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Charles Tyrwhitt Sportcoats

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Has anyone ever purchased a sportcoat from Charles Tyrwhitt?

An SFer suggest Charles Tyrwhitt to me and they are having some good sales. I've never tried any of their products on, nor am I familiar with the construction. Therefor I'm not sure I can justify spending the money on any of their products.
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I'm not sure if they are half canvassed or fully fused. They feature a "floating canvas chest piece", but fully fused jackets do have a chest piece anyways, so I think it's just a gimmick. They sell for retail (€500+) at the Madrid store so I haven't even bothered looking...

 

I love their shirts though :)

post #3 of 46
I have a few SC and Suits; they are half canvas with some nice details like working cuffs. Personally I feel the same about their suits as I do about their shirts; incredibly good value at the lowest end of the spectrum, but will never replace something much more expensive.
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I have a few SC and Suits; they are half canvas with some nice details like working cuffs. Personally I feel the same about their suits as I do about their shirts; incredibly good value at the lowest end of the spectrum, but will never replace something much more expensive.
I do like the styling. It's hard to find a good value sport coat under $400.
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I have a few SC and Suits; they are half canvas with some nice details like working cuffs. Personally I feel the same about their suits as I do about their shirts; incredibly good value at the lowest end of the spectrum, but will never replace something much more expensive.
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At price point - they are probably one of the most affordable online mtm out there - and of the better ones.
I completely agree..I wear my CT fitted navy sportcoat much more than any of my other "proper" branded ones!
post #7 of 46
Some of the fall stuff looks really nice.

Everything is always listed as 50% off, though. I wish they'd drop that gimmick.
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Some of the fall stuff looks really nice.
Everything is always listed as 50% off, though. I wish they'd drop that gimmick.

Agreed. Even though a lot of their stuff is pretty decent, I just think of Joseph A. Bank marketing gimmicks with this "always on sale" thing. No one is going to pay $160 for one of their shirts.

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At price point - they are probably one of the most affordable online mtm out there - and of the better ones.

Sorry, did I miss when they started selling MTM?
post #10 of 46
No, I think Jones has got confused, to my knowledge they dont offer MTM. Having said that, if they did, I'm sure it would be a rather good offering.
post #11 of 46
Some good pricing. I may try one.
post #12 of 46
Yeah, they don't do any MTM.

I may buy one of the donegal or other wool sport coats listed on the site now. Trying to figure out how versatile these lighter grey donegals can be.
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Some of the fall stuff looks really nice.
Everything is always listed as 50% off, though. I wish they'd drop that gimmick.
Good to know. Was about to pull the trigger on something. So even though they claim retail is $600 the sport coats are always around $300?
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Agreed. Even though a lot of their stuff is pretty decent, I just think of Joseph A. Bank marketing gimmicks with this "always on sale" thing. No one is going to pay $160 for one of their shirts.
Please don't associate CT with JOB. Makes me nervous to purchase anything from them now... wink.gif
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Good to know. Was about to pull the trigger on something. So even though they claim retail is $600 the sport coats are always around $300?
Please don't associate CT with JOB. Makes me nervous to purchase anything from them now... wink.gif


I'm not comparing the quality of CT and JAB, just the marketing practices. CT is slightly better in that the "sales" prices are somewhat consistent, instead of varying week-to-week like JAB. So that $300 on-sale sportcoat is likely always on sale for $300.

 

Occasionally, CT does actually have clearance sales, usually just on their shirts and ties. You have to be careful, because, while some of the prices are decent ($29 to $39 per shirt, $30 per tie), some of them are still pretty high (in the $60 range), and actually worse than the normal price of 4 for $199. Also, if you look around on the internet, you can almost always find some kind of coupon code for $39 per shirt with no minimum purchase amount. The current promotion is through the Wall Street Journal.

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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post

I have a few SC and Suits; they are half canvas with some nice details like working cuffs. Personally I feel the same about their suits as I do about their shirts; incredibly good value at the lowest end of the spectrum, but will never replace something much more expensive.

 

Agreed...I have been their customer for a number of years and can't complain. My favourite jacket for spring and summer is one of their linen/wool striped boating blazers I bought years ago and it still looks new. Great quality,good prices..

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