Rated 4 out of 5
by Mossrockss The details make this a winner
An unlined collar and collar band, no chest pocket and a 6-button front make this much closer to the historical Oxford Cloth Button Down from Brooks than anything else they currently sell. And for the same price as their typical OCBD, it was an instant buy for me. The soft collar and 6-button front give it a bit more character—more casual insouciance. Everything is the same in terms of quality compared to their regular OCBDs. I only would prefer if it were available in extra slim fit and in blue. But at least it isn't non-iron…
April 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ramon36 I bought seven of them
I have many shirts - many, many shirts. Yet this is easily one of the best shirts that I have ever owned. I have bespoke, and shirts made by well-known labels. This shirt competes with them with the fabric that I enjoy wearing and the construction is top drawer.
I iron shirts two to three times per week, and while these take longer to iron, the result surpasses fabrics that are easier to iron but don't look as crisp by comparison.
That said, I do have one observation: the shirring on the back should be redesigned.
Also, if Brooks Brothers were to produce with all of the assets of this shirt but minus a button down collar so that my bow tie knots would avoid spreading the collar at the neckline, I would be sure to purchase them immediately. I have the ecru one, which meets this criteria, but I prefer white shirts.
As long as Brooks Brothers is producing such a sensational shirt, how about making it in blue and pink?
September 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by childdoc A simply terrific oxford cloth button-down shirt
For the purist seeking a classic Brooks Brothers oxford cloth button-down shirt, this shirt has all the features you would want. It has an unlined collar (far superior in comfort to the typically lined collars), is of high quality oxford cloth (seems almost like a royal oxford cloth in sheen and texture), has a six button (classic Brooks) front, side gussets and more delicate yoke with side-back shirring. As others have noted, Brooks would do well to offer this shirt on a routine basis, in more colors, and continued production at their Garland (North Carolina) Shirt Factory, ensuring better quality control--as this shirt evidences. In this consumers opinion, this type of product is what Brooks Brothers should be about.
May 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jcouch1975 Proof Brooks can unline collars and cuffs!!!
Just got this in the other day. It is wonderful and frustrating all at the same time. Why why why won't you just please make the OCBDs the same way you did for 75+ years??? Unline the collars and cuffs and it would make the customers who love "must irons" come flocking back. There are so many people trying to do what Brooks did up until just a few years ago. They are just so heavy and not as elegant as they once were. Not to mention, wouldn't it cut cost not using all the extra material to line the cuffs and collars? I am such a fan of these shirts and of Brooks Brothers. It was those shirts that got me started during college (late 90's) and I still have a few.... Customers who don't care by all the non-irons anyway......
June 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Momo30 Great shirt, but shrinks .. A LOT!!!
Bought two of these shirts, hoping I found my new favorite OCBD... The non-iron cloth is great, very nice quality, HOWEVER, the shirt shrinks... A LOT... So much so that after two cold washes (no drying) the shirts have become almost unwearable, while my non-iron BB shirts stay true to size - even with the occasional unintended dryer session. Too bad, this could have been a great shirt.
February 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShirtFan Just like the (really) old days!
I was delighted to see this shirt in the Gatsby display in my local Brooks' store. It been years since Brooks offered an unlined collar in its oxford cloth button-down shirts, and it's been sorely missed. The other, authentic details taken from Brooks' archive -- no chest pocket; six-button front, side gussets, etc. -- are great, but it's the collar and the slim fit that sold me.
Please, please, please make this the standard for your must-iron OCBDs!
April 24, 2013