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For those looking for raincoats, I highly recommmend Ventile fabric.

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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

For those looking for raincoats, I highly recommmend Ventile fabric.

Oh wow. Did not know that was an option:

http://custom.luxire.com/products/ventile-rain-mac

Pretty sure Luxire would have no issues executing a button-in liner either, in wool or corduroy...
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post
 

So I received my latest Luxire trouser order, and there's still much to do. Luxire has been helpful by suggesting alterations for greater ease around the crotch area, but the trousers still drape badly. I've decided to take matters in my own hands and let Luxire know what to do instead of taking small steps according to Luxire's suggestions since this is my 3rd or 4th order and only I know what the problem is really since I'm the one wearing them.

 

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Below are two pictures. The first is of how the trousers fit upon arrival and the second is after I pinned the them (scooping out the seat and lifting the back). Basically, I've gotten rid of excess fabric. There's still some adjustments to do to get rid of the small creases left, but I think I'm making some progress. I had much room around the seat area before I pinned the trousers. But after the pinning procedure, I've found myself with a bit of pocket flair (understandably).

 

My question is; what should I do next? Send Luxire the pinned trousers and ask them to replicate the order# with the changes according to the pinned pair? And what should I ask from them regarding the pocket flair? Should I ask them to add some back hip width at the side seams or the center back seam?

 

Unpinned

 

Pinned

 

 

I don't have comments on the fit issues but allow me to offer a word of advice on your photography.

 

I would suggest that when photographing dark subjects - such as these pants - you make sure the light source is behind the camera and pointing towards the subject.

 

In these photos you have the light source behind the subject and pointing towards the camera.  

 

Digital cameras have trouble capturing detail when there are such extreme differences between the highlights and the shadow. See the white out around the lights and the uniform darkness of the shadows.

 

Consequently it's very difficult to see the fit issues that you are trying to get advice about. 

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First outing for my Sky Blue Chambray today. Although it's cold now here in the UK, I run hot in the office. Love how the NOBDII looks so good with or without a tie.

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That looks great. I think it will be a toss-up between sky blue chambray and the sky twill endorsed by @patliean1 for my next shirt. I'm impressed with the fit for my first try (in lilac end-on-end) but would like something with a bit more substance.

 

Edit: @thebuddahman did you ask for the stock collar options (fusing, lining, size) on a NOBD II? I've asked for that collar, made very soft, on polos and it was pretty successful (though on the second try I asked for longer points because in the jersey material they were slipping out from under some jackets).

 

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First outing for my Sky Blue Chambray today. Although it's cold now here in the UK, I run hot in the office. Love how the NOBDII looks so good with or without a tie.

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Thanks mate. The chambray is more of a spring/summer shirt as it's quite thin. Bear that in mind before ordering. A twill would surely be warmer.

Here are my exact order deets I asked for:

I would like the NOBDII collar, medium fusing.
I would like more depth in the cuffs therefore please make them both bigger by 0.5" from standard. Do not make overall sleeve length longer.
Please make my left sleeve cuff slightly larger to accommodate a thick wristwatch.
Please use thick mop buttons.

Hope that helps.
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Blue Denim Slubby Chambray - Timo BD V2 Collar. I opted for a slightly lower 2nd button positioning. Might be too much for some but it looks wonderful underneath a sportcoat. Also the collar in real life doesn't sit that close to my jawline.

 

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@luxire

Hey all

Made an order that included 4 pairs of pants. Fit was spot on but two of the four pairs of pants have horrible short zippers and two of the pairs have nice zippers.

Anyone know what gives?
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Originally Posted by mockingboy View Post

@luxire

Hey all

Made an order that included 4 pairs of pants. Fit was spot on but two of the four pairs of pants have horrible short zippers and two of the pairs have nice zippers.

Anyone know what gives?

 

Perhaps you should email them directly...

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Originally Posted by bebop d View Post
 

 

I don't have comments on the fit issues but allow me to offer a word of advice on your photography.

 

I would suggest that when photographing dark subjects - such as these pants - you make sure the light source is behind the camera and pointing towards the subject.

 

In these photos you have the light source behind the subject and pointing towards the camera.  

 

Digital cameras have trouble capturing detail when there are such extreme differences between the highlights and the shadow. See the white out around the lights and the uniform darkness of the shadows.

