Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 6
Rated 1 out of 5 by Steve Great style, poor quality
Suit is fantastically stylish: simple, elegant, fitted (I purchased the green suit). After only the first wear, however, the stitching along the stripes came undone: long, white unloosened threads along both stripes all the way around the suit. Major disappointment.
Not sure if the particular suit I got was just a lemon, or if there are issues with Birdwell's construction in general. Either way, avoid this one.
December 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by dotpattern Replacement for 30 year old britches
After 30 years, my original pair of Birdwell's got a split in the outer layer of fabric, so they last a long time. This revised design has a placket behind the grommets so they don't cut into your belly. The horizontal stripe exclusively from J. Crew is a very cool addition to the typical solid fabric. These shorts do run large by a half size or more. I prefer the velcro fly (available from the manufacturer's website) over the 2 button closure of these board shorts.
September 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by IanCrew Great style, terrible quality
After receiving these shorts and verifying they fit well, I washed them in preparation for taking them to Florida. I removed them from the wash to find large amounts of fraying from the white bands resembling long white hair. I returned them to my local JCrew store for a full refund.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by John Go to Vacation Beach Wear
Great quality, comfy fit and look. Packed for a seven day vacation on the beach and wore them 6 of 7 days and left my other swim wear in my suitcase.
April 2, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Grassman Great Style Poor Quality
These look awesome and were comfortable, but the stitching kept unraveling around the stripes on the first day of vacation and continued. I'm returning these. I'm sad because I really like this suit but the quality is poor.
April 29, 2016