is absolutely way too big on me and looks like I am wearing my grandpa’s oversized sweater. The boys’ Large is a bit big too but I still love it. I think I will go with the Medium next time…thanks for the tip! 🙂

    • Hi Anita – I’m not sure if you will see this comment but am wondering what size you typically wear in womens? I’m trying to figure out the best size for me in the boys sweater!

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