Charles Tyrwhitt Reviews and Fitting

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  1. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    The description of the Burgundy double monks is 100% calf leather, but doesn't say anything about being made in England. They may still be made by Loake, but to a lesser standard than the 1880 line, and most likely in India, as Quadcammer said.
     


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    Ah, thank you. I actually went to the 7th ave store yesterday. They don't carry the double monk there but one of the sales associates was wearing them. So unfortunately I was unable to get as close of a look as I would've liked, but they were unimpressive from my viewpoint.
     


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    Does anyone have any new sale link, like the previous ones with $29 shirts?
     


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    How are their easy to iron shirt?
     


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    I have both a Brooks Brothers non-iron Extra Slim Fit and a Charles Tyrwhitt non-iron Extra Slim Fit. When the Brooks Brothers comes out of the washing machine I put it on a hanger and it dries wrinkle free. That doesn't work for the Charles Tyrwhitt shirt. Having said that. I prefer the cut of the Charles Tyrwhitt extra slim fit.
     


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    Hi guys, I have a question about my fit. Im ordering CT shirts for the first time and am concerned about which shirt to order..at first I think just slim but now perhaps extra slim. I am about 6’3 190lbs and wear a 40L jacket.
    The thing I hate the most is having too much blouse to work with. I’m not wearing a jacket at work right now and most of the time don’t wear a tie. I don’t want the stick to your sides slim picture that was pictured a few pages back, but I still hate dealing with tucking in my shirt every couple of hours or shifting the blouse around… Given my size would an xtra slim be ideal? Or, given the brand will a slim still work?


    Also, one more thing..on some brands the 15.5 is hard to button so perhaps a 16 extra slim would work?


    Thank You!!
     
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  7. TM79

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    You can get slim or extra slim fit shirts and provided the shoulders fit you correctly, sleeve length is close enough, and neck size is correct, that extra fabric where the shirt gets tucked in can be reduced by a tailor and it won't cost you a whole lot.

    It's tough to find shirts you can buy right off a rack where you don't have some amount of extra blousy fabric.
     
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  8. topos

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    I am a 15.5 as well and find the CT shirts I have fit a little tighter in the neck than most of my others, so if you consistently find you're between the two you might opt for the 16. Also, the poster above you has a useful link at the bottom of his signature which compares different shirt brands sizes, complete with measurements of chest/waist, so if you happen to own a shirt from one of those brands you can compare it to CT. Keep in mind CT now lists "to fit" rather than actual measurements now (I think they used to have actual measurements on their site), but it's still useful.
     


  9. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    For my first order with a company, I generally pick several in the size I am fairly certain will fit, and usually throw in 1 more in the slimmer size. You can always exchange it.

    Based on your measurements though, you are better off with slim instead of extra slim.
     


  10. Garasaki

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    I'm 6 3, 173ish, 16" neck (39" chest, waist 33").

    Extra slim fit is very nice, a smidge tight across the front of my shoulders, but definitely livable. It feels REALLY nice to have a shirt that fits and dosen't feel like a tent.

    Maybe that info helps you.
     


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    ^ Seems like you are the perfect proportions for the CT extra slim fit line. I also have a 16" neck, but I'm 5'10", 190 lbs, 43" chest and 35" waist (athletic build). I've tried CT extra slim fit, but unfortunately the shirts are just too tight in the chest, shoulders, and arms, despite fitting perfectly around my torso. The better option for me is to go with slim fit and have my tailor take the sides in and add darts. This adds to the cost, of course, but the result is a great fitting shirt for me, and still a reasonably affordable total price given that CT shirts can be had for $40-$50 a piece. I'm also a huge fan of CT's non-iron fabrics and spread collars for wearing with suits.
     


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    Just ordered 4 shirts yesterday....


    Question for the US people. How long did it take for delivery?
     


  13. msulinski

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    Quote:14 days usually.
     


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    I'm close to your size: 6'2, 190 pounds and a 42L jacket. I wear a 16 inch collar in the slim fit and could not go any slimmer at all due to how tight it is in the chest. I've also found the CT shirts shrink in the cuff and neck a considerable amount.
     


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    The sizing guide at the bottom of the CT website gives waist, chest and length measures for the various fits.
     
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