TM Lewin review

Looking for a TM Lewin review? Below you’ll find a detailed review of TM Lewin shirts, including the cuts and sizes available and the specific shirt measurements. If you are looking to compare TM Lewin to other shirt manufacturers then use the shirt comparison pages: Charles Tyrwhitt vs TM Lewin and TM Lewin vs Hawes and Curtis.

You can buy the shirts direct from the TM Lewin UK and US sites by clicking on the images below.

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TM Lewin review – fits available

Four different fits are available.

  • Regular Fit shirts are TM Lewin’s most generous cut, with the largest chest and waist size measurements.
  • Slim Fit cut is narrower around the chest and waist.
  • Fitted shirts are even narrower than the Slim Fit.
  • Super Fitted shirts – TM Lewin launched this range in Autumn 2013 and these shirts are the narrowest around the chest and waist in their range.  TM Lewin have expanded their range of Super Fitted shirts to include Stretch shirts.  These Stretch shirts are 95% cotton and 5% Lycra.  They are available here.  Thomas Pink also offer a Stretch shirt with elastane, rather than Lycra. More information is available on the in the Thomas Pink Review.

In the tables below N/A means this particular cut is not available from TM Lewin (but it is likely to be available from other manufacturers). All sizes are in inches.  The chest and waist measurements are the garment sizes. For a typical fit, the garment chest measurement should be 4-5 inches greater than the body chest measurement, but you can adapt this depending on how tight you want the shirt to fit.

TM Lewin Regular Fit Shirts

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest (GARMENT SIZE)Waist (GARMENT SIZE)
14.533.54340
15.033,344542
15.533,34.5,364744
16.033,35,364946
16.533,34.5,36,385148
17.034.5,36,385350
17.534.5,36,385552
18.036,385754
18.5N/AN/AN/A
1936,386057
20386360

TM Lewin Slim Fit Shirts

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest (garment size)Waist (GARment size)
14.533.54136
15.033,344338
15.533,34.5,364540
16.033,35,364742
16.533,34.5,36,384944
17.034.5,36,385146
17.534.5,36,385348
18.036,3854.550
18.5N/AN/AN/A
1936,385953.75
203862.558

TM Lewin Fitted Shirts

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest (garment size)Waist (garment size)
14.533.539.534.5
15.033,3441.536.5
15.533,34.5,3643.538.5
16.033,35,3645.540.5
16.533,34.5,36,38*4742.5
17.034.5,36,38*4944.5
17.534.5,36,38*5146.5
18.036,38*5348.5
18.5N/AN/AN/A
1936*,38*5752.5
2038*6156.5

* – these shirt measurements are in the size guide here, but were not actually available from TM Lewin when I checked in December 2016.

TM Lewin Super Fitted Shirts

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest (garment size)Waist (GARment size)
14.533.53733
15.033,343935
15.533,34.5,364137
16.033,35,364339
16.534.75,364541
17.034.754743
17.5N/AN/AN/A
18.0N/AN/AN/A
18.5N/AN/AN/A
19N/AN/AN/A
20N/AN/AN/A

TM Lewin review – cuffs and collar manufacturing

All shirt manufacturers I know of insert an interlining into the cuffs and collars of their shirts to make them more robust. TM Lewin construct their collars and cuffs differently from most other shirt manufactures.  TM Lewin use non-fused interlinings, which mean that their collars and cuffs have a separated interlining which sits between the inside and outside material of the shirt.

The image below shows a TM Lewin shirt I took apart. The image shows the interlining, (1), which is separated from the inside (2) and outside (3) of the shirt cuff. In particular, note the gap between the unfused interlining and the outside of the shirt cuff.  This gap is because TM Lewin make unfused cuffs.

This image is part of the TM Lewin review and shows how the TM Lewin cuff is made, showing the unfused interlining.The image below shows a cross-section of the collar of the same TM Lewin shirt. The same construction technique is used: the interlining (1) is separated from and not fused with the back (2) or front (3) of the collar. In the picture you can see that the interlining is sewn together to the inside and outside of the collar at the edge.

This image is part of the TM Lewin review and shows how the TM Lewin collar is made, showing the unfused interlining.

TM Lewin review – History of the brand

TM Lewin began over 100 years ago in 1898 with a store in Jermyn Street, London, England. The TM comes from Thomas Mayes, who ran the original shop. TM Lewin only expanded to second shop in 1989, opening its second store in Lime Street London. In 2006 there was a management buyout and since then there has been rapid expansion. As of June 2016, TM Lewin had stores in the Australia, Czech Republic, Ghana, Indonesia, Ireland, Nigeria, Phillipines, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

TM Lewin review – where are the shirts made?

This image is part of the TM Lewin review and shows the TM Lewin label, showing the TM Lewin shirt is made in Vietnam.

TM Lewin made its shirts in England until around 2006. As with Charles Tyrwhitt, there is little publicly available information on where TM Lewin makes it shirts. The best information I have is that today TM Lewin manufactures its shirts predominantly in China and Vietnam. The most recent TM Lewin shirt I bought was made in Vietnam, as the picture above shows. This story suggests that TM Lewin gets many of its shirts from Itochu of Japan. Itochu has many different manufacturing sites across Asia.

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