Rated 4 out of 5 by BeanBoyJr Slightly Fitted is more fitted in arms
I couldn't quite figure out why this shirt fit differently than my last same-sized Trim Fit one until I compared the arms. The arms have been slimmed - which is what many wanted - and it does feel a bit tight in the forearm and the underarm. The arm seems to ride up slightly more when bent since it is tighter. Quality still seems as good as before. But not sure if I should return for a larger size.
March 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by JoeFriday Good Quality, Poor Fit
I bought this shirt with exact neck and sleeve sizing hoping that the fit would be better than Bean's sport shirt sizing (too baggy even in trim fit). The fit of this shirt was good in the neck, sleeve and waist but, too small through the chest. The quality of the fabric and workmanship did appear to be good.
February 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ARez Great quality
Great quality as expected from Beans. I have several of these shirts in the traditional fit but had always wished they were slightly more fitted so I thought I'd give the "slightly fitted version" a try. The shirt is definitely slimmer which is great, but it doesn't stay tucked in as well as the traditional fit. My only suggestion would be to make the shirt slightly longer (or allow one to order a longer length in the 14.5 neck size) to compensate for the fact that because there is less material due to the trimmer fit, this shirt needs to be "re-tucked" throughout the day.
February 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by KateWal Disappointed
I bought this shirt at Christmas of 2012 for my boyfriend. When it arrived I thought the color looked great and the material was great. My boyfriend wore the shirt twice and washed it twice. After the second wash, two holes appeared in the shirt near the cuff ruining it. I was really disappointed that this happened considering it cost $50ish to buy. I would not recommend this shirt and next would buy a different brand.
January 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sledge Sleeves are too tight
I just ordered 2 of these shirts. Unfortunately, both have to go back. The general fit is great, and the weight of the material seems good. But the sleeves are incredibly tight. I'm in decent shape, with average size arms - and it was uncomfortable to wear these shirts and bend the arm at the elbow.
January 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NJBiz Great value for businessman
Was traveling every week last year to the Deep South and spending a lot of money and time getting shirts done. Bought two classic oxford solid colors (regular fit) to try them and then bought two more (Trim Fit, now Slightly Fitted). Everything is as advertised. Trimmer is better for me (tall, thin) although I'd like to try the new even more trim fit available in other styles. But even the regular fit shirts didn't "blouse" around my waist as a starched shirt does.
As some have mentioned, the fabric is heavy but it wasn't oppressively hot even in the summer months. I folded them and packed them in my carry-on bag and then hung them up when I arrived. Whether coming out of the dryer or out of the suitcase, they looked OK and after hanging, they looked great. I had to pack them when they were still damp once and got the iron out when I got to the hotel to touch up a couple. But by the next day, even the ones I hadn't ironed looked good.
One nice thing not mentioned elsewhere: you don't have to unbutton the sleeves or collar for washing (as I do before taking other shirts to the laundry). OK, that's not a huge time saver but when you're rushing to make an early meeting, every minute counts.
One slight knock: the fabric seems to retain stains a little more aggressively than most. They still come out but I've had to take a toothbrush and laundry detergent to a few tiny stains that I thought would yield to the usual quick spot treatment.
I've worn them with slacks for business casual (mostly) and a few times with a tie and jacket. Perfect for both. Great value for business wear for nearly all degrees of formality. A bonus: I probably shouldn't admit this but as long as you don't spill anything or perspire profusely, no one will know that you wore it more than once without washing. For traveling, that means carrying fewer shirts (even ignoring the ability to wash it out in the sink overnight) or extending the trip a day or two without drama. :)
January 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MP7DE Good fit and high quality
If you want a heavier cloth oxford, this is a good choice. Fit is true and for someone with a more athletic build, definitely get the slightly fitted. This shirt will last!
January 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by BavarianinVT great idea, wrong execution
I love the LL Bean Oxfords (see my review), but always felt they are a bit too bulky for me (6, 185 lbs).
Psyched about a trim fit, but
- not trim enough
- and the arms are the same than on the original fit, which gives it an awkward look.
I returned the shirts (which was super - easy)
December 30, 2013
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