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@valmont44, there's lots of good linen or linen/cotton options in sky blue.

 

Btw, found an old post w/ pics of the shorts I was talking about.  Been very happy with them:

 

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Phew! Finished reviewing a 700 page manuscript. Back to serious business -- the gifts of Bangalore. Here's a shot of the three shirts and shorts made for me while I was there. Too rainy to wear the past week, but it should be warm enough any day now:



The shirts, l to r, are blue lightweight, crinkly cotton from a local fabric store; heavy white hemp from Hemptraders; and red seersucker gingham by Zegna for Tom Ford through Edmorel. The shorts are a 12 oz or so linen I got from Manila's big the fabric district, Kamuning.

The construction is the usual great stuff from Luxire. All collars and cuffs are unlined. The green shorts have a hidden waistband pocket, button side adjusters, button fly and lots of hand stitching. External buttons of horn, internal ones the thin plastic ones Ambrosi and others use. Love the material they chose for the waistband and pockets.

The pic above has the most accurate color (a nice, deep olive), but here's a few more shots showing details, all clickable for larger size:





Gwarg, your bag above looks great btw.
 
post #22847 of 24668
I would recommend the Sky Blue Twill.
post #22848 of 24668
Got my first two Luxire Polo's
Pretty happy with how they came out. Went NOBDII collar and split yoke back.
First fit
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Got my first two Luxire Polo's
Pretty happy with how they came out. Went NOBDII collar and split yoke back.
First fit
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Looks great. Any thoughts on the particular fabrics you picked? I've tried the light grey and charcoal jersey cloths so far. Also, did you give particular instructions on length, arm opening size and finishing on the sleeves? I've only ordered long sleeved polos so far.

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Looks great. Any thoughts on the particular fabrics you picked? I've tried the light grey and charcoal jersey cloths so far. Also, did you give particular instructions on length, arm opening size and finishing on the sleeves? I've only ordered long sleeved polos so far.

I like both.  I have had a few long sleeve made up but these are the first short sleeve.  I basically left it to Luxire to modify my long sleeve pattern for short and they pretty much nailed it.

 

The fabrics I got were:

 

Light Sand Pique   http://custom.luxire.com/products/tpr-pique-light-sand-knit-tpr_009_sand_pq

Night Grey Blue Pique  http://custom.luxire.com/products/tpr-pique-night-grey-blue-knit-tpr_052_grey_blue_pq

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There have been some questions in this thread about whether Luxire can make a structured jacket with natural shoulders, so I thought I'd share my own experience. This is the jacket from the second suit that Luxire has made for me. The jacket is modified slightly from an Attolini jacket that I had sent in for replication; the body has been lengthened,  the button point lowered, and the quarters opened a bit. The back has also been taken in slightly. The sleeves look long in one photo but not in others or IRL. Fabric is Dugdale Royal Classic navy birdseye.

 

I am overall quite pleased with the result, though one thing I will say is that the shoulder construction does not seem to be the same as for the Attolini jacket, even though I had asked them to copy it exactly (including asking them to unpick the lining to study the construction). The first jacket that Luxire made for me had a roped sleevehead instead of the natural shoulder that I'd requested. This second jacket's shoulders look natural but they are quite structured with a fairly thick pad by SF standards. Although it turned out well IMO, just a word of caution to others that so far it seems that Luxire's 'house style' is to make a fairly structured and padded shoulder. 

 

Anyhow, please let me know if you have any suggestions for improvement. I will be placing an order for a sportcoat soon, so your thoughts would be helpful and appreciated. Thanks very much!

 

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Edited by breakaway01 - 6/9/16 at 12:34pm
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@breakaway01 , that suit came out pretty awesome..

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looks great!

 

Same as my jacket, looks like the breast pocket is a little low. May be a matter of taste.

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Good stuff.

Really just nitpicking, but the shoulder padding on your left has a different line to your right. It could just be a combination of your body and the jacket structure. Dunno.
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I think that's pretty impressive @breakaway01. I was expecting much more structure based on your comments but the pictures look great. Appreciate less structure is your preference (same with me) but the result still looks really good.
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 @breakaway01, that suit came out pretty awesome..

Thanks, @Gabru !

 

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looks great!

 

Same as my jacket, looks like the breast pocket is a little low. May be a matter of taste.

Thanks, @Spandexter . I can see what you mean. It is lower than many of my jackets but not all of them. I wonder whether too much of the pocket would be hidden if I moved it up, though, as the lapels are a bit wider than those of most of my jackets. 

 

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Really just nitpicking, but the shoulder padding on your left has a different line to your right. It could just be a combination of your body and the jacket structure. Dunno. 

hi @OzWino , good eye. The shoulders are not exactly symmetric if you look closely. I do think it's partially my body--I have a dropped right shoulder--but it may be the jacket too, as I haven't seen this with my other jackets. 

 

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  I was expecting much more structure based on your comments but the pictures look great. Appreciate less structure is your preference (same with me) but the result still looks really good.

Thanks, @Spandexter . I think this is an example where a 'natural' shoulder expression does not necessarily mean less structured.  jefferyd wrote a very interesting post some time ago on this topic.  The shoulders are also slightly extended but maybe this is a good thing, as I have fairly narrow shoulders.

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@breakaway01 I think the jacket looks pretty great as is, maybe the back at the top of the shoulders needs to be cleaned up just a little to smooth it out. Any local tailor should be able to take care of that easily. The shoulders look pretty good, but like you said they're still not quite natural or unconstructed. I thought I saw an example of a recent Luxire jacket that did have nice looking natural shoulders, but I can't remember who posted that. I think for my next jacket I'm going to mail in one of mine that has a completely unstructured handmade shoulder and see if they can replicate that.
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Took these last week but forgot to post - here's some photos of the new Cotton Linen: Light Blue Chambray that I got a few weeks ago. In the first photo, the color looks just slight oversaturated, and the second photo shows the color more true to how it looks IRL. The Brembana Sky Blue Oxford is on the left, and the new Cotton Linen: Light Blue Chambray is on the right, for comparison purposes. I think I actually like the shade on the chambray a little better, and it's lighter so it works much better in warm weather.



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@breakaway01 I think the jacket looks pretty great as is, maybe the back at the top of the shoulders needs to be cleaned up just a little to smooth it out. Any local tailor should be able to take care of that easily. The shoulders look pretty good, but like you said they're still not quite natural or unconstructed. I thought I saw an example of a recent Luxire jacket that did have nice looking natural shoulders, but I can't remember who posted that. I think for my next jacket I'm going to mail in one of mine that has a completely unstructured handmade shoulder and see if they can replicate that.


Thanks--would be very interested in the outcome of your next jacket. 

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Received my custom belted button-less shawl-collar robe yesterday

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Collar and fabric isn't exactly what I wanted, but none the less very happy and it will get a lot of wear, both in place of lighter jackets as well as a layering piece.

Nice, how much did it cost? 

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