Rated 3 out of 5 by marksalot More slim fit than slightly fitted
I have slightly fitted shirts and this one fits completely different. Much smaller. It's a shame too because it was such a nice shirt, breathable fabric, great icy blue color.
My problem was I just could not fit into it. After washing it shrank too much. My size large fit like a size medium would. If you have beefy arms, you will not fit into these sleeves. My upper arms are 16-17 inches in circumference and the sleeve fit skin tight. If I were to flex my biceps I probably would have ripped out of the sleeves.
If you have a slender build, by all means get it because it really is a great summer shirt. But buyer beware if you have larger than average arms. I had to send it back. LLbean please make a traditional fit linen shirt!
March 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JKDVT Great shirt with a nice fit and feel
It's hard to find real linen shirts that don't cost a fortune, and we stumbled on these in an LL Bean store. Decided we liked the first two so much that we ordered a third online.
The shirt has a great, beefy linen texture and looks great with the sleeves rolled up. As the product is listed, it's "slightly fitted," which works well for my broad-shouldered, narrow-waisted and long-armed husband, who hates having a lot of extra fabric around his middle (since he is a tucked-in dresser).
The shirt irons up a treat, but really, if you take it right out of the dryer, it's fine?just a more casual look. There's nothing like good linen and it shows, ironed or not. If this shirt came in more colors we'd buy them all!
September 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SparkyFromPasadenaCA Excellent fit and finish.
I am north of 40 years old. I am 6'1" tall. 210 pounds. Athletic. And I like quiet walks on the beach. Haha.
I have a long torso. And long arms. The LL Bean sizes are legitimate. Some XL sizes in most other stores are not true XL sizes.
The mens' size issue may be a marketing ploy by other companies who know how fragile the male ego is. So - smaller guys who buy an XL from another company can say, "I wear an XL."
Well - I am a decent sized dude. And the LL Bean LARGE TALL is prefect for me! It is a legitimate LARGE.
My pant size is 36 waist and 30 length. So I guess I am "almost" stout. The rest of me is torso. But people say I have a nice shape.
And yes - I like sushi. Haha.
This linen shirt is nice. I like the collar - and the fit and finish is nice.
CONS? Wish there was a slightly darker shade of blue. Like the prisoner blue color of the 1950's "Cool Hand Luke" genre. Prisoner blue is my color.
It brings out my eyes. Haha.
And - sometimes - well - actually OFTEN - the LL Bean shirts have a button and button hole mismatch. The button hole is either too big or the button itself is too small.
I often take my LL Bean shirts to the tailor and have them reinforce the shirt buttons and tighten the button holes. Kind of a hassle.
I have done this with almost every LL Bean shirt.
Surprised no one has caught this over the years. I also put a little dab (emphasis on a little dab) of crazy glue on the button stitching to prevent button loss.
This seems to be one consistent frustration I have with the LL Bean shirts. Button and button hole mismatch.
So, I suggest putting the male ego aside and ordering your true size. I get almost double XL everywhere else.
LL Bean - sizes are legitimate. Read the six guidelines before you order something too big.
And the return policy and customer service are always amazing.
I work in Hollywood. And - when I am on set - people usually appreciate the old school gravitas and function of the LL Bean name.
But that darn "button hole - button" relationship can be trying at times.
Otherwise - I have been a satisfied customer of LL Bean's for over 40 years.
September 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by 1456 No Medium Size
I liked the medium sized short-sleeve shirts purchased for summer so much that I wanted to also get the long-sleeve version for fall wear. However, the long-sleeve shirt was NOT available in medium, and large is too large.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by anj3 great shirt
Great fit and beautiful color. So well made.
September 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by seatheworld Requires More Care Than Expected
O.K., I know it's linen, but I was encouraged by reviews that downplayed the amount of "touch up" needed - which turns out to be basically the whole shirt out of the dryer - if you are so inclined, which I'm not. Maybe I'll buy a steamer.
Good late Summer/Fall weight and construction, and 'slightly fitted' Regular Large is accurate (6', 175).
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JohnGW Linen Shirt, Slightly Fitted
The material is soft with vibrant color. The construction is solid and the warranty is unbeatable. As a tall, thin, man, the large fitted style is perfect for my body type.
August 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLaser Linen feels and looks great
This shirt's linen fabric is soft and gives a casually, well dressed appearance. The color is soft yet bright and matches well with summer lighter colors. At this price, what a good value! Large-Tall fits my 46L well and the fitted tailoring is slimming at the waist. The short sleeve style is a favorite for a classy pairing with dress shorts. As with all the LL Bean Tall shirts, the sleeve length is a full 36". When it's warm the fabric breathes and when the sun goes down the medium weight tightly woven linen provides warmth against the evening breeze. With open collar under a navy blazer you are dressed for almost any occasion.
August 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SenecaLakeFan comfortable linen shirt
I bought the Bean's linen shirt for my husband and we're both delighted with it. The color (blue) is a nice, soft color, the slightly fitted design keeps the shirt from looking baggy/large on his slender frame, and the linen fabric is perfect for summer and the frequent transitions from air conditioning to outside heat.
August 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GADad Great Shirt!
Outstanding quality. Perfect fit. exactly what I expected.
July 29, 2014