Charles Tyrwhitt Sportcoats

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  1. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    Has anyone ever purchased a sportcoat from Charles Tyrwhitt?

    An SFer suggest Charles Tyrwhitt to me and they are having some good sales. I've never tried any of their products on, nor am I familiar with the construction. Therefor I'm not sure I can justify spending the money on any of their products.
     


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    I'm not sure if they are half canvassed or fully fused. They feature a "floating canvas chest piece", but fully fused jackets do have a chest piece anyways, so I think it's just a gimmick. They sell for retail (€500+) at the Madrid store so I haven't even bothered looking...

    I love their shirts though :)
     


  3. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    I have a few SC and Suits; they are half canvas with some nice details like working cuffs. Personally I feel the same about their suits as I do about their shirts; incredibly good value at the lowest end of the spectrum, but will never replace something much more expensive.
     


  4. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    I do like the styling. It's hard to find a good value sport coat under $400.
     


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    +1
     


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    ap10046 Senior member

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    I completely agree..I wear my CT fitted navy sportcoat much more than any of my other "proper" branded ones!
     


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    Some of the fall stuff looks really nice.

    Everything is always listed as 50% off, though. I wish they'd drop that gimmick.
     


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    Agreed. Even though a lot of their stuff is pretty decent, I just think of Joseph A. Bank marketing gimmicks with this "always on sale" thing. No one is going to pay $160 for one of their shirts.
     


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    Sorry, did I miss when they started selling MTM?
     


  10. Blackhood

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    No, I think Jones has got confused, to my knowledge they dont offer MTM. Having said that, if they did, I'm sure it would be a rather good offering.
     


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    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Some good pricing. I may try one.
     


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    Yeah, they don't do any MTM.

    I may buy one of the donegal or other wool sport coats listed on the site now. Trying to figure out how versatile these lighter grey donegals can be.
     


  13. dieselman89

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    Good to know. Was about to pull the trigger on something. So even though they claim retail is $600 the sport coats are always around $300?

    Please don't associate CT with JOB. Makes me nervous to purchase anything from them now... ;)
     


  14. msulinski

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    I'm not comparing the quality of CT and JAB, just the marketing practices. CT is slightly better in that the "sales" prices are somewhat consistent, instead of varying week-to-week like JAB. So that $300 on-sale sportcoat is likely always on sale for $300.

    Occasionally, CT does actually have clearance sales, usually just on their shirts and ties. You have to be careful, because, while some of the prices are decent ($29 to $39 per shirt, $30 per tie), some of them are still pretty high (in the $60 range), and actually worse than the normal price of 4 for $199. Also, if you look around on the internet, you can almost always find some kind of coupon code for $39 per shirt with no minimum purchase amount. The current promotion is through the Wall Street Journal.
     


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    Agreed...I have been their customer for a number of years and can't complain. My favourite jacket for spring and summer is one of their linen/wool striped boating blazers I bought years ago and it still looks new. Great quality,good prices..
     


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