Rated 5 out of 5 by gelston Mr Bean, please fix the color chart on the website
I love these shirts. They are all I buy.
I lost weight and need to replace several long sleeve shirts, However, your color guide on the internet site is not working. Can you fix it, please?
And, yes, I love the ecru color and wish you would bring it back. Maybe add a grey, too?
October 5, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by johnMass Creases wear out
3 out of 4 of these shirts that I have purchased in the last couple of years are now so worn out that I can no longer wear them to work.
It seems that the material breaks down along the creases in the sleeves and along the collar.
I bought these to replace some Bean shirts that I wore for over 10 years before they wore out. These new ones have barely lasted a couple of years.
September 29, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rhesse Words mean things
The words "French blue" refer to a particular color. Your "French blue" classic Oxford is NOT French blue. Not even vaguely similar in color to other French blue items in your own catalog, let alone those of other manufacturers. I'm not sure which I find more annoying- the fact that you no longer make this shirt in French blue, or the fact that you call another color French blue...
September 25, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Preppy4ever Why no pink Oxford stripe?
I got this in blue. The fabric is a bit stiff, even after repeated washings. Otherwise, it's OK for off-the-rack.
For years, I've been waiting for a PINK Oxford stripe.
Maybe the pink stripe is out of fashion right now, but isn't that LLBean's raison d'etre? Not going with the trends?
September 19, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by badshirt hit and miss
I purchased three of these last year. Two are still in good shape, while is so frayed at the collar and elbows that I can no longer wear it to work. What gives, LL Bean?
September 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HikerBorderCollie Great Shirt - Bring Back Ecru Color
These are the best shirts ever! They maintain their wrinkle-free look through many washings. Please bring back the ecru color though. My husband just wore his out after many years, and we'd love to replace it!
September 3, 2015
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