Thanks. Do you add darts to all shirts? I am considering this as I have a significant chest to waist diff.
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Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread - Page 794post #11896 of 229428/5/14 at 4:04pmpost #11897 of 229428/5/14 at 4:22pmI'd try 18.5 back waist 19.5 front waist. And bring the bottom measurement in as well as you said. Too much of a ) ( shape in the body of the shirt will look really odd when untucked as you've noticed.
Much better to achieve the slimness you are looking for with that front/back waist method rather than darts if you can, in my opinion.post #11898 of 229428/5/14 at 4:39pmpost #11899 of 229428/5/14 at 4:45pmQuote:Originally Posted by thebrownman
To anyone wanting a pair of dark green trousers, graphite green cotton is the way to go!
Mine arrived today. In a word, fantastic. One or two minor fit tweaks are necessary, but Luxire have done a fantastic job. They look and feel like trousers 5 times the price! I'll be ordering more from the 235gms/8oz range for sure.
Cool. I was wondering about this fabric/color for some dress pants, likely with a single forward pleat and side adjusters. Did you get them in a more casual makeup? Interested to hear if you think they'd work in a dressier makeup such as the one I'm envisioning. Can't wait to see pics!
In other news, damn all of you who are getting your order fulfilled so quickly! I ordered a single shirt on July 20th, still unfulfilled (although it is my first order and had substantial custom specifications).post #11900 of 229428/5/14 at 5:38pmQuote:
Yep, I have darts on all my shirts. They're not darted to an extreme amount, but it does help to slightly alter the shape of the shirt to fit my upper back to lower back drop. You could also try making the back waist smaller than the front waist as others have suggested, that will essentially have the same effect.post #11901 of 229428/5/14 at 5:41pmQuote:
Can you also let us know how well it holds a crease after a bit of wear. My experience with cotton is that 230ish gram weight holds a crease OK, but nowhere near as 270-290g rangepost #11902 of 229428/5/14 at 6:12pmGentlemen, if I may ask, I'd love for some first hand experience with finding the perfect shade of blue.
I can never remember the details of colour theory, and even if I could, I'm sure it's all changed by now. I don't know if I'm talking about hue, value, lightness, brightness, tone, saturation, or whatever here but I do know that I love the colour of my "Sky Blue Oxford". (I know, I know, whichever iteration or dye lot that may be.)
For what it's worth, I also have:
"Sky Blue Summer Chambray"
"Business Pale Blue End on End"
I've investigated the two above fabrics in detail (by both eye and hand) numerous times and they are pretty much identical. So, assuming manufacturing accuracy, I've pretty much abandoned using "Sky" and "Pale" as accurate descriptors. Regardless, I do know that these latter two shirts are both slightly too blue for my liking. My preference would be for something even more pale (i.e. closer to white).
I have no qualms about the "Sky Blue Oxford" aside from it's somewhat casual weave. I love the sort of cool, icy tone of the fabric; needless to say, it works with my eye-colour and complexion quite well.
Could someone recommend, based on in-person experience, a very similar shade to the "Sky Blue Oxford" with a slightly more formal (or even just different) texture?
For various reasons I'd rather not play the swatch game with Luxire. Oh, and under $100 would be appreciated.
Cheers.post #11903 of 229428/5/14 at 7:05pmHow do you send in requests for alterations to Luxire? I want to send a shirt for measurement, but want to specify alterations to the shirt being sent in. Do you just type out what you want in the "notes" section in the cart overview screen or send an email or send it in writing with the shirt being mailed in?post #11904 of 229428/5/14 at 7:57pmQuote:Originally Posted by GuP
How do you send in requests for alterations to Luxire? I want to send a shirt for measurement, but want to specify alterations to the shirt being sent in. Do you just type out what you want in the "notes" section in the cart overview screen or send an email or send it in writing with the shirt being mailed in?
I have always made adjustment requests in notes section. I.e. "Sending shirt in for replication with following adjustments:.."
I'm sure to be very specific and exact as possible while not being too wordy. I always line item adjustment requests and reference attached photos when needed. I try and make it as easy as possible to interpret and execute on the other end.post #11905 of 229428/6/14 at 6:32am
Just placed for first order for a test shirt after roaming around this thread for the last week or so. I ordered the classic grey oxford because I do not have anything in that color currently sitting in my closet. I know it's a little unheard of, but i'm trying to get my fit nailed down on this first try because I want to start ordering more shirts in the coming weeks. My measuring process involved taking 3 or 4 of my current shirts and measuring the best part of each shirt to create a "hybrid shirt". I am hoping my slight OCD pays off in this instance. Also, can anyone report on the current turnaround times for Luxire? I know it varies from reading many of the posts on this thread. Thankspost #11906 of 229428/6/14 at 6:39amQuote:Originally Posted by ChandlerBing12
Just placed for first order for a test shirt after roaming around this thread for the last week or so. I ordered the classic grey oxford because I do not have anything in that color currently sitting in my closet. I know it's a little unheard of, but i'm trying to get my fit nailed down on this first try because I want to start ordering more shirts in the coming weeks. My measuring process involved taking 3 or 4 of my current shirts and measuring the best part of each shirt to create a "hybrid shirt". I am hoping my slight OCD pays off in this instance. Also, can anyone report on the current turnaround times for Luxire? I know it varies from reading many of the posts on this thread. Thanks
good luck with the order. I found the shoulders the hardest to measure. Took those from my best fitting shirtbut by trying to follow the picture got a value that was too small, they didn't even have that on the web form. Tried again... in the resulting shirt they are an inch too wide. But, was prepared for that and will fix it for the next order.
The turnaround time for me was 8 days. They had it flown it from Bangalore to Leipzig over the weekend and delivered it to me in Southern Germany on Monday. Very happy with that.post #11907 of 229428/6/14 at 6:40amThat's what I did with my first Luxire shirt. Oh how I measured and measured. And I ended up with the worst fitting shirt you can imagine. The problem is you can't anticipate how all the measurements interact with each other to create the fit. So taking the best parts of a few different shirts tends to result in a shirt that doesn't necessarily fit the way you think it will.post #11908 of 229428/6/14 at 6:45amQuote:Originally Posted by lbrig
That's what I did with my first Luxire shirt. Oh how I measured and measured. And I ended up with the worst fitting shirt you can imagine. The problem is you can't anticipate how all the measurements interact with each other to create the fit. So taking the best parts of a few different shirts tends to result in a shirt that doesn't necessarily fit the way you think it will.
Hopefully it works out because there isn't a huge difference in the measurements of most of my shirts. Most of the adjustments were just making the sleeves a tad longer and the armholes a bit wider. My goal is to get as close as possible without screwing up really badly. Then I can take the shirt to my tailor to make minor adjustments if necessary which I will take into consideration for my next order from Luxire.
Also happy to hear about that 8 day turnaround! Not sure how it will be for me because I live around the Boston/New England area of the US.post #11909 of 229428/6/14 at 7:19ampost #11910 of 229428/6/14 at 8:00am
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