Mark Twain once said there are lies, damned lies, and statistics. With Paul Fredrick, you get all three. I was familiar with the brand name before I bought from them, about 5 years ago. Their ads suggest/imply that their shirts are of better quality than the average dress shirt and that their customers greatly appreciate the quality of their products. I have always wanted dress shirts with more than the usual neck room, but when I bought a shirt with an 18-inch neck, the rest of the shirt was rather big for me. So, I decided to buy two cotton pinpoint dress shirts from PF about 5 years ago. Yes, I know the warranty has expired, but I have about 30 dress shirts in my closet and many of them are a lot older than the two from PF. This morning I noticed there was a 4-inch rip in the upper left sleeve of one of my PF shirts. No idea how, where, or when it happened. About 10 minutes later, ANOTHER rip occurred in the same exact spot of the right sleeve. I also noticed there was a third rip down closer to the cuff on the right side, along the same pleat as the upper tear. I went online and had a chat with someone from the company who essentially told me there was NOTHING they could do because of the age of the shirt. I am an attorney, and have been wearing dress shirts for more than 30 years. I have shirts in my closet now which are older than the 2 PFs, and I have NEVER in my entire life had a shirt rip like this even once. Was it naïve of me to expect PF to care about me as a customer and try to make it right? In retrospect, I guess it was. Customer service apparently means NOTHING to PF and they absolutely refuse to stand up for the alleged "quality" of their product. What a crock. I will never buy anything from Paul Fredrick again.
Review by Varsok3 months ago
I've been doing business with this company for a few years and have never had a complaint. However, my
Most recent suit was a disaster. The jacket was ok but the pants we're not
Correct. I ordered a 35" W & 29" inseam. The pant I received were marked 35W but we're actually 33W.
The length was less than 29".
While they say they guarantee the fit they have changed their policy and do not accept returns for pants that are hemmed. So I got screwed on this deal and will not do business with them again. Beware.
Review by Saniat Mallone5 months ago
I've ordered Paul Frederick (mostly shirts and ties) for well over ten years. The quality is more than good and there are dozens of styles to choose from. What I really don't like is that I can't tell you how many times I've paid $95 for a shirt only to find it in the clearance section three months later for $29. I definitely agree with many other reviewers: the clothing is overpriced; sometimes waaaay overpriced. The other thing you ought to know is that all the clothing is made in China. Having been to China and actually had custom made clothing there (HK and Mainland), for $95 a shirt they'd also take you out to dinner followed by drinks and a Cuban cigar! Anyhow, nice shirts but comparable to what you might find at Macy's.
Review by Drlel Derrow6 months ago
The quality of this manufacturer's product is sub par. I ordered shirts and a pair of pants. They are marketed as $149.00 pants on sale for $60.00. In fact these are very low grade products that are not worth $40.00.
Do not waste your time or money on Paul Fredrick's stuff.
Review by Hii10 months ago
Ordered three items from this company, all three were of poor quality, fit, and price. I would urge everyone to shop elsewhere.
Review by Vond Capilar10 months ago
Be careful with this company. Everything they sell is waaaaay overpriced. Then they charge shipping for everything. Even when it's their fault with wrong size they still charge you a return of $25. STAY AWAY FROM THEM
Review by Pax11 months ago
If you return items, even if they sent you the wrong color or size, they will charge you for shipping both ways - over $25.
(Also, shirts are of really low quality.)
Review by Saebyeol1 year ago
They do not let you return items and they ship the wrong size. Quality is not great and the photos on the website do not accurately portray the products.
Review by Rage1 year ago
Just bought 2 shirts . Wore the 1st on today and it is coming apart at the seems
Checked into my motel and asked the front desk for a sewing kit as this was the only dress shirt I bought
Review by BlueDove Moujoodi1 year ago
I've purchased many items from Paul Fredrick, great quality always satisfied.
However with your pants the problem is that the pockets are so small that they are not usable. In this day and age most people carry cell phones but, your pants do not have regular sized pockets so that even a small cell phone can be put in the pocket anything placed in the pockets falls out because they are so small. I purchased many pants from PF and have always had to have a tailor sew in regular sized pockets.
Review by Susanwebb Rudimova1 year ago
I ordered an item from Paul Fredrick on Dec 17th and on the P F Website, it stated that guaranteed delivery before XMAS. Today is Dec 28th and i tracked the order and there is NO Estimated delivery date. I called the PF Customer service and it was not a warm reply. All she said was she also see that there is no estimated delivery date, but she cannot do anything. She asked me to call the postal service and complaint???? Very poor customer service.
Review by Hep Holert1 year ago
Because the style of their shirts is different and their look appealed to me, over the last 10~12 months I have purchased 14~15 of their non iron dress shirts. They are fine for a few wearings, however, they are made of an extremely thin and fragile material. Four (4) of the shirts I purchased have tears at the top of the pocket. I suspect that the rest will suffer the same fate shortly.
