Rated 3 out of 5 by DanS Bring back Freeport Flannel Traditional
I love the Freeport Flannel shirts because of features like dual pockets and no buttondown collars, thankfully.
That being said, previously LL Bean offered these in "traditional sizing". I thought I'd try one of the "slightly fitted" shirts. While it does "fit", I find it too tight compared to the traditional fit.
Yes I am older than some other reviewers and not as buff as I used to be. The shirt fits, but for active work, like working in the yard, I don't want to have it fitting so tightly and prefer some looseness. Also I sometimes layer a flannel shirt and this just won't work that way for me. Too snug for layering.
I really hope LL Bean brings back the Traditional Fit in these shirts, perhaps they should offer both as the "slightly fitted" seems to be popular with some.
If you bring back the Traditional Fit, I will continue to buy it, otherwise I won't purchase this again, unfortunately. It's just an awesome flannel shirt with all the right features but us "traditional guys" need the Traditional Fit! Please bring it back!
May 16, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by lovethebirds Nice shirt but sleeves too long
I'm writing this on behalf of recipient. The sleeves are too long, he has Scotch Plaid shirts same size and they are fine. The only reason it wasn't returned is that there is a second button option to tighten at the wrist and this stops the sleeves from falling over the hand. I was concerned whether the "slightly fitted" style would fit but as long as the user isn't too heavy around the waist it should work. LLB - how about providing garment dimension at the waist? It reduces the amount of fabric to tuck into your pants and provides maybe a slightly more dressy look than the full cut Scotch Plaid. The fabric washes up really soft, a lot of lint at the first wash, I hope this won't continue.
February 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by mmgt The Perfect Flannel Shirt
This is the flannel shirt I've been looking for for decades. I'm 6'2"
with a slender build and this shirt fit me like a glove; The length and fit are perfect(Medium/T).
The flannel is soft, not too heavy. The collar is not button down. Why put a button down collar on a flannel shirt? The pockets are perfect - just the right size, nice flaps and no weird angles.
In short the perfect flannel shirt. I only hope that LL Bean will continue to offer this for many more years.
December 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Skabo My New Favorite Shirt
I have been searching for the one perfect flannel shirt for a couple years and now I have found it. It is soft and comfortable and fits very nicely. Some have mentioned issues with fit, so I will give my details to help others. I bought the large, regular, slightly fitted. I am 6' tall, 185 pounds, average build, and am athletic, but do not have six-pack abs. My dress shirt size is typically 16.5, 34/35. It is not tight, nor is it billowy and the sleeves are perfect. Also, the length is great for being un-tucked or would be fine tucked in as well. Awesome shirt!
November 13, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by MikeinCNY Fitted for fluffy
I ordered the Large, and they are "slightly fitted", but only if you have a beer belly. The chest and shoulder area fit well but the waist was really big in comparison. There needs to be about 5" of fabric removed from the waist in my opinion.
I then ordered the Medium Tall and it fit like a champ in the waist area. However, the chest buttons were about to pop off and the shirt wouldn't have fit after washing.
I really wanted these to fit. The quality looks to be on point, they're soft and comfy, they have Bean's awesome quality promise, but the fit is made for a middle-aged paunch and not anywhere near fitted.
For reference I'm 6' 3", 205 lbs, 42L jacket and a 33" waist in jeans.
October 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by dwilkinson14 Love this shirt!!!
Got the shirt slightly fitted and it is amazing. Perfect fit.
My wife even says that it makes me look slimmer.... how do you argue with that!
These are the only flannel shirts that Bean sells that do not have a button down collar. Wish it came in more colours.
October 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by smokymountainhiker7 good, casual flannel
I bought this in a size small for my husband, who has a slimmer athletic build. L.L. Bean tops are usually a little loose on him, but not sloppily so. He likes having a little extra room to move around. The quality is wonderful and he wore it nearly every day this past fall and winter. I'm planning to buy him one or two more this year so he can have a few to rotate. The fabric feels slightly different from the day he first got it, but no less durable or presentable. Just more worn in.
September 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pinetar Nice quality, weird fit
I just received this shirt, and I'm not quite sure if I'll keep it. The quality of this shirt is fantastic--the flannel is thick, soft, and warm. The fit, however, is not what I hoped for or expected. I bought another flannel shirt (one of the scotch plaids) in the same size and I would say the same thing about it: great shirt, weird fit.
For work, I wear dress shirts and suits everyday. I wear a 16" neck, 35" sleeve, and 40" chest. Basically, I'm 6'2" and have a somewhat narrow build.
I bought medium tall shirts. Large shirts usually are billowy on me with my narrower shoulders and chest. I bought tall, because a medium shirt with a 33" sleeve looks awkwardly short on my arms, meaning that I always have to roll up the sleeves.
The result with this medium tall shirt: sleeves that are a perfect length, good fit on the shoulders, a relaxed chest (emphasis on the "slightly" in "slightly fitted"), and shirt tails that go two or three inches below the crotch of my pants.
There's no way I can wear this shirt untucked--it's just way too long. I would have to be 6'6" for the length to look normal, but then, how many 6'6" guys do you see that wear a 35" sleeve and 40" chest? I really don't have a terribly uncommon build. It makes me wonder whether the models in the photos have their sleeves rolled up because otherwise they would obviously be too short, since the untucked length of the tails looks normal on them. I had hoped to have something more versatile that could be worn tucked, untucked, over another shirt or alone, etc. This doesn't fit the bill.
In summary--if you can find your size in this shirt or plan on wearing it tucked in, it's a great shirt. If I end up keeping it it's because the quality is great, it's a classy shirt, and it seems like it would last forever. I just really wish it fit better untucked.
September 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NY108 Love this shirt!
This shirt is exactly what I would expect from L.L. Bean - perfect fit and superior quality. I am a size "large tall" which is not always easy to find, and I'm so glad that many of your products like this shirt are available in my size. Thank you for your outstanding product selection, top quality merchandise, and always accommodating customer service!
September 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by RetiredShipper Freeport shirt for winter
This garment is soft and comfortable. The size may be a little large, but not overly so. I have several LL Bean flannel shirts and I would recommend them for your winter wardrobe. This was a Christmas Gift, I love LL bean merchandise !!
December 26, 2014