Hawes and Curtis review

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Hawes and Curtis review – sizes available

Four different cuts are available from Hawes and Curtis

  • Classic Fit shirts are Hawes and Curtis’ widest cut around the chest and waist.
  • Tailored Fit falls between the Classic Fit and the Slim Fit.  On 17th November 2016 Hawes and Curtis removed the sizing data on Tailored Fit from their website.  I’ve kept the data as the shirts were still available here when I checked in April 2017.
  • Slim Fit shirts are the narrower than Tailored around the chest and waist.
  • Extra Slim Fit are the narrowest in the range.  These were launched in 2013 and are part of the general trend in the industry towards slimmer, fitting shirts.

In July 2016 Hawes and Curtis updated their shirt sizing and range and I’ve updated this page to take account of that. The older information is at the bottom of the page. There isn’t much difference in the sizing, mainly it’s widening of the range of Slim Fit and Extra Slim to cover large collar sizes. They have also removed the garments measurements for Classic Fit from their site, but I have kept this information to help comparisons.
Classic Fit

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Measurement (garment size)Waist Measurement (garment size)
14.5N/AN/AN/A
15.0N/AN/AN/A
15.5N/AN/AN/A
16.034,35,36,3750.447
16.534,35,36,3752.449
17.034,35,36,3754.351
17.534,35,3856.353
18.035,36,3858.355
18.5N/AN/AN/A
193861.858.6
203865.762.5

Tailored Fit

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Measurement (garment size)Waist Measurement (garment size)
14.5N/AN/AN/A
15.033 and 3545.739.8
15.532,34, 35 and 3647.641.7
16.034 and 3649.643.7
16.534 and 3651.645.7
17.034 and 3653.547.6
17.534 and 3655.549.6
18.03657.551.6
18.5N/AN/AN/A
19N/AN/AN/A
20N/AN/AN/A

Slim Fit

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Measurement (garment size)Waist Measurement (garment size)
14.53341.537
15.033,34,3543.539
15.533,34,35,3645.541
16.033,34,35,36,3747.543
16.533,34,35,36,3749.545
17.034,35,36,3751.547
17.535,36,37,3853.549
18.035,36,3755.551
18.5N/AN/AN/A
193757.553
203759.555

Extra Slim Fit

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Measurement (garment size)Waist Measurement (garment size)
14.53337.532.5
15.033,34,3539.534.5
15.533,34,35,3641.536.5
16.033,34,35,36,3743.538.5
16.533,34,35,36,3745.5*40.5
17.034,35,36,374742.5
17.5374944.5
18.0375146.5
18.5N/AN/AN/A
19N/AN/AN/A
20N/AN/AN/A

*- The size guide on the Hawes and Curtis page says 42.5 but I think this is a typo.

Hawes and Curtis review – cuff 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.  Hawes and Curtis, like many others, use semi-fused interlinings, which means that their collars and cuffs have an interlining which is fused with the material of the shirt.

As part of the Hawes and Curtis review I took one of their shirts 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.

Hawes and Curtis review - cuff manufactureThe image below shows the collar of the same Hawes and Curtis 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.

Hawes and Curtis review - collar manufactureHawes and Curtis – Pre July 2016 sizing

In the tables below N/A means this particular cut was not available from Hawes and Curtis.

Classic Fit

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Measurement (garment size)Waist Measurement (garment size)
14.5N/AN/AN/A
15.0N/AN/AN/A
15.534, 35 and 3648.445
16.034 and 3650.447
16.534 and 3652.449
17.034 and 3654.351
17.534 and 3656.353
18.036 and 3858.355
18.5N/AN/AN/A
193861.858.6
203865.762.5

Tailored Fit

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Measurement (garment size)Waist Measurement (garment size)
14.5N/AN/AN/A
15.033 and 3545.739.8
15.534, 35 and 3647.641.7
16.034 and 3649.643.7
16.534 and 3651.645.7
17.034 and 3653.547.6
17.534 and 3655.549.6
18.03657.551.6
18.5N/AN/AN/A
19N/AN/AN/A
20N/AN/AN/A

Slim Fit

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Measurement (garment size)Waist Measurement (garment size)
14.53341.737
15.033 and 3543.739
15.534, 35 and 3645.740.9
16.034, 36 and 3747.642.9
16.534 and 3649.644.9
17.03651.646.9
17.53753.648.9
18.03755.650.9
18.5N/AN/AN/A
19N/AN/AN/A
20N/AN/AN/A

Extra Slim Fit

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Measurement (garment size)Waist Measurement (garment size)
14.53337.432.7
15.033 and 3539.434.6
15.534 and 3541.436.6
16.034 and 3643.338.6
16.534 and 3645.340.5
17.03747.342.5
17.5N/AN/AN/A
18.0N/AN/AN/A
18.5N/AN/AN/A
19N/AN/AN/A
20N/AN/AN/A

 

Fitted Slim Fit

Hawes and Curtis used to have a size called the Fitted Slim Fit. This shirt was designed to sit under a slim fit suit jacket and fell between the Slim and Extra Slim Fit. As of March 2016 this shirt was no longer available on the website.

Discount codes

Compared to Charles Tyrwhitt and TM Lewin, Hawes and Curtis use fewer discount codes. The latest information I have on their discount codes is here.

Where are the shirts made?

I’ve looked carefully at the Hawes and Curtis shirts I bought recently but there is no information on where they are made.  I have been told the shirts are made in Turkey.




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