Men's Tailored Fit Irish Linen Shirt
linen is cool
feels cool, looks cool. Looking forward to wearing it with rolled up sleeves on hot days.
May 12, 2013
Not a tailored fit
The linen fabric looks and feels great. It has a fair bit of 'fuzz' on the surface, so will probably pill. This shirt will always have a casual, textured look to it. In that light, it is a bit incongruous to see the length so long you can't wear it untucked, especially for a summer shirt.
Size bought: 61"x37",
The sleeves are the right length. However the shoulders are a hair wide, and since this is the right neck size and it's called a tailored fit, this is disappointing.
Even worse, the body is only slightly narrower than the chest (21.5" vs 23 ").
The worst part is the armhole/sleeve. The armhole is cut very low down onto the body and the sleeve is very wide. In my shirt, with size 16" neck, the sleeve is 19" around.
I can imagine what body type this would provide a tailored fit for:
-If you are muscular enough to fill out the sleeves and shoulders, the waist will be to big and the neck too tight.
-If you are pudgy enough to fill out the waist and arms the neck will be way to tight.
-if you are skinny enough to fit the neck(like me) the rest of the shirt is to baggy.
May 8, 2013
Beautiful and soft!
Got this for my husband and it looks, feels, and fits great!
September 30, 2012
This is a wonderful shirt. I bought a couple on sale, and now have over seven. It has become the mainstay of my summer wardrobe. The fabric and workmanship are first-rate?particularly the collar, plackets, and cuffs. The button-down collar keeps the points from curling up, which can be a problem with linen shirts. The drape is beautiful. The shirt tends to tighten on the torso a bit after washing and drying, but not enough to make it excessively form-fitting. The shoulders retain their shape and breadth, giving the shirt a classic look. Understated but elegant.
September 5, 2012
Well-made, good fit
Good shirt for hot summer. Light-weight, cool, but not flimsy.
Note - if you can't tolerate wrinkles you shouldn't be buying linen.
This shirt quickly adopts a comfortable-casual wrinkled appearance.
July 23, 2012
Not really cut to be a tall tailored fit
The fabric quality was great but the cut wasn't a tall tailored cut that I ordered. I compared it to other recently purchased tall tailored cut dress shirts from Lands' End and the chest and arm openings were larger; hence, the fit was closer to a traditional regular fit.
July 22, 2012
Neck is cut one inch larger than size label indicates
I ordered my usual size 16.5 x 34 in the tailored fit and I was EXTREMELY disappointed to find that the neck size is cut one full inch larger (17 inches!!!!) than the size label indicates. After doing some thinking, I was about to order size 16 x 34 in the regular fit . . . BUT . . . that would mean the neck is cut to 17. I don't need 17, and I certainly don't need 17.5. I need 16.5, nothing smaller, nothing larger. Otherwise, the linen fabric is beautiful and lightweight and breatheable. For those of you who've never seen or touched white linen fabric before, you need to know white linen is a bit see-through.
July 18, 2012
arm length short, then shrank
It fits a mid-weight 30 year old man (no belly and some tone) well in a tailored fashion. It is linen, so it is more relaxed than polyester dress shirts, but certainly still tailored. It will be baggy if you are young with little tone and might be tight if you are round in the middle. I ordered my normal size and the arms were 1/2 short out of the box. After washing the arms and body shrank upwards an inch, so order with this in mind. There was ZERO change in the width after washing. I love the cloth quality post wash; it is soft, rumpled, and classic in a historic sort of way.
July 14, 2012
Flawed "tailored" concept, still too baggy!!!!
The fabric seems to be substantial with a nice drape although I have not washed the shirt yet. This Indonesia-made shirt, however, is only slightly less baggy than the regular cut shirt thanks to the silly box-pleats in the back. Moreover, the shoulder yoke is noticeably narrower than a typical shirt and covers only the very top of the shoulders. If this silly pleat-box is meant to accommodate customers with narrow shoulders and bulging mid-sections, then LE needs to be reminded that those customers do not opt for the "tailored' fit to begin with (that is what regular cut shirts with box-pleats are for), and so why bother.
On the other hand, if this pleat-box is intended to provide some moving room, then smaller shoulder pleats in the back do a much better job and are much more elegant without looking baggy; besides, this not a workwear! In either case, this pleat-box seems to be a bad hopeless mistake by LE designers who just tinker around the edges and fail to grasp a broader view of what "tailored' fit supposed to be. In contrast, the LE's "tailored" polo shirts are clearly less baggy with a sublime fit for polos do not have pleat-boxes!!!
Length-wise, the shirt tail looks a bit too long, and definitely cannot be worn untucked.
As a reference, I am 5'10", 165 lbs, 32 waist and 40 chest, and ordered 15.5-34. Other than the unfortunate and embarrassing box-pleats blunder, it is a nice shirt with a nice fit. Let's hope LE would wise up for the next generation of "tailored" shirts. Amen!
July 4, 2012
Overall a great shirt.
I am impressed by the quality and affordability of this linen shirt.
I would give this shirt top review but it has a useless box pleat, this just cause me too look like a hunch back if I do not wear this shirt under a jacket.
I am 6', 183 I wear a 15/34. An excellent fit.
June 25, 2012