Charles Tyrwhitt review

Are you looking for a Charles Tyrwhitt review or a shirt fit guide? This page contains a detailed review of Charles Tyrwhitt (pronounced “Tirrit”) shirts and all the cuts and sizes available. The page has detailed actual garment measurements (and how they have changed over time) unique to this website. There is a also an explanation of why the data below appears different from that on the Charles Tyrwhitt site.

You can buy Charles Tyrwhitt shirts from the Charles Tyrwhitt UK and US sites by clicking on the links below. CT shirts is another terms used for Charles Tyrwhitt shirts.

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Charles Tyrwhitt review – sizes available

Four different cuts of shirts are available from Charles Tyrwhitt.

  • Classic Fit shirts are Charles Tyrwhitt’s widest cut around the chest and waist.
  • Slim Fit cut is narrower around the chest and waist.
  • Extra Slim Fit shirts were the narrowest Charles Tyrwhitt shirts.
  • Super Slim Fit shirts, these were launched in August 2017. They have the same chest size as the extra slim fit, but are narrower through the waist.


If you’re looking to compare Charles Tyrwhitt shirts with other brands (for example, Charles Tyrwhitt shirts are typically much more fitted than Brooks Brother shirts), then go the compare shirts page.

Charles Tyrwhitt Classic Fit Shirts

Collar SizeSleeve Lengths AvailableChest Size - Garment MeasurementWaist Size - Garment Measurement
14.532, 3341.541.0
15.032, 33, 34, 3543.543.0
15.532, 33, 34, 35, 3645.545.0
16.032, 33, 34, 35, 36, 3847.547.0
16.533, 34, 35, 36, 3849.549.0
17.033, 34, 35, 36, 37, 3851.551.0
17.534, 35, 36, 3853.553.0
18.035, 36, 37, 3855.554.5
19.037, 3859.558.5
20.03763.562.5

Charles Tyrwhitt Slim Fit Shirts

Collar SizeSleeve Lengths AvailableChest Size - Garment MeasurementWaist Size - Garment Measurement
14.532, 3340.037.0
15.032, 33, 34, 3542.039.0
15.532, 33, 34, 35, 36, 3744.041.0
16.032, 33, 34, 35, 36, 3846.043.0
16.533, 34, 35, 36, 3848.045.0
17.033, 34, 35, 36, 37, 3850.047.0
17.534, 35, 36, 3852.049.0
18.035, 36, 3754.051.0

Charles Tyrwhitt Extra Slim Fit Shirts

Collar SizeSleeve Lengths AvailableChest Size - Garment MeasurementWaist Size - Garment Measurement
14.532, 3337.534.5
15.032, 33, 34, 3539.536.5
15.532, 33, 34, 35, 36, 3741.538.5
16.032, 33, 34, 35, 36, 3843.540.5
16.533, 34, 35, 36, 3845.542.5
17.033, 34, 35, 36, 3747.044.5
17.534, 35, 3649.046.5

Charles Tyrwhitt Super Slim Fit Shirts

Collar SizeSleeve Lengths AvailableChest Size - Garment MeasurementWaist Size - Garment Measurement
14.03335.531.5
14.53337.532.5
15.033, 3439.534.5
15.533, 34, 35, 3641.536.5
16.033, 34, 35, 3643.538.5
16.534, 35, 3645.540.5
17.03547.042.5

Why are the size numbers here different from the Charles Tyrwhitt site?

Some people have emailed me asking why the numbers on my site appear to be different from those on the Charles Tyrwhitt site. For example, on the Charles Tyrwhitt site the image below shows that the 15 inch collar for the Classic Fit has a chest circumference of 41.5 inches. On my site I have the chest circumference at 43.5 inches.

Images shows the product measurements for Charles Tyrwhitt shirtsI think my numbers are correct and Charles Tyrwhitt has a confusing layout on their website. The reasons are explained below.

First, look at the image below  and the first table, “Your Body Measurements” and the first row “Your Collar”. Compare that to the second table in the image below: “Product Measurements” and the row “Collar Size”. You will see that the sizes are not lined up with each other. “Your Collar 14 inch” is above “Collar Size 14.5 inch”. My data is consistent with Charles Tyrwhitt website if you use the “Your Collar” data.

This image shows the Charles Tyrwhitt body and product measurementsSecond, there look to be some data input errors in the information on the Charles Tyrwhitt website. For example, in the bottom table there are two 14.5 inches under Collar Size and in the Extra Slim Fit in the waist row the figure 38.5 inches appears twice. In the Super Slim Fit chest circumference 37.5 inches appears twice.

