Rated 5 out of 5 by VeryHappyCustomerPaul Outstanding Travel Shirt
I own 'wrinkle-resistant' shirts from Pink and Brooks Brothers. When I travel I MUST pull out an iron with those shirts, but that is not necessary with wrinkle-resistant Oxford shirts from LLBean. Simply hang the shirt in a steamy shower and let set overnight and in the morning one will have a perfect shirt. I just returned from a 19 day business trip to Europe. I brought with me two LLBean Oxford shirts, and I wore each shirt for 3 days (at different clients, so I could get away with doing that!). I've owned these LLBean shirts for nearly two years and I've worn them twice a month over that time. Not only do they perform well, they are extremely durable.
August 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by tradoxford almost great
I think the overall fit is nice. I hope LLBean takes into consideration adding some length to the shirt front/tail. When tucked in I noticed it is just barely beneath the belt line. If you're wearing low rise pants you'll have issues keeping the shirt neatly tucked. The back of the collar is quite short, so keeping the bottom of a tie from showing takes some convincing. Overall the quality is nice. After the first wash/dry the shirt came out looking nicely pressed which I liked. The fabric is a bit stiff, however, the Land's End no-iron Supima Oxford Dress shirts are much softer. This shirt has a nice collar roll for those who notice small details like that, and I would be a continued buyer if the shirt was lengthened so that it is easier to keep the shirt under the belt line.
June 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by GKBB Blue Shirt Blues
Great shirt, but the two blues are virtually the same shade...what you call "french blue" is what every other color scheme calls plain-old, button-down oxford blue. A real french blue would be nice, or another color other than blue and slightly paler blue.
May 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by FXshopper Slightly Fitted is not exactly the former Trim
I have been a loyal follower of the LLBean shirts for the past 15 years. Practically every dress shirt in my closet came from LL Bean. The fabrics are high quality and so is how they are sewn together.
For me, one of key advantages of an LL Bean shirt is also they have sleeves that is exactly 32 inches, rather than the 32-33 inches from other manufacturers. Let's face it, 32-33 inches means 33 inches.
The new cut of the Slightly Fitted seems to have changed. When I order the same size as before, now the sleeves seems to be one inch longer, and the upper body (shoulder and chest area# seems to be bigger. It looks like a bubble has been added and looks awkward.
Puzzled, I put the Slightly Fitted over the former Trimmed one #which fitted me perfect for the past 15 years). The length of the sleeves are exactly the same! The sleeves on the Slightly Fitted is more narrow. The shoulder area seems to have added an inch or so. This allowed the sleeves to drop further and become too long.
I think the new cut will be okay for someone who fits the new mold. The materials are still good. For me, sadly, I will have to look for another brand as the new cut won't fit me anymore.
May 10, 2014
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