Rated 4 out of 5 by bowditch Great fit, fabric, pockets, but colors a bit dull
This is a good field shirt; good fit, with big pockets. The colors are a bit dull and military-ish, however, and dry-clean only is a drag.
Apparently there is a nearly identical washable version but it was not available.
December 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by wildernessmike Very Nice
This is a very nice shirt for the type of shirt it is. This is about the same as a heavy cotton dress/casual shirt but wool. There's nothing wrong with that and it is what it is supposed to be. However, I was looking for a heavier wool shirt for warmth and the description does not explain the type of wool shirt this is. Even though it is not what I expected, I still kept it because I will still wear it all the time, just not as a go-to shirt if I want to be warm. It is a good looking, durable shirt that will last for years. The fit is perfect.
I will continue my quest for a thick wool shirt while wearing this one.
November 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by NorthofUS Too big and confusing
Ordered a Large and got an extra large shirt despite the label. Inside the washing instructions say "Dry clean only" but the French label says "Wash in cold water with similar colors and do not use bleach" Not much quality control!
November 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by OtisW Winter Fishing Shirt
This shirt is very similar to the WWII G.I. issue wool uniform shirt in weight and texture. I bought it for winter trout fishing in Michigan because I was looking to add a little warmth without adding bulk to my "shirt layer" on a typical 35 to 40 degree fishing day. Have not yet had a chance to test it in low temps but was so impressed by the quality of this shirt that I bought one for my wife and dad.
October 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Electron Good Shirt, Miss the Washable Version
One of my favorite shirts of all time was definitely L. L. Bean's washable wool field shirt. I like solid-colored wool field shirts as they're good for both hiking/backpacking and casual wear. The Washable Wool Field Shirt has been unavailable for some time now, so when I saw this I thought I'd give it a try. It's a nice shirt. Well made, good looking, fits well. I'm not quite as fond of it as the previously available washable version, however. Not being washable is a pain. Further, it seems that the finish on the washable shirt also served to make it more resistant to cat hair. Less of a concern for anyone who doesn't have pets obviously, but I found this shirt to gather hair quite quickly.
Overall it's a good shirt, and I'll probably buy more someday if the washable one doesn't come back. Good wool shirts are hard to find these days, and L. L. Bean's prices on them are a little better than most others. I do miss the washable wool shirt though.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by iris44 Nice shirt - tight weave - bought it for my son.
My son liked the shirt & couldn't tell it was wool, saying: "It doesn't feel like wool" as it was so smooth. My only complaint was that I ordered this shirt in the evening, and the next morning all items were 15% off.....wish I'd known, could've saved $15!!!!!:(
April 3, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Agedllbeanshopper Missleading
I was expecting a much heavier shirt similar to a shirt once known as a CPO shirt. What you call a field shirt, I would describe as a handsome woll dress shirt. While I will keep your shirt, I found it necessary to find the shirt that I wanted elsewhere.
April 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Grayhair Too much material
Nice shirt. I like the material and the fit at the shoulders, BUT there is way too much material at the bottom. It is three or four inches bigger around than all my other LL Bean shirts, making it difficult to tuck into my jeans. There are also a few flaws in the stitching on some of the seams. Not really up to my usual LL Bean expectations.
March 9, 2013