Third, I measured some additional Charles Tyrwhitt shirts to compare my data with actual garment measurements. As you can see from the pictures below, my measurements are consistent with the data on my site and how I think the Charles Tyrwhitt data should be interpreted.

Charles Tyrwhitt Super Slim Fit 14 inch collar and 35.5 inch chest circumference

Charles Tyrwhitt Super Slim Fit 14 inch collarCharles Tyrwhitt Classic Fit 20 inch collar and 63.5 inch chest circumference

Charles Tyrwhitt Classic Fit 20 inch collar

Shirts that fit like Charles Tyrwhitt shirts?

If you are looking for alternative shirts that fit like the Charles Tyrwhitt shirts use the shirt search engine, select your collar and arm length and then find the shirts that have similar chest and waist sizes.

Charles Tyrwhitt review – cuffs and collar manufacturing

All shirt manufacturers I know of insert an interlining into the cuffs and collars of their shirts to make them more robust. Charles Tyrwhitt use semi-fused interlinings, which means that their collars and cuffs have an interlining which is fused with the cotton of the shirt.

The image below shows a Charles Tyrwhitt shirt I took apart. The image shows the fused interlining (1). The interlining is separate from the material on the inside of the cuff (2) and fused to the outside (3) of the shirt cuff. This is called semi-fused as the interlining is only fused to the outside. If the interlining was fused to the outside and inside it would be called fully fused.

Charles Tyrwhitt review - cuff manufactureThe image below shows the collar of the same Charles Tyrwhitt shirt. The same construction technique is used: the interlining (1) is separated from and not fused with the back (2), but is fused to the front (3) of the collar.

Charles Tyrwhitt - collar manufactureCharles Tyrwhitt review – old shirt measurements

In Summer 2013 Charles Tyrwhitt slightly changed their shirt sizes. Information on the old sizes, which is likely to be more applicable for second hand shirts, is below. In the tables below No info. means this information was not previously available.

Charles Tyrwhitt Classic Fit Shirts

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Measurement (to Fit Chest)Waist Measurement (Garment size)
14.5333641
15.033 and 353843
15.533, 35 and 374045
16.033, 34, 35 and 364247
16.533, 34, 35, 36 and 384449
17.035 and 374651
17.536 and 384853
18.0375055
18.5N/AN/AN/A
19375257
20375459

Charles Tyrwhitt Slim Fit Shirts

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Measurement (to Fit Chest)Waist Measurement (Garment size)
14.5333639
15.033 and 353840
15.533, 35 and 374041
16.033, 34, 35 and 364243
16.533, 34, 35 and 364445
17.035 and 374646
17.5364848
18.0375049
18.5N/AN/AN/A
19N/AN/AN/A
20N/AN/AN/A

Charles Tyrwhitt Extra Slim/Tailored Fit

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Measurement (to Fit Chest)Waist Measurement(Garment size)
14.5333637
15.0333838
15.533 and 354039
16.033, 34, 35 and 364241
16.533, 34, 35 and 364442
17.035 and 374645
17.5364846
18.0375047
18.5N/AN/AN/A
19N/AN/AN/A
20N/AN/AN/A

Charles Tyrwhitt review – history

In 1986 Charles Tyrwhitt started as a mail order business. Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler started the firm while studying geography at Bristol University. Before focusing on shirts, Nicholas Wheeler started businesses involving Christmas trees, photography and shoes. His shoe business originally involved tracing around customers’ feet and faxing the result to a factory in India. The company was started with £8,000 of inheritance, a bank loan and profits from the sale of an Aston Martin (Nick bought it for £17k and sold it a year later for £100k). From 1986 it took eleven years until the first shop was opened on Jermyn Street, London. Today Charles Tyrwhitt has stores in the UK, the USA and France.

Charles Tyrwhitt review – where are the shirts made?

It’s difficult to find good information on where Charles Tyrwhitt shirts are made and the label on the most recent shirt I bought doesn’t say anything.

Charles Tyrwhitt review - where are the shirts made?

Nor does this label, on a shirt I looked at in March 2013.Charles-Tyrwhitt-review-where-shirts-made-1-400x300

The shirt fabric originally came from Lancashire in England and the shirts were made in Essex. Then production moved to Hong Kong. The website doesn’t give any detailed information on where the shirts are made, but says that products are made in the China, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Malta, Peru, Philippines, Sri Lanka,Tunisia and the UK.  This article says the shirts are made in India, Romania, Peru and other places. Charles Tyrwhitt shirts are also made by Esquel, which has production facilities in China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Mauritius and Sri Lanka.

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