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
Rated 5 out of 5 by BuckeyeJ wrinkle resistant cloth shirts
I am quite impressed with oxford cloth shirts. The collar and the cuff-wrist portion have retained their 'starched' feeling which is very important to me.
My only desire ... provide more color choices in this wrinkle resistant category.
March 30, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MomToTallBoys Great shirts BUT maybe short in the body length
My sons (and my husband) are all well over 6 feet and all require 35" sleeve length so options can be limited. Both boys are slim so I was pleased to find the trim fit. My youngest has started his first real job and requires business attire so I ordered a bunch of shirts. For these shirts, everything was great 'til he raised his arm and the shirt pulled out of his pants (they weren't low ridin'!). We've kept the shirts anyway because everything else was great but he really has to watch the sides. The M Tall shirts I got him were fine. Guess I should have only looked at Talls but these were what we wanted. I spent a lot of money and they aren't perfect as I expected from L.L. Bean! Disappointed!! Will give a qualified recommendation.
March 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Emma1967 Sun is a beautiful shade of yellow.
Hi, I purchased the Wrinkle Resistance Classic Oxford shirt in a 16 1/2 collar, 34 sleeve in the sun color for my husband. He finds it very comfortable and true to size. Like I said above the sun color is a beautiful shade of yellow that looks great against his dark features. With it being so well made it will look terrific for quite some time. We've bought a number of these shirts and have always been pleased and delighted with each one we've received.
Thanks L.L.Bean for making a great shirt.
March 7, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by BuckeyeCS Good initial quality, but does not last
Like LL Bean's chinos, these shirts arrive looking good, but do not stand up to regular wear. Of the four Wrinkle-Resistant Classic Oxford Cloth Shirts that I own, three quickly began to show fraying in the collars and cuffs. One even had a frayed hole appear on the front of the shirt, just below the collar. Thus far, I have returned one shirt, but plan to return all that show this type of wear. I have comparably-priced shirts from other manufacturers that show no such wear after years of ownership.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bsmy84 TERRIFIC SHIRT ... TERRIFIC!
This shirt fits great, is made of a high quality, heavy duty cotton fabric and much to my surprise it really does come out of the dryer looking as if it had been ironed! The real test will be when I travel abroad and don't have a dryer but have to hang it to dry. Other than that, definitely 5 stars!
one suggestion: Expand your color choices. I would suggest, in this order of preference, (1) pink, (2) lavender and (3) pale green ... and do NOT discontinue the pale yellow!
March 4, 2013