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Truzzi/Charvet Shirt Comparisson

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I took advantage of some sales at STP recently and decided to buy some of these dress shirts. I had never heard of them before reading about them here were they are frequently mentioned as one of the best RTW shirts available. Here is the link to shirt I bought in white and blue. I think I did well as I paid $113 (Retail $325).

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/0...e-For-Men.html

Shirts arrived the other day and they exceded my expectations. Firtsly the material is lovely, not sure what type of cotton it is but you can feel the difference to say a regular medium quality department store dress shirt. The thick lustrous MOP buttons are classy and there is little touches of hand stiching all over, love the crows feet method sewing on of the buttons. Love the visible hand stiching of the arms to the body of shirt

I was worried buying this blind that the fit would be that awful bloussy U.S cut. Reading here it seems that there are some Truzzi that are made bigger for the U.S market. Well no fear these shirts are slim fitting with a capital S at least on my 44R torso. I suppose if you are an ultra skinky bean pole guy it may not seem as slim fitting but the shirt definately tapers down in width from shoulders to waist.

All in all I feel that I got a terrific bargain on these shirts. Would love to hear others opinions on Truzzi dress shirts and how they stack up.

P.S I also have a Charvet RTW )not from STP) on the way so it will be interesting to compare and contrast.
 

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Originally Posted by bjm
All in all I feel that I got a terrific bargain on these shirts. Would love to hear others opinions on Truzzi dress shirts and how they stack up.

So would I. I will look at it since I do need a crisp, white, slim-fitting shirt. Thanks.
 

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I've got a couple and have to agree, they're probably my favourite of the RTW shirts. The buttons do it for me ...


One thing I've wondered about with their shirts - they all seem to have a 'missing' or cutout piece of fabric under the collar at the back. Any idea as to the purpose?
 

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Based on the measurements given on STP, it would seem that they are quite long in the sleeve as standard (i.e. 17.5/37, which is what I need).

Do you think this bears out?


Thanks,
M
 

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Originally Posted by dclloyd
I've got a couple and have to agree, they're probably my favourite of the RTW shirts. The buttons do it for me ...


One thing I've wondered about with their shirts - they all seem to have a 'missing' or cutout piece of fabric under the collar at the back. Any idea as to the purpose?


I wear a 14.5" collar, have a 40" shoulder, 37" chest and 31" waist. Would the smallest (size 38) fit me? I like slim. Thanks.
 

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I am size 16 shirt, height 6ft and I did not measure the sleeve but it fits just right..didnt notice it being particularly long,

Originally Posted by Matt B
Based on the measurements given on STP, it would seem that they are quite long in the sleeve as standard (i.e. 17.5/37, which is what I need).

Do you think this bears out?


Thanks,
M
 

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Thanks. Looking at the comments on the STP site someone else mentioned that the sleeves were not as long as advertised.

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yes, I think that is right.
 

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Originally Posted by Matt B
Thanks. Looking at the comments on the STP site someone else mentioned that the sleeves were not as long as advertised.

M


Darn! They don't have my size. What else is new?
 

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I sold a quantity of them in the fall.

The contemporary ones have a slimmer cut. Older models are more full cut.

If you search for Truzzi threads started by me, you can find them with meaurements for chest, shoulder, arm, etc.

All the shirts are now sold. Very high quality.

At Louis Boston they sell for about $400.
 

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My RTW charvet dress shirt arrived today. First impressions: The Charvet is also a lovely shirt but quite different. The Charvets best features is its ultra soft fabric, feels very luxurious, I would almost be afraid to send it to the dry cleaners for fear of what they might do to it..kind of thing. Edge to the charvet here. Also like the charvet collar shape over the Truzzi.

On the other hand the Truzzi MOP buttons seem a much higher quality and twice as thick. There is also much more real handiwork and nice little detailed touches on the Truzzi that appeal to me. I cant help but get the image of litlle old italian ladies sitting around the truzzi work room needle in hand crafting away lovingly on my shirt.

Initial impressions is that the Truzzi is a more substantial shirt that has had much more actual hands touching it as opposed to the Charvet that I am sure has very high quality materials used in its construction but at the same time you get the feeling it was put together by machines on an assembly line. I could be completely wrong in all of this but thats my initial reaction.
 

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Yes, they are well picked over at this stage.

Originally Posted by mkarim
Darn! They don't have my size. What else is new?
 

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How is the fit in the neck? I am 15.5 and was thinking to get a 15 3/4,I wonder if it would be too big for me.
 

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which coupon code(s) did you use to get the Truzzis at that price?
 

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they had a 24% off the sale price the other day. Then I used the Spam99 code for another 15% off.


Originally Posted by pg600rr
which coupon code(s) did you use to get the Truzzis at that price?
 

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