LONDON, February 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Just over a decade ago Charles Tyrwhitt launched their first US store in Manhattan. The success of that first step has led to the opening of two additional stores in Manhattan and another in Washington DC, as well as the launch of ctshirts.com. This month they've taken another stride forward, opening the doors for the first time in Chicago - bringing well-made shirts and tailored suits to the windy city.
The 2,300 square-foot, street level store, at 208 South LaSalle Street is in the heart of the financial district in the iconic Loop community of Chicago. Situated next door to the Treasury building, with the Stock Market centre at the end of the street and the Willis Tower just behind, it's a haven of fine menswear in the centre of the city. Not only that but one of the world's first skyscrapers, 'The Rookery', is opposite, with interiors designed by the renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Visit the resplendent new store and you can enjoy suit and shirt fittings from expert staff to ensure you get the perfect fit. Other in-store perks include monogramming for men's dress shirts, alterations for shirts and suits, as well as a famous six-month return policy. While Charles Tyrwhitt (pronounced "Tirrit") are best known for creating Jermyn Street dress shirts for men, a full range of British menswear is also on offer - from suits, overcoats and knitwear, to ties and accessories. The award winning customer service means staff will be there to help you find whatever you need, as well as offer style tips and advice.
Coinciding with the opening of the first Chicago store is also the launch of Charles Tyrwhitt's spring 2014 collection, celebrating the theme of British Smart. The British have always understood the importance of dressing well, so Tyrwhitt have taken centuries of Jermyn Street history and recast it for the modern man. An extensive range of menswear incorporates clothing designed to be worn to the office, for special occasions and casual dates. Charles Tyrwhitt retains the authentic British style, with smartly cut shirts in patterns and weaves with historic associations, together with suits, ties and outerwear to match. The Made in England range of shoes, suits and outerwear showcase the fine quality traditional methods that the British have perfected over hundreds of years.
Refined British style is reaching new heights of popularity in America. The US is now the biggest market for CT Shirts, with sales growing 35% last year alone. As company founder Nick Wheeler said, "American men love the concept of smart dressing with British style, they really love the tailored fit." The appeal of properly made British clothing is now stronger than ever, not just in Britain but around the world.
SOURCE Charles Tyrwhitt