Rated 5 out of 5 by ChrisSouthernCA Quality, lightweight, great colors-Not from China
I love this shirt as it is light weight linen with super colors. I love the quality and lightness. I really like the fitted version. I tend to look for American made products and even though this was not made in United States, I was very happy to see it was not made in China. I love L.L Bean quality and like the fact the L.L. Bean does not put large logo/brands on their shirts like other apparel companies. I do not want to feel like a walking billboard. I am out here in California where the weather tends to run warm (all good except for the water drought) I can wear this shirt most of the year and by its quality I can tell I will get a lot of wear out of it. I was bummed when they ran out of stock on a few colors, because it is such a great shirt.
June 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mojoon To avoid the puckering...
I've read it's best for linen to never see the inside of a dryer, but it's best to be hang dried or flat dried. If you don't mind a little ironing, yet want to use your dryer, if you take these shirts out while they're still somewhat damp and iron them, then finish drying them on a regular clothes hanger you get from your dry cleaner, these shirts will have no puckering. Iron from the inside first, then finish on the outside (iron the sleeves only on the outside). If you take them from your washer and hang dry them, you'll get the same result, but this takes more time for the shirts to dry. This process is definitely a little more work, but the shirts then have a nice flat, smooth look. I also wash mine in cold water, which during warm weather, works fine for me. They'll still wrinkle when worn. There's nothing wrong with the rumpled look if you want to avoid ironing, but I would use the least amount of time possible on low heat to dry these shirts.
May 28, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tamago Great shirt prior to "slightly fitted" fit
I've worn these shirts prior to the new fit and absolutely love them -- the color, the weight, the roominess. I recently purchased new ones and ended up returning them as the fit was too tight for me (unfortunately next size is already sold out).
Please consider two things: offering both traditional and slightly fitted versions and a straight bottom hem.
May 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Makowa versatile as I might say
I have 2 of these one in clear blue and then a bright navy, the linen is not scratchy as I have heard that linen can be. I ordered a medium and am glad that I did. they are a loose relaxed fit, which is probably what will be best for hotter days. although because they do have a looser relaxed fit, you might want to order the next size down. they will get slightly looser after wearing them the first and second time.
they are versatile because they are soft and would not be bad for layering.
now here is an interesting fact. if I ever were to take part in a renaissance reenactment then the white linen color would go good with the costume slacks of that time. it looks very traditional to such a time period and would not be noticeable.
to think that llbean could be designing costumes.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mojoon Slightly fitted and why.
Because of the texture of the linen fiber, most linen shirts are usually tailored so they are "slightly fitted" or sometimes even more "tightly fitted" with some sellers. If this wasn't done, then the linen shirt often looks "boxy" because of the thicker linen fiber. Bean makes a nice comprise with their design of the shirt for those who can wear "slightly fitted". That's the good reason why Bean doesn't offer linen in "Traditional Fit". The wonderful aspect of linen is it wicks away moisture better than cotton. Sure there are wrinkles, but that's expected. Flat cotten is hotter than seersucker cotton, which because areas are raised in seersucker cotton, allows air to "circulate", but linen fibers aways hold less moisture than cotton which allows accumulated human moisture to evaporate sooner and the shirt to be cooler to wear. Linen also reflects more sunlight than cotton. You live with the wrinkles to be comfortable and the wrinkles signify you're "cool".
May 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mojoon Mint Blue
I received my Mint Blue medium and it's a great color. I like these shirts so much, I also purchased a Bright Navy which looks a tad lighter than in the photo, which pleased me. Cool, comfortable shirts! A touch of ironing gives them a crisper look, but they're easy to iron.
April 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by anotherOldGuy Good Shirt
I live in hot Austin, Texas. I like linen. I like a loose fit. This shirt is a light weight linen. The fit is not particularly loose, but nor is it tight. I gave this shirt a four stars not because there is anything wrong with it, but because I would have preferred a slightly looser fit. My shirt is well make from a stitching, button point of view. I went to buy another but my size is all gone.
July 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MagSt Linen shirt
The shirt is nice at very low price. Low inventory limited my selection. It would be a nicer shirt if it had a different shaped collar like a true sports shirt since you will never wear a tie with it.
June 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KTversa Someday he'll take it off
Hubby loves this shirt. I got the large in clear blue. I came back to get more, but larges are all sold out.
It's wrinkly, but we expect that of linen. It's a perfect light weight shirt for tropics. Nice and airy but sturdy.
I'd like more colors and/or patterns, and I'm hoping they'll have more this year.
June 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Turtle61 Men's linen (White) short sleeved shirt
Too shear for a men's shirt where an undershirt is clearly not a good choice. Need's to be made of a slightly heavier weight linen cloth. The fit was good for me. I would pay more for the heavier weight cloth. Linen is expensive.
June 23, 2014