I tried Jos A. Bank shirts that I thought were a "good deal" until I found out the hard way that you get what you pay for, so I moved to Thomas Pink and have been very happy. I'm willing to give CT shirts a try if anyone has experience with both TP and CT for feedback. TIA.
I havent bought any Thomas Pink shirts in a couple of years, but I would put the qualities comparable, maybe slightly better than CT. The general consensus is that TP is a bit overpriced at MSRP. At $70-75 is a much better price point for these shirts. CT, TP and TM Lewin are pretty comparable clothiers on Jermyn st. It comes down to personal preference, both are good quality shirts, but not high end. I just think CT probably has more frequent and better sales.
I've posted in other threads, but here is my input on all the "reasonably" priced dress shirts I've had experience with. I'll do my best to be as honest as possible. Obviously, this is only my personal experience and many brands offer low, mid, and top tier lines.
Let me also say that I wear dress shirts 5 days a week for work. I also generally wear them going out. I would guess that I wear at least 7 dress shirts a week and sometimes as many as 10 (put a different one on when going out after work). I probably own at least 50+ dress/sport shirts and that's after getting rid of at least 20 gold labels, muranos, jos a. banks and other cheap quality stuff.
1.) Charles Tyrwhitt- I'm a huge fan and this is by far the most common brand in my closet. I think I own at least 20 Tyrwhitt dress shirts.
-Very easy iron/steam.
-Never broken a button
-Metal Collar stays
-Several fit options
-Tons of styles
-Excellent customer service
-Not the best if you're super thin. I'm 5'10" 200 lbs and a former powerlifter/baseball player. I have a 45-46" chest/35" waist and their extra slim fit 16.5/34 fits me perfect
-Slow shipping- You'll have to wait at least a week and a half and sometimes as long as a month. Just the nature of buying from England
The most I would pay: If the label was removed, I'd easily pay $50 for a shirt from them.
A fair deal: Based on past sales, anything under $40
A good deal: Anything under $30-35 is what I'd consider a good deal
Brooks Brothers- Their higher end shirts are very well made. Their lower end shirts are plain crap. Don't bother with them unless you go with at least a mid-tier BB shirt. Lower end shirts purchased from their outlet (huge mistake)
Jos A. Bank- This is one of the brands I despise most. Their sales are more inflated than Charles Tyrwhitt, the quality is p**s poor, and their fits are meant for fat people. I also own a suit from them (purchased for a wedding against my advice) and it fell apart after less than 10 times wearing it. Purchased online and from their retail store.
Thomas Pink- Very slim fit. Overall good shirt. The two I personally own tend to wrinkle very easily after a full day of work. They also don't seem to breath very well. Purchased from Nordstrom.
Murano- Cheap shirts for a cheap price. Their fit is actually pretty good for an athletic build. Aside from that, everything about them is complete crap. Purchased from Dillards. Avoid if you value quality.
Gold Label- Some of their higher end shirts are respectable at best. Overall cheap shirts. I've broken more buttons on these shirts than any other. Very similar to Murano. Purchased from Dillards
Ike Behar- Their ties are great, their shirts are so-so. They're a good deal at around $30. At $90+ they're a rip-off. Purchased from Nordstrom
Facconable- I really like this brand. I personally would never pay full price for one, but their quality seems to be very similar to Charles Tyrwhitt. The ones I own iron well and breath well too.
Ralph Lauren- Avoid their lower end stuff. One of the most overrated brands out there. Their high end purple label stuff is awesome, but I'm not one to spend $200+ on a shirt. Purchased from Dillards, TJ Maxx, RL.com, and Marshall's
Joseph Abboud- Their lower end stuff is crap. Their higher end stuff is actually really nice. I have one of their higher end sport shirts and it's really well made. Breaths well, buttons are solid, fabric irons easy. Very impressed with their upper level stuff for the price.
Burberry- Total marketing. Not a fan at all. Cheap stuff at a premium. Sure their tartan print is iconic, but you're going to match every college freshman girl's scarf out there.
Express- I usually joke with my friends that this is the "Summer Intern" brand. I can usually pick out people wearing Express shirts from a mile away. They have very very slim cuts, but they're for the most part cheap shirts. Average shirts overall with their quality being their biggest flaw.
Dior Men- My favorite shirt is from them. It's the most amazing shirt I've ever had. I don't even have to iron it after washing it. It's at least 5 years old and hasn't faded, never broken a button, and it's seen some serious abuse.
I have a great deal of experience with business and formal clothing. I have probably 30+ pairs of dress shoes, 75+ ties, 15+ suits, and plenty of other stuff like cufflinks, belts, and pocket squares. Know that my experience falls right in line with this website. I value quality at a price well below retail so I'm happy to help.
No Hugo Boss or Banana Repub? Those are my personal two fave, although HB wrinkles so easily
I tried jos a. Bank shirts that i thought were a "good deal" until i found out the hard way that you get what you pay for, so i moved to thomas pink and have been very happy. I'm willing to give ct shirts a try if anyone has experience with both tp and ct for feedback. Tia.
Tyrwhitt is on Groupon[groupon.com]. You can either get $50 for $25 or $100 for $50. You can also get 15% cashback with Discover. Not sure if it's a great deal, dont really have time to look right now. It says not valid on clearance items and a $10 shipping fee.
How does the payment work? Is it a coupon code or like a gift card. Because many of their promotions grey out the coupon code area, but if its a gift certificate this is not an issue. Can anyone clarify?
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