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post #22066 of 24668

For my shirts I use cold water in the washer machine. Immediately afterwards I iron while still damp and let hang dry overnight. Been using this method for years and it really helps minimize wear, color fade, and especially shrinkage. I will say that my Luxire oxfords have seen the most shrinkage though.

post #22067 of 24668

Cold wash 4 life. Never seen any shrinkage with Luxire shirts.

post #22068 of 24668
The flannel twill Thanksgiving special shirts shrunk quite a bit, even with a cold wash.
post #22069 of 24668
Follow what patliean1 dose or do dry cleaning will save your shirt from shrinking.
post #22070 of 24668
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Originally Posted by SimonC View Post

I've not seen much discussion of shirt shrinkage on here. The one reason I'm hesitant to order more Luxire shirts is all of the 5 or so different fabrics I have tried have shrunk to some extent, but to different degrees and in different ways.

Am I alone/ unlucky in experiencing this?


You are not alone, but its not bad for me.  I send mine out for sure but the only shrinkage I have noticed is the sleeves.  I adjusted for this by moving my measurements from 37" to 37.25 (sleeve from center).  So a quarter inch on mostly oxford cloths compensates for me.  I don't wear the bodice tight (I drop and gain up to a stone over the course of any given year so this is impractical for me).  I suspect I would notice this more if I wore a proper fit on the torso.

 

Anything cotton I send out for cleaning does this from my OTR stuff to my MTM stuff.  (I don't have anything bespoke anymore)

 

I see it as a "tax" on sending my clothes out.  If I cared enough I would wash cold like others are doing.  Maybe when I retire and don't have to dress every day.

post #22071 of 24668
Wearing layers of Luxire today: tan linen safari jacket and pale blue cotton pique long-sleeved polo. (With bonus shot of Thomas Mark Heritage "Taza" trans-African wristbeads, $39 US) biggrin.gif

post #22072 of 24668

^^The safari jacket is really killer.  Well done.

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Originally Posted by SimonC View Post

I've not seen much discussion of shirt shrinkage on here. The one reason I'm hesitant to order more Luxire shirts is all of the 5 or so different fabrics I have tried have shrunk to some extent, but to different degrees and in different ways.

Am I alone/ unlucky in experiencing this?
I keep lengthening my oxford sleeves to account for it, and the sleeves seem to shrink more and more to bug me.
post #22074 of 24668
Especially the oxfords shrunk a lot. For example the university stripes. Out of the box they were perfect. After five washes they were less perfect. A couple of earlier oxfords became unwearable after washing. It would be nice if Luxire could pre-wash these fabrics.
It's difficult to adjust measurements every time for different fabrics.
post #22075 of 24668

One of the recommendations that Luxire recently made for modifying my shirt pattern is to reduce the yoke by 0.5"  The shoulders are perfect on my pattern, but the issue I emailed about is addressing excess fabric at my shoulder blades by the arm pits.  Will reducing the yoke make the shoulder measurement smaller or only affect the back chest? 

 

I've already asked Luxire this same question, but the response back was a little confusing.

post #22076 of 24668
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Originally Posted by Cityplace View Post

^^The safari jacket is really killer.  Well done.

Thank you! I shall accept your kind words on behalf of Luxire as well. I was so happy with that piece that it's turned into a series of CruzCoats with variations on that essentially similar form in various materials. CruzCoat #4 is in the works right now, and holy crap is it going to be awesome.
post #22077 of 24668

Great to hear.  I have coat aspirations and you all are great ($/terrible/$) inspiration for me.

post #22078 of 24668
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post
 

One of the recommendations that Luxire recently made for modifying my shirt pattern is to reduce the yoke by 0.5"  The shoulders are perfect on my pattern, but the issue I emailed about is addressing excess fabric at my shoulder blades by the arm pits.  Will reducing the yoke make the shoulder measurement smaller or only affect the back chest? 

 

I've already asked Luxire this same question, but the response back was a little confusing.

 

I had the same problem with my shirts actually. They recommended I change the sleeve pitch too however this required them to also reduce the yoke. Being that my upper back to waist ratio is already large due to working out, simply declined. I will say that increasing the armhole measurement and adjusting the shoulder slope has reduced the access fabric bunching near my arm pits.

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Originally Posted by Bakkerrr View Post

 It would be nice if Luxire could pre-wash these fabrics.

 

I thought they did...

post #22080 of 24668

I've been searching through the archives for the top 3/4 season pant fabric, any suggestions? I see a lot of people recommend the Woolrich wool/polyester blends, any additional feedback or suggestions on fabric? 

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