Charles Tyrwhitt Reviews and Fitting

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

  1. taint it sweet

    taint it sweet Senior member

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    Just ordered my first shirt...looking forward to it. Hopefully the white twill isn't see through.
     
  2. Flyswatter

    Flyswatter Senior member

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    CT shirts are a bit on the thin side, but not to the extent that it bothers me.
     
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    not enough to be a problem though I always wear a uniqlo heattech undershirt..
     
  4. taint it sweet

    taint it sweet Senior member

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    Yeah. My only issue is that I don't usually wear undershirts. I like going without.
     
  5. nickwjd

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    Has anyone had any experience with CT's shoes recently? I quite like the look of their brown semi-brogues and its quite well priced for the budget shopper @ GBP99.

    From what I understand based on some searching,
    - shoes are made by Loake
    - they run quite big/wide

    But most of the info are a few years old. Not sure if all this still holds true today?
     
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    katastrofa Well-Known Member

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    The whole point of classic menswear is that you can be ugly and fat, and clothes will make you look good. That's why British men are fond of it.
     
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  7. Quadcammer

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    The 99gbp ones are made in india loakes. ok for beaters, but thats about it. The more expensive ones are on par with loake 1880s, which I've found to be a sturdy, well made shoe, if lacking in exciting lasts.

    If the sizing is standard loake, they are roomy, but not so much that you would have to size down.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I'll probably consider a pair soon. Don't think I'll be too disappointed with them as I have yet to step up to even Meermin or AE. :)
     
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    any tips how to prevent shrinkage when washing CT dress shirts?
     
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    ^^^spray collar and cuffs with ERA or similar product. Wash in delicate cycle either cold or warm water, remove from washer about one minute after the last spin cycle then hang on a plastic hanger. Iron the shirt damp. If shirt has already dried, spray it with water before ironing.
     
  11. Flyswatter

    Flyswatter Senior member

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    I machine wash mine in cold water on the delicate cycle. In the past, I would tumble dry on low heat for about 20 minutes (which was usually enough to get the non-iron shirts just about completely dry) and observed no shrinkage at all. I now just hang-dry all my dress shirts, though.

    I should note that my experience with CT shirts has only been with the non-iron variety. I recall reading on the CT site a while ago that their non-iron shirts are shrink resistant. The must-iron shirts tend to shrink some though, from what I've read.

    Regardless, washing with cold water and hang-drying should keep shrinkage to a minimum.
     
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  12. Hacking jacket

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    CT shirts are not bad. My intention was to use the CT shirts as a source of collars and cuffs for other shirts, but after wearing them for a while I will be keeping them in tact.
     
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  14. Quadcammer

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    Then what's the benefit of black label shirts? Better fabrics?
     

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