Rated 3 out of 5 by LengthyWriter Don't be confused
Because the description for this shirt on the Website uses words like "Classic," "Original," "Polo" and of course "Button-Down," it's easy to mistake this shirt, as I did, for the Oxford classic Brooks Brothers shirts that I and many BB customers have been wearing for decades. Don't be confused. This isn't the heavy Oxford shirt; It's thin, without the Oxford pebbling, and the difference is one that was important to me and that caused me to take it back. (BB accepted it back without complaint). I express no view as to how good this shirt is if you know exactly what you're ordering, but don't make the mistake I did.
If you're looking for the classic, heavy, button-down Oxford shirt that I was, and can wear a Slim Fit, you may want to consider Shirt #132Q instead.
May 26, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by JonS Reduction in Quality
I've been buying the Slim Fit Original Polo Button-Down Pinpoint Dress Shirt for many many years and suddenly the quality has changed for the worse. The shirt is thin and flimsy. It appears that the quality of fabric has changed or the thread-count is much less. You can see through the shirt and see my t-shirt, and the shirt is materially less warm during winter days in the office than my older generation Brooks' pinpoints. The sleeves are very wide at the cuff, yet this is a slim fit cut. The collar seems oversized and poorly shaped. I will not purchase these shirts, or other Brooks products until they change the quality back to where it originally was for several years.
December 16, 2009
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tom123123 This shirt is the same as the Supima shirt
I have been asked to resubmit my detailed review of my last purchase of the Original Polo shirts as Brook Brothers emailed me and said it did not meet their guidlines. I wasn't provided a copy of them so I have no idea which portion needs modification. Currently the Original Polo shirt is being substituted with the Supima cotton model, which to me and my opinion, has a completely inferior collar structure. Although it is disclosed on the invoice as being shirt number 469Q or 470Q they are in fact the Supima cotton models which is affirmed by the fact that the labels in the back of the shirts state that it is Supima cotton, not the Original cotton model that was sold previously. Hopefully this review meets the guidlines and that it informs past purchasers of the Original model that it is no longer being supplied.despite it being included on their website
August 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bing Great shirt
The quality of this shirt is excellent. The cotton is super soft, and the fit on the slim is great for someone of my build (5'10", 145 lbs). The one complaint I have is the sleeve button. I wish there was a second button to make the cuff a bit tighter. I don't know if I have small wrists or what, but I thought an extra button would be nice.
June 28, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shirtster Excellent Shirt
The Brooks Brothers Button Down Shirt with the original polo collar remains a classic and wardrobe staple. I find the pinpoint cotton version more suited in a warmer climate than the one in supima cotton (which is a bit heavy). As usual, the appearance, cut and quality are top notch. The slim fit is like the regular fit of most other shirtmakers, but it suits me because I like a bit of room in my shirts without feeling overwhelmed by the bagginess that most other shirtmakers offer in their regular fit. Also, no one makes the soft roll button down collar the way Brooks Brothers does.
June 13, 2010
Rated 2 out of 5 by mondo quality
I am disappointed to find out that the type of fabric of the all-cotton shirt has dramatically changed, when compared to the same exact shirt bought 1 year ago there is a termendous diffference in quality.
May 12, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cacique A confirmation.
These shirts are a confirmation of the excellent level of quality offered by Brooks Brothers. The pinpoint is a texture like Oxford, with a colored thread and one white, but a little lighter, a little smoother, and maybe a little more elegant. Excellent rating.
April 20, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by NonPlusUltra Classic shirt.
Everything was great about the shirt, except that perhaps I found the shirt's cotton fabric to be on the thin side. I still would recommend it.
December 17, 2009