Rated 1 out of 5
by beach146 Poor Quality
I rotate out seven dress shirts for work on week days. I always wash warm, then tumble dry on low for 15 minutes before hanging them to dry the rest of the way. I iron them when needed. This allows me to usually get 3-5 years out of a shirt before it starts to show wear. I haven't even owned this shirt for 6 months and it is already too worm to wear. That's pathetic. None of the buttons fell off, but then again the shirt only lasted ~25 wears.
The fit wasn't bad, but it had a bit too much material at the waist. It's not what you'd expect from a slim fit shirt. The fabric was fairly thick and rarely needed ironing. For me, the shirt wasn't too thick for an air conditioned office during the summer and was also somewhat warm during the colder months.
January 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Donovan Still the best oxfords available
These shirts remain the gold standard by which all other oxfords are measured. I have been buying these oxfords for 20+ years and still have some from the 90s with their unlined collars and sleeves. However, two of the shirts I have purchased in the last year are showing some early signs of fraying at the stitching on the seams between the sleeves and body. Also, the white shirts shrink significantly when laundered- I have to size up 0.5" in the neck for white shirts- the blue, pink, and striped ones stay true to size.
January 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Millingcove a standard
This shirt is a standard, a wardrobe staple. Requires ironing but the heavy fabric makes the ironing easy. The fit is not so slim; I would describe it as moderately slim or slimmer than average, which is pretty big these days. If you are middle-aged and in decent shape, it's probably going to work well enough for you.
The pink is a good pink; it's more of a rough mix of red and white than a soft and pure pink. The ecru is good for everything but use with light brown khakis. The white is sound but perhaps too business-looking for casual use.
Best of all is the light blue. This looks good with everything. I wish they did more than one shade of light blue. Until then, this one is good and worth owning in numbers.
Two details to note are the collar, which has enough length and the proper button placement to produce a good roll, and the shirring at the sleeve, which adds a little swank.
If one of these fits you well, you are in luck. I wish they were still 100% made in the USA. On the other hand, they are not expensive and we'd pay double or more for made in the USA.
November 18, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by TripEnglish Don't Let It Fade!
This shirt represents part of the core of traditional men's dressing that is slowly disappearing in favor of chemically treated non-iron materials, trendy colors, and fashionable cuts. Help preserve and protect this beautiful species so that future generations can enjoy it!
October 27, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by classof2012MBA Great quality and fit
I'm asian male 5'6 tall and a bit muscular (or slightly chabby, but my friends tell me I'm still skinny), playing rugby. I bought 14-1/2, 32 size and it fits me very well. I really enjoyed the quality of fabrique which is thick and nice touch, and the appearance. I only found similar size (whici was more expensive) and quality at one place, but now I have BB. I look great and with another BB jacket, I'm ready to date blond blue eyes.
October 6, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by braunj An enduring friend
I first came across BB oxford button downs in college. I was amazed at how comfortable they were. When I trekked across Africa and the Sahara it was the shirt I wore to stay cool. Now, buying a half dozen at the annual sale it's like coming home to an old friend. Same excellent fit, same soft fabric, same enduring style.
With jeans or a suit this is the only shirt I ever need!
June 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BostonU Great slim fit shirt
I have purchased 5 of these shirts in the slim fit and all fit and feel great. I have a slim athletic build and the fit is excellent I believe the slim fit in the classic cotton is slimmer than the slim fit in the non-iron shirts and fits better. The classic cotton shirts only get softer and more comfortable after multiple washings. I feel these shirts live up to the Brooks Brothers tradition of quality, comfort and style. I would like to see a greater selection in the classic cotton shirt offerings. I don't think you can go wrong in purchasing one of these shirts.
February 2, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by SY13 Subpar quality
I am not happy with the quality of this shirt's fabric. I wore it exactly once and laundered it exactly once and the collar is already showing signs of premature fraying; i.e. the fabric is pilling and fuzzy around the collar ring (hope that makes sense). More minor but still worth mentioning is the poor finishing on my cuffs, where I'm having to cut/trim excess thread. At this price point, I should not have to deal with either of these problems.
I'm very disappointed with this product, and while this doesn't entirely negate my years of positive experience with the brand, I'm inclined to explore other options in the future.
December 5, 2013