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post #22141 of 24641
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I'm preparing to send these trousers in to be replicated. They're easily my best fitting pair.

However, they're not perfect. There are some rumples under my backside and the pants don't hang cleanly over the back of my knees. Does anyone have any suggestions on fit adjustments I should request from Luxire?

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Send these images to @luxire they will know what to do. Get a fit pair first, and with the recommended adjustments and confirm the fit is what you want. This way you can confirm before you start ordering more expensive cloth.

 

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post #22142 of 24641
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Originally Posted by Thrifter View Post

That's concerning. Could any of that delta be due to laundering/shrinkage?

It's possible that this may have played a small role, but there would have had to be some serious shrinkage to be 100% of the problem.
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Originally Posted by Odd I/O View Post

Did you try comparing the measurements from your new shirt to your old Luxire shirts that fit you well? I believe Luxire's margin of error is ± 0.25 inches. It could be that you hit the dubious jackpot where most of the measurements came out -0.25 inches smaller.

Maybe after Luxire receives your shirt and pant you can ask them for the measurements they'll be using and just entering these numbers for future orders instead of depending on them to remember for you.

I didn't measure all the parts of the shirts, I went mostly by feel. I could tell there was something off from my older orders to my recent orders just by putting the shirts on and wearing them for a full day. The pants I did measure and there were some big problems, for example the half hip measurement was nearly a full inch smaller than my other pairs, which results in almost 2 inches in circumference around the hips, which made them unwearable. These will most likely have to be remade, because you can't really increase that measurement once the pants are made.

Also, as an update, apparently I am an idiot and I didn't specifically mention for this new order I placed during the linen sale that I was sending in garments that I wanted to be replicated. I did mention the shirts and pants that fit me best and I gave those order numbers, but I didn't actually say I was mailing those back to use as a guide. I only included that in the notes when I placed the order for the prepaid shipping label. In the notes for that order (placed one day after the linen sale order) I mentioned that I was sending in garments to be replicated for order #xxxxx (the number for my linen sale items). I must have assumed that someone would read that and apply it to the other order so that the clothes wouldn't be constructed until they received the garments I mailed in. Brain fart on my part not to include that info in both orders.
post #22143 of 24641
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Originally Posted by CaptainTohm View Post

I'm preparing to send these trousers in to be replicated. They're easily my best fitting pair.

However, they're not perfect. There are some rumples under my backside and the pants don't hang cleanly over the back of my knees. Does anyone have any suggestions on fit adjustments I should request from Luxire?

Apologizes for the sloppy tuck job on my shirt. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




The pants seem to fit very well. Why are you standing with your feet so far apart?  It may be causing some of the issues you're referring to.    

post #22144 of 24641
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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

The pants seem to fit very well. Why are you standing with your feet so far apart?  It may be causing some of the issues you're referring to.    

IMO, for such a high rise, those pants are too slim. A higher rise calls for a more relaxed fit for proper drape and a cleaner silhouette, a la the famous vox photos of his trousers with the fishtail back. And @CaptainTohm does look funny with such a wide stance, but I doubt that's the cause of the fit issues, or even a contributing factor.

I'd say those pants aren't a good enough fit to send in for replication. Will probably take several iterations to clean them up. If it were me, I'd keep looking for a better fitting OTR pair to send to Luxire, or just fork over a little extra and have a custom pair made in-person.
Edited by llamaone - 3/27/16 at 8:01pm
post #22145 of 24641
Perhaps I'll take another round of photos with a more narrow stance. I've noticed these fit issues during regular wear, however, so I don't think the stance is majorly contributing... But yes, I should make sure my stance is better to reflect the fit perfectly. Glad to have input from someone I respect as much as you, @An Acute Style, I follow you on tumblr to make sure I see your fits ASAP.

+1 for very good fit and +1 for a very bad fit... This is styleforum after all.

I'll send these pictures (or similar pictures with a smaller width stance) to Luxire. Not to blow off your advice @llamaone but I feel that widening the pant legs more than a half inch or so would be as far as I'm currently willing to go. I'm looking for a slim-ish high-rise fit, and if I could get these to drape a bit better in the back, I'd be happy. But I appreciate all input and I take it all seriously, I'm here to learn and get better fits.
post #22146 of 24641
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Originally Posted by CaptainTohm View Post

I'll send these pictures (or similar pictures with a smaller width stance) to Luxire. Not to blow off your advice @llamaone but I feel that widening the pant legs more than a half inch or so would be as far as I'm currently willing to go. I'm looking for a slim-ish high-rise fit, and if I could get these to drape a bit better in the back, I'd be happy. But I appreciate all input and I take it all seriously, I'm here to learn and get better fits.

