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post #1 of 14
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CT on 7th is having a closeout sale starting today not sure if everything is on sale, but most things I saw were. Stopped in to return some shoes I had for a while and asked what the fuss was...

They are selling their suits for $195 coat and $95 pants. That is cheaper than the 50% off price. Has anyone checked out their summer collection, the cotton or linen suits? At that price I may buy a cream colored cotton, just curious to hear opinions. What do you think of the weight for a summer suit?

The linen suits are the same price, maybe a good possibility for a linen jacket?
post #2 of 14
The sale is available online as well:

http://www.ctshirts.com/spend
post #3 of 14
Are their suits any good? Canvassed? What's the silhouette like?
post #4 of 14
Wow, people have moved quick. There isn't really anything left for a 38R/40r suit, or 10-11.5 shoes....but then again, that's just me.
post #5 of 14
Silhouette is classic English Savile Row. Canvassing... I'm still not sure. Some argue here that they're fused, even though I've gotten an email simply stating it has horsehair canvas for shape. Can't remember if they said it was floating or not. I really wish they'd just give a straight answer.
post #6 of 14
The suits are fused
post #7 of 14
Some of the shirts are $35 each. That seems like a "can't go wrong" price.

How's the shrinkage? Will I need to order larger neck and sleeves than I usually wear?
post #8 of 14
The fact that a suit contains some horsehair canvas is not a reliable indicator of its quality. Nor is the fact that it has a floating chest piece. It is possible for those features to be present on a coat with a full canvas interlining and hand-padstitched lapels, and it is also possible for those features to be placed on a coat made with the crappiest possible fusible interlining in the lapels and quarters.

In fact, if I wanted to market a line of otherwise undistinguished suits to a semi-informed customer base, I'd be sure to have the factory put 1% horsehair in the chest piece and ensure that the chest pieces were floating. Not to say that this is what Tyrwhitt is doing, but I certainly don't draw anything useful regarding quality from their catalog marketing copy.
post #9 of 14
Would anyone be willing to pick up a pair of shoes for me? I need them for my wedding and I am too busy (bar exams and wedding planning) and without many options in terms of stores in my area. I would pay you for your trouble and I am looking at a particular pair (in brown or black, or both). I think a size 11 would suffice as these shoes tend to run large.

http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/productMSB...Calf%20Leather
post #10 of 14
The suits are pretty much useless since (I think) they are all made with functional cuffs.
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by Ranjeev
Would anyone be willing to pick up a pair of shoes for me? I need them for my wedding and I am too busy (bar exams and wedding planning) and without many options in terms of stores in my area. I would pay you for your trouble and I am looking at a particular pair (in brown or black, or both). I think a size 11 would suffice as these shoes tend to run large.

http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/productMSB...Calf%20Leather

You want to wear brown brogued shoes to your wedding?
post #12 of 14
Hardly ideal, I know. The wedding is pretty casual and I had already ordered a pair of shoes but they are lost in transit (from a different source and the shoes are black oxfords). I have an emergency pair of shoes I can wear (black oxfords but they are pretty beat up) but Indian tradition is that the shoes have to be new.

The moral of the story is that you should not get married while doing your bar exams. Particularly if it is a large traditional Indian wedding with the in-laws breathing down your neck
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by dusty
The suits are pretty much useless since (I think) they are all made with functional cuffs.

Wow. Good catch. Thanks. What a limiting feature on a mail order suit.
post #14 of 14
Well, they are only uselsess if one requires a lot of altering to the sleeves.

I have one of the CT wool suits. It's just o.k. The wool is fairly rough, the sleeves are rather wide. Overall grade: C+
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