Rated 2 out of 5 by Snausages Nice looking shirt; a bit flimsy
I received this shirt as a Christmas gift. Consistent with most Signature items, this has a much trimmer and more modern fit that mainline LL Bean items, something I quite like. That does, however, carry over to the collar, which is quite small and is not going to support a tie, if you're going for a traditional Ivy League look with a sportcoat.
The fabric is wonderfully soft and comfortable, if a bit thin. The construction is not great, as the stitching is weak. Mine has developed a hole in the armpit after just five or six wears and half as many washes -- the fabric hasn't ripped, just a 1 inch long section of stitching has come out.
It's a solid looking shirt in a decent fabric for the price, but the construction leaves a bit to be desired.
March 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ActiveOutdoors1 Washed oxford cloth shirt
Own these in several colors. Been collecting these since Signature was released. Really soft shirt and breathable. Just ordered another one...liked the color Fire very much. Thanks again!
February 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mainerinbrooklyn love this shirt
I love this shirt. I own several--solid, stripe, and plaid. The material is soft and the construction is solid. It feels high quality. I like the style of contrast stitching on the solid blue version. I wear them socially and for office casual.
I'm 6'0, 165. The medium fits me well. I usually wear a 15 1/2 - 32/33 slim fitting dress shirt.
January 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Josh1978 Fit information is misleading. This is quite boxy.
The fabric, stitching, buttons are all nice and I'm impressed with the quality for the price. I think it's misleading that this is marketed as a slim fit. There is no taper at the waist and it is quite roomy throughout. I ordered a large, I'm 6'2, about 210 pound and it fits like a dress. I may exchange for a medium but think the neck and shoulders may be tight if I size down. This is vanity sizing out of control--a frustrating issue especially considering that LL Bean doesn't offer free return shipping.
December 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BP12 Great Oxford
I really like this shirt. I prefer my clothes to be more fitted so I love that LL Bean has slim fit clothes rather than their traditional looser fit clothing.
The shirt was very soft and the color (cayenne) was excellent. Overall, I'm very satisfied and I'll be wearing this shirt for years.
December 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLBeanShopperPennsyl Comfortable and sharp
This shirt is extremely soft to the touch and comfortable. I love how it is laid back but still has a semi-formal look. It fits well, but not perfect on me. I am 5'10 and slim, so I got a small. It is slightly large in the chest/stomach area, and the arms are too short, which isn't a huge deal since I roll up my sleeves anyways. The bottom is just ever so slightly too short, so I can't really tuck it in without it almost immediately coming untucked. The medium size was just way too large unfortunately. Maybe I need to beef up! Also, after just a few washes, the shirt began to pill in several places, and I have noticed a mis-stich near the left shoulder. Good shirt, not perfect, but nothing is.
November 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Squishmaster0 Unwanted Slim Fit
One of the reasons I shop at L.L. Bean is the consistent fit. I am 6'3" and 275 lbs and I know their XXLT fits me a little loose in a "classic fit" kind of way. As a high school teacher, that comfortable looser fit is necessary for me to be able to move around on my feet all day teaching. This shirt is not advertised as being slim fitting, so I assumed it was L.L. Bean's traditional cut.
This shirt is a much thinner fit than I like. It buttoned up on me, and the sleeves fit okay, but the shirt was uncfomfortable and had too fashion-forward a fit for such a fuddy-duddy pattern and material. Only get this if you are a thin person and find L.L. Bean's traditional fit too loose. I am sending it back.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by petertran92 Great Quality, Great Value
I am 5'11" and 155 lbs. and the Tall x Small fit perfectly. The fabric is superb quality, really soft and it stays that way after washing on a regular basis. I bought the blue, white and striped versions - will definitely be my favorite shirts for a long time.
October 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by edumom12 great texture, pattern and colour
I bought two of these shirts in the acorn pattern for Christmas presents for my two young men. Was pleased that they loved the material, colours and pattern. Both are tall and slim so they're hard to fit. The size Tall Medium fit the 6'5",175 lb son and the Tall Large fit the 6'6" 190 lb son. The shirts are slim in the signature line so I don't need to tailor them as I usually do. Although the shirts are long enough in the body, the sleeves are a bit too short. So they will be worn rolled up. LLBean, couldn't you just add an inch more to the sleeves in the tall sizes? Tall guys do have long arms! The hard to fit customer is very loyal to anyone with quality products who can provide a fit. Thanks to everyone who includes size information in their reviews, it's very helpful.
December 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pps1 Perfect!
I love everything about this shirt and even bought it in two colors. The colors are very rich and not washed out. The fabric is soft and if you grab it right out of the dryer, you can get away without wearing ironing it (at least on the weekend). I wouldn't change anything except to make the sleeves an extra inch longer.
December 21, 2012