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post #1111 of 11601
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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

Could you share with us which circumstances qualify a country for free shipping?

 

Our negotiated rates with the shipping companies. We should have free shipping on all orders worldwide later this year.

post #1112 of 11601
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Originally Posted by luxire View Post

 

Our negotiated rates with the shipping companies. We should have free shipping on all orders worldwide later this year.

 

That is excellent, even though the shipping now (to Norway) is not expensive it would be nice to get free shipping.

 

Do you have an estimate of what quarter of 2013 this will happen?

 

I will order a shirt or two from you before that, just wondering. :)

post #1113 of 11601
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Originally Posted by luxire View Post

Unfused Collar on the Pale Blue End-on-End

 

No collar stays used in the image, just natural fall.

 

1000

 

Could you please provide the details for this collar?  Thanks!

 

post #1114 of 11601
Luxire,
 
I've been reading portions of this thread and am very interested in having a Luxire custom shirt made.  While browsing through the materials, I see lots of different types:
 

| All | 100/2 | 100/2 With a Touch of Silk | 120/2 | 120/2 & Silk | 140/2 | 20/2 | 200/2 | 20s | 30/2 | 30s | 32/2 | 40/2 | 40s | 50s | 50s x 20/2 | 60/2 | 60s | 60s With a Touch of Silk | 70s | 70s With a Touch of Silk | 712 | 80/2 | 80s | 90s

 

I understand that the numbers above represent thread count, and in general, it seems that the higher the count, the more expensive the material.  For my first shirt, I want to order a lower priced shirt.  But, I still want a nice shirt.  Should I avoid some of the materials with low thread counts such as 20s, 30s, 40s?  I thought I read that good quality shirts have thread counts of 80 or higher?  Is this not true?  Is there any correlation between the thread count and thickness of the shirt or feel of the material?

 

Secondly, I find it hard to visualize what a shirt will look like just based on a photo of the material.  Can you include photos of actual shirts for each fabric?  I see this occasionally, but only for a few of the fabrics.

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post #1116 of 11601
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Originally Posted by jaidog View Post

Should I avoid some of the materials with low thread counts such as 20s, 30s, 40s?  I thought I read that good quality shirts have thread counts of 80 or higher?  Is this not true?  Is there any correlation between the thread count and thickness of the shirt or feel of the material?

While Luxire will no doubt give you a better answer than I could, thread count doesn't necessarily have anything to do with quality, so much as type of fabric. An oxford, for instance, will have a lower thread count than fine poplins, without being an inferior fabric – just different. Also, high thread count doesn't necessarily mean nice fabric. A high quality 100 will be nicer than a bad 140, etc. Doesn't matter how tightly you weave shitty thread.
post #1117 of 11601
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Originally Posted by Xtra View Post

 

That is excellent, even though the shipping now (to Norway) is not expensive it would be nice to get free shipping.

 

Do you have an estimate of what quarter of 2013 this will happen?

 

I will order a shirt or two from you before that, just wondering. :)


Difficult to answer. Lot of external dependencies.

 

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Originally Posted by jimrude View Post

 

      Originally Posted by luxire View Post
 

       Unfused Collar on the Pale Blue End-on-End

 

       No collar stays used in the image, just natural fall.

 

       1000

 

Could you please provide the details for this collar?  Thanks!

 

The collar is our standard Semi Spread with unfused, light lining.

post #1118 of 11601
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jaidog View Post

Luxire,
 
I've been reading portions of this thread and am very interested in having a Luxire custom shirt made.  While browsing through the materials, I see lots of different types:
 

| All | 100/2 | 100/2 With a Touch of Silk | 120/2 | 120/2 & Silk | 140/2 | 20/2 | 200/2 | 20s | 30/2 | 30s | 32/2 | 40/2 | 40s | 50s | 50s x 20/2 | 60/2 | 60s | 60s With a Touch of Silk | 70s | 70s With a Touch of Silk | 712 | 80/2 | 80s | 90s

 

I understand that the numbers above represent thread count, and in general, it seems that the higher the count, the more expensive the material.  For my first shirt, I want to order a lower priced shirt.  But, I still want a nice shirt.  Should I avoid some of the materials with low thread counts such as 20s, 30s, 40s?  I thought I read that good quality shirts have thread counts of 80 or higher?  Is this not true?  Is there any correlation between the thread count and thickness of the shirt or feel of the material?

 

Secondly, I find it hard to visualize what a shirt will look like just based on a photo of the material.  Can you include photos of actual shirts for each fabric?  I see this occasionally, but only for a few of the fabrics.

 

Agree with YourArsenal.

 

A lot of factors determine the quality of the fabric, the count is just one of them. 

 

The good part about buying a Luxire shirt is that you would not get a poor quality shirt at any price or of any count. Some of our best fabrics are priced at 59.99

 

For the first shirt, the Lustrous Fine White can be called a safe bet.  Easy to visualize too.

 

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Originally Posted by jaidog View Post

 

Secondly, I find it hard to visualize what a shirt will look like just based on a photo of the material.  Can you include photos of actual shirts for each fabric?  I see this occasionally, but only for a few of the fabrics.

I agree. It is a work in progress.

post #1119 of 11601
Apart from light interlining, do you also offer superlight/supersoft interlining?
post #1120 of 11601
Thread Starter 

Interesting concept

 

 

 

post #1121 of 11601

I'm looking for more shirt fabrics that are similar in weight to the purple striped oxford I recently received, but in different patterns / colors.  What do you have in a smaller-scaled tattersall or graph check that's similar in weight / thickness to your oxford cloth?  It seems like many of the fabrics do not have a weight or thread count listed on the site.

P.S. I should mention for anyone thinking about the purple striped oxford - it's a really lovely cloth. A bit lighter in weight that some other oxfords I have, but should be fantastic for spring / summer.

post #1122 of 11601

They have a great selection of oxfords in my opinion. There's only one or two patterns there that I wouldn't buy if I could afford to order all of them. You have the mauve stripes I take it? I was loooking at that one next actually. I'm waiting on the Navy with red shadow stripes oxford myself.

post #1123 of 11601

Luxire, I got an email saying my order has shipped (#2527), but when looking at the tracking information it says the shipment was cancelled by sender? Can you shed any light on this?

post #1124 of 11601
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Originally Posted by chuckb View Post

I'm looking for more shirt fabrics that are similar in weight to the purple striped oxford I recently received, but in different patterns / colors.  What do you have in a smaller-scaled tattersall or graph check that's similar in weight / thickness to your oxford cloth?  It seems like many of the fabrics do not have a weight or thread count listed on the site.
P.S. I should mention for anyone thinking about the purple striped oxford - it's a really lovely cloth. A bit lighter in weight that some other oxfords I have, but should be fantastic for spring / summer.

Good to know. I was planning on making that my next shirt.
post #1125 of 11601

Luxire,

 

Since thread count is not necessarily indicative of fabric quality, what characteristics of the fabric does thread count affect?

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