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post #316 of 450
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Originally Posted by SidewinderX View Post


Oh, this is my 5th CT shirt. I like them, they're workhorses. Don't get them with pockets, the quality is iffy when they add them

 

Thanks. 

 

I have one CT shirt already.  Can't the recall the details as I haven't worn it in a while, but I seem to recall that the fabric is pretty light.

 

Anyway, the two I ordered as part of this current promotion both arrived today. I got one each of:

 

    Alder White Wide Herringbone Non Iron Extra Slim Fit Shirt  RG073WHT
     
    White Pointed Tab collar Extra Slim Fit Egyptian Cotton  FL053WHT

 

    (No pockets on either.)

 

My initial impression is positive, particularly for a price of $39.50.  I'm not crazy about the geometry of the tab collar, so won't be ordering another (does *anyone* do a tab collar that really brings the points close together?  Anyone other than Tom Ford, I mean?).  But that's just my personal preference.

 

I like the white herringbone wide spread quite a bit, on the other hand.  I might order a couple more, but first I want to put this one through a wash cycle to see how it holds up.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #317 of 450

Would anyone be willing to proxy an order for me? I have four shirts in my shopping bag only to find out (as I should have predicted) there's no option for paypal. I was planning on using Bill Me Later. If anyone is willing to help, firstly, thank you and if you could just shoot me a PM so we can work out the details.

post #318 of 450

I live in the US, by the way.

post #319 of 450
I REALLY like this shirt...



But this is an extra slim fit. The slim fit version comes with a point collar, and I only buy CT spread collars. ESF is too tight in the chest and shoulders for me. I'm wondering if I can size up in the neck and sleeves and successfully shrink them without shrinking the body of the shirt too much. Any thoughts?
post #320 of 450
Received an order today for two shirts in my usual fit and size (16" collar), but the collars were both a quarter inch smaller than all my previous CT shirts. Disappointing. Laid out flat, the collars on my size 16 CT shirts usually measure 16.25" from the center of the button hole to the thread of the button, but these latest two were 16" exactly, and the difference is noticeable. Called customer service and explained the situation. Expected them to dispatch a replacement order right away due to the defect, but they only gave me the option of returning these two shirts first or charging me for a new order, then refunding me when I send back the two I have now. I asked them if they could at least give me courtesy expedited shipping and the answer was "I'll request it, but no guarantees." Not the greatest customer service, but hoping it works out in the end.
post #321 of 450

Here's the promised follow-up to my immediately previous post to this thread:

 

I've put the new shirts through a couple of washes now, and haven't experienced any significant shrinkage (of the shirts; this isn't a Seinfeld episode ...).

 

I must say that the wide spread herringbone is the best 40 dollar shirt I've bought in quite some time.  And the "Extra Slim Fit" really is slim.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #322 of 450

How are CT end of year sales?

post #323 of 450

Still waiting for the $39 shirt + free tie sale. :p

post #324 of 450
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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post
 

Still waiting for the $39 shirt + free tie sale. :p

 

What do you mean?  It's going on now.  Has been for awhile.

 

http://www.ctshirts.com/Default.aspx?q=ray|||||||||||||||

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #325 of 450

For a white shirt, would you go with twill, poplin, herringbone, or imperial oxford? They're all "non-iron." Which one is made the best? Thanks!

post #326 of 450
They are all made to the same quality.

Poplin is fine, crisp and smooth.

Twill is soft, smooth and slightly lustrous.

Oxford is heavily textured and more casual.

Pick the one you like, there is no discernible difference in quality or construction.
post #327 of 450
Non-iron means less breathability, correct?
post #328 of 450
meh I haven't really found that to be the case. Maybe slightly.
post #329 of 450
Anyone own their plain woven ties? From the pictures, they look almost texturized, like a grenadine tie. Interested to hear how they look/feel in person and how they've held up, as I'm considering picking up a few of the solid staple colors (burgundy, purple, chocolate brown etc.)
post #330 of 450
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Originally Posted by dmass1 View Post

Anyone own their plain woven ties? From the pictures, they look almost texturized, like a grenadine tie. Interested to hear how they look/feel in person and how they've held up, as I'm considering picking up a few of the solid staple colors (burgundy, purple, chocolate brown etc.)

I've picked up a few from their shirt+free tie deals. Never actually wore them though, always sold them, so I can't comment on how they hold up. They do have a nice texture that is similar to grenadine, but it is most certainly NOT grenadine. In fact, the texture looks almost identical to The Tie Bar's "grenafaux" line. I owned a few of those before I started investing in Hobers. My verdict on the CT ties: decent and certainly wearable if you get one for free or on deep discount, but I wouldn't pay the usual price of $50 for one. Go with The Tie Bar's grenafauxs ($15) if you're on a tight budget, or grenadines from Hober if you can afford a bit more.
Edited by Flyswatter - 10/28/13 at 8:10pm
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