that is a trick i've used for years, since they price it essentially 2 to 1 from gbp to usd.
Only really works when ordering 4 shirts or more valuable stuff
No no, I didn't mean that at all. I like the fit and I'm relieved that they aren't more slim; I couldn't handle any more. If anything I could do with a tad more chest and shoulder room, but they're comfortable enough, and the waist fits well.
Not to sound like a tool, but I lift weights regularly and have a large drop from shoulder to waist. My chest isn't small either. Some (most) of the "extra slim" shirts I've tried in the past are far, far to tight in that area. I am happy with these.
Yes, I'm a 16, but that would of course be a problem. I'm holding my breath until I wash them (no dryer obviously) to see how much they shrink. Hopefully it's very minimal, otherwise I'll have to step up to a 16.5 for CT.
I don't have prior experience with CT, but in my four shirt order I received one spread collar. The spread collar is much softer than the collar on the other three shirts.
I don't know if this has been posted before because I haven't sifted through the entire thread, but shirtdetective.com made a table comparing the measurements of the Charles Tyrwhitt and Brooks Brothers "Extra Slim Fit" shirts.
Some people have also mentioned that the measurements of the Brooks have become slightly more slim recently, and I don't know if this reflects the present measurements exactly. Either way, it should give a rough idea of the fit comparison.
I didn't make that, but I believe that's a possibility. I haven't really tried the CT shirts or taken the measurements myself, but I found that chart compiled (alongside slim and regular versions). A 3" chest difference would definitely be noticeable, but if it were true, I would be happy.