Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by BackwoodsBozo A wonderful true summer shirt experience
I've really enjoyed wearing this shirt in early summer heat.
Not only is the blue shade a perfect summer color - not too dark, not too pale - but the fabric is of a heft and texture that is superior to the flimsier linen of my other linen shirts from "better" sources. Worth the price IMO.
I have different views of this shirt than other reviewers:
Yes, it requires ironing. That's the nature of linen and, even then, it will wrinkle easily in use which is characteristic of the real linen look. If that's not acceptable then stick with the plastic coated cotton shirts....
My XL does not run small; if anything it's lightly oversized.
When I received the shirt and tried it on I was delighted until I discovered a tiny tag near the inside bottom that reads "Dry Clean Only". My heart sank: that's not practical for a light colored summer shirt that needs frequent laundering. And I was annoyed that the online product description at that time failed to mention this.
I emailed LL Bean customer service who "checked with a fabric care expert" who said yes, it must be dry cleaned or else the fabric will ruined due to its "special weave". Ugh... I would not have purchased it if the description had said dry cleaning is required - not just recommended. But since it was already out of the bag with the tags removed I gave it a pressing, wore it a couple of times and then washed in with gentle soap and air dried it on a hanger. The result? It seems to have turned out perfectly; the fabric and seams are fine. I tell this tale so you won't be surprised by the (nearly hidden) care tag.
Those who like traditional summer fabrics and style - and appreciate, or merely accept, the necessary ironing ritual - will like this shirt.
June 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maltburn Size
I like Bean linen shirts and this one looks fine but XL proved far too small. I have a closet full of Bean shirts, size XL, all of which fit perfectly. Reliability shock!
June 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Shaoma Need to Iron
Nice looking shirt but it wrinkles up after washing and requires ironing to look good.
April 8, 2014