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H&K or T&A shirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NewYorkBuck, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. NewYorkBuck

    NewYorkBuck Senior Member

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    Anyone have any suggestions where to buy either Hilditch & Key or Turnbull & Asser shirts? Im not looking for retail, as I live in NYC, but I havent been able to find them for anything less than retail either, even on the web.

    Any suggestion?
     


  2. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Distinguished Member

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    There is one H & K shirt left on Ben Silver's factory outlet link (bensilver.com). H & K's own website seems to be having a sale, as you can order a number of shirts for like $85 or so.
     


  3. bry2000

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    H&K sale by mail is excellent and, at $95 per shirt, the price is very good compared to the $225 retail price at Saks. I am very happy with my H&K shirts. Can't help you with T&A below retail.
     


  4. imageWIS

    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    Lets compare the two first (RTW):

    Well, NM usually has sales where one can find T&A on sale, but the problem with T&A RTW is that the patterns don't match and they more often than not only carry one collar style: semi-spread. As well, the cloth IMHO in T&A's RTW is not towards the same level as that in RTW H&K. The nice thing about T&A though is their fantastic MOP button and their bold colors, unlike that found in any other shirt. The least expensive price I ever paid for a T&A was at NM in Bal Harbour, I think I paid $89, but this was like 2 years ago.

    Whereas H&K is readily available on sale for about $85 direct from London on the companies website and they have the advantage of matching all patterns and providing two collar style: semi-spread and cutaway. AS well, whilst they do not utilize MOP buttons, they do use shell, which even though they lack luster, they are still a great material to make shirt buttons.

    Jon.
     


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    If you are okay with used shirts, eBay is a good source.  Based upon my experience, T&A inevitably incites bidding wars, while H&K sells for around $20-$30 with very few bids.  Strange, but true.
     


  6. imageWIS

    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    It's the name that sells, nothing more nothing less.

    Jon.
     


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    DPDNYC Active Member

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    I've wanted to order a shirt from H&K to check out the quality and fit, but the 20 pound shipping charge to the U.S. just seems excessive to me. Am I the only one who finds this prohibitive?
     


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    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    If you want to check out the fit, just go to Saks (5th Ave location) and try one on. If you like them order several from H&K to offset the almost $40 shipping charge into several shirts, not just one "˜test' shirt. As well that is a flat fee H&K charges, regardless how many shirts they ship to you, plus it includes all import fees.

    Jon.
     


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    Don't know what size you are or if you want to travel but last week (thursday) i was at woodbury commons and the off 5th had probibly about 20 H&K shirts there that were kind of hidden and off from the normal shirts for about $75 each, saddly nothing in my size :Sigh:
     


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    Retail price is 121 euros in Paris, £70 in London.

    How can it be so much in US?
     


  11. imageWIS

    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    (bry2000 @ Jan. 19 2005,20:18) H&K sale by mail is excellent and, at $95 per shirt, the price is very good compared to the $225 retail price at Saks. I am very happy with my H&K shirts. Can't help you with T&A below retail.
    Retail price is 121 euros in Paris, £70 in London. How can it be so much in US?
    You are talking about H&K, not T&A prices correct? Jon.
     


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    (ernest @ Feb. 18 2005,01:05)
    H&K sale by mail is excellent and, at $95 per shirt, the price is very good compared to the $225 retail price at Saks. Â I am very happy with my H&K shirts. Â Can't help you with T&A below retail.
    Retail price is 121 euros in Paris, £70 in London. How can it be so much in US?
    You are talking about H&K, not T&A prices correct? Jon.
    correct
     


  13. imageWIS

    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    Well, one of the reasons for the price difference, is that the $ to Euro exchange is crappy for us over on the other side of the pond. As well, there are fewer stores that carry them and that makes them for of a novelty item. I think Saks is the only nationwide retailer carries H&K, and even then not in all of their stores.

    Same with T&A, only the 2 T&A stores in BH and Manhattan and Neiman Marcus carry T&A (as far as I know) year in and year out.

    Jon.
     


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