Spent some time in London last week and had a chance to pop along to Jermyn Street, traditional home of English Gentleman’s outfitters.
As is often the case, I didn’t have a lot of time as I was fitting the visit in between meetings. I had a chance to visit my three favourite outfitters, T M Lewin, Charles Tyrwhitt, and Hawes & Curtis.
Hawes & Curtis
H&C are celebrating their centenary year and have brought out a number of centenary products. There are some special edition shirts, their new 100 years collection, and a 1913 collection.
The special edition shirts infuse colour and contrast fabrics into their otherwise relatively restrained formal shirt range.
The 100 year collection is a range of 6 shirts, each of which use collar styles from the early 20th century. These include rounded collars, tab collars and a smart looking collar pin shirt.
The 1913 collection is a selection of special shirts with a higher yarn count. Regular H&C formal shirts have a cotton yarn count of 80. These shirts have yarn counts of 120, 140 and 200. These fabrics are much softer than typical 80 count shirts.
Add to these the H&C suits which are not available from their online stores can only be found at their Jermyn Street store, and it means that H&C is well worth a visit on your next trip to the Capital. That H&C are currently offering 4 shirts for £90 only sweetens the deal.
T M Lewin
TML have a new range of shirts in for summer, both in their formal collection and their casual shirt collection, in range of summer colours. Yellows and purples feature strongly as does the strap line Brights are Back. They are also running a suit sale at £199 per suit and their popular 4 shirts for £100 offer is back.
CT also have their summer range out as you would expect. Some interesting white chinos and colourful drivers caught my eye as did some great loafers. However, it was not evident to me that there appeared to be a great deal of new stock. Perhaps I had already seen them on my last visit. The big offer at the moment is that their 4 shirts for £100 includes non iron shirts.