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    (Original post by loggins)
    When I interned in '08 they put networking events on every week for us, when we were expected to turn up in smart clothing. I also did a lot of workshadowing with Sales desks where the dress code was pretty smart, I would have felt massively out of place if I hadn't rocked up in a suit. It's entirely up to you, but I always like to make a good impression, and it's far better to err on the side of caution as you never know who you're going to meet. Generally the standard of dress where I was at was pretty high.
    actually, i forgot about those pesky networking events completely. i take back what i said... you do need one suit even in S&T.
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    Does T.M. Levin always have a £20 shirt sale on? They have had the current sale up since Jan. Would rather buy later, but if the prices ever go back to £70 might have to buy now....
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    (Original post by unsung_hero)
    Does T.M. Levin always have a £20 shirt sale on? They have had the current sale up since Jan. Would rather buy later, but if the prices ever go back to £70 might have to buy now....
    They ALWAYS have some variation of that £20 a shirt sale. I don't think anybody in the history of the world has ever paid £70 for a TM Lewin shirt.
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    Hmmm. I got quite a few of my shirts from Primani for my internship, and I have to be honest here, they were great! No colour leakage, easy to iron, fit like a glove. Can't really understand why someone would shell out 70 quid for a shirt.
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    Are T M Lewin even that good? Be interested to get peoples opinions as I've spoken to a few people who rate M+S as better value.
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    Seriously though, you can get shirts from Marks & Spencer for less than 7 pounds/shirt. Buy a one size smaller one than what you would normally buy. You can get decent trousers at M&S for 30 pounds a pair. You guys are overspending. You would be in office for the most part, why bothering buying expensive clothes when it's cheaper, more comfortable, and easier to maintain clothes bought at M&S?
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    (Original post by FifthQuarter)
    Seriously though, you can get shirts from Marks & Spencer for less than 7 pounds/shirt. Buy a one size smaller one than what you would normally buy. You can get decent trousers at M&S for 30 pounds a pair. You guys are overspending. You would be in office for the most part, why bothering buying expensive clothes when it's cheaper, more comfortable, and easier to maintain clothes bought at M&S?
    M&S don't do double cuffs and have a tendency to put pockets on.
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    (Original post by FifthQuarter)
    Seriously though, you can get shirts from Marks & Spencer for less than 7 pounds/shirt. Buy a one size smaller one than what you would normally buy. You can get decent trousers at M&S for 30 pounds a pair. You guys are overspending. You would be in office for the most part, why bothering buying expensive clothes when it's cheaper, more comfortable, and easier to maintain clothes bought at M&S?
    All my plain shirts are M&S :ahee:

    Easycare non-iron FTW. Bloody hate ironing. I'd actually just buy a new shirt everytime if I had to.
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    (Original post by PorcineAviation)
    M&S don't do double cuffs and have a tendency to put pockets on.
    Don't do white collar blue shirts either (afaik). Criminal.
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    (Original post by uthinkilltellu)
    Don't do white collar blue shirts either (afaik). Criminal.
    Calm down Gekko.
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    (Original post by loggins)
    Calm down Gekko.
    That's how we roll, brah. Innit baller? :cool:
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    (Original post by paddy)
    Easycare non-iron FTW.
    Cringe.
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    If you're going non-iron, buy quality. Austin Reed make great non-iron shirts...they're about £50 each, but they'll save you a good hour of your Sunday evening :awesome:!
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    non-iron shirts are made from ****** material (not pure cotton although they advertise it as such). I hate ironing as well but I found an extremely affordable dry cleaner (kensington dry cleaners) which costs around £6 for 5 shirts (they iron them for you). You book it via phone, they come to your door and can bring them back your door in 24-48 hrs. So yeah, ive been using them and I think its definitely worth 25£ a month to have all your shirts washed and ironed. As for shirts, I buy them from John Lewis. Best brands, in my opinion, for quality are Balmain, Chester Barrie, Daniel Hechter, Paul Costelloe. These are normally shirts in the £30 to £60 range, which I think is OK from a price-quality perspective. I bought around 12 of them in the January sale from John Lewis for around £10-£15 each which was a total bargain. Thomas Pink is another brand that makes high-quality shirts but are a bit expensive. As for ties, I buy them from from S. Ferragamo and Suit Supply.
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    agree that non iron shirts suck. I'm just not a fan of the material. They get hot in the summer as the material is thicker than normal shirts and doesnt breathe as well.

    I personally like the 140s shirts at Charles Tyrwhitt, about £45. Worth the jump in quality from regular ones. Yeah, and TM Lewin, Charles Tyrwhitt and Hawes and Curtis are always on sales. Their "sale" £25 shirts are their normal price. I've never seen them sold at "full" price.

    Also, TM Lewin suits are most definitely crap as a previous poster mentioned, and are not good value by any means.
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    you want to ball? don't buy from online retailers. take the effort to go and find quality which isn't on a computer screen. Agree with loggins about Austin Reed - shirts that last more than 2 washes. Have a couple of nice Jaeger shirts too, great quality, and a Chester shirt and suit - personal favourite (great shout andy87).
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    (Original post by PorcineAviation)
    Cringe.
    In fairness these shirts have thus far been used in my part-time job. No point wearing high-quality when you work for John Lewis tbh.

    I am planning on getting nice shirts when I have an actual job.

    (Original post by andy87)
    non-iron shirts are made from ****** material (not pure cotton although they advertise it as such). I hate ironing as well but I found an extremely affordable dry cleaner (kensington dry cleaners) which costs around £6 for 5 shirts (they iron them for you). You book it via phone, they come to your door and can bring them back your door in 24-48 hrs. So yeah, ive been using them and I think its definitely worth 25£ a month to have all your shirts washed and ironed. As for shirts, I buy them from John Lewis. Best brands, in my opinion, for quality are Balmain, Chester Barrie, Daniel Hechter, Paul Costelloe. These are normally shirts in the £30 to £60 range, which I think is OK from a price-quality perspective. I bought around 12 of them in the January sale from John Lewis for around £10-£15 each which was a total bargain. Thomas Pink is another brand that makes high-quality shirts but are a bit expensive. As for ties, I buy them from from S. Ferragamo and Suit Supply.
    Iiiinteresting...

    I shall definitely investigate this further, I have need looking for a decent drycleaner for bloody ages.
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    (Original post by jakezg)
    Are T M Lewin even that good? Be interested to get peoples opinions as I've spoken to a few people who rate M+S as better value.
    I got a couple of TM Lewin shirts which were awful. Impossible to iron and the material doesn't breathe.

    Will never go back.

    Best shirts I've bought to date were Thomas Pink.
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    (Original post by Nimiza)
    I got a couple of TM Lewin shirts which were awful. Impossible to iron and the material doesn't breathe.
    And crease within 5 seconds. I found bending down to tie my shoelaces before even having left the house made all the ironing in vain.


    One of my best shirts is Canali. Irons like a dream, washes amazingly. They're expensive full price though, got mine in a sale.
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    (Original post by PorcineAviation)
    And crease within 5 seconds. I found bending down to tie my shoelaces before even having left the house made all the ironing in vain.


    One of my best shirts is Canali. Irons like a dream, washes amazingly. They're expensive full price though, got mine in a sale.
    Yep, I've really gone off the Lewins ones always look great when I put them on at home and by the time you get to work it looks like you slept in it!!

    Charles Tyrwhitt do some non-iron ones that are not too bad...they're doing 4 for £90 at the moment with selected (EVERY!) firm in the city.
 
 
 
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