The first T.M. Lewin store opened in Jermyn street in 1898. Yes, that’s like 118 years ago when T.M. Lewin opened it doors to the public. I couldn’t believe it when I found out through Louis the origins and history of this noble brand. Louis was the host of this exclusive in-store styling session where I was one of only five bloggers invited.
I was made to understand that some of the fabric used by T.M. lewin is made exclusively by a company in Scotland by invitation only. I have to admit that I was amazed at what I refer to as the rich history of this high street store. Why did I not know this before? Excuse my ignorance but I have always thought of T.M. Lewin as a functional clothing brand which does not have much of a heritage. Clearly I was wrong.
I personally think it does “functional” very well but people need to learn more about its rich British heritage to be able to appreciate the brand. Here I was thinking T.M. Lewin was just another high street store vying for your money. There is nothing more appealing to me than a brand with a great story and history behind it.
I have always been a huge fan of T.M. Lewin’s business shirts. For me the quality perfectly complements the price tag. Of course this means I buy most of my shirts from there. However, for some bizarre reason, I have never owned a T.M. Lewin suit before. If I am honest, I can’t think of a reason why I do not have any of their suits. Could it be because I knew so little about it heritage? Whatever the reason was, I clearly had the wrong impression. This was made evident when Damien (able and helpful staff) helped me try my first suit during the styling session.
It is safe to say I lost count of how many other suits I tried on after realising how well the first one fitted me. Because of my body build (big arms with small waist – cough cough) I usually have issues with my jackets. My jackets almost always have to be taken in at the waist and side to fit me. This sometimes compromise the overall look of the suit one way or another. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this wasn’t so much of a problem with T.M. Lewin. Where a jacket needs to be adjusted, it did not compromise the overall look at all.
I can honestly say the brand’s bespoke service was next to non with staff personate about delivery great service. I left the store pleased with what I saw and experienced.
Needless to say T.M. Lewin will be seeing a lot more of me in their suit section.
PS. I apologise for the relatively poor images – New lens problems lol