Funny enough, I got to know about this London shop through a catalogue in a German magazine. I was about to throw away all the ads that came with the issue, and then read that this brand is based in London. As the offers looked good, I decided to check out their main store.
Charles Tyrwhitt in Jermyn Street has a broad selection of shirts, in different styles and sizes. The shop is clearly structured and it is easy to find what you need. I was not sure about the arm length, so asked one of the staff if he could help. He measured my arm and then brought some extra slim fit, slim fit and classic fit shirts to try on, so I could see which style and size I need. Great customer service.
I wanted to take advantage of their special offer for four shirts, so I was also looking for another casual shirt. Unfortunately they did not have my size on display. After I waited a for few minutes while a very friendly and cute store attendant checked if they have it in store somewhere, she explained that they currently do not have my size in this branch, but they would send it to me without any costs. So I bought it without trying it on and received the mail order item two days later.
Besides the very good service at the Charles Tyrwhitt shop in Jermyn Street, I am also very happy with the quality of the shirts. They are quite nice to wear and low-maintenance. I will definitely go there again when I am looking for new shirts.
Generally, I purchase shirts from the online store back home in the U.S. The price, fit and selection are very good, and the y have become my go-to shirts for work. The best way to describe the selection is Brooks Brothers fit and quality, with Thomas Pink style. If you shop them online regularly, you can almost always purchase during a $39-$49 per shirt deal, and that is remarkable. Thomas pink shirts will coat you three times that. And the extra-slim shirts fit me beautifully -- like custom.
So I was delighted to walk right by this store in London recently. In addition to shirts, they have slacks, suits, shoes, ties, cufflinks, umbrellas, etc. I found the quality of the ties to be just okay - this is one area where they need to upgrade. Some of the style is old-school British, but you can walk out with a classic but stylish look if you know how to shop. Salespeople were very helpful and polite.
I ducked into the Chucky T flagship Jermyn Street store. I was looking for a dress shirt, just not sure what I wanted and did not want generic solid blue or white. Their shirts are reasonable priced, very good quality and they have a variety of fits, so this is one of my go-to places for shirts.
The staff was very helpful in my find a fit as I like a slim fit shirt. Also, since they have a very wide selection, I was able to find exactly what I was looking for.
This store not only has shirts, but also a wide selection of ties and sweaters (jumpers, as you Brits call them). Their ties are pretty solid terms of quality. Also, on the lower floor, they carry a wide variety of suits and coats - probably the widest variety of suits at any Charles Trywhitt store I have visited.
I must say, this place is less packed of
shoppers, much more organized, less of a wait at any check-out or fitting room
cue and it carries all of the same products as the other stores.
Nice store! right in the middle of St James --- awesome place to shop. Yes, its overpriced --- you can save a boat load of $$'s err.. pounds, if you shop via internet. However, there are a few things you can't get via catalog -- such as a nice cashmere scarf from Scotland! Its my favourite thing that I bought here!
Other than that, you can score better from the catalogs. But not to be missed if you are in the area.
In the past couple of years I have ordered shirts from Charles Tyrwhitt (delivered from England to the USA). They often have a $39.50 per shirt special. Shipping for orders under $100 is $14.95 and only $9.95 for over $100 (not bad). It is around a 10 day turn-a-round. I will usually order 3 or 4 at a time when they have a sale. I think the quality is very good. (similar to T.M.Lewin). The slim-fit shirts fit me perfectly (better than Brooks Brothers fit). I haven't tried any of the ties yet but I like what I see.
It was nice to stop in the brick-n-mortar during our trip to London. The staff is very friendly & professional. I didn't buy anything on my visit but will continue to be a customers as long as they stay consistent in quality and pricing.
The shirts aren't bespoke/MTM per say but you do have a degree of customization, it is a good value. I will have to check out the New York locations to see how it compares.
I know, I know... it's generally a male clothing store. However I've recently become quite well versed in the male shopping arena on a quest for the perfect yellow tie for my other. And let's be honest, I've put my face on plenty of scratchy, poorly fitted and terrible quality button up shirts in my day. (Hellloooo college!)
So with those qualifications, let's just say that Charlie T knows what he's doing. The woven silk and the handmade ties were stunning in their bold colours and perfectly weighted. Is it strange that I kind of want one for myself?
If you're looking for a high quality shirt, tie or cufflinks and don't want to completely blow the budget, Charles Tyrwhitt is your guy.
Best. Shirts. Ever.
Years ago during my first trip to London I was taken aback by how well dressed all the gents were. Time to spruce up the wardrobe. Fast forward to present and the majority of my shirts, ties and cuff links are CT.
