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Charles Tyrwhitt Reviews and Fitting

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LooksGood, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Academic2

    Academic2 Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  2. Mr Engineer

    Mr Engineer Well-Known Member

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    How are CT end of year sales?
     
  3. LEgoiste

    LEgoiste Well-Known Member

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    Still waiting for the $39 shirt + free tie sale. [​IMG]
     
  4. Academic2

    Academic2 Well-Known Member

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  5. lierre

    lierre Well-Known Member

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    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!
     
  6. Blackhood

    Blackhood Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. othertravel

    othertravel Well-Known Member

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    Non-iron means less breathability, correct?
     
  8. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Well-Known Member

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    meh I haven't really found that to be the case. Maybe slightly.
     
  9. dmass1

    dmass1 Well-Known Member

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    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.)
     
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  10. Flyswatter

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    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.
     
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  11. Ianiceman

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    ^ Fair comment but ...

    The CT wovens are almost identical to a garza fina and would take someone who is very well informed with sharp eyes to be close up to you to be able to tell the difference. 99percent of the general public wont be able to.

    Tie Bar grenafaux are not baaad for $15 but they inferior to e CTs IMO, they are closer to emulating garza grossas and as such are more prone to pulls. I have one in burnt orange I can sell on if anyone wants it.
     
  12. topos

    topos Well-Known Member

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    I basically agree with this. I have a dark navy woven tie with some texture which I got "free" in one of these shirt+tie deals. It has held up well, ties a decent knot, and I'm basically happy with it. But I definitely agree I wouldn't pay full price (i.e., whatever CT's sale price is) for these ties.
     
  13. Academic2

    Academic2 Well-Known Member

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    I got the plain navy woven wool and the plain burgundy woven wool (yes, I'm that boring). Despite the similar descriptions the fabric is quite different in each.

    http://www.ctshirts.com/Plain-navy-woven-tie-?q=ray||TW306NAV|4770||||||||||||
    http://www.ctshirts.com/Burgundy-wool-plain-woven-slim-tie?q=ray||TV350BGD|4770||||||||||||

    The navy is heavily textured, but definitely not like a grenadine; it's rather stiff in feel and quite thick and heavy. At 3 3/8 inches it's also a bit narrower than I like.

    The burgundy is a herringbone pattern, and is somewhat softer but still quite heavy (it really feels like wool: a bit rough), though it’s not stiff like the burgundy. It’s a lot narrower than I like: 2 7/8 inches.

    Both are decent enough, but there’s nothing special about them. Since they were free I can’t complain, and I have worn them both.

    I hope that helps.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  14. dmass1

    dmass1 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all of the helpful replies.

    Ac - it looks like you purchased the slim burgundy wool tie. There is also a plain burgundy tie that looks identical to the navy one.

    These ties will be free with a shirt... I just can't tell which ones I should buy, as I don't really want any of them specifically. Probably will pick up the burgundy or purple.
     
  15. Flyswatter

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    ^ Just fyi, it's only one free tie, no matter how many shirts you purchase.
     
  16. Academic2

    Academic2 Well-Known Member

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    It's one free tie per order. You can order more than once; that's how I ended up with the two abovementioned ties.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  17. David23

    David23 Well-Known Member

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    Really? Tried that 2 years ago when I ordered online and they canceled the second tie and only allowed me to add the shirt to the first order. I think it's one free tie per household until another deal comes along. Never tried it in store but they have your info saved.
     
  18. JBG89

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    Can anyone provide the page i will need to show to get the 1 shirt 1 tie for $40 in store? Thanks
     
  19. Academic2

    Academic2 Well-Known Member

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    Worked for me with the recent sale. Used the same mailing address, but a different e-mail address for the two orders. Perhaps that made the difference.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  20. BigRob

    BigRob Well-Known Member

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    I bought a white shirt and a tie from CT. The tie is OK, but the shirt is transparent. I can see my nipples through it and it looks bad with an undershirt, too, because the lines are so clearly visible. Colored shirts might be better.

    2/10, would not buy again.
     

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