Along with shoes, my Tyrwhitt suit from the (in) famous $100 off sale arrived today. I ordered the navy birdseye fabric along with the matching trousers. http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/productMSJ...20Wool%20Suits
Total cost $170 plus $12 shipping.
Here are my first impressions:
The fabric is quite soft, not coarse like others have stated. It has a nice feel to it and I very much like the fabric's colour. Quite versatile.
I'm pretty sure the chest is canvassed. It feels that way. The rest of the body is fused but I'm not too fussy about this as I have never had a problem with this and you cannot find a fully canvassed suit for much under $1,000 anyway.
The patterns match up nicely and the stitching on the buttons is tight. I can't find any loose threads.
It's more of a fitted cut and in no way resembles a sack. Something I very much like. Also it has a low rise in the seat. Again a big plus in my books.
As for comparisons, the quality is better than my Arnold Brant and Hugo Boss, on par with my DAKS' but not my Samuelsohn's, Gieves and Hawkes, Canali and Chester Barrie suits, jackets and trousers.
Unfortunately it does come with surgeon's cuffs but luckily for me the button position is quite high and I will be able to have the sleeves shortened by 3/4 of an inch to fit my arm length.
The label states it was made in the Czech Republic and was shipped via Switzerland.
For $170 it is a bargain and I would be more than willing pay up to $500 for a suit from Tyrwhitt again.
After a quick trip to the tailor's for a quick trouser hemming and adjustment in the waist and the aforementioned sleeve shortening, I will soon be strolling the streets of Victoria in a well-made and good looking suit.