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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I thought I'd start a thread seeing what other people thought of the retailer Charles Tyrwhitt. I have read several threads across these type of sites where their is much positive comment. I myself have shopped with them one and off for 5 years.

I bought a really nice naval style wool coat from them last year for about £150, and it is still just as good today, and actually I appreciate it this weather all the more!

Their ties I really like, the designs are good and they are reasonable for the money offered. Construction is nice and the silks used hardwearing. I have bought ties from TM Lewin before and they are both just as good IMO.

I am thinking of buying a suit from Charles Tyrwhitt as they have some very nice designs. I wouldn't normally buy a suit for the prices they offer, as I often think you get what you pay for. Has anyone on here got a Charles Tyrwhitt suit, and what are your thoughts on their durability and quality?
post #2 of 14
A couple of years ago the quality (of their suits) was pretty poor.
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Yes I've heard that, they seem to have got better. I'm looking at Roderick Charles as well, but don't really know enough about them to be confident. I might buy a CT suit and see how I find it.
post #4 of 14
Cant say anything about their clothes since I dont own any. But I have 2 boots from them and I've been very pleased.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by NeverFullyDressed View Post
Yes I've heard that, they seem to have got better. I'm looking at Roderick Charles as well, but don't really know enough about them to be confident. I might buy a CT suit and see how I find it.

I've found them to be quite a good value for the money, especially if you're interested in a Savile Row-style suit (double vents, shaped jacket, working cuffs, etc.).

If you're a 38R, I'm selling a CT suit here.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies people, I will have a think! Incidentally, has anyone heard of Josepth Turner? They're a company similar to CT and have nice suits, I might consider these as well. I ordered a padded coat from Joseph Turner recently and was impressed that they had bothered to phone me to let me know it may be delayed, good customer service all round!

http://www.josephturner.co.uk/Joseph...me/default.asp
post #7 of 14
Has anyone tried their Covert Coat? The Cordings one is rather prohibitively expensive for a mere plebeian like myself.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by BareSolid View Post
Has anyone tried their Covert Coat? The Cordings one is rather prohibitively expensive for a mere plebeian like myself.

No but I have heard with pretty good authority that it is a very well made solid covert coat and, what's more, a pretty good bargain. I have read that the Cordings covert's are now made in Portugal. I have had a coat from Tyrwhitt before and apart from having to get the buttons sewn on a bit more securely, cannot fault it. In fact in its second year of well-worn winter usuage, it's standing up great.

I find Cordings stuff very big and bulky, I bought a medium jumper from there and it was almost like it was square in design, very boxy with arms that you could have put your legs thorugh! Washing it made little change either, just more distortion in shrinkage. I believe Cordings are deisgned for a bigger build, no doubt the rugged outdoor types lol!

I recently paid a bit for a coat from Oliver Brown and it was less impressive than my CT one. Plastic buttons and packed in a cardboard box! Not what I expected!! CT coats are at least sent in a nice suit bag!
post #9 of 14
Shirts run big! I bought 2 from the store in NYC and they are big. Looks like the cut and quality of the suits have gotten better. Just not a good fit for me re shirts. Don't have anything else from them.
post #10 of 14
I own five or six Tyrwhitt shirts. The quality isn't bad, however in retrospect I wish I had gotten made-to-measure shirts instead. The slimfit line isn't slim enough.
post #11 of 14
OP sure has a lot of information about and experience with CT. I wonder why he has to ask about suits? Yes, I really do wonder why.
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by eml4sker View Post
I own five or six Tyrwhitt shirts. The quality isn't bad, however in retrospect I wish I had gotten made-to-measure shirts instead. The slimfit line isn't slim enough.

Same observation here too. I have a 40" chest, 16" neck and 24" arms - tend to find their "slim-cut" are much too blousy. OK fabric but I won't be ordering from them in the future. For the price I'd rather go with mytailor.com
post #13 of 14
There still any active half-off your first order links?
post #14 of 14
I own around 8 CT shirts, all bought on ridiculous sale (down from their equally ridiculous retail), and really enjoy the fabrics and finish of the shirts.

Certainly, they are not the slimmest shirts, but it's nothing my tailor can't fix for $10 by darting, or that I can't fix by z-folding the shirts under my coat.

I recommend buying them on sale for $35-50, but no more than that.
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