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Chamois Shirt, Plaid
Developed 90 years ago by our founder Leon Leonwood Bean. Today the plush 7.5 oz. flannel is thicker than the original, it’s still expertly woven in Portugal and brushed for exceptional softness and warmth.
Size & Fit
- Designed with extra room for layering.
- Traditional Fit: Relaxed through the chest, sleeve and waist.
Why We Love It
Just like the original, it gets better with age. In fact, customers rave about the chamois shirt’s "impeccable quality." And you will too—with its classic styling and durable stitching throughout. Built to last generations, it sets the standard for all other chamois shirts to aspire to. The plaids are designed right here in our Freeport, Maine, studio.
Fabric & Care
- Brushed 7.5 oz. Portuguese cotton.
- Machine wash and dry.
- Unbreakable buttons.
- Double-stitched seams for toughness.
- Original angled pockets and cross-stitched buttons.
Chamois Shirt, Plaid is rated out of 5 by 1563.
Rated 1 out of 5 by LisaW33 from Disappointed in quality! Haven't purchased Bean's chamois shirts for several years. Recently bought my husband 5 of these. Beautiful right out of the package, but after a couple of washings they look like they are several years old. I wash on gentle cycle, cold water and very, very low heat dryer. In fact, my husband had on one of these shirts and a friend had on a chamois shirt (which was over 5 years old) from another company. My husband's shirt looked older than his friend's. I can't believe I spent all this money on these and they look absolutely worn out - no smooth chamois look, but fuzzy and rough looking. No more chamois shirts from Bean for me.
Date published: 2013-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by loghomelady from Men's are Better As a woman living in Northern California where it gets pretty cold in the winter, I want a thick, warm chamois shirt. The 9.5 oz version is still available elsewhere, but it is a rarity. This LLBean Men's Chamois is 7.5 oz, whereas the Women's Chamois is "lighter but still warm." Sorry, but the Men's just feels better. I bought the Turquoise Sea, because I seriously doubt it will be a male color favorite. It is a beautiful color but not available in the lighter weight women's version. Lucky for us women, we can wear the men's thicker, warmer versions, but most men won't buy the women's lighter weight style. If you want function over fashion, try this!
Date published: 2014-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gorianth from LLBean has changed size definition For many years I received LLBean chamois shirts as gifts. I wore them constantly in cool weather and most are now worn to the point where I only use them for yard work. I love them and decided to buy some new ones. All the ones in my closet whether from LLBean or someone else are size medium. Both of the medium shirts I just received are enormous and far too large for me. Somewhere along the line LLBean changed the specifications for what they call medium. If LLBean hadn't changed what they call a medium, I would have given them a 5 star but it is annoying to have to go through the hassle of exchanging by mail.
Date published: 2015-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by TxAggie74 from Try Washing I am a 6'3" tall, 215# man and I wear a size 46L coat. I purchased this chamois shirt in apple cinnamon color and regular XL size. Like some of the reviews I read, when I received and tried on the shirt it was large with the sleeves a little long, shirt tail a little long and the collar a little too big. I thought about returning it, but instead my wife washed it according to the care instructions. It now fits perfectly and I'm delighted. I'm not sure if this will work for others, but it certainly did for me. I thought I'd give this review and pass the information along for what it's worth.
Date published: 2018-09-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by CarolinaOutd00rsman from Slightly Disappointed I was let down when I received the Chamois shirt. Based on the reputation of both LL Bean as a company and this product in particular, I thought I was going to be receiving a thicker and more robust shirt. Whether I was misled or simply had false expectations is irrelevant. It is more suited for the office than the outdoors. What this shirt is: Very soft and comfortable Constructed of very, very thin and lightweight cotton What this shirt isn't: Warm Rugged I am a 5'11'' 160 lb. male and the size Medium was right on the money. I prefer to wear it as an overshirt rather than a shirt by itself. I just wish it was made of thicker cotton.
Date published: 2013-11-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by klapperschlangebogen from Disappointing The L.L. Bean Chamois shirt was iconic for many folks living in the 50's and 60's wanting a versatile, long wearing and rugged shirt. I received a red one a couple of Christmases ago and realized that it was not what I expected. The trademark bias-cut pocket flaps were there, but the cloth was not napped like the material of earlier shirts. The front button placket soon wore through at the waist and a rounded door handle tore a hole in the elbow, Rugged and long-lasting no more, not to mention not as warm as earlier versions as the insulating effect of the napped material is no longer to be had. But, being the poor nostalgic creature I am, I wear the thing almost every cold day I can.
Date published: 2013-01-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by AlFromWashington from Quality has Really Slipped I have bought these as my primary winter shirts for years. As of last season, I have noticed a substantial drop in the quality. With once a week use and washing for approximately 10 weeks of Washington cold - these used to go two seasons, often longer. Now with just 5 -6 launderings, the fuzz/nap that provides the warmth is almost gone. I launder these on gentle, and hang dry. My two & three year old shirts are now warmer and look better than last years'. These are an expensive shirt, I have always been happy to pay for the quality and durability I enjoyed. Not any more.
Date published: 2014-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by JJJ78 from Great feel,runs large I bought two of these, at the end of a warm winter. Not sure why I bought such warm shirts when it wasn't cold enough to really take advantage. But, I did because LLB flannels are always great and I wanted them. The reviews are correct; these run LARGE. I have a large size Scottish Plaid from LLB which fits well, but had to go medium with these. Even at medium, they are long. Probably for people that wear them as an outer shirt jacket. The only problem with having to go down a size is that the neck is just a touch tighter than it should be. But, I can see these 2 shirts being in my closet for MANY years to come and appreciated.
Date published: 2017-03-08