Rated 4 out of 5
by IndianaBirder Great Shirt BUT...
I have purchased at least a dozen of the wrinkle free classic oxford. They come out of the dryer ready to hang up or wear. However, I believe something goes wrong in the pressing process or somewhere which compromises the durability of the creases. The last shirt I bought, salmon colored, the collar has already worn through. I have often had sleeves creases wear out. I wear these shirts about once a week and wash on the gentle cycle and do timed dry to minimize the wear and tear. I am not going have them dry cleaned. If you are buying these for occasional wear they will serve you well but for longer haul you might be disappointed. P.S. I just noticed when posting pictures it seems to tend to be the tatersall with the most problems.
May 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by RD23 Excellent choice
I have been buying and wearing these shirts for five plus years; they are perfect for me: consistent fit, durable construction, comfortable weight cotton; I simply rotate through the ones I have for work just about everyday - unless I wear a pinpoint shirt for dressier occasions.
May 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mainetocold o good its not just me
I. like many of the other reviewers have noticed a decline in quality after wearing these shirts for years. My shirts seem to develop deep wear marks on the collars. I have taken to washing them every two times I wear them rather than every time. (I wear them to work.) I will say that they are still higher quality than shirts you can buy at the major department stores at the mall.
Don't think that I didn't notice that $10 per shirt price hike too.
May 13, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Seaglass10 Nice crisp shirts but....
I love the way the shirts look, they always look nice and crisp and present a well groomed look.
I do touch them up with the iron though because they really look perfect if I lightly iron them and press the seams smooth. However, since they look so good out of the dryer it only takes a couple minutes to do.
The only complaint I have is that even though my husband is really easy on his clothes, the elbows wear through even though the rest of the shirts still looks great. The price of these has gone up over the years so at the current price that is a disappointment.
May 7, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by GCSitts Disappointed. Buttons, Material & Company Decline
As others have complained, I found the material not soft and comfortable like I would expect Oxford cloth, even after several washings.
And, where's the second cuff button? Dress shirts traditionally have two buttons on each cuff so they can be chosen for fit to wrist. This version has only one. I have a medium size wrist and this looks like I have a stovepipe cuff.
If it were better quality material I would reset the buttons, but, well, the shirt isn't worth the effort.
I've been proud to wear LLBean's quality products since my parents bought me some for Christmas seventy years ago. Last few years I find myself looking them over but then buying elsewhere. Sad.
April 24, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Alaskaqualityshopper Nice shirt but not durable
I have been purchasing LL Bean Dress shirts for many years. In the past couple years the wrinkle free shirts have changed from very nice, durable shirts to nice shirts that fall apart along crease lines long before normal wear spots like collars,cuffs, begin to show wear. I wash these shirts in a front loading washer on permanent press and they last between 1 & 2 years. By contrast, I have a couple older Bean shirts that are more than 10 years old and show no signs of wear. Please bring back the old quality! I'll pay more!
April 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by YesImPicky Durability problems? Try This:
A salesman in a high end clothing store told me that all wrinkle free clothing should be washed on your machine's delicate cycle - both washer and dryer. I've followed this advice for a number of years, and my wrinkle free items have lasted and lasted. I hang them as soon as they come out of the dryer and leave them spread out on a shower curtain rod for an hour or so. They look like freshly starched shirts straight from the dry cleaners - perfect!
I like a competitor's khakis, but these LLBean shirts are far superior to anything else I've found. I love the high quality heavy duty feel. Truly the best shirt I've ever purchased. They last forever, and now I won't buy any other oxford shirt.
My only request is to improve the color selection in both stripes and solids.
April 13, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by CholesterolDependent bring back the wrinkles
Let me preface my review with a simple plea... Please bring back the original, comfortable oxford cloth shirts.
I've been wearing L.L.Bean oxford cloth shirts for about 40 years now, but was taken by surprise with the latest edition. About two years ago, I ordered 5 of these shirts expecting the usual quality and comfort. The same high quality is there, however these shirts are nowhere near as comfortable as the older "wrinkleable" style. I find myself simply avoiding choosing these shirts from my closet, and choosing something else.
In truth, these shirts are amazing how they remain wrinkle and stain free - but they just aren't comfortable. After wearing one of these shirts for an entire day, I feel a sort of "clothing fatigue". Very disappointing. i would prefer ironing for the benefit of comfort.
I waffled back and forth between a 1 star rating (poor) and two stars (fair). I ended up giving two stars due to the high quality, and the fact that they do what they claim (stay wrinkle and stain free). If I was only rating according to comfort, I would only give 1 star. I don't know if I'd recommend to a friend. It depends if they're looking for comfort or convenience.
I love L.L.Bean - the flannel lined chinos and jeans save my life over the cold winter months. But please...
And to summarize, let me repeat my simple plea... Please bring back the original, comfortable oxford cloth shirts. Please, with whipped cream on top, and little colored sugar sprinkles, and some chocolate shavings.
April 10, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by LovingLLBeanSince1979 Terribly disappointed
Wrinkle-free treatment is terrible: shirts wear out much too fast.
LLBean really should offer a few classic looking shirts in solide colors WITHOUT WRINKLE-FREE treatment.
April 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigGreen74 Bean stands by guarantee
I've been a long time fan of these shirts. Like others I've noticed declines in quality/durability (only with the white shirts though). I recently sent three back and got a full refund. And I thought the guarantee only applied to boots. Thanks Bean.
April 6, 2016