 

Consequently it's very difficult to see the fit issues that you are trying to get advice about. 


Thanks, mate. I appreciate your feedback.

 

Please see pictures below. I intend to pin the trousers and send them back to Luxire in order for them to replicate the changes I've doen to the trousers. I believe I've done a decent job given how they fit unpinned. But there's still some work to do.

 

What I've done is that I've scooped out the seat and lifted the back above the back pockets. Basically gotten rid of excess fabric. This has left me with a bit of pocket flair, which I believe is the result of the pins at the back above the back pockets near the side seams. The seat doesn't feel snug as it is now, and I had to much room around the seat area to begin with before I started pinning the trousers.

 

As you can see in the pictures where the trousers are pinned, there's still a break below the buttocks, especially below the left leg, which doesn't fall as cleanly as the right leg. What can be done to get rid of the creases below the buttocks where the breaks/creases occur? Is there something else I should do/consider/pin before sending the trousers back? Also, I'm considering decreasing the thigh width (and maybe knee width) measurements by 0,25" each. Do you think this will affect how the trousers fall or cause any (new) breaks/creases?

 

Thanks.

 

Unpinned

 

Pinned

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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post


As you can see in the pictures where the trousers are pinned, there's still a break below the buttocks, especially below the left leg, which doesn't fall as cleanly as the right leg. What can be done to get rid of the creases below the buttocks where the breaks/creases occur?


Better photos.

Looks to me like your placing more weight (and standing straighter) on your right leg. That is leading to the asymmetrical creasing.
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Better photos.

Looks to me like your placing more weight (and standing straighter) on your right leg. That is leading to the asymmetrical creasing.


Thanks, and yes. I left it unsaid in order to be sure this was the case and you just confirmed my suspicion. I suspected that this was the case when I looked at the pictures before I posted them.

 

Other than that, if one wants to achieve a clean line from the buttocks down to the leg opening, what can be done in order to achieve this? Further scooping out the seat and lifting the back? In the case of further lifting up the back, I suspect it has to be done at the "right places" and not just equally as much along the whole back, correct? I'm assuming this because its the inside part of the leg that is sagging and not the outside. Judgning by the right leg, the outside is a straight line, while there are inconsistencies along the inside of the leg, thus the back should be lifted up along the center back, no?

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Thread Starter 

Getting ready for Spring/Summer. Added a few new Linen options for pants. Fabric made in Italy by Delave and Sondrio.

 

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Here's some shots of a few shirts I wore this week (all Luxire).

 

Grandi & Rubinelli Pale Blue Twill - I previously had the white version of this and I liked it enough to order this pale blue version. It's a very nice soft twill (which I much prefer over poplins) that doesn't wrinkle much. Sure it has a premium price but you can really notice the difference in regards to your average fabrics. I wouldn't mind having 5 of this exact shirt in my wardrobe.

 

Dark Blue HairLine Stripes - Not bad but a little stiff, thin and nowhere near as soft as the G&R above. Still pretty good value given the price though.

 

Classic Oxford: Light Green University Stripes - Not a super heavy oxford and much softer than I expected. I'm finding it somewhat difficult to pair with ties but that might be a reflection of my tie collection more than anything else.

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Here's some shots of a few shirts I wore this week (all Luxire).

Grandi & Rubinelli Pale Blue Twill - I previously had the white version of this and I liked it enough to order this pale blue version. It's a very nice soft twill (which I much prefer over poplins) that doesn't wrinkle much. Sure it has a premium price but you can really notice the difference in regards to your average fabrics. I wouldn't mind having 5 of this exact shirt in my wardrobe.

Dark Blue HairLine Stripes - Not bad but a little stiff, thin and nowhere near as soft as the G&R above. Still pretty good value given the price though.

Classic Oxford: Light Green University Stripes - Not a super heavy oxford and much softer than I expected. I'm finding it somewhat difficult to pair with ties but that might be a reflection of my tie collection more than anything else.

Thanks for this, I love posts with pictures , details and reviews. I need me 3 dress shirts now that my fit is bang on.
Is the university stripe too casual or do you think it works for wearing formally? Also, do you think the blue stripes is a similarly good formal shirt choice or would you go for something else if given the chance again?

Thanks
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