Rated 5 out of 5 My favourite shirt
Although it's my favourite, I have to agree about the fabric being less durable these days. As I write, I'm wearing one that I bought over seven years ago and it still feels that it's got a few more years left in it.
The ones I purchased in the last two years ( I have 7in total) are beginning to fall apart.
And PLEASE give us a decent choice of colours. Pastels certainly aren't my first choice.
November 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by anoldent Well improved, sunwashed canvas
I first bought one of these shirts about four years ago, before they were prewashed, and the canvas was so stiff it was uncomfortable and I wasn't initially pleased with it. But it was so tough it became my garden and home projects work shirt, and after two years of washing it finally softened up. The canvas and construction has otherwise stood up to years of hard use, and other than various stains, shows no other signs of wear. The two, large button flap pockets are also a big plus.
I recently bought two more of these now "sunwashed" shirts. The canvas and construction appears unchanged, but they arrived as soft and comfortable as my old one had become after many washings. This prewashing may ultimately may shorten their life span, as is the case with prewashed jeans, but they are so tough I still expect to get many years of use from them, and they're now so comfortable, I wear the new ones all the time. Considering also their great low price, I plan to continue buying them.
October 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joshman Great shirt for work or casual wear
I've been purchasing these great shirts from LL Bean for many years. I have them in every color. I wear them mainly at work on construction sites. I love their sturdiness and the two large front pockets. Each shirt goes through many dozens of washings before starting to show any signs of wear or fatigue. The colors fade somewhat over time, but that just gives the shirts a better look and is another plus point as far as I'm concerned. Keep these shirts coming! And add some new colors!
August 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gilbabes MORE COLORS
My husband wears these shirts in Long and Short sleeves and they are great.
However, the colors you offer are strange.
What about adding White, Grey and Black?
Most men don't wear orange or teal or red, so please offer more staple colors that he could buy.
August 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by AverageJoe2 Great shirt now just average
I have worn both the short and long sleeved canvas shirts for years. Some of the best shrits I have ever purchased. I would highly recommend the "old" shirts that LL Bean used to sell. Unfortunately, in the years since my last purchase, becaues the shirts wear like iron, LL Bean has changed the material to a lighter weight fabric. Once a great shirt is now just an average shirt. I'll be returning my purchase and take advantage of LL Bean's great customer service and return policy. This is the first time in over a decade of LL Bean purchases that I have not been satisfied. If they brought back the heavier weight canvas fabric I would certainly purcahse again.
August 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by HAR38 No Button Down Collar!!
Wow, this would be a 5 star item if it had a button down collar. This shirt was a gift.
July 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ROSEGUY THE MATERIAL HAS CHANGED
I have worn these shirts for many years and have loved every color. My last two purchases , however, have been of a lower quality, lighter weight material. I have been disappointed and wish that you would have retained the original material and raised the price if necessary--but at least give us a choice.
The original material kept its body--it was a standout. This one does not maintain its body and is much like all the other shirts sold everywhere.
June 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SFLady My husband's "uniform"
My husband loves this shirt so much that he wears it almost all the time and in several colors. He finds the pockets very convenient
and the short sleeves do not interfere with his work. Like many LL Bean items I find the color choices a bit odd but still a few to work with. Do not discontinue this one!
April 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by glm25 Florida wear
I have every color of this shirt. Now I want to oder 3 in WHITE material. It seems I must wait. Well, they are worth waiting for; however, I don't have many years left.
March 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Vtown Surprise color
For years my husband has loved and worn the canvas shirts. I ordered a new one in Bright Turquoise that was pictured as a subtle blue. The shirt received did not match the color pictured at all, it was a very bright blue, not subtle at all. Customer service was great of course re returning it. I am disappointed though.
March 28, 2014