Rated 5 out of 5 by Jahmaker Excellent Fit - Good Fabric
I buy these shirts because the Trim Fit and the sizes available is my perfect fit. I have a broad shoulder and long arms and it is a nightmare getting good fitting shirts. LLBean shirts has all the boxes checked for me so I will pay the price. Wash and Wear does not do it for me. My shirts must be washed and ironed no matter what. However, the wrinkle resistant characteristic makes ironing easier. The length of the shirt is on target. The shirt is not going to do any pants jumping. Finally, the buttons - they stand up without cracking and splitting. so, for the picky tailored look at a reasonable price this is a bench marker.
December 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WarmFellow Grandson Looks Sharp
Coming of age and 14 1/2 is tough to find. He loves this shirt and with a growth spurt he will be needing a larger size. The shirt performs wonderfully and grandson looks sharp. Winna!
November 30, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by FredandSnow Trim Fit not trim enough
Nice quality shirt, but Trim Fit should be trimmer. Still very blousy when tucked in. Wish it were offered in more of the striped colors.
September 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MikeFromGermany Nice shirt, but not as trim as I expected.
I received this shirt today and I'm very pleased.
I like the cloth, which surely will become softer and softer with every washing.
Btw. an OCDB is the best choice, if you like a great everyday shirt.
Even if I ordered US sizes for the first time, L.L.Bean's measure info did a great job, so that the shirt fits perfectly at neck and sleeves. But I hope it won't shrink...
But I must say, that I've expected the shirt to be really trim just like it says. It's not bulky, but it could have a tighter fit at the upper arms and armholes. But it's not trim compared to German sizes.
The shirt is made in Malaysia, for those who want to know.
September 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by EnterNarrowGate More attention to quality needed.
The shirt was very good for awhile, but the quality in not sufficient for durability.
Had the shirt a little over a year and wore about 1-2 time a month with a washing in between, so I would say about 20-24 times. Now one of the sleeves is fraying out of the cuff at one of the sleeve folds. I have bought quite a few of these in the past and never had a problem before, so I am very disappointed with this one. If the shirt would hold up longer I would rate it 5-stars, but for this I can only give it 3-stars.
August 6, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by mbernhagen Good idea, poor execution
As a younger shopper for LL Bean, most shirts are poorly cut for my style and athletic build. With "Trim" cuts are becoming available, I decided to try out the Classic Oxford in trim fit thinking LL Bean may have finally moved away from creating the boxiest, bushiest dress shirts on earth. While they did trim down the body somewhat, they made huge errors in the design: 1) the arms are spacious enough to put a leg in them - its like they took the sleeves off the regular fit and simply attached them to the trim fit, it looked absolutely ridiculous. 2) body is trimmer though the sides than regular shirts from LL Bean, but they still can't figure out how to cut the body so an athletic build (and by this I mean a guy with a tight waist) doesn't have obscene amounts of fabric billowing out at the sides and back. The collar and sleeves were true to size in terms of length, but other than that this shirt is not cut out for a physically fit male looking for a clean appearance (I've seen slightly better performance from the Signature line, but even that struggles greatly from item to item). For reference, I'm 5' 9" and about 162 pounds (trim/athlectic build, 30" waist, bought the 15/32 size shirt for this review).
June 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Androscoggin Best dress shirt
I wear dress shirts for work every day. For the money, and even for a lot more money, you cannot buy a better dress shirt. Fits well, wears well, remains wrinkle-free for a long time. I've had a few of these for about three years, wear each one about once a week, the oldest ones are just starting to fray around the collar. One thing I have found helps keep them wrinkle-free is to hang up after wearing.
May 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ewfah Overly large cuffs
It's a very nice shirt, however the cuffs are humongous. They seem to be made for people with 9" wrists. Since there is no extra button on the cuffs to make them smaller, I'm going to have to return the item.
May 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brunonian16 Fantastic shirt; wish there were more colors
This is my favorite shirt. The quality is noticeable at glance and the cut is nice and trim. Works well with shorts and rolled-up sleeves or tucked into chinos with a tie. I've gotten many compliments on it and I would love to get one in a salmon or strawberry color, but unfortunately Bean doesn't make one!
April 27, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 ain't the French Blue I know & love
I have this shirt in other colors. The shirt is great in every respect, especially the wrinkle free. However, I ordered a French Blue shirt, it came in as what we here in New Orleans consider Oxford Blue, a light, sky blue. French Blue to me is a deep, strong blue.... a shame as I was looking for a French Blue in such a well constructed, wrinkle free shirt.
April 17, 2013