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$50 shirts - BB or Charles Tyrwhitt ?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Dicky Dicardo, May 27, 2011.

  1. Dicky Dicardo

    Dicky Dicardo Well-Known Member

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    Brooks currently has shirts 2/$109 and Charles Tyrwhitt is offering 4/$199. Which is the beter way to go?
     
  2. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    BB mainline is rather crappy even though I do have some of their extra slim fit shirts. I don't know about Tyrwhitt.

    I would pay a little more and go for the BB luxury line shirts (in slim fit and then dart them). A much better shirt and when you catch them on sale, they go for about $60. Once you have a few of those, the regular line BB will sit in the back of your closet.
     
  3. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    + 1, pay the extra money and get a notch up on quality.

    Other option is, flick a coin. Neither shirt has any great merit over the other.
     
  4. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    soaped Senior member

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    give tmlewin a try at 5 for 160.
     
  6. bjornb17

    bjornb17 Senior member

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    I like Tyrwhitt much better than BB.... better fit, better designs, better collars (spread or cutaway), no chest pocket, choice of french or button cuff. Had a few BB shirts but sold them in favor of the CT shirts.
     
  7. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you like buttondowns, Brooks.
     
  8. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    I like Tyrwhitt much better than BB.... better fit, better designs, better collars (spread or cutaway), no chest pocket, choice of french or button cuff. Had a few BB shirts but sold them in favor of the CT shirts.

    This is why I recommend BB luxury line. More options and NO POCKET [​IMG]
     
  9. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    T M Lewin quality is better than CT. CT is better than BB Basic.
     
  10. DerekS

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    in terms of quality they are pretty much the same. Personally, id save a bit more money or get fewer shirts and go for higher quality...in the long run you wont be disappointed.
     
  11. SaveMeJebus

    SaveMeJebus Well-Known Member

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    Just as an FYI, you can actually get CT shirts shipped for about $35/each by using the below link (through 6/15/11):

    www.ctshirts.com/JOSH

    That makes then $39.50 each.

    Put two shirts in cart, and then use the code "STCA" to take $20 off $50.


    So you're really comparing a $35 CT shirt to a $50 BB shirt.
     
  12. DerekS

    DerekS Senior member

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    Just as an FYI, you can actually get CT shirts shipped for about $35/each by using the below link (through 6/15/11):

    www.ctshirts.com/JOSH

    That makes then $39.50 each.

    Put two shirts in cart, and then use the code "STCA" to take $20 off $50.


    So you're really comparing a $35 CT shirt to a $50 BB shirt.


    nice. in that case the CT is a no brainer. I really like their pattern selection as well.
     
  13. 7smcb

    7smcb Active Member

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    I would think that Harvie & Hudson shirts can't be much more than $50 with shipping and exchange, can they?
     
  14. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    Just as an FYI, you can actually get CT shirts shipped for about $35/each by using the below link (through 6/15/11):

    www.ctshirts.com/JOSH

    That makes then $39.50 each.

    Put two shirts in cart, and then use the code "STCA" to take $20 off $50.


    So you're really comparing a $35 CT shirt to a $50 BB shirt.


    Well, not exactly comparing a $35 CT to a $50 BB shirt.

    The link I posted above has mainline BB at $39.75 and luxury (which leaves ML in the dust) at $67.50. Take an additional 15-25% off due to their montly sales and ML is $30 and luxury is about $50.
     
  15. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    whats all this TM Lewin talk... they got trashed here a while ago vs CT... i am personally a big fan of CT. their slim fit shirts fill my wardrobe
     
  16. DerekS

    DerekS Senior member

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    whats all this TM Lewin talk... they got trashed here a while ago vs CT... i am personally a big fan of CT. their slim fit shirts fill my wardrobe

    I hate TM Lewin for what its worth. I have one, and seriously doubt ill ever buy another.
     
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    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I hate TM Lewin for what its worth. I have one, and seriously doubt ill ever buy another.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    I like Tyrwhitt much better than BB.... better fit, better designs, better collars (spread or cutaway), no chest pocket, choice of french or button cuff. Had a few BB shirts but sold them in favor of the CT shirts.

    +1

    Just as an FYI, you can actually get CT shirts shipped for about $35/each by using the below link (through 6/15/11):

    www.ctshirts.com/JOSH

    That makes then $39.50 each.

    Put two shirts in cart, and then use the code "STCA" to take $20 off $50.


    So you're really comparing a $35 CT shirt to a $50 BB shirt.


    And +1
     
  19. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

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    win win ...BB and CT ! Thank you both for the reminder...
    Just as an FYI, you can actually get CT shirts shipped for about $35/each by using the below link (through 6/15/11):
    www.ctshirts.com/JOSH
    That makes then $39.50 each.
    Put two shirts in cart, and then use the code "STCA" to take $20 off $50.
    So you're really comparing a $35 CT shirt to a $50 BB shirt.

    4 shirts for $200.75 (that's including sleeve alterations and shipping)
    Well, not exactly comparing a $35 CT to a $50 BB shirt.
    The link I posted above has mainline BB at $39.75 and luxury (which leaves ML in the dust) at $67.50. Take an additional 15-25% off due to their montly sales and ML is $30 and luxury is about $50.

    ...2 lux slim fits for $103.00
     
  20. shonuf323

    shonuf323 Active Member

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    Not to hijack ... is BB luxury slim fit the same as regular BB slim fit measure wise? I believe the luxury regular fit measures differently than the other regular fit.
     

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