I posted this to the thread on Lewin shirts started a couple of months ago, but I suppose the forum problems prevented that thread from moving back to the first page. Â Anyway, for those who get the Lewin catalogues, did you see that they now sell suits? Â They are very British: Â side vents, slanted pockets, ticket pocket, etc. Â Though they advertise that the regular retail price is about $900.00 (just like they advertise that reg. price on shirts is approx. $100.00, though no one ever pays that), they can be ordered for approx. $400.00 (half-price and minus hefty VAT). Â Catalogue says the suit jacket has a "floating chest piece." Â I am not real sure what that means, but I imagine that, nevertheless, it is fused. Â For $400.00 I have considered taking the plunge (I can always return if not satisfied), as I like the details on the suit and would otherwise have to order custom or MTM for much more $$$$ to get a similar suit. Â I thought it would be fun to have a suit such as this with the slanted pockets, ticket pocket, etc. and this is the only way I see to get one for around $400.00. Â Has anyone seen the Lewin suit or can anyone offer any more info on quality? Â I think that if simply lives up to quality of Brooks Bros. fused "Brooksease" suits, it is probably worth it.
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6/4/04 at 11:21am