Rated 3 out of 5 by Girl50 Not Quite What I Hoped
This shirt is lightweight and has pretty shape, but the background on the "dots" version isn't bright enough white to my eye to make it pop color-wise. To me, it looks more off white, which detracts from the "crisp" factor.
January 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Girl50 Shapely, Pretty
This shirt has a feminine silhouette, is light weight, and the colors on the navy/white floral pop with contrast. Looks good untucked or tucked, alone or with cami or under a blazer or other layer. Very pleased.
January 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by evaska A Checkered Review of the Mini-Check Shirt
This is a mixed bag. I adore the prints, so much so that I got two of these. The similar mini-tartan shirts sold out in my size before I got my act together (Bean, please, get them back), but this is a close equivalent. The "wild aster" looks adorable under a classic navy blazer... and the "spruce" is a moody mixture of blues and greens. That said, the construction of this shirt is checkered, to say the least. It has some truly high-end elements, such as French side seams (which prevent puckering) and a lovely cobalt finishing on the cuffs and the inside of the collar. On the down side, the pattern is not matched between the back yoke and the rest of the shirt, which is very noticeable. Not a problem, if you wear the shirt under a blazer, but otherwise, the finicky will notice. Another problem are the awful, terminally ugly buttons, and the poor way they've been sewn on. Come on, bright white, plastic buttons on a darkish shirt? If you wear the collar open, the nasty white knots on the back of the two top buttons show like pox marks. I simply had to swap the buttons for some grey MOP ones. Suddenly, a transformation.... But this is a lot of effort to replace what Bean should have done to begin with.
January 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JmeLiz Very pleased
I was so pleased with the first one, I bought a second in another plaid. The fit is perfect for me, fitted yet roomy enough for comfort.
December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by VARunner Great Colors!
I bought this in the wild aster. The colors are wonderful
It will be interesting to see how it washes compared to the LLBean wrinkle-resistant oxford shirts I have.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LibertyBelle Beautiful shirt!
I was able to snag one of the last one of these shirts in the plum violet gingham. I am 5'8" and weigh 135, and a medium fits perfectly! The material weight is typical of a dress shirt. I will get a lot of wear out of this one!
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cin1295 Beautiful Shirt!
I love the colors added to this seasons poplin shirts! I've already ordered the deep turquoise check and white floral. Even though they are "easy-care",. I prefer to starch them and give them a crisp feel.
I only have one complaint: I wear a size medium and they sell out so quickly that I don't have time to purchase all the colors that I would like. I really wanted the plum-violet gingham also.
September 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by EnglishRobin10 Cheerful Checked Shirt
Vibrant fall colors, nicely fitting in an XS. I like the contrast detailing at cuff and collar. I suppose I would have preferred a slightly more polished sheen to the fabric but it is still a great shirt.
September 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by exTXL Voluminous
Nicely made, material is soft, but "small" is not really small. If you are 5'8" and weight 135, I guess you need an extra small. Will work fine as a light layer over a t-shirt.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by westford great shirt!
Fabric: lightweight, yet very fine weave, great strong colors. Fit: less boxy than many LL Bean shirts, so perfect for me. I got a size S and that's my typical semi-fitted Bean size. Length is fine. I'm about 5'6", 130 lbs hourglass shape. Hard part is choosing which patterns.
Note: I also have the 3/4 sleeve oxford shirt, and the S was way too big on that one. Switched it for XS (I am definitely not a XS person.) I think of myself as a Medium usually, but Bean's sizes are generous.
August 11, 2013