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TM Lewin Sale (5 shirts/$93 shipped)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by lpresq, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Spark

    Spark Senior member

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    I have a few of their shirts picked up on a similar sale a ways back and think they are a solid deal for the price -- not a Borelli or an Isaia shirt by any stretch, but much better than what you can find in a US department store for 3x the price. This is a great price for a solid workhorse shirt. The windsor spread collar has a good shape and is reasonably soft.

    In terms of shrinkage, the sleeves seem fine to me but the collars seem to consistently lose 1/2 inch. Size up and you will be fine. Their slim fits were cut funny - standing still, they seemed to work fine but the minute I moved the sleeves were up on my forearms. I shipped them back without a problem - they have a return label addressed to a US consolidation center and their return/exchange policy is quite good.
     
  2. ld111134

    ld111134 Senior member

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    Is the promotion code posted up-thread still applicable? I tried using it today but was unable to complete my purchase.
     
  3. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    Is the promotion code posted up-thread still applicable? I tried using it today but was unable to complete my purchase.

    They retire most codes pretty quickly. Chances are that one expired a while ago (OP was in March...)
     
  4. JR_Rider

    JR_Rider Senior member

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    Is the promotion code posted up-thread still applicable? I tried using it today but was unable to complete my purchase.

    Promotion code is still good!! The trick to it is that you must have 5 shirts in your cart when you apply the code. I just used the code to order 5 shirts Monday and the code worked no problem.


    Here's my order.....

    Item\t\tQuantity\tTotal Price
    505158884786\tWhite Plain Fine Luxury Twill St James Semi Fitted Double Cuff Shirt - 34435 Size: 15.5 Fit: 3RG\t2\t£30.61
    505158884826\tBlue Plain Fine Luxury Twill St James Semi Fitted Double Cuff Shirt - 34436 Size: 15.5 Fit: 3RG\t1\t£15.31
    505158885146\tRed Slim Stripe St James Semi Fitted Double Cuff Shirt - 34444 Size: 15.5 Fit: 3RG\t1\t£15.30
    505158882426\tBlack Blue Block Check Windsor Slim Fit Double Cuff Shirt - 34352 Size: 15.5 Fit: 3RG\t1\t£15.30
    \t\t\t
    Postage\t\t\t£8.00
    Total\t\t\t£84.52


    Code still works by the way.....I just tried it again and the total was £88 before shipping but also before the VAT refund.
     
  5. davidmross

    davidmross Senior member

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    I would have believed this if I didn't have over 15 TM shirts that only shrank minimally like any good quality cotton fabric

    I have 8 or 10 TM Lewin shirts and I've had mixed experiences with shrinking even though I've washed and dried all of them in the same way. Most of the time (about 90%) I have minor shrinking which is well within reason but occasionally the shrinking has been considerable. In one case after just one wash I could not button the collar. Ugh!

    I'm sure that Lewin would be happy to exchange the shirt but I can't be bothered the time and cost involved packaging up the short to exchange it is just not worth my while.

    All that said, I agree with Lewin represent great value for the money and are good shirts.
     
  6. ld111134

    ld111134 Senior member

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    Promotion code is still good!! The trick to it is that you must have 5 shirts in your cart when you apply the code. I just used the code to order 5 shirts Monday and the code worked no problem.


    Here's my order.....

    Item\t\tQuantity\tTotal Price
    505158884786\tWhite Plain Fine Luxury Twill St James Semi Fitted Double Cuff Shirt - 34435 Size: 15.5 Fit: 3RG\t2\t£30.61
    505158884826\tBlue Plain Fine Luxury Twill St James Semi Fitted Double Cuff Shirt - 34436 Size: 15.5 Fit: 3RG\t1\t£15.31
    505158885146\tRed Slim Stripe St James Semi Fitted Double Cuff Shirt - 34444 Size: 15.5 Fit: 3RG\t1\t£15.30
    505158882426\tBlack Blue Block Check Windsor Slim Fit Double Cuff Shirt - 34352 Size: 15.5 Fit: 3RG\t1\t£15.30
    \t\t\t
    Postage\t\t\t£8.00
    Total\t\t\t£84.52


    Code still works by the way.....I just tried it again and the total was £88 before shipping but also before the VAT refund.


    What is the discount code you used? Is it NJTES? After placing an order over the phone yesterday, I called them again today about this promotion code and they said that they were unable to honor it - they said that it had expired on February 28th and was restricted to UK customers. You must have gotten lucky!
     
  7. JR_Rider

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    What is the discount code you used? Is it NJTES? After placing an order over the phone yesterday, I called them again today about this promotion code and they said that they were unable to honor it - they said that it had expired on February 28th and was restricted to UK customers. You must have gotten lucky!

    Yes that's the code. Just make sure you are on the UK site where the prices are all in pounds. The code will still work then. I just tried it with three different style shirts and my total was always 88 Pounds for 5 shirts. When I called they couldn't find the code either but it works online I promise you. If you like tell me the shirts you want and I will but them in the cart and PM you the exact url and you can go from there....
     
