Rated 5 out of 5áby Contralto1959 Great shirt
This is just a great shirt. I recently bought two for my husband. The fabric and construction are excellent, and they are amazingly wrinkle-resistant.
He also has three which I bought seven years ago. He wears the shirts frequently, and is very hard on them - pulls them off over his head, falls asleep on the couch in them, etc. - and they are still in good shape.
Just an excellent value overall.
November 28, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5
áby PeregrinesBoat Frayed way too soon.
I would say that 80% of the button-front shirts I have owned over the past 20 years were from L.L. Bean and typically 100% cotton. This newer wrinkle-resistant line was to be an improvement, obviously to save ironing.
At first, the shirts held to their promise, but after several wearings, the collars and to a lesser extent the cuffs, began wearing and fraying. The pattern is what I would call "point fraying", almost evenly spaced points of small tears around the collar at the top of the fold. Also, near the front, more conventional wear one might see after several years. The shirt in the photo was worn and washed perhaps a dozen times.
In all candor, while I do not have a heavy beard, I do shave daily including my neck and it is understood that a bristly neck can wear the shirts more rapidly, especially at the contact points. But the point fraying especially remains an enigma. My conjecture is that the fabric sizing or whatever is used to make the fabric wrinkle-resistant makes the fabric fibers somewhat brittle at these fold stress points.
I have not yet gathered these for return but intend to. The concept is good, but for approaching $45-50 per shirt, I would expect to get at least a couple of years out of them, not a couple of months. This is a QA/QC issue, not a price-point issue, to be clear.
October 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby DrJJR Great Shirt
A very well-made shirt and a great value for the price. I wish this shirt was made in more colors and styles--much, much better quality than the TA251423 shirt.
October 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby LBA7895 Excellent Quality, Terrific Value
I got one of these shirts as an Xmas present last December; and whenever my shirts come out of the dryer, it's the only one that's not still wrinkled. The weight of the fabric and the workmanship are the best. Just received my 2nd one, and intend to buy several more, eventually replacing my entire inventory of button down shirts with these.
Something you might not consider, but should: If you work in an office that's air conditioned or a little drafty, the heavier weight of these shirts is a definite plus. I can easily see wearing one of these shirts and a LL sweater during a Winter day at the office.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby fortwinnipeg Just received 4 great shirts
For the dollar you cant beat this quality for the price point. even with duty costs, to cross the boarder these are the best value in north America for the cost. well done America...
August 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby dcmetroarea Shirts are nice, but some colors fade
Like the shirt, love the return policy, but don't like having to (drive/mail) return a shirt as LL Bean is out of the way for me. Their bright colors turn dull after a couple of months and I've had to take the time to return them for new ones. I like the return policy in that they allowed me to exchange for different color.
July 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby atlantic51 Awesome shirt
Material and fit are both first class. I cannot see myself buying anything else in dress shirts.
July 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby Tallsnomore Need Tall sizes again
Don't know why Bean has stopped having these in tall sizes. Love the shirt but need tall sizes
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Eric52 Oxford Dress Shirt
Excellent fit; I have a slim build 5-11 165 lbs and the 15 1/2 - 35 fit perfectly. The material is heavier and feels better than other brands. For the price this is a very good garment. I bought two and intend to buy at least two more. The 2 blue shirts I bought (two different shades of blue) are very nice. The option for a slightly darker blue would be nice but not available.
June 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby LoveTheClassicsLady This shirt REALLY "delivers"!
Hubby and I agree, ...this has to be one of the nicest dress shirts EVER, and it's always ready to wear! Absolutely no need for a trip to the dry cleaners any longer. Thank you, L.L. Bean!
June 17, 2014