Rated 3 out of 5 by BostonMatt This is a slim fit?
I'm usually positive about reviews, but I ended up having to return this shirt twice. I'm 6'1, 200 lbs, 15.5 neck, 32.5 waist and 34 length. I usually wear a large, and some times the neck is huge. This time the trunk was enormous, I just floated in the Large. I figured the medium tall would do the trick. The trunk was nice, the arms and neck were right, but the shoulders were way too tight. I'm sending this back as well.
It's a shame because its a beautiful shirt. The color is rich, the buttons are classy and the fabric is supple. Darn thing just won't fit me.
October 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by sinceb4Beanwaspopular Nice, but you better be a runway model.
I had an original Bean chamois shirt many years ago, wore it out. Decided to try the Signature version for the tailored fit. I really liked the tapered body that didn't fit like a tent. But the sleeves are way too narrow, fit like sausage casings around the forearm. If you're very slim overall, you'll probably love this shirt. But if you're athletic/muscular (and I'm not talking bodybuilder proportions), you will likely find the cut of this shirt to be too constraining in the arms.
March 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Megaman Fantastic fit and quality
This is my new favorite winter shirt. The chamois cloth is very thick, so it's both warm and durable; it's also incredibly soft. The best part is the slim fit. I like my shirts close fitting, so I sized down to a Small which was perfect for me. (I'm 6'0 with a size 38 chest and an athletic build). Some LLBean Signature items I've ordered in the past have been a bit too baggy, but the trim fit of this shirt is right on target. LLBean, great job!
January 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JPhO Great shirt, but inconsistent fit
Let me first say I love LL Bean's Signature line, and the more tailored fits they use. I wore LL's Chamois shirts as a kid and you can't beat the soft fabric in the winter.
That said, I've had trouble ordering these because they seem to fit differently depending on what color you order. I've ordered several, only to have to return some because they vary so much. Once you get that right, they're great, although I do wish the sleeves were consistently longer. Also, the only other thing keeping me from giving 5 stars is that the stitching can be a little sloppy in some parts. Not that it's bad, but for the price I wish they were constructed as nice as their Belfast Flannels.
November 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by peezee second skin
I own two of these shirts. Once the cold weather comes I basically live in them. This shirt is soft, warm and wears well. This is a solid shirt that you could wear out for a night on the town, a walk in the woods, work around the yard or just to relax. Buy this shirt, don't think twice.
October 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nightfinder Couldn't Be better
It's wonderful when everything is right. Finding Medium Talls isn't easy, and this shirt fits beautifully. The chamois cloth is very soft, the arms are just right and the shoulders fit as they should. I like the buttons, which give the shirt the look of "quality." Is this available for women, too?
October 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by BillfromNY Oversize Neck Opening
(This review is about the PRINT version of this shirt, not the solid color version.)
FIRST, by way of comparison (Everyone should include this when writing about product sizing!!!): I ordered a size Regular (NOT Tall) medium. My measurements are 73.5" tall, 40" chest, 15.5 neck, 34" sleeve length, 32" waist, 163lbs.
I bought this shirt in size Medium (which should be sized for a neck no bigger than 15.5), yet the neck opening on this shirt is closer to 16.5.
I've encountered oversized necks on many other Bean shirts, as well as those of other retailers. I have to believe this is being done on purpose. What gives???
I like being slim, but a shirt with an oversize collar that looks like its hanging on you, makes slim guys like me look pencil necked. Not good!
Otherwise, the shirt fits me well, with enough extra room to accommodate someone heavier than I.
Despite the oversize collar, I will probably keep this shirt to wear as a shirt jacket, where the oversize neck is OK--but not as a shirt.
The shirt's pattern is less crisp than the image on my computer screen, and the shirt is kind of dingy looking. But worn as a shirt jacket over a brighter layer, it will look very nice.
It's just long enough, so I washed it in cold water and hanged dry it lest it shrink any shorter.
One other criticism I have of all six Signature line shirts I've bought so far, is that while the chest is a good size, the shirts do not taper enough to the waist, being almost box shaped, leaving me with more shirt to tuck in my pants than I would like.
I AM HAPPY THAT AT LAST SOMEBODY IS SELLING A MAN'S SHIRT WITH A PATTERN THAT IS SOMETHING OTHER THAN LITTLE SQUARES WITHIN SQARES OR LINES NEXT TO LINES!
I mean, how about some shirts with a pattern of circles, triangles, diamonds, squiggles, or dots and dashes for a change?
September 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Siphonic Great Shirt!
This shirt is comfortable, looks great, feels great - I like the oversized buttons, and it is obviously great quality. Definitely recommended.
September 21, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tynan Wanted to love it..
I wear a medium in all LL Bean Signature shirts so I picked up a medium in this shirt also. The shirt fits beautifully every but my forearms, I don't have particularly large forearms, but the shirt is just too tight around them to the point where my arms feel constricted.
This is really disappointing because it fits great everywhere else. Beware if you have decent size forearms because this shirt may not fit you.
August 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigSkyOhio Vintage Find for Women, too!
The size small fits like a perfect MD in women's sizing. Pleasantly surprised that the length was shorter than I expected. Looks vintage, from Bean "Heritage" genre. Got the barley color, w/the large different colored buttons makes for a great addition to a ladies wardrobe.
May 3, 2012