LL Bean Signature was generally well received by the blogger community. It has several nice pieces that would be considered staples and several pieces that accent those staples well. Alex Carleton found a good medium between his style and LL Bean's. I have one complaint about LL Bean Signature. This shirt:
It's not a bad looking shirt by any means, except for the button sleeve. The contraption that holds your shirt sleeves rolled kills the entire shirt: training wheels for shirt sleeves. Apparently, the human male cannot be trusted to roll his own sleeves up. We now need a button to hold it in place. Other stores have adopted the button sleeve, but most are inside the mall, where men are misguided into buying crappy, poorly cut cotton shirts and don't know any better. However, this shirt, partially directed at the heritage market, is merely insulting. Even if this was directed at the mall crowd, rolling your sleeves is not an action hard to perfect and is not in any need of assistance. As far as I know, most of us can roll our sleeves just fine. And this is why Mr. Carleton isn't a humanist.