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Charles Tyrwhitt 50% off sale

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by housemaidsknee, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. housemaidsknee

    housemaidsknee Senior member

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    well i'll be ... didn't know there were people gullible enough to pay for that.
     
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    Who makes their shoes? Also, how fitted are the shirts?
     
  5. housemaidsknee

    housemaidsknee Senior member

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    don't know about the shoes - but the shirts are big enough to make sails.
     
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    shirts are HUGE, even the "fitted" line.

    Shoes are stiff and uncomfortable (IMO)
     
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    But isn't goodyear welted, calf leather shoes for 107$ USD a good deal?
     
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    does anyone know how long their socks are? Knee high? calf?
     
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    I didn't either, but two people have bought it already.
     
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    I don't get it. So, even at half off, their items are still not worth it?
     
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    I have one of their shirts. It's pretty nice, but it is gigantic. I wouldn't pay even $20 for a shirt that didn't fit me anymore, though. Luckily I found this one for $4 looking brand new.
     
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    Personally, I think their stuff this season is ugly. I had one of their catalogs from a couple of years ago when they first started marketing in America. Those were great classic stuff with a little bit of newer edge to them. Now, their stuff looks just plain bad. Just look at some of their striped shirts, fugly..
     
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    J, How did you get your hands on a brand new Tywhitt shirt for only $4?
     
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    christian, I'd say at 50% off it might be worth it. Some of the shirts are big, I think they may have gotten better. I have one I got two years ago, white, that is as big as a Brooks Brothers shirt; but I got two shirts earlier this year that fit better - I am not a stick, though, and I don't mind BB shirts in the first place. I'm not sure the 50% off applies to the clearance stuff, but if it does and you're talking $25-$50 a shirt, I'd say it's worth it. It's no Jantzen, value and fit wise, but it doesn't claim to be, and you get the shirt in two weeks. I have a couple ties; they're alright, no better than Talbott-type ties. Their shoes, I think I read, are re-badged versions of the lower line of an English maker, maybe Loake? Don't hold me to that. Quality I'd put at about where Thos. Pink is now. Plastic buttons, double needle stitching. Some fabrics are nice, though.
     
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    Are the "fitted" shirts worth a shot, at 50% off - $47.50, i think? got about a 36 inch sleeve and 42-43 inch chest, 35 inch waist at 6' 1".

    what about the brown wingtips? my upper point is $150 right now for shoes, and i prefer to be around $100, so are any of them worth springing for?

    or should i just skip it, deal-wise?
     
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    It depends on your need/value. Even their "fitted" shirts are not going to be as close to the body as most people would consider "fitted," so if you're looking for a genuinely slim shirt, that's probably not it. But $50; I mean, you can do better, but not often from a full retail establishment. I like that you can specify pocket or no, and double or button cuff, all in the same patterns/collars.

    Also, v. important, make certain they're not charging you VAT.
     
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    I'm wearing one of their shirts right now from last season. It's admittedly too big through the waist. The slim fit shirts fit about the same as my standard Ascot Changs--that is to say, a little full through the waist but much better than anything comparable to most British or American makes. At 50% their shirts are a decent value, not incredible.

    I've personally retricted my shirt shopping down to Ascot Chang RTW, Jantzen, some Zegna, designers on discount (Paul Smith, Etro, Varvatos, etc.), Charvet if I could ever find them at discount, and random odds and ends. Strangely enough, my best fitting shirt is from Shirtmaven (CEGO) that was a canceled order from some other skinny dude. I need to shorten the sleeves about 0.5-0.75" for a perfect fit.
     
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    NI don't think the VAT applies, since when I went to the UK site, they had the prices up in US dollars - probably because I previously gave them my information and specified the US (those infernal internet cookies.). I think they have one pricing structure for the UK and another for the US.
     
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    My former favorite thrift store, RIP. The shirt didn't have tags, but I couldn't find any signs of wear on it at all. Not the best I've ever seen, but it's nice. I don't wear it often because I have to wear a jacket with it. It blouses out unless I tuck it way in, but luckily the tail is also humongous. [​IMG]
     
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    I meant, "I", not "NI", of course.
     

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