Rated 2 out of 5 by Grayhair Disappointing
I bought three of these shirts about eighteen months ago and they were very satisfactory. The fourth one that I ordered recently is not the same. The material is thinner and the shirt shrank at the first wash/dry. The sleeves are now too short. I have had similar problems with some of the LL Bean dress shirts (not the shrinkage, but thinner material). I have bought most of my clothes from LL Bean for many years and I am still satisfied with jeans, jackets, sweatshirts and other items, but the shirts have become a problem. Please, LL Bean, don't force me to switch to that other on-line retailer.
November 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by muskox comfort and fit A+
Husband loves shirt. Fabric not exactly my definition of chambray, but has beautiful depth of color. Also needs to be ironed even if promptly removed from dryer.
October 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Pgreen Don't like the new chambray fabric
Like several others, I'm very disappointed with the new "easy care" fabric. It's OK as a shirt fabric, but it's definitely not chambray. Doesn't have the feel and look of a real chambray fabric. One of the nice things about real chambray is that it has a soft, natural feel. The new fabric has a much smoother feel, which isn't as comfortable. And real chambray has a natural, very slightly wrinkled appearance even without ironing. The old, traditional Bean chambray shirts looks just fine out of the dryer, no ironing necessary. May have a few wrinkles, but that's part of how real chambray looks; it's not unattractive. I won't be buying more of the new "easy care" so-called chambray shirts. LL Bean -- please bring back your old, longstanding, real chambray shirt fabric!
September 1, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by shoppingbuddy59 Definitely not wrinkle free after washing
This shirt is advertised as "easy-care cotton sheds winkles while maintaining its natural look and feel'.
Don't believe it, not true.
I bought the shirt specifically because I don't like to iron. Washed the shirt upon arrival and shirt is just as wrinkled as any cotton shirt you would expect to have to iron.
If you want a shirt that you do not have to iron, don't buy this one.
August 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by MikeyTuxedo Dissapointment
I have purchased about six of these shirts over the past few years. Each purchase seems to be of a shirt of cheaper and cheaper quality. Frequently tears appear in the fabric and I have had to have the collar button repaired on a few. The button does not come off but the fabric simply rips away from the shirt with the button attached. Not the quality I have known from LL Bean over the past 40 years I have been purchasing from them. Reflects increased globalization of the brand and manufacturing sources. Would rather pay double the amount and have a shirt that lasts.
August 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DS84907 Happy, Happy, Happy!
Absolutley love my Chambray Sport Shirt! It's a great shirt that doesn't wrinkle, fits well, and is comfortable as H3%%.
I have the green, plaid and blue and will be ordering more very soon
August 23, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by BobinSantaFe Buyer Beware...
This is not a shirt that will soften with age. It is not a shirt that breathes. It is not the sort of cotton I expected.
The material this shirt is made of does stay quite wrinkle free, and if that look is your priority, this shirt may work for you.
I wanted a cotton shirt that would become one of those cotton shirts to cherish: soft, cool, getting better looking as it wears. This is not that shirt.
The treatment of the cotton, combined with a very tight weave, means that this shirt does not breathe and makes wearing it feel like wearing a plastic bag. Perhaps due to this, it also does not smell fresh for very long.
They sounded so good I bought two in different colors, so I don't think this complaint is due to just getting the odd, wrongly made garment. Rather, this is one of those misguided attempts to improve a product that didn't need improvement, and the result is a far worse product than I would have expected from LLBean.
Please bring back the "old fashioned" chambray shirt I'd hope to buy.
July 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Libras Great Shirt
This Shirt arrived Perfectly and Fits Great! Material is Excellent. Thanks L.L. Bean you never surprise me!
June 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KVacek My favorite summer shirt
I bought this just before a trip, and loved it. It doesn't wrinkle, and came out of a motel dryer looking absolutely like new. It's comfortable, soft, and the fit is OK but baggy. Bean has Trim Fit shirts in this material now - I'll order a couple. I'm not skinny, but I sure can't wait till the huge and baggy style goes away.
I've read the other reviews about these being a thin material. I've complained about other Bean products for just that reason - I like shirt material to have some body. This shirt is indeed light weight, but in a summer shirt that's what I want. And it's not really that thin - it's just not heavy chambray like a work shirt. If it was a long-sleeve shirt, I'd want it thicker, but for summer this material has enough body yet it's still cool to wear.
Highly recommended - I'm buying more.
March 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by YosemiteVolunteer Not up to expectations
The shirt I received had a strong chemical odor about it, making it, for me, unwearable. Secondly I ordered a medium size shirt and the fit was more like a large to extra large. The material was not of the quality I would expect from L.L. Bean. The construction of the shirt was good. I will be sending this shirt back for a refund.
March 2, 2013