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Brooks Brothers esf vs Charles Tyrwhitt Tailored fit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JDonaghy, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. JDonaghy

    JDonaghy Member

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    Couldn't find a good definitive answer on this. anyone have any experience as to which is the slimmer cut?
     


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  3. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    CT fits slimmer from my experience. BB is quite boxy.
     


  4. Original Intent

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    I was wondering the same. I have some BB ESFs, but problem is they are a bit tight in the chest, but too wide in the waist. More of a straight cut, but I need v-shaped. Are CTs better in that regard?
     


  5. Original Intent

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    Just measured my BB ESF, size 15/32.
    P2P - 20"
    Waist (about 20 cm below pits) - 18.75"

    Slightly narrower than CT's chart for the same size, in Tailored Fit.
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2012


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  7. trum01

    trum01 Senior member

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    Bump.

    Still no conclusive answer? Going by the size charts BB seems slimmer but anecdotal evidence seems to suggest otherwise. Does anyone have a shirt in the same size from each brand that they can measure?
     


  8. msulinski

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    Are we looking at the same chart? The Charles Tyrwhitt measurements are smaller than those of BB in the same neck size.
    Based on first-hand experience trying these shirts on, the CT tailored is tighter-fitting than the BB ESF.

    Even the CT slim fit measurements appear on-par or smaller than the BB ESF of the same neck size.

    The sizing charts indicate that the measurement is taken at the armhole. I assume that mean at the bottom of the armhole? CT takes the waist measurement 20cm below the armhole (7.8") to BB 8", so very close to the same point.
     


  9. trum01

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    Hm. Look at 14.5 for both.

    CT chest is 40.2 and waist is 37.4.
    BB chest is 39.5 and waist is 37.

    Oddly enough, things change at neck size 15 (and after I think) -

    CT chest is 41.3, waist is 38.6
    BB chest is 41.5, waist is 39.
     


  10. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    Yeah, I was looking at 16.5, since that is my size. I didn't think the measurements would diverge as the sizes got smaller.
     


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    I own 14.5s from both BB ESF and CT Tailored.

    The ESF definitely fits better and is slimmer. This coincides w/ trum01's comments
     


  12. Original Intent

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    Measurements from a 15/32, after washing:

    CT
    - P2P - 19.5"
    - Waist - 19"

    BB ESF
    - P2P - 19.75"
    - Waist - 19"

    *Waist measured 8" below pit

    Also note that the ESF I measured is a patterned shirt. Measurements I posted a couple of posts earlier were a solid. Not sure why the slight difference, but the fabric seems to be a bit different as well. The patterned shirts have a softer hand and seem to breathe better.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2012


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