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
Rated 5 out of 5 by DES130 THE BEST
I would rate these shirts as the best oxford cloth shirts that I've owned and I've been wearing oxford cloth shirts a long time. In short, I like the slightly heavier fabric, they easily iron, and they feel as if they have been starched. The only changes I would make are to add some additional colors. In particular, I would like a University Stripe dark khaki or tan, a University Stripe gray, and a solid gray. Bringing back the University Stripe burgundy would also be nice.
April 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 Disappointed
After washing the shirt one time buttons fell off. Not what I expected for this price. Probably would not risk buying another one.
April 5, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ramdol Not what I expected
Was looking more for the traditional L.L. Bean canvas material as advertised
April 1, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by PB57 permanent heavy starch
The reason these are wrinkle-free is that the manufacturer appears to have perfected permanent starch. I, too, think the 'French blue' has changed. I like the older, softer version. Since the old style lasted so long, I would prefer the old quality to the new one, even at a somewhat higher cost.
March 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by whiteshirtexpert Perfect Shirt with One Exception, but LLBEAN fixes
Have tried many, many white shirts from many stores for my husband. Paid a lot for some of them, but nothing has fit the bill like this shirt. This is his standard dress up/professional shirt. It's thick, which he likes, and stays looking nice all day. The drawback to this shirt is that when I wash them, the tips of the collars often turn brown. LLBean honors their promise and exchanges them for new shirts. I'm finding this is less of a problem if I watch the dryer very closely and take them out just before they get perfectly dry. Also if I wash them in loads with 5-8 shirts. There must be something in the collar stays that can't take high, dry heat. I might also try re-wetting the collar area before I toss in the dryer. Other than this defect, which I hope LLBean can correct, the shirts are perfect and the end of a decade long quest to find the perfect dress shirt! The other colors and patterns are great, too, and provide a great, dressier alternative for more casual days to a knit shirt.
March 23, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Simmy Not Original French Blue color, fabric awful thin
I have been buying these shirts in French Blue over 15 years, lately the color is off, looks like Corn Flower Blue, and the fabric is thin and easy to rip, this one only ordered in Dec., 2014, it start to rip at the collar and cuff area, i will send it back if it fall apart further.
The old Oxford Shirt is thick and crisp in appearance, when I received this one, it lacks the substantial weight of Oxford Cloth. I should have send it back then, and trust my instincts .
March 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hausmann Out of Stock
I've been pleased with all the merchandise purchased from L.L. Bean, especially the wrinkle resistant classic oxford shirts. I have noticed however, the Classic Oxford Burgundy University Stripe Long Sleeve is often out of stock. I would guess I've been purchasing my shirts from L.L. Bean for a least 20 years and this item is the only one I can recall as being out of stock.
March 14, 2015