agree *** they are suitable for work - and i dont even wear a tie these days eek
They're a cut (pun intended) above what you might find in some mass market shops, but don't kid yourself that you're getting Jermyn St quality for that price. I can't remember the last time Lewins weren't selling shirts for £20-£25, so that's clearly what they're worth. They may still have their flagship store(s) in Jermyn St, but the Lewin family haven't been involved since the late 1970s, and since then the company has gone all out for market share, opening dozens of shops all over the country and exporting manufacture to whoever can do it the cheapest. After the eastern Europeans priced themselves out of the market, Lewins moved production of their volume lines to China, using Chinese-grown and woven cotton. That's why they're knocking them out at what seem to be 5-for-the-price-of-1 deals. Go into it with your eyes open and you won't be disappointed.
I never used Lewins, preferring Hilditch and Key's full collar to the Lewin semi cutaway, but when I started work, these were all high quality shirtmakers, with double stitching, mother of pearl buttons, workroom made in England with magnificent Eqyptian cotton poplin. A bargain in the sales at £40 a shirt, and I still have a large number from the late 80s in my wardrobe, in hope more than expectation that my figure will return to the size of my late youth (before I discovered haute cuisine and all that went with it).
Ironing is difficult, and if you don't do it yourself, learn to - they have to be semi-damp, you must stretch the cotton as you iron, especially the seams, collars must be ironed inwards to prevent a fold in the cotton at the seam at the collar wing, double cuffs must be ironed inwards and flat - if you iron these folded you will get a permanent crease in the lining that makes them look extremely ugly. Your Missus/gf/bf/Filipino maid will not thank you for handing these over to be ironed if they are not used to it - a badly ironed one looks dreadful.