Rated 5 out of 5 by Daniel Extremely Satisfied Pruchaser
This is the first time that I have purchased button down oxford shirts from Brooks Brothers. I love the feel of the Supima cotton. I had been purchasing Polo brand button down oxfords. The qulity of the Brooks Brothers shirt is outstanding. The collar lays nicely against the shirt, the cuffs look very neat and I like the single button cuff" it gives the shirt a tailored look rather than an off the rack look of one size fits all. The Traditional Fit shirt is cut well for a bigger man. The fit of the shirt across the shoulders is very roomy which works well for me a tall person with 36" arm length. The Brooks Brothers shirt tail is extra long in comparison to Polo and has an extra button below the belt line which helps keep the shirt together should it pull out of the belt line while wearing. Overall I think the value versus cost for this shirt is outstanding and I would recommend it to anyone! Thank you Brooks Brothers for making an excellent shirt that works with or without a jacket.
December 15, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike73 Original Shirst Still the best, But...
I've been wearing these shirts for over 25 years. I like the heft of the material, the bagginess, and the colors. Pink is my favorite (and it's not seen much in St Louis, where I live and work). The shirts last me 5-8 years before showing any wear at all. I also like the fact that they are American-made in part (they used to be all-American, which I wish they still were).
I recently bought six more, and the only cavil I have is that the collars seem a bit smaller than they have before--shirts I bought less than a year ago fit better than ones I bought last month.
Though I am living proof that the universe is continually expanding, I don't think the problem is entirely mine; I think the collars are simply not as generously sized as they used to be. But they still fit better and last longer than any other shirt.
I buy these twice a year--at the summer and after-Christmas sales. They are great value then. Otherwise. the price is a bit out of my reach.
March 3, 2010
Rated 2 out of 5 by Theywreckedthebest Down to my last 1/2 dozen
Attn BB shirt manager:
Please bring back the real classic Oxford with the traditional collar roll. You guys went back to the original label (great!), and retained the durable fabric (excellent!) but - for some reason - changed the collar thickness, destroying the roll.
I'm down to my last 1/2 dozen shirts with the "old" collar I've loved for 30+ years - PLEASE bring it back soon! Thanks.
May 27, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by FormerFan Collar not the same
The famous Brooks roll is gone. By adding extra thickness to the classic Oxford collar, Brooks messed up one of the two most important features of their famous shirt: that beautiful collar roll. (The other is the "voluminous fit".)
Please, Brooks, bring back the original!
April 29, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by peder Not the same as 15-20 years ago
I basically agree with the general applause, BUT compared to the few older ones I still have, the current ones are on the heavy side. Esp, the collar part is far too thick with too many layers of the nowadays much heavier fabric.
My old favourites are more comfortable to wear.
The buttons are too thick in my view.
As I don´t like the non-iron ones, I miss the much wider selection of these shirts that used to be available.
They have had these few models and colours for years now, with one or two additions.
The fabric in the strong blue shirt is terrible !! It never gets soft...
September 29, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by Miprope Dissapointed - but probably my own fault
I love your clothes. I wear you r shirts every day. Sometimes I have my initials monogramed on the shirt pocket as I thought I had ordered this time. Rather than place the initials on the shirt pocket, they were monogramed above the shirt pocket. After reviewing the pull-down menu for the monogram, I realized that I picked the first option that said "pocket" rather than scrolling down the list to see "on the pocket". Although this is clearly my error it may be an improvement to put all options that are in the general area (above the pocket, on the pocket, etc) next to each other and maybe even a picture of there the monogram would be located.
Just a suggestion thay may have helped me place the right order. As it stands, I have six new dress shirts that I will not wear to work because of the placement of the monogram.
Thanks for your consideration.
January 15, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jcouch1975 Please just unline the collars/cuffs
These are my favorite shirts but I just wish Brooks would unline the collars and cuffs like they used to be. I am wearing one now from the 90's and they starch up beautifully. The new collars and cuffs are to thick/heavy. Thanks!!
November 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LongtimeBrooksCustomer Top of the Heap
I have been wearing these shirts for thirty years. That should say what I think of them. They have remained relatively unchanged, which is a good thing.
The changes that have occured aren't good: the collar and cuffs now have a lining, there are too many buttons on the front placket, the material for the blue shirts isn't as nice as it used to be, and many colors have gone missing.
December 17, 2010