Rated 4 out of 5 by garyarms classic shirts
I love these broad cloth shirts and have bought lots of them over the years. Loved all of them but one, which quickly wore out at the elbows.
August 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by yoboyobosan needs proper care
Apparently the no-iron treatment makes the Oxford cloth stiff, which makes the shirt wear out quickly along the edges, especially where the fabric is doubled in thickness. Apparently the fabric also wears out quickly at the elbows, where you ladies' husbands are grinding the creases while leaning their elbows on the bar. And rolling up the sleeves to the same point every day pre-weakens the fabric where your folds cross the creases.
To launder, leave the shirt front buttoned up, unbutton the collar points, and turn the shirt inside-out; this will turn the long creases inward and thus shield them from the beating the shirt takes in the wash.
The edges of the cuffs will still fray eventually, as will the edge of the collar--but not the crease at the top of the collar as you wear the shirt. The frugal consumer can easily trim the stray threads along the edges with a good sharp pair of scissors. The small, normally inward-facing creases at the top of the cuff will also fray, but the resulting holes are not visible when the shirt is right-side out.
Finally, if you can just train your husband to sit up straight and not lean on his elbows--and perhaps to live wild by rolling his sleeves up to different points on different days--you will have a shirt that looks smooth and neat right up until the day it falls apart.
August 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by RichieC Not as described
I usually love L.L.Bean, but this shirt is not the same one that arrived at my door; it's kind-of the same. They look similar, the numbers all match, but Bean has changed the shirt. The colors are more muted, and the lines as advertised are not as crisp. I just want a simple, classic, tattersail shirt. I haven't decided if I'll keep it or not, but (and I've been buying clothes from LL Bean for over twenty years) the company has changed and the quality is not what it used to be. I'll still purchase from the company, but not as much as before.
July 8, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by TinTiger So disappointed
I have been purchasing LL Bean shirts for my husband for years. This latest batch was purchased in January. (6 months ago) They are already frayed at the collar and cuffs and the seam is coming apart at the sleeve. Won't be buying again. So disappointed - especially for the price per shirt. I wonder if manufacturer's changed? Quality sure did.
July 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mervich Burnt Orange
I own quite a few of these Wrinkle-Free Classic Oxford Cloth Shirts?nearly every color Bean has offered over the last 6 or 7 years. They are among my favorites?are of a sturdy oxford cloth like when I was in high school (early 60's), have a comfortable traditional fit and are wrinkle free. This new one is the Burnt Orange?looks more like Peach to me. I mean, it looks really nice; but I'm not seeing Burnt Orange. I don't know?maybe Peach isn't included in the fashion colors this year?whereas Burnt Orange could be?I really don't follow such things. Peach is just fine for spring and summer wear. At the sale price though, this is an unbeatable deal for a classic, easy to care for, traditional oxford shirt!
July 3, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by NicName They wear out quickly!
I love Bean for the ease of purchase and the fabulous customer service, but I'm beginning to think I need another vendor to buy my husband's shirts. (Yes, I buy them, and if I didn't I'm not sure what he'd be wearing to work.) The Bean shirts always wear out at the elbows, and I don't think his elbows are particularly pointy. Bean, can you please revisit quality issues? Just reading through these reviews leads me to believe many feel the same way. We're on your side, but you're losing us ....
July 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by bakalava green shirt
The shirt fits well and the material is very nice. While pressing it after the first washing I notice a small hole above the breast pocket.
June 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by avodoc Great, but they don't last very long
I've decided that there must be something about the process that makes them iron-free that also makes them less durable. I will say that they come out of the dryer looking like they were just ironed, and ironed well. However I've had several of these shirts and they last about 2 to 3 years and then start to completely wear out. That's less than half the life I get from regular oxford cotton shirts. What happens is that all of a sudden I start to get holes in the elbows, fraying along the edge of the seams and around the collar. They seem to sort of go all at once. I continue to buy them because the no-iron aspect is so handy, I just know that they are not going to last very long.
May 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Retiredteacher1951 Crisp White Dress Shirt
Purchased in January and reordered additional shirts in March. Washes well, I hang dry...remains crisp and looks pressed even when worn all day. Super value. I will continue to keep these shirts stocked in my closet. Need the professional look and this style provides it. Great quality for the money. Have received compliments on my dress.
April 29, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by shoppernr17 Disappointed!
I Have bought five of the long sleeve wrinkle resistant oxford shirts over the past 2 years. Three main problems with the shirt:
1. Fabric tears easily. Either unbuttoning the collar buttons to wash or adjusting the collar so it rolls properly results in easily tearing the fabric where the buttons are attached.
2. Fabric rips or splits where sleeves are rolled up. The shirt is washed with the sleeves rolled down but worn almost exclusively with them rolled up twice. Where folded the fabric has split or ripped along the fold line.
3. Fabric shows excessive wear on all seams that stand proud of the body, i.e., front button placket. collar edges, and any hems/edges.
These defects manifested most noticeably on a light blue and light green shirt.
The fabric treatment to make it wrinkle resistant does feel like permanent starch (one reviewer's description) but is tolerable, what isn't satisfactory is the fragility it imparts to/on the fabric and resulting decreased longevity and shabby appearance where worn.
April 20, 2015