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Charles Tyrwhitt Reviews and Fitting

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

  1. Flyswatter

    Flyswatter Senior member

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    Nonsense. You have been severely misinformed by that CT rep. (Unless they've recently changed the fit of all their cuts, which is highly unlikely and would be stupid and extremely aggravating as I just placed an order for four shirts.)

    Anyway, check out these videos on the Charles Tyrwhitt YouTube channel:





    From the slim fit video: "This shirt is slimmer in the chest, waist, and hips than our classic fit shirts."

    From the tailored (aka "extra slim") fit video: "Slimmer on the chest, waist, and hips than our slim and classic fit shirts..."
     
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  2. biged781

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    Well, at least they have free returns. I have to say that the extra slim shirt in the video doesn't look all that slim though, more of what I would expect from a "slim" fit (which is what I want). Oh well, we'll see.
     
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  3. Flyswatter

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    Yep, returns are free and easy, though from my experience shipping things back to them from the U.S., transit time is 2-3 weeks plus another week for them to process it.

    It's hard to judge the fit of the extra slim in the video without knowing the model's measurements or what size he's wearing. Either way, between extra slim and slim, I'm sure you'll find something that fits. I've been mostly happy with my CT shirts overall. I particularly like their non-iron spread collar shirts.
     
  4. Mulp

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    I personally hang dry my shirts - but I must clarify my statement. The NISF shirts shirt very slightly, it is the must iron ones that shrink much more noticeably.
     
  6. Midnight

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    Flyswatter - you're right. Charles Tyrwhitt have not changed the sizes of their shirts, just the way they present the measurements (I had this confirmed by a Charles Tyrwhitt sales rep on email). Instead of giving the actual shirt measurements they now give a "to fit chest" measurement.

    You can find the old chest measurements at the link below towards the bottom of the page. The table shows that for the chest measurements the Classic Fit is larger than the Slim Fit which is larger than Extra Slim Fit.

    http://www.shirtdetective.com/charles-tyrwhitt-shirts/

    [Full disclaimer: this is my site and I have affiliate links on it. However, I think it's justified to post a link as it directly addresses the questions above and it's probably the only place on the web you can get this information. If people think this is wrong I'll happily remove the link.]
     
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  7. Flyswatter

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    Thanks for that link! Very useful.
     
  8. az64q

    az64q Well-Known Member

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    I've never paid more than $25 a shirt, shipping included. I'll never pay more than that as they always seem to have sales. Personal best was $16.95 shipped using their own $20 off code.

    Also:
    Something strange is going on with their website for US customers right now.

    http://www.ctshirts.com/3CSBB1

    This isn't a referral link, but their own promo link for their 4 for $199 special.

    If you add four shirts to the basket, a pop-up will appear for another shirt for 25 Pounds (yes, Pounds in US).
    It will then say you get a free tie (choose one from six)
    The total cost for five shirts and one tie shipped to your door is $119 USD
     
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  9. Quadcammer

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    I don't really get that offer. I put in 4 shirts, got the offer for the 5th. nothing about ties, and certainly not at $119
     
  10. az64q

    az64q Well-Known Member

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    I edited the link. Just ran through it again, and it still works.
     
  11. msulinski

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    Thanks for posting the link. The discount didn't work until I put the fifth shirt in the basket. Once I did, they went down to $20 each
     
  12. az64q

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    No problem, I figured at least a few people here might find it useful.

    I don't think it's a "discount" as much as it is a website glitch. I think it's charging the number for GBP but in USD. I wonder how long it will take them to correct it. I just placed another order two minutes ago and it still works. I figure for $20, I can gift these out to friends.
     
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  13. Flyswatter

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    Well dammit... it works for me. And I just placed an order 2 days ago for 4 shirts at $199 plus a free tie. Question is should I bother canceling that order only to place an order again for 5 shirts at $20 each using the link above...
     
  14. az64q

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    I would.

    I don't consider their shirts the best in the world, but what they do have is outstanding customer service. And that makes me continue to buy from them.

    I would go ahead and order the five before this glitch (if it is a glitch) gets fixed. You can call and cancel your previous order if it hasn't yet shipped (if it was two days ago maybe it hasn't) or just have them ship both orders to you. All of their orders come with a free shipping label for a return, so you can just slap the new sticker on the box and send it back, no questions asked.
     
  15. Flyswatter

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    Thanks for the heads-up on this "hidden promotion". :nodding:
     
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  16. Mulp

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    Can someone confirm? Doesnt seem to work for me anymore
     
  17. Quadcammer

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    hasn't worked for me from the beginning.

    what browser you guys using.
     
  18. cuts

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    hey guys, i'm looking to buy my 1st shirt from this site. Which one do you recommend. I woujld like to start with a white and light blue, please send me link. Just trying to see you guys are buying, not looking for the fancy shirts, just to wear to work and maybe it can go with a dark blue jean to go out. Let me know please.
     
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  20. msulinski

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    ^I used Safari on my iPhone. I followed the updated/corrected link from the phone's browser. I did exactly this:
    added 4 shirts (have to be 4 for 199, don't do any 2 for 160 or whatever)
    Go to shopping cart
    It let me pick a tie
    I added one more shirt.
    Back in my cart, each shirt was $20 and the tie was free.
     

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