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TM Lewin shirts?

FCS

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Short question, do their dress shirts have pearl buttons and constructed by single-needle stitching?
 

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I was correct. Double row of stitches and plastic buttons. Non-fused collar and cuffs though, if you like them.

Apart from that, they are good value for money. A bit baggy but the collars and fabrics are nice. I especially like their full spread collar.

B
 

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I have shirts from the Lewin 100, Royal and Luxury ranges - all are double-needle, plastic buttoned and do not match patterns at the shoulder or gauntlet. They're ok shirts and as Bjorn says have a nice spread collar (they call this the windsor I believe). I purchased these before I knew or cared about such things as MOP buttons or pattern matching. I happen to like their woven ties - every bit as well made and luxurious/thick as my ties by Charles Hill.

They are relentless in sending catalogues, though, despite the fact that I haven't ordered from them in over a year...
 

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Thank you gentlemen, good thing I am pretty lazy in my shopping. Double stitching I still can tolerate, but plastic button? Euh...
 

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...every bit as well made and luxurious/thick as my ties by Charles Hill.
Aha--another admirer of Charles Hill ties. Not a name that gets mentioned very often.

Pardon the interruption.
 

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Aha--another admirer of Charles Hill ties. Not a name that gets mentioned very often.
And to our advantage too, I would add. I always find them on the sale table at Holt Renfrew since no one knows what the heck they are.
 

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It is possible that the T.M. Lewin ties are made by Charles Hill. I suspect them of a fair amount of sub-contract work. I think they make the Ben Silver regimentals (the made in England ones), I suspect they make Ede & Ravenscroft ties and it's possible they make Turnbull & Asser.
 

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Both of my Lewin shirts have MOP bottons. And I suppose I must not know what single needle stiching is.

-Tom
 

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I don't really worry much about the stiching as long as it is fine. But I'm interested in your shirts, Tom. Are they recent or old ? Are they from a specific line ? These are the first I've heard of with proper buttons.

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p.s. I love getting their catalogs but after a year and a half, I have yet to buy anything from it.
 

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