No worries. wink.gif And those pants certainly aren't a bad fit. But in my opinion, they're just not up to snuff to send in for MTM replication, even with adjustments. But it's ultimately your call, of course.

I don't have a cutesy titled #menswear Tumblr or thousands of posts on SF, so I expect my rantings to be taken with a grain of salt. It's cool. But you don't have to take my word for it. Here's an article with the Voxsartoria pictures I mentioned in my previous post, in case you're unfamiliar: http://putthison.com/post/18794580651/how-pants-should-fit-its-much-easier-to-get

It's a good reference for all. CaptainTohm, I think your pants are fine from the knee down in terms of slimness. But a bit more room in the thighs and seat would behoove you, and wouldn't necessarily ruin the overall slim look.

Have you considered braces? They work well with such a high rise (though again, braces call for a more relaxed fit that drape or almost "hang" from the shoulders, no need to be tight); as it is, your pants are likely to continuously sag throughout the day, and won't look right.
Edited by llamaone - 3/27/16 at 8:28pm
post #22147 of 24641
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Originally Posted by CruzAzul View Post

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Ha! I wasn't trolling, honest. I got him a pair of Luxire pants. He's crazy about them (says they fit him better than all his Savile Row stuff used to) so I got him a second pair. Now he wants a safari jacket. Yours looks great. Thanks for the cloth suggestion. 

post #22148 of 24641
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It's possible that this may have played a small role, but there would have had to be some serious shrinkage to be 100% of the problem.
I didn't measure all the parts of the shirts, I went mostly by feel. I could tell there was something off from my older orders to my recent orders just by putting the shirts on and wearing them for a full day. The pants I did measure and there were some big problems, for example the half hip measurement was nearly a full inch smaller than my other pairs, which results in almost 2 inches in circumference around the hips, which made them unwearable. These will most likely have to be remade, because you can't really increase that measurement once the pants are made.

Also, as an update, apparently I am an idiot and I didn't specifically mention for this new order I placed during the linen sale that I was sending in garments that I wanted to be replicated. I did mention the shirts and pants that fit me best and I gave those order numbers, but I didn't actually say I was mailing those back to use as a guide. I only included that in the notes when I placed the order for the prepaid shipping label. In the notes for that order (placed one day after the linen sale order) I mentioned that I was sending in garments to be replicated for order #xxxxx (the number for my linen sale items). I must have assumed that someone would read that and apply it to the other order so that the clothes wouldn't be constructed until they received the garments I mailed in. Brain fart on my part not to include that info in both orders.

 

 

 

I also experienced some creeping changes in my fits when I was continually requesting alterations to previous patterns. As a result, I've switched to providing measurements and adjustments with each order and it's working much better.

post #22149 of 24641
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Originally Posted by llamaone View Post


IMO, for such a high rise, those pants are too slim. A higher rise calls for a more relaxed fit for proper drape and a cleaner silhouette, a la the famous vox photos of his trousers with the fishtail back. And @CaptainTohm does look funny with such a wide stance, but I doubt that's the cause of the fit issues, or even a contributing factor.
 

 

I 100% co-sign this.

post #22150 of 24641
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Originally Posted by Slh View Post


I think the hip measurement is fine, if I pinch the fabric there's quite a bit of fabric. They are not tight at all.

 

Listen to the man.  He gave you the correct answer.  Take it from someone who had pocket flare until he increased the hip measurement.

post #22151 of 24641
Hmm... Maybe I'll order another pair up a size and have the waist brought in. Then I can see if the drape is inproved. That might be more fool-proof than asking Luxire to add a little room to the seat and thighs of this current pair.
post #22152 of 24641
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Listen to the man.  He gave you the correct answer.  Take it from someone who had pocket flare until he increased the hip measurement.

+ 1

My waist measure 18.25 but my hip Measures 22.25 on my luxire pants
post #22153 of 24641
Hey folks.

Second iteration, pretty good, the pleats are sitting pretty open, but the hip is pretty loose (have not pressed these yet).

I like the fit, still have some sag behind my knee, but im sure braces will pull that up.

Has anyone fixed that in their pattern?

Sorry about the bad photos



post #22154 of 24641
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I also experienced some creeping changes in my fits when I was continually requesting alterations to previous patterns. As a result, I've switched to providing measurements and adjustments with each order and it's working much better.

I think I will do this going forward. And I went back and checked my recent order again and upon closer inspection I did notify Luxire in the order notes that I would be sending in garments for replication. They must have skipped over that and only looked at the previous order number when they went to make my shirts and trousers. I think everything is set to arrive tomorrow so we'll see how they turn out.
post #22155 of 24641
That's disappointing to hear of this order creep. So handy being able to just reference orders.
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