CT simply makes some of the finest threads out there. You can find their shirts for as low as 39USD. Brass collar stays included so your collar pops, and not in that day glow 80s polo kind of way. French cuffs? Included. Shirt pocket? Included. All different cuts and styles, so mix it up a bit. The classic is a lot of shirt and the fitted flatters you a bit more. We're talking quality stuff here. Crisp shirts and buttons that won't come off.
Close out specials are quite the deal. Sign up for the catalogue. Customer service is excellent and helps get you just what you are looking for. I like these shirts more than Pink or Brooks Brothers. Stock up and rock your new shirts for a night on the town because everyone here dresses up for the theatre and dinner. Cheers London, just another reason I love you. Dandy Dan.
One other reviewer started his review with: Best Shirts. Ever.
I can only second that. CT Shirts are good, very good even for an absolute steal. Good fitting, good material, good selection, just the best. Ever.
There is really no excuse to wear badly fitting shirts anymore. There are a number of well known chains dotted all over London which don't need to be named but not everyone seems to have discovered CT yet. That's a shame because it beats all of them. I have quite high standards when it comes to shirts and accessories and wouldn't mind spending a bit more for something good but at CT you don't have to. My wardrobe is now full with their non-iron shirts (who likes ironing anyway...) and they last and look good after a lot of wearing.
As may be expected in 2011 they offer online too. Selection is the same, delivery is fast (watch out for the free delivery offers) and best of all, if shirts are not in stock they get delivered to you for free. That's good service.
I have been very satisfied with the shirts and ties I have ordered through their online service ctshirts.com
Their selection is great and their customer service has been very helpful to me in the past in making purchasing decisions. I admit, I had no idea on how to select a poplin or if I needed something called "Sea Island" Cotton, but they definitely were patient and worked with me.
It would be tough to find similar quality shirts that are custom sized for this price. Another exceptional feature of Charles Tyrwhitt is their return policy. 90 days UNCONDITIONAL. If you don't like it, it shrinks, your dog tore it up, it doesn't matter. They even give you the international return shipping label with your order.
Seriously, top notch. I only wish it was convenient for me to shop there in person.
Good shirts make you feel good and I hate those cheaper versions that you can buy from the High street stores that shrink and feel scratchy. There are a few good value places to buy a good shirt and Jermyn St in London has a good selection. I love Pink and I also like Charles Thrwhitt, great name too. These guy's make a good selection of plain white and coloured shirts in a variety of styles to suit both business and pleasure. Service is always good and they will always have some form of an offer on, either a two for one or free tie to match. I have shirts from this shop that have lasted for a good few years and that I have worn a lot, so quality and durability are the keywords here. They also make you feel that you look good which has to be a good thing.
If you haven't purchased before, go and have a look and treat yourself. Once you have one, you will be back for more.
Ever fancied purchasing a shirt made from superfine Egyptian long staple cotton, 180 yarn twisted in Switzerland, fabric woven in Italy and tailored in the U.K. - which is exactly the way it should be? Lovely long tails (to cover your bum and preserve your modesty should your braces fail and your trousers fall down unexpectedly), double cuffs and collar stiffeners. Super sexy silky soft, feels great to wear and will cost you about £129...
Or maybe not £129! (see below)
Charles Tyrwhitt was founded in 1986 and is one of the premium shirt manufacturers in the U.K. Over recent years, they have extended their range to include ladies clothing, suits and shoes. Apart from their retail premises, they send out catalogues, regular E-mails, and have an online store. Their phone lines are manned 24/7 and their people are helpful and courteous. They will give you advice on how to measure yourself up etc.
They usually deliver within a few days and goods are returnable within 3 months, as long as they have not been washed. A return label is provided.
For an extra £5, you can even have your shirt monogrammed (QYPE?).
A truly excellent British company, whose products can be habit-forming.
This is how: Check out the clearance pages on their website ctshirts.co.uk/p/ukgo/r/…
I prefer checking from the catalogues. You will find that the first catalogue you get is probably RRP. Thereafter, they get round to '25% off' items later in the year, then onto 50% off and at clearance time it's 75% off!
Using this 'Scroogy' methodology I have secured superb items of gent's shirting at 'Hight Street' prices, thus 'leveraging increased ROI', as doubtless many of their customers would say. ;-)
Bye bye, Marks and Sparks.
Non-U.K. people (USD/EUR) should go to this website: ctshirts.co.uk/p/gbpdefa…
I have been buying shirts from Charles Tywhitt for years and am extremely satisfied with the quality and choice.
What I like best is that they have different fits (classic, fitted, tailored) and you can choose your sleeve length too.
