As faithful followers might have noted the tendency many of the brands that we show up here at Manolo to lie in the high-price segment. We type rarely even out the price of a product. One of the ideas is that the things we highlight should be inspiration for your readers. Our ambition is not to present a uniform to be purchased outright. Often we read among the comments that you readers contribute to the mentioned alternative to the products we show up. It is not uncommon that we get emails and questions about other trademarks in the lower price ranges. For this reason, today’s text to be an account of a costume that we’ve tried from the affordable British brand Charles Tyrwhitt.
At our last visit in London we took that in addition to looking at the company’s products in their largest store on Jermyn Street talk with representatives from them. In this way, we were able to better form our own opinion about the company and their products.
Charles Tyrwhitt is a British lifestyle brand that is somewhat reminiscent of Hackett settled into a somewhat lower price class. They are similar in the concept of the preppymärken that are represented in both the United States and Sweden and selling a dream of a way of life. In Charles Tyrwhitts case, it is the classic British style that stands in the Centre. Their range extends from casual wear, via formal suits for work, for tuxedos and formal wear.
The company was founded in 1986 by the man with the long name Charles Nicholas Tyrwhitt Wheeler. The focus initially was quality shirts at a great price. This is something that the company today is perhaps most famous for. They offer constantly 4 PCs shirts for 100 pounds, which may be seen as extremely cheap relative to what you get.
The costume that we chose to try and evaluate comes from their more expensive line called Luxury and price is around 400 pounds. It is a suit in halvkanvaskonstruktion which is unusual in this price range. This means that the chest has a floating inserts of canvas which will shape up nicely after the wearer over time. It is a very classic Navy suit with two buttons, gently sloping pockets and an extra ticket Pocket which is common on British suits. Ulltyget is woven in Yorkshire in the venerable väveriet Alfred Brown. The silhouette is very slim to be British and one of the people we met from the company meant to test that it should feel like”a real bear hug” when the jacket sits right. The waist was selected, which is common on British suits and shoulders built without feeling rigid. We pointed out this and this particular model mean they are a result of the demand among the customers who have grown up in a late time in the form of slightly shorter jacket, higher armholes and slightly softer shoulders. They would themselves get this into some kind of continental cut compared with, for example, their suit under the name London Shrunk, which is more classically British in the cut. We want to say, however, is subjective. A southern European would hardly say this is either soft or continental but relatively British. Kavajärmarna have functioning buttonholes and buttons of beef which also contributes to a pleasant overall impression.
The trousers are narrow cut with a high waist and sitting just as we are to a kostymbyxa should sit. On this type of costume, we prefer a more classic lengths and foot width and think they should be but kinds.
All in all, we think that the costume is affordable and provides a good baskostym who also get to keep for a long time both in terms of quality and fashion. If we are going to complain about something, it was ärminsättningen that was not quite perfect. It was formed in the folds on the back sleeve when you stood with his arms straight down. This could change, however, a tailor adjust. If it depends on the wearer’s body shape or the manufacturer, we let be unsaid. A few adjustments on a suit, however, tend to be standard when you buy factory-finished clothing.
It is important when purchasing this type of garment is the expectations of the consumer.Sometimes it feels as though some want to be able to fool the market by buying something that really would cost much more. In the case of the costume above is definitely affordable.To get a suit that competes with glued variants of inferior fabrics to the corresponding price. However, it is easy to be disappointed if you expect to get a costume that is “worth” twice or more. For objectivity’s sake, we would also like to mention that the article author himself bought costume from Charles Tyrwhitt but at a reduced rate.
Just the price of the goods was something we touched on at the meeting with the company and there are several reasons why they can offer that low prices as it does. First and foremost, as they own all their stores themselves which gives a better control. They handle 70% of sales through its own warehouse in Milton Keynes. They have a very good cost control and growing carefully and slowly.
The sticker also not under the seat with that much that production takes place in the far East. They would have liked to see more of the production took place in the United Kingdom but the cost had become too high. Tyrwhitt is also working with large quantities of which is difficult to manage for domestic producers. Today, only their coats, shoes and ties in the United Kingdom and their knitted goods in Italy.
One thing the company themselves willingly enters the is service. The owner is very careful to point out that to build up and destroy a company in the same way, via a customer at a time. The owner himself will respond to all emails sent to him. They also have a 6-month warranty and the customer is offered at any time within 6 months of purchase, return the item in any condition any time for a full refund, which is a very generous policy.
All in all, we have to say that many of Charles Tyrwhitts products is good and affordable.One thing we would recommend now that the Christmas and new year are approaching, and the need for a tuxedo, perhaps is greatest for most of us, is the company’s evening wear.They have a great selection of tuxedos, shirts and accessories for this very purpose at great prices.