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
Rated 4 out of 5 by oldestcustomer thinner?
The LLBean oxford shirt is well made and good looking. The wrinkle free system actually works. I have a number of these shirts and I have the clear impression that the fabric has gotten much thinner and less substantial recently. I could be mistaken, and the shirt is still good in my opinion, but I would prefer the more substantial fabric.
April 5, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by MikeHoncho Quality Issue
I have owned ten of these shirts over the past 1-2 years and just had a fourth one split at the elbow. I really love the fit, feel and convenience of the wrinkle free oxford. However, I expected better quality for the ll bean brand and the price.
March 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shelrit BEST SHIRT EVER!
Always looks perfect, 100% cotton, extreme comfort, wash and wear. My husband loves them and I love the easy care and how great he still looks at the end of a long workday. PLEASE BRING BACK THE OTHER COLORS - green & burgundy stripes! New color choices would be great. The latest two aren't so great.
March 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pants The best wrinkle free I've found
My husband has a few of these shirts and they are by far the best wrinkle free shirts I can find. I have tried other brands many times and none of them compare to these shirts. They wash and dry like a dream. I have never once had to use an iron. Plus, my husband says they're very comfortable.
March 21, 2016