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post #1 of 9
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I was walking through Saks the other day during their "second cut sale" looking for some shirts and pants on sale. After looking through some stuff, I came across the David Chu space. Remembering The Sartorialists' pics and write up on the "new" David Chu brand, I decided to take a look. I was pleasantly surprised enough that I picked up 4 shirts, marked down to $90 from $185. Saks is currently the only US retailer carrying David Chu. I would say that the clothes are a direct competitor to Ralph Lauren's Purple Label although Chu's influences are much more Italian than English. I found the shirts to be at least as well made as the RLPL stuff. Ties were mostly very thick four folds with great construction and silks, a little bit thinner (width) than I've worn but heads and tails above RLPL ties. The ties retail for $150. Suits and sportjackets seem to be canvassed with fused lapels, although I could be wrong about the lapels. Lapels do have a great roll though and the cut of the suits is on the slim side. Pick stitching, contrast linings, side vents, high gorge and button placement, pretty nice construction throughout. Dress pants ($300 or so retail) are in the Incotex/Borrelli mold. I found the retail prices a smidgen high (I'm spoiled by ebay, Lance etc) given that it's the launch of the brand but relative to some established players, David Chu provides a lot more value. Below are some shirt pics. The bad is that there is no pattern matching, buttons are not shanked and the button down collar shirts have a box pleat but dress shirts have side pleats, french cuff shirts have no placket button and the collars on both the button down and spreads is really nice. The button down has a real nice roll. Sorry for the bad pics.








post #2 of 9
I like the look of these.

I see a M tag. How would this fit on a guy with a skinny frame? Are they ciut pretty full?

Also, looks nice with that swatch of leather. furniture i presume
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Originally Posted by designprofessor
I like the look of these.

I see a M tag. How would this fit on a guy with a skinny frame? Are they ciut pretty full?

Also, looks nice with that swatch of leather. furniture i presume

The M tagged shirts (their more casual line) are cut slim. The dress shirts are slimmer. Not super slim though. I think they are trying for a midway point between American and Italian fits. The 15.5 shirts (unfortunately they go up in sizes by a half, not a quarter) are about 40 chest, 38 belly, 36 waist. Those are prewashed measurements, I have not washed them yet so I don't know what shrinkage there is.
post #4 of 9
They look to be well made. I'd be interested to see the white shirt on with a tie, I like the collar a lot (very Italian).
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by whnay.
They look to be well made. I'd be interested to see the white shirt on with a tie, I like the collar a lot (very Italian).

I concur. The collars do look very nice. Thanks for the pics!
post #6 of 9
very nice seating.

The collar looks very dramatic and I like it, though I'm not a fan of big collar button-down.

!luc
post #7 of 9
I was surprised by some of the David Chu stuff at Saks when I stopped in last weekend. Pretty nice design, decent qualtiy, and attractive prices during the sale. The sizes seemed a little odd, though I didn't look long.
post #8 of 9
Those are some beautiful shirts. Love the collars on them; although I doubt I could pull off such a wide collar. I bet with a tie and a jacket they would look stunning. Nice buy!
post #9 of 9
I really like David Chu shirts... I stumbled upon some of his pieces at the SAKS day after xmas sale this past year. I was able to pick up 3 shirts for 40$ a piece as the already marked down price was slashed 50% between 8am and 12pm....

These shirts do not shrink at all in the wash and hold up beautifully over time. I wear the ones I own constantly and to be honest they look the exact same as the day I bought them


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