I contacted customer (non)service and informed them of the issue. Their response 1) "these shirts cannot be dry-cleaned or professionally laundered" (I have never had a Paul Fredrick shirt dry-cleaned or professionally laundered as that would defeat the purpose of buying non iron shirts.) and, 2) "shirts only have a lifespan of about 54 washes at most" (had I worn only my Paul Fredrick shirts every day since purchasing them I would have washed each a maximum of 22 times. Since I own approximately 75-80 other manufacturers' dress shirts and wear them on average more often than those from Paul Fredrick the number of washings per Paul Fredrick shirt is closer to 7~8. Incidentally, I have been wearing dress shirts for over 50 years (LL Bean, Eddie Bauer, Orvis, Brooks Brothers, Lands End, etc., and have never experienced the type of issues that I have with the Paul Fredrick shirts. Never!!!
I passed the foregoing along to the customer (non)service representative, who, through the time of this writing, has chosen not to respond.
I find it interesting that the reviews of Paul Fredrick on this and other sites are either very negative or glowing, and the glowing reviews seem to come after a string of extremely negative reviews. Draw your own conclusion!
Review by Emerline1 year ago
I have been a customer of PaulFredrick for over twenty years. Fortunately I still wear their shirts receiving many compliments.Those compliments were made on shirts purchased ten years ago. That is no longer the case with recent purchases. The quality has diminished.
Review by Batsputin3 years ago
I have been purchasing shirts from PF for many, many years. At one time, they offered a variety of weaves for the classic pinpoint oxford cloth shirts, but apparently no more - now they tell me it's just the one style.
The most disappointing thing with them, however, is that you can no longer purchase a good quality, basic blue or white broadcloth ('mustiron') shirt from them. It's either slimfit or no-iron - and that's it. And I'm talking about A GENTLEMAN'S SHIRT company .. not a drug store or a hotel - a Gentleman's Shirt Company. The Shirt Company no longer seems to understand how gentlemen dress.
I gave up on catalogue purchases Long Ago. Can't count the number of times I've received a catalogue, called and tried to order - and it was out of stock. WHAT? I just got the catalogue TODAY... "We're sorry sir, sometimes those mailings are a bit behind". WHAT?? If you're in the catalog sales business .. and you don't stock what you're trying to get people to purchase... Can anyone help me with the logic in that? Is there something I'm missing? So I asked them to take me off the mailing list. Have asked at least twice now. It's been two years.. they still keep coming.
Sorry .. had to give up on this poorly run, embarrassment of a company. WHO IS IN CHARGE?? And why are they still employed? The person in charge needs to have SOME BASIC understanding of how gentleman dress. The person in charge of P Fredrick does not.
Review by AntonioAngy4 years ago
I just received a catalog from Paul Fredrick. The front page of the catalog states, in HUGE letters, "Spring Clearance". On the next page, I saw a wool travel blazer - Item #JA1511A. I went on line and selected the item in two colors - British Tan and Perl Grey. I then selected an online coupon that read "Take an extra 10% off clearance". I licked on the coupon and then the website indicated that the coupon promotion was "applied". But, when I tried to check out, the 10% would not come off. I called the order department, and I explained it to her. She asked if I wanted to place the order on the phone with her instead. I attested and thanked her. Then, when SHE ran the order through, she explained that this particular item is "excluded from that promotion". How, I asked her, could a coupon which states "take extra 10% off clearance items" does not apply to items in a "clearance" catalog which I received just today? She insinuated that I was angry, then apologized, then said she could not help me.
I have bought thousands of dollars of apparel from Paul Fredricks over the last two years. I do not understand that when I bring to their attention there is a problem with their accuracy on sales, they totally ignore me and refuse to help me.
I am rethinking, seriously, no longer buying ANYTHING from Paul Fredricks - there are many clothiers I can shop with online.
Review by Altavista4 years ago
1. Fast Shipping / I ordered 9 Shirts and within 5 days they were at my door.
2. Pricing / For the quality I felt extremely reasonable.
3. Returns / I ordered 4 shirts trim instead of Regular fit, my fault, They took back NO Questions asked & did not charge me shipping.
4. Extremely Large selection of mens clothing.
NOTE TO ALL; If your the type that likes above average quality be prepared to spend to maintain them, by that I mean they Should be DRY CLEANED.
Review by Testaholic5 years ago
I purchased 4 shirts from Paul Fredrick Co. The third time I wore one of them, the seam around the buttons frayed and pulled apart. I contacted customer service and was informed that since it was more than 90 days since I had purchased, they would not stand behind the shirt. The shirt was also monogramed, so they could not put it back in stock. They would put a torn shirt back in stock? I must say, I am disappointed in their response. I expected better quality and service from a company that claims to sell premium products.
Review by Syttorak Duvalian7 years ago
My husband checked out this site to buy a couple new suits for work. The items did not take long to arrive. He was really happy with the quality and fit. They were decently priced. We would definitely use this site again in the future.
Review by Bafford Skruzny9 years ago
Great quality men's clothing at decent prices. Their suits and shirts are high quality and well worth the price paid. Shipping rates are a little high but there is always a free shipping or % off coupon to be found in a minute of web search, if it is not actually advertised on the site itself.
Superb customer service! Just recently I placed an order and one item was out of stock (a rare occasion so no worries there). Since their shipping rates vary by order total, I realized that my rate should have gone down. I emailed them and in less than an hour got confirmation that the charge was reduced.
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