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Charles Tyrwhitt Reviews and Fitting

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

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    No, I did not. The customer service finally replied saying it's a fused and made in India .. So that was a drawback for me ..
     

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    I went with a slim shirt. 15.5 x 33. I was a little nervous after I ordered because I was reading that people had to order up a size on arms. Got it and the fit was true to the measurements. Decent quality. I prefer my old banana republic no irons to the business casua shirt I ordered, but the 33 price can’t be beat.

    I’m not a sadist so not even going to ask for input on for haha
     

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    I wear CT shirts almost exclusively for business casual days. You can DEFINITELY overwash them. That's what causes the arm shrinkage in my experience.
     

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    I experienced shrinking too on some extra slim fit non-iron BD, I guess low price means low consistency, otherwise it's good stuff.
    And I removed the useless button for adjusting cuff, since it's useless and I hate that
     

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    My sleeves definitely got shorter after a few washes. I can't really wear them with a jacket now and usually roll them up.
     

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    Has anyone tried the CT "natural cool" shirts? They are 100% cotton so I assume just a lighter weight fabric.
     

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    I just bought a white CT natural cool shirt. They are really comfortable and light compared to the poplin or twill shirt, but it is slightly more see through.
     

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    Have you noticed that their regular quality shirts now all cost $120 with some 20% discount if bought 4 at once .. :confused:

    The SALE section has no more one of those regular plain or stripe formal shirts at all .. I guess they have changed the price policy significantly ..

    I remember buying shirts for $39 in their SALE section which were pure classics, those are now moved to their regular $120 department ..

    The quality is there, but no way it's worth that much..
     

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    You just have to be patient and wait for sales. They will mail discount codes from time to time to prior customers. I know I got two between August and November of last year. It was 3 for $100, which is as good a value as you'll find for dress shirts, even if they do shrink after washing. It wasn't every shirt on the site, but it was a very, very good selection, including staple blue/white plain and striped shirts.
     

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    @SS 376 Thanks man! How's your experience regarding their sizes (shrinkage percentage)?

    I remember following their advice and measuring my neck with a tailor tape and it turned out I was a 16/41 .. However, the collar gap from my neck to the collar was pretty massive, even when I put the tie on .. So I ordered the 15.5 size .. I can still see more gap than I like .. I always dry clean my shirts (Don't have the time to hand wash and iron them myself) .. I now believe that ideally, out of box the size 15 would be just right/without any gap to my neck, but if that thing shrinks I wouldn't be able to close the first neck button, lol ..

    Wearing these casually in 15.5 or even 16 doesn't bother me, since they look alright, but I hate to see the extra room when I put on a tie!
     

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    Sure thing. I feel like shrinkage cost me about half a collar size. I've been a 16 collar my whole adult life, but after several washes I couldn't button the top button anymore (as in it wouldn't even come close to buttoning), so I sized up to a 16 1/2 going forward, since sometimes I have to launder my shirts rather than dry cleaning them. The 16 1/2 is slightly loose, and the newer 16 collar shirts still fit, which lead me to conclude it's shrinkage and not simply my neck getting fatter. Sleeve-wise, it's hard to say how much shrinkage affects it. I am somewhere in between 34 and 35 sleeve, but where I really noticed the shrinking is in the neck. I'm in a business formal workplace, but if your office is business casual, it's probably a nonfactor.
     

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    Having trouble finding a pair of relatively affordable, highish quality stone-colored chinos, got it narrowed down to Brooks Brothers Red Fleece or Charles Tyrwhitt. Anyone have any experience with their chinos, particularly as to quality and sizing?
     

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