Rated 1 out of 5 by Peaver Poor quality chamois shirts
I have many LL Bean chamois shirts that were made in America. They are noticeably heavier in weight, material much thicker, and better made than what is currently being made in Portugal, and being sold by LL Bean. So, I won't be buying another until the quality that I'm use to, returns. I can buy a chamois shirt anywhere that is comparable in quality. I can't find another with the same quality as the older shirts that were made in the USA.
May 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by justmatt Great winter shirt
I received the regular fit chamois shirt as a gift, and while the fabric seemed to be of similar quality, the fit was just not what I was looking for. I'm 6"6 210 with a somewhat athletic build, and the regular fit from L.L.Bean just does nothing for me. A Large Tall is a tent and a Medium's sleeves are too short while still not really fitting well. I returned the regular fit and waited for this one to come back in stock. It was worth the wait.
I see other users complaining that it is not slim enough, but I think the problem is a bit overstated. While not quite as slim through the body as some other slim shirts I own, I would say that the fit is more than adequate. I find the shirt to be nicely fitted through the sleeves, but with enough room to not feel constricted.
If you're looking for a super slim fit shirt, I don't think L.L.Bean is the the place to get it. It is substantially slimmer than the regular fit though, so if you want a nicely fitted shirt is made of thick, warm fabric for the winter, this is a nice choice.
February 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bonjourbean Great shirt
I bought this shirt two years ago in the grey. I love it. I wear it more as a shirt jacket, even though it's about the thickness of a flannel. When I purchased the shirt I was 6' 220lbs and I bought the large. It was definitely fitted with just a t-shirt underneath. I'm now down 20lbs and it fits great as a "shirt jacket" over another woven, turtleneck, merino sweater, etc.
I wish I bought another color this season...now all sold out. Buy the grey if you can...great shade.
February 4, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Notevenslim Not as advertised.
This shirt feels like it's great quality but I'm so disappointed that I can't recommend it. It's supposed to be slim fit and I did originally get a large that fit like a glove, but too close for comfort when considering shrinkage in the wash. I returned it and got an XL, counting down the days until it arrived. The thing is a tent. it actually balloons out from the chest down. calling this a slim fit shirt is a total lie, or some sort of delusion. I would go as far to say that if you were wearing this in any kind of active, job, it's bulky to the point of being dangerous. I could easily fit all three of my 15 month old kids inside the shirt while I'm wearing it buttoned up.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Beautiful and well made
Great quality, great modern cut, beautiful fabric, attention to details incredible. Thnx LL BEAN !!!!
January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by hangthedj new favorite
Got for Christmas. Love it. Love the slim cut, the softness and weight of fabric. I'm not always a fan of Bean menswear because of it's Dad-ish look (even though I'm a dad myself) and generous cut but this shirt's a winner. I'm an athletic 5'8"/150 lbs. and the M is even a bit roomy on me but comfortable. Buy this shirt.
January 3, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by whatwhat Fit to fail
What a beautiful shirt, making it even more of a let down! I am 5'10" 170lbs and a very average, easy to fit medium. I truly couldn't wait to get this shirt. When it arrived I tried it on to find that when raising my hands above my head I reached a point of restricted mobility. No shirt is gonna hold me back!
I have an active job and all my shirts have to move well and be very comfortable. I find that when I do buy these "fitted" shirts with restrictive tailoring they just don't get worn. As I stated above I am a very standard build, and unfortunately I don't have big upper arms or shoulders. I have encountered this issue with other manufacturers and it drives me crazy, because I know there are other labels that make nicely tailored "fitted" shirts that offer complete range of motion at the same price point, so it is simply a failure in product testing.
January 2, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by LTopper Grey Signature 1933 chamois cloth shirt
The color is grey heather as depicted. The shirt fits properly and is comfortable, but it does not have the normal quality of "chamois". It does not have the "hand" of brushed cotton like other chamois/flannel shirts.
I decided to keep it. I still like the shirt, but it does not have that very soft, kind of fuzzy, hand that you expect.
This was sent as a back order. Perhaps the supplier is different from the other 1933 chamois cloth shirts I have purchased in the past.
December 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by JustinT Absolutely Perfect (after a few exchanges)
Okay, so at first I ordered three of the traditional fit in a medium regular. I am 5'11 and 150lbs, so I'm pretty slim. I have long arms and a small torso, so I've always had the problem of small shirts fitting well on the torso, but being too short in the arms, so when buying non-tailored shirts, I almost always get mediums.
Well, the traditional fit chamois in medium regular was RIDICULOUSLY big. So baggy, when you tucked it in, it was actually comical looking--not the sharp look I wanted. Unless you have a HUGE girth, don't even bother with the traditional fit. So next I tried the Signature 1933 Slim fit in Medium regular. Close, but no cigar. It was definitely slimmer, but it still was baggy. Then, knowing from the previous shirts that these really are the best quality shirts (fitting problems aside) available, I gave them one more chance. Signature 1933 Small Tall. I knew the arms would be the perfect length, but I was still worried about the rest of the shirt. I just got them today. OH MY GOODNESS! Can it be? These shirts are PERFECT. I mean actually perfect. L.L. Bean quality material with a sharp, Pendleton fit. These shirts flatter my slim figure without hugging tightly at all. Couldn't be happier. I'm going to wear nothing else this winter :D
December 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JaneA9 Signature 1933 Chamois, Blue Plaid
This is a great shirt. The blue plaid is beautiful, and the buttons and classic pocket style really make it special. I love the fabric and the slimmer cut (compared to the "Traditional Fit" chamois shirt). I find this signature line to be truer in its sizing than the traditional fit chamois shirts. The traditional fit chamois shirt is cut MUCH larger: arms are significantly wider, the shirt-tails are MUCH longer and the entire garment is really quite oversized. I just wish that the signature line chamois shirts were as wonderfully thick as the traditional line.
December 4, 2014