About Us

Work Smart

In the modern workplace, we believe ‘Smart Wins’. Smart behaviour, smart advice and, of course, smart clothes. Ever since Thomas Mayes Lewin created the first modern shirt with buttons down the front, and opened his Jermyn Street store in 1898, we’ve made it our mission to help men dress and work smart.

But the world of work has changed. The old rules of uniformity, status and behaviour no longer apply, and a new order is emerging. Every day is different and work doesn’t stop when you leave the office – now it’s 24/7/365.

It’s confusing for some but not for us. We still believe in smart: smart appearance, smart thinking and smart behaviour.

Our History

Thomas Mayes Lewin opened the first T.M.Lewin store in Jermyn Street, London in 1898. Mr Lewin was a pioneer in the shirt industry, responsible for creating the first button down ‘coat-shirt’, a prototype of all modern shirts that exist today.

Since 1898, we have also sold over 30 million of our iconic T.M.Lewin ‘original’ easy-to-iron shirts, which makes them Britain’s favourite shirts.

T.M.Lewin has grown and changed over time, but our craftsmanship, quality, service and value has not faltered and remains the core driving force behind our brand.