I don’t talk much about men’s fashion, but last time I’ve been with my husband at Metquarter to get a couple more TMLewin shirts, I though I should write about it on the blog. Have a look on TMLewin’s at tmlewin.co.uk and at metquarter.com for more details. I like their shirts too, if you remember my outfits from a couple of years ago.
The first shop was opened by Mr. Thomas Mayes Lewin in Jermyn Street, London, in 1898. He was among the fashion industry innovators. A hundred years ago, shirts look a bit different and didn’t have buttons down the front. T.M.Lewin’s “coat-shirts” were a prototype of the modern shirt we see today on the high street.
At TMLewin, they continue to use many of the traditional manufacturing techniques, made over a century ago. Now there are almost 100 stores in UK, new stores opening in Europe, Singapore, and Australia.
these (long sleeves) are his TMLewin shirts
As you can see, he has a relatively big collection of TMLewin shirts and he plans to buy a few more. He likes the quality of the shirts and, even more so, that he can find a shirt that will fit him. He tried with different brands and so far only TMLewin gives him exactly what he wants. As he told me after he bought the last shirts: “It feels like they are made by a tailor, but in fact is off the shelf.”
My husband is tall and slim. That means he needs shirts with a longer sleeve and that should be fitted or slim-fit. These kind of fits will differ from manufacturer to manufacturer. He also likes wearing cufflinks and most of the shirts he buys from them are Double Cuff.
Amazingly, most of the other brands he tried on and even bought a few, are too lose around the waist. Even the ones that are “tailor-fit” or something similar, are still a bit big for him. So now he plans to buy only from TMLewin because the shirts fit him perfectly.
One of those 100 shops is in Metquarter. It is a shopping centre consisting primarily of boutique stores located in central Liverpool, opened in 2006, with 38 shops over two floors.
The staff there is very nice and helpful. My husband tried both slim-fit and fitted shirts and had a chat with them. I like how the shirts are put on display on the shelves, by size of the collar and by length of the sleeves.