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When do TM Lewin and C.Trywhitt have actual sales?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bnussbaum12, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Geezer

    Geezer Senior member

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    They are always on bloody sale. The precise terms vary a bit, but I have not yet found the week or month when they charge the quoted "full price" - a price that is ridiculous: Hidlitch and Key prices for a crap shirt: come on.

    Harvie and Hudson give you a lot more shirt, for little more money. Though they are not perfect.

    And, if like me you've bought there for years and always from the shop on J Street, when you go in the shop(s), you bump into young Mr Harvie who owns the family business and he says "hello, Mr Geezer, how are you?" and you can chat to him and explain why they are not perfect (and they still cut their bespoke/MTM shirts, at least they say, and I believe them, on the premises) and you can have him have him send a minion into the backroom to see if they have what you want in your size but not yet on the shelf.

    Try going into into Lewin's (which at least has some heritage) or CT (which is a made- up posh sounding english name probably loosing money on the Jermyn St store-front to justify the mail-order chain) and doing that with the ignorant gap-year students in ill-fitting TML/CT suits. You just can't. QED.
     
  2. tooley

    tooley Well-Known Member

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    Not my experience at all. I'm a 40" chest and 32" waist and the JF fully fitted shirt I have could hardly be any slimmer and be wearable.
    I dunno then, I just received this last week, and it fits like a tent. Waist measurement is 21", and it is 24" pit to pit. Shirt is 16.5" neck and 34.5" sleeve, I probably should have downsized to 16" and 33" and just never worn it with a tie. Also, I can put it on without unbuttoning the cuffs. I am glad the shirt was cheap, because it is pretty much unwearable.
     
  3. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    Why not? Because anyone that has a suit & tie job can afford to dig a little deeper for a better a shirt, especially if you go the discount route. I just fundamentally disapprove of shirts made to such a low standard.

    Such a low standard? A lot of disparaging comments there, but can you actually address what is so poor about these items? yes, they have plastic buttons, and yes the shirts are not pima cotton. That does not make them poor quality. I've had a number of CT shirts for about 2 years in regular use, and they have held up extremely well. They are not super thin, but they are very durable.


    Harvie and Hudson give you a lot more shirt, for little more money. Though they are not perfect.

    And, if like me you've bought there for years and always from the shop on J Street, when you go in the shop(s), you bump into young Mr Harvie who owns the family business and he says "hello, Mr Geezer, how are you?" and you can chat to him and explain why they are not perfect (and they still cut their bespoke/MTM shirts, at least they say, and I believe them, on the premises) and you can have him have him send a minion into the backroom to see if they have what you want in your size but not yet on the shelf.

    Try going into into Lewin's (which at least has some heritage) or CT (which is a made- up posh sounding english name probably loosing money on the Jermyn St store-front to justify the mail-order chain) and doing that with the ignorant gap-year students in ill-fitting TML/CT suits. You just can't. QED.


    Listen, I'm looking for a bloody $35 shirt here. The romance of the experience just isn't that important to me on a basic rtw dress shirt.

    The end result is that CT shirts, are, for the price, excellent value. If they fit you and you think they look good, you will not go wrong.

    I have a few of their suits as well, and I'm happy with them as well...again at the price point.
     
  4. Luddite

    Luddite Senior member

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    But you can get H&H shirts at three for a hundred pounds. Not much more than TM Llewin.
     
  5. lennier

    lennier Senior member

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    I dunno then, I just received this last week, and it fits like a tent. Waist measurement is 21", and it is 24" pit to pit. Shirt is 16.5" neck and 34.5" sleeve, I probably should have downsized to 16" and 33" and just never worn it with a tie. Also, I can put it on without unbuttoning the cuffs. I am glad the shirt was cheap, because it is pretty much unwearable.
    I think perhaps the different variants of the JF shirts have different cuts. Mine's not a Roma, I think a Sienna but not 100% sure from memory. I vaguely recall seeing stuff written somewhere about them not all being the same, now that I come to think of it.
     
  6. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    But you can get H&H shirts at three for a hundred pounds. Not much more than TM Llewin.

    and that may be, but I prefer a wider spread collar, which H&H doesn't do.
     
  7. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    and that may be, but I prefer a wider spread collar, which H&H doesn't do.

    +1
     
  8. bjornb17

    bjornb17 Senior member

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    and that may be, but I prefer a wider spread collar, which H&H doesn't do.

    Looks like they don't offer a wide variety of button cuffs on slim fit, or 1" sleeve increments either (without substantial fee)
     

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