Rated 2 out of 5 by FoothillsLarry Shirt Pattern not matched across front!
Loved the shirting's beautiful fabric and color. The slim cut is a wonderful product for my slender build. But I took this shirt home and before even touching the packaging, my wife said "the pattern doesn't match." This is a large complex tattersall (sometimes called a windowpane) style shirting fabric, and sure enough, it is NOT matched from left to right. The pattern on both sides of shirting on left and right of front placket are at different heights and the pattern on the placket itself a third! I looked at other shirts in my closet and they are fabricated to match.
When I returned the shirt, I noticed the Mall sales rep was wearing a different patterned fabric shirt and its pattern also did not match! Hoped to find a higher quality one, but wasn't available in my size (slim 16 36).
Shirt is otherwise beautiful and a reasonable value; love the company, the fabric and the cut. But this is just basic quality control, and disappointing that the company vendor or inspector wouldn't have rejected this as an "imperfect."
Otherwise, I loved this shirt and wish I had one constructed with care.
April 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by nprguy Non-Iron Slim Fit gets no better than this...
IMHO, Brooks has the market cornered on non-iron material. Never stiff or scratchy, able to withstand dozens of washings without losing absolute iron-free quality.
There is a bit of variation in the cotton of Brooks non-iron shirts. Some are quite thin while others more bulky. This shirt falls somewhere in the middle. The background blue color is a bit less vivid than the photo on the website, but still tending towards French Blue. The plaid is crisp without being "loud".
April 7, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by JD1234 Saves money and my wife loves not having to iron
These shirts not only are the best fitting dress shirts I have purchased but they also save a lot of time by not having to iron. My wife encourages me to buy Brooks Brothers non iron!
They also save money as anytime I have tried other brands they never seem to fit properly and they just hang in my closet until the next charity collection.
I have bought over 20 shirts in the last 2 years and they have all been excellent.
I live in Canada and do not mind the exchange and higher shipping costs, it is worth it.
January 9, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seth The only style shirt I wear
I'm a fit individual. I don't need "extra" space in my clothes, especially my shirts. These are the slimmest shirts I've found (without being too slim) and they still keep the Brooks Brothers quality we have all loved for decades. I can throw them into a gym bag, shove that gym bag in my locker, or wear it on my bike ride to work and every time, without fail, I pull out a shirt that is wrinkle free. These are quite possibly the best shirt ever made! I own 12 of them.
October 8, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicco Good combination of classic and conteporary
The fit is BB but I like the pattern due to it's more contemporary look.
April 10, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by brooksfan101 great color/style, thin fabric
fabric seems a bit thin compared to older non-iron shirts.
July 9, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Praeclarus Fabric notably darker than pictured
This is a fine shirt, but I would just note that the fabric is significantly darker in person than depicted in the picture. I work in a very conservative office environment (thank you finance) and decided to punt on this one to add some variety to my dozens of basics: white, blues, pink, shadow stripe, etc.
The blue in this one is much deeper, and the darker blue of the windowpane even more so.
August 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ItAintEasyBeingPerfect Must Have for Business Travellers
I threw out all of my old shirts after one trip with these non-iron, slim fit shirts. I can't wait for payday so I can go buy some more! From the dryer to the suitcase to my back with no wrinkles. This is the real thing. A must have for every business traveller. Nicely tailored and stylish, but funcitonal. I get comments everytime I wear these shirts.
October 15, 2010