Rated 2 out of 5 by CustomerFromMO Not what it used to be
I've been wearing this shirt for at least 15 years. Coming back over and over to buy more of the same thing. In my opinion, this was the best shirt that money could buy.
But something has changed. The most recent shirt is only a fraction of the thickness and weight of the shirts I have bought in the past. I read the other reviews complaining about wear problems. Based on my first wearing of this shirt, I have to say this is almost certainly going to be a problem.
I'm very disappointed and will be looking elsewhere for my dress shirts in the future.
April 14, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by FredSmitty Fabric wears out before its time
Fit and styling are great, however the fabric starts to unravel starting with the cuff edges, then the collar edges. A sharp looking shirt becomes tattered and definitely not sharp looking. Not nearly the durability of their other shirts.
April 8, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Shirtless2 Shirts don't last long enough for what they cost
I somewhat reluctantly sat down to order more of these shirts to replace several that wore out way more quickly than they should have. Thought I'd look at the reviews to see if anyone else has the same issues, and obviously they do. You might ask why I would order more of an item that I am not satisfied with. It's simple, department store shirts are worse, and these Bean shirts used to be great. Come on L. L., please go back to the way things used to be.
I know this isn't a message board, but can anyone recommend a better alternative at a similar price? All of the shirts I ordered a little over a year ago have fallen apart at the same time. I'm still a Bean guy, but these shirts are a disappointment.
March 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ShrewsburyMom Nice shirt, but not durable
I've purchased two of the Wrinkle Resistand Pinpoint Oxfords and both have shown tremendous wear after a year of wearing twice a month. The cuffs, the front placket, and the neck all have the fabric worn down.
I am happy with LL Bean's return policy, though, so both are going back for refunds.
March 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by NorthGuy Looks great but has durability problems
I've bought a number of the pinpoint oxford cloth shirts. Beautiful fabric and they look good right out of the dryer. Very well made. But every one I've bought has had durability problems. After about nine months of wash and wear they start to come apart. The first place to go is the fabric at the cuffs. The fabric on the sleeves seems to disintegrate right where the cuffs are sewn on. First, there will be small holes at the pleats and these holes turn into long tears along the seam. They look like they've been razor-bladed.
Assuming the cuffs are not too far gone, the next thing to go are the sleeves. Right on the crease the fabric disintegrates just as though someone cut it with a razor blade. I don't know if its some chemical used for the no-iron finish, or what. But it's happened to every one of these shirts that I've bought. LL Bean is always very good about replacing them for free, but the replacements do just as poorly. I do wish they'd last longer. And I can't in good conscience expect Bean to always replace them for free -- no shirt lasts forever -- so I usually buy replacements after Bean replaces them free twice.
On the plus side, you don't have to worry about them getting frayed because they don't last long enough.
February 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by goScootergo Great Shirts...
I love these shirts; easy to care for, good fit. My only complaint is if you wear a tie with these shirts there is a tag on the collar that becomes itchy and irritating. The tag serves no purpose, it should be eliminated for better comfort.
February 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bobsixtysix Best shirt I've ever worn...turns heads!
Try it just once you'll find yourself doing like I do ...... keep on adding to my collection. My only criticism is LLBean should add the color pink, lavender, lilac and bright plaid colors.. etc to this Classic Dress Shirt and also make all colors available in "slightly fitted". I'll purchase every new color you manufacture.
February 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boxcar6 Still the best fit
I've had several of these over the years and they're my favorite out of any brand and still fit the best. I'm 6'3"/220 lbs and the 16 1/2 / 36 shirts fit like a custom shirt. The added length is comparable to to the tall sizes and very much appreciated.
I like to look as sharp as possible in the solid colors, so I have them dry cleaned. Even when I'm in a time crunch and wash and dry them myself, they come out looking great to wear.
As for the collar rolling, all I suggest is that you UNBOTTON the collar buttons before washing, fold the collar down when you pull them out of the dryer and hang them up, and then button the collar when you put it on....I've never had any issues with any Bean shirt using this method.
February 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by 5141 Oxford cloth shirts
I tend to agree with other recent posters.....This business of the collars "rolling up" not staying in the original lines of the fold is a real downer for me....Only started in my last two orders of these shirts....
Not working for me anymore, I'm now looking at department store brands for relief.
I hope you resolve this issue, as the shirts as I remember them were excellent in quality and value......
February 1, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Century25 General quality decline
Along with other reviewers, I have had issues with the collars and sleeves on these shirts wearing out on the crease, holes developing in odd spots on the collars and with one shirt the fabric shredding along the shoulder. I thought it was just me...I purchase from LL Bean exclusively. On all my recent purchases of wrinkle resistant button down shirts I also am having an additional problem. The collars seem to roll up, They don't lay flat. The best way to describe the problem is if I were to wear a tie, you would see a good portion the tie peaking from under the collar if you were standing behind me. I spend a good portion of my dressing time trying to get these collars to lay where they should.
Becoming disillusioned with the quality of LL Bean shirts generally.
January 31, 2015