  8. Viral

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    can anyone tell me if their slim fit shirts are cut slim or are just darted version of their regular fit? Their website mentions darts, however I'm not a fan of visible darts.......I'd rather they just cut them slimmer (like Thyrwhitt).

    Any info would be great.
     
  9. acecow

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    How are they in terms of fit?

    For reference, express or h&m fitted shirts work pretty well for me, except that they don't have numeric sizes for the collars and their M runs half a size too large for me to use. I'm a little hesitant to drop 140 bucks on 4 shirts without trying them on first. So, any comment would be helpful.

    Thanks!
     
  10. JR_Rider

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    can anyone tell me if their slim fit shirts are cut slim or are just darted version of their regular fit? Their website mentions darts, however I'm not a fan of visible darts.......I'd rather they just cut them slimmer (like Thyrwhitt).

    Any info would be great.


    Unfortunately there are visible darts. They seem to be cut slimmer as well but there are certainly visible darts as well. I will compare two shirts when I get home at let you know for whether the shirt is cut slimmer as well.
     
  11. Don Carlos

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    occasionally the shrinking has been considerable. In one case after just one wash I could not button the collar. Ugh!

    Out of curiosity, do you happen to remember which models/fabric that one was? TML has quite a few different slim fit lines up on their site these days, and I'm curious how the shrinkage issues play out better or worse across those lines.
     
  12. JR_Rider

    JR_Rider Senior member

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    How are they in terms of fit?

    For reference, express or h&m fitted shirts work pretty well for me, except that they don't have numeric sizes for the collars and their M runs half a size too large for me to use. I'm a little hesitant to drop 140 bucks on 4 shirts without trying them on first. So, any comment would be helpful.

    Thanks!



    I don't have experience with either of those particular shirts but the TM Lewin slim fit shirts fit me very well. I do know that the collar on Express Medium dress shirts is too large for me as well. I usually wear a 15/34 and am 6 feet tall, 150 pounds. With TM Lewin shirts I usually order a 15.5/34.5 to account for shrinkage at they work perfectly. Just so you know Lewin has an excellent return policy and should you not be satisfied with your purchase you just return the shirts using the preprinted label already included in the box. The only real cost to you would be the 8 pounds for shipping to you should you decide to return the shirts. I would highly recommend that you give them a try though because 5 shirts for 88 pounds is the best deal I've seen on shirts of similar quality. By the way my total for 5 shirts after shipping came out to $126.09. That's barely $25/shirt!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. acecow

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    Thanks for the info! I think I'm going to give them a try, it does sound like a decent deal.

    One more question, if you don't mind... How are their sleeves? That's what usually pisses me off in slim fit shirts. Even if the body fits OK, the sleeves are humongous for some ungodly reason...

    Thanks!
     
  14. Viral

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    Unfortunately there are visible darts. They seem to be cut slimmer as well but there are certainly visible darts as well. I will compare two shirts when I get home at let you know for whether the shirt is cut slimmer as well.

    Thanks, that would be awesome. Also, can you let me know how much fabric is pinched in the darts? I'll be taking them out and don't want to have a noticeable difference in fit after doing so.

    Just want to be absolutely sure before I place an order. Thanks!!
     
  15. Rosencrantz1

    Rosencrantz1 Active Member

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    I just received 4 slim fit shirts, sized 15.5/34.5, and they fit wonderfully. To be fair, I have not yet washed them, but if they shrink slightly after a cold wash/hang dry, they should be great.

    I paid $159 for four shirts delivered to NY (no code used; the order was about 3 weeks ago). At just under $40 a shirt delivered, I think the quality is great.

    I realize that I can't give a full assessment until they've gone through the wash, etc., but compared to my other OTR shirts (I have two regular fit and two slim fit Pink shirts, a handful of BR, etc.) these fit the best BY FAR.

    Oh and, yes, they a darted.
     
  16. Saenek

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    Ordered 5 with the code today, can't beat the price for some work shirts and the slim fit fits me reasonably well.
     
  17. JR_Rider

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    Thanks, that would be awesome. Also, can you let me know how much fabric is pinched in the darts? I'll be taking them out and don't want to have a noticeable difference in fit after doing so.

    Just want to be absolutely sure before I place an order. Thanks!!


    After comparing a slim fit with a regular version, the dart seems to be the only thing that makes the shirt slimmer. The arms are the same and if you were to let out the darts the width would be the same on both shirts. The slim fits just have shorter tails but other than that they seem to be exactly the same.
     
  18. aleksandr

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    Wow, this really is an awesome deal. Off to find 5 shirts I need, thanks OP!
     
  19. gregor

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    the two that i was gifted shrank like crazy on me after one wash.
    I got one or two and they were 15.5 and after I washed them they became like 15 and I can't wear them with ties anymore.
     
  20. henrymark

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    Lewin shirts are really good . Really a nice deal
     

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