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I read with interest the article written by Paul Wheeler. As an ICE member, may I tell you, where I buy my clothes.

My professional shirts are bought in Jermyn Street, at Hilditch & Key and also more recently at Pink. Other shirts have been bought from many outlets.

Many professionals have suits made to measure in Saville Row.

I personally use a tailor in Wandsworth, WG Child & Sons, who are fairly local to me, and are traditional English tailors. Other suits, not made to measure, are Chester Barrie, and Savoy Tailors Guild.

I wear mostly British made shoes, bought in Jermyn Street and Burlington Arcade.

For sites and less formal occasions, I buy shoes from Clarks. I find that European made shoes do not last as long as British. For example, I have a pair of Clarks site shoes that have virtually no wear on the sole after eight years.

A similar article from a professional civil engineer with the range of dress requirements, from muddy sites to board rooms, would be of interest.

Victor A Chambers (M), vchambers@onetel. net

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