What's even better is that the price is so reasonable and with frequent special offers you can keep your wardrobe stocked with crisp shirts without breaking the bank.
I really like their shirts and ties, especially when they have a sale. I think January and October are the two big sale months. I am told that June is pretty big as well, but I can't remember. There are several nice men's shops on Jermyn Street, but I like Charles Tyrwhitt because they have affordable prices and you can have the shirts altered for a small fee and they ship for free in the UK. They told me it would take about 10 days. The in store catelog is great for matching shirts and ties, but the staff is also willing to help. What I like best is the shirts don't shrink around the neck, even after a year.
This is the place to go for classic and stylish tailoring.
The staff are friendly and really make an effort to help as much as they can.
The best bit was the fact that my boyfriend got a suit that make him look as good as James Bond!
Tyrwitt is one of those brands that manage to offer the exemplary quality and sophisticated designs in their clothing, but at much reduced value comparing to the high end labels. Indeed, it is a relatively new company, having originated in 1986 as a mail order business, and therefore lacks the upmarket exclusivity of the English rivals like Burberry or Dunhill.
Although I'm not one of their regular clients, I'm very happy with the shirts and a sweater I bought from them a couple of years ago. The cotton material remained almost as soft as originally and the garments didn't lose colour firmness after many washes.
Their prices are also particularly appealing, presenting opportunities to buy top of the line shirts for £40 - 60 and even cheaper during sale time.
Perhaps the designs of their items are not as creative comparing to designers that present at fashion shows and renew their collections regularly, but if looking for classic official wear of prime standards, Tyrwitt certainly provides some brilliant options.
A wander down Jermyn Street is a pleasure for any man who appreciates the finer traditions in life. A whole street devoted to shaving, suits, hats, coats, shoes and shirts. Charles Thywitt, best known for their shirts, keep a large collection of formal and casual in this store, along with shoes, suits and a few other items. All shirts are sold with brass collar bones.
The staff (except at sale time when they are run off their feet) are efficient and friendly. Shirts here are not as cheap as on their website, but are truly of tip-top quality. I am still wearing shirts bought a good few years ago. Even better if you can get here during the sale.
Went to visit my brother who now lives in London & he took me to Charles Tyrwhitt on Jermyn Street & I have to say I LOVE my new shirts, the fit is perfect and with the sales they had these shirts were an incredible value. I'm hooked!
Best shirts for the price. Been buying them for years. Chinos are excellent quality as well. Love CT.
This is one of my favourite shop in london,i can assure you that if you shop here once,you will always go back,here is where you get quality for a very good and reasonble price and if you are lucky enough during sale periods,you get further reductions which is really a big surprise to me all the time,you get your moneys worth and if not satisfied with any of their product take it back and they will glad to take it back.
I started buying CT shirts when a mail order catalogue dropped through my letterbox and got hooked. The shirts are just amazing and I am now throwing away all my old M&S ones, replacing them with with Mr Wheeler's shirts (sorry, easier to pronounce!). Their internet ordering service has so far not let me down with a super fast delivery and shirts beautifully packed. I have become an addict... I know!
I buy most of my clothes/shoes from Charles Tyrwhitt and I am very happy with the quality and the price I pay for them.
They have become a classico/modern way to get all you need in one great spot (that is Jermyn Street !!!) the beauty is also their web site and mail order system They ARE TOP SERVICE and delivery !!!
Everything is up to date with the time (no 70s- 80s colours or styles here !!)
My blue chinos for work are now 2 years old - and they dont need ironing (LOVE THAT BIT A LOT) and not trace of colour fading !!!
One word - QUALITY !!!..............
From there a bite to eat at the super Rowley's and get all my grooming stuff from Taylor of old Brompton - one street shopping !!!
Who goes to London and does not at least walk on the street that true mens clothiers started. Jermyn street was amazing to walk on and admire all the tailored clothing on display, and CT was one of the stores I had to visit. I walked in and was greeted by a true London chap, treated me real well and helped me pick out a couple of shirts. Although the shirts were about $110 to $70 USD, the quality was definately as good as Brooks Brothers, if not better. I really liked the fit of the shirts, especially the slim-fit cut, and the quality of the fabrice and the details (Brass collar stays, nice ivory-like buttons, double cuff fabric, clean stiching)...things that make a shirt extra nice. I have had my shirts for well over 3 years now, and they all look amazing still. I really like the iron-free shirts, but the cuff'd shirts are always complimented by random people. If you think the prices are high, wait for them to go on seasonal sale on ct shirts website, you can find some for 40 USD sometimes.
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