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post #21301 of 25430
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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post

I've branched out into using Luxire for my casual shirts now of which I just received my first order. A button down collar based on a Kamakura shirt. Will post pictures soon.
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Look forward to the pics
post #21302 of 25430

Dear community,

 

I'm planing on getting my first Polo-Shirt.

 

I would like to give the placket a bit of "structure" so it stays clean and nicely in place.

 

What options do I have here? I could go with fuse - is there any other option here which isn't being affected by the washing machine too much?

post #21303 of 25430
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Originally Posted by Cuebert View Post

Dear community,

I'm planing on getting my first Polo-Shirt.

I would like to give the placket a bit of "structure" so it stays clean and nicely in place.

What options do I have here? I could go with fuse - is there any other option here which isn't being affected by the washing machine too much?

Fusing obviously but maybe they could put some ban-rol in there for you for extra rigidity?
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I guess I'm in the minority here but I had great success sending pant measurements instead of mailing in a garment to replicate. In my case my "best fitting pants" weren't a perfect fit so I was able to pin them up in a couple of places, put them on, see how they fit and draped, gauge the results and then send in the adjusted measurements. The first pair that Luxire made for me fit perfectly. Since then I've only made minor tweaks.
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I ordered a tuxedo, tuxedo shirt and bow tie back in August and an overcoat in October. This week everything arrived and today I have finally been able to take some photos and gather some thoughts.

I made my first Luxire purchase in autumn 2013, had my first suit made by April 2014 and first discussions about ordering a tuxedo in December 2014. The suit was single breasted and created by replicating a jacket and a pair of pants that I sent in. So when I started compiling my requests for the tux, Luxire already had my measurements. I took an old double breasted navy blazer to measure some proportions e.g. where to place the buttoning point and created a pdf document using technical sketches made in SketchUp as well as some annotations made in Photoshop and OneNote. The bow tie has been scanned. I have attached the specifications below.

 

Tuxedo order specifications (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuxedo trial jacket order specifications (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuxedo shirt order specifications (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Bow Tie order specifications (Click to show)

 

 

 

Overcoat order specifications (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After I received the trial jacket I made some changes to the tuxedo. I asked for a different cloth (Dugdale Midnight Blue Wool/Mohair Barathea) and for an unlined construction. Both due to the fact that I was planning to wear the tux to occasions like proms where heat is usually a problem.

 

After all, the result arrived on Monday. Pictures are from today. Now, before you take a look at them, just keep in mind that I gained ~12 pounds since I placed the order. It's currently decreasing again and I expect to reach my original weight at the end of March, when I am planning to wear the tuxedo for its first outing.

 

Pictures (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see from the images I am very happy with the result. Luxire have done a very good job. Also I have to say that the customer-vendor-communication has been improved massively. I have been highly involved in the development of the garments with frequent questions and images. The conversation is 63 messages long. Thanks to Ashish, Suman and Trinayana at this point.

 

Before I talk about all the strengths, I also want to point out that there are a few weaknesses. First of all the coat is missing its arrow heads above the back pleats although they were discussed in a total of seven e-mails. I would have really liked them. Without, the back looks a bit plain in my opinion. Secondly, I asked for no side vents on the tuxedo jacket. I can live with them, as it makes the fit a little more accessible. I guess that online bespoke without side vents would be very risky. Thirdly the bow tie is a tad short. It looks just about right, however compared to other bow ties I have tied before it's very hard work. It would look and tie better with a little bit more length. Also the collar of the coat is a little sloppy but I am getting used to it and I start to like it. Also I didn't specify a certain stiffness so I am happy with that.

 

Aside these flaws I am a very happy customer once again. The fit is very good (I am to blame for being too fat) and the handwork is outstanding. The biggest improvement over the previous suit are the buttonholes, which are very nicely done, and the shoulders, that are finally as soft as I always wanted them. There is next to no padding underneath. Just enough to create a clean back.

The cloth is also fairly good. I expected it to be one or two shades lighter but it's definitely not black. It has a very crisp and dry hand. The shantung trimmings are fantastic as is the velvet on the collar of the overcoat.

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^This is incredible. Well worth the effort. Thanks for sharing!

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Can anybody tell me the "standard" length of the collar points on the NOBDII collar? I ordered a shirt with it, and asked that the height be reduced somewhat, but the points seem too short. It's my fault as I gave Luxire the final decision on what other adjustments were necessary to modify that collar for a shorter height. I would just like to know how much was reduced from the normal measurements.

post #21308 of 25430

I note that you have gone for a princess-seam construction on the back of the coat - although you did not end up getting the reinforcement triangles, perhaps you could sew two matching buttons on (referencing frock coats).  I think it would be a good replacement detail (and faster/cheaper than sending it back).
 

post #21309 of 25430

@KingPSQ:  VERY impressive.  Everything looks great!

post #21310 of 25430
A couple of pictures of a Luxire jacket:

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What options did you go for on the jacket? Looks to have a reasonably firm/structured shoulder?

Also, I think you may be better served to have photos taken with your arms at rest...something looks funky with the collar, especially with the 2nd pic.
post #21312 of 25430

Does anyone have suggestions for buttons with the tobacco brown herringbone fabric? I'm getting it made up as a casual shirt with NOBD 2 and was thinking about the caroso buttons, grey MOPs, or brown resins instead of the usual MOPs. Thanks!

post #21313 of 25430
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

What options did you go for on the jacket? Looks to have a reasonably firm/structured shoulder?

Also, I think you may be better served to have photos taken with your arms at rest...something looks funky with the collar, especially with the 2nd pic.

I didn't specify anything for the shoulders, I just told them to copy a jacket I sent in. The Luxire jacket has more structured shoulders than the one I sent in, but I don't mind that.
There are no issues with the collar in real life, so it must just be the picture.
post #21314 of 25430
That looks great congrats
post #21315 of 25430
@KingPSQ those spec sheets are extraordinary. Wonderful ensemble of cloths as well!
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