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post #22981 of 24612
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Originally Posted by otterhound View Post


@luxire, what is the typical lead time on these fabrics? I ordered some pants in VBC fabric at the end of April. Customer service told me that the fabric still hadn't been received 6 weeks after my order date.

 

Is usually 2 weeks. We order for the week and takes 3-4 days to arrive. Some suppliers have a longer lead time. Also, can get delayed for multiple factors.

 

6 weeks is unusually long though. If you PM me the order number, I can check that for you.

post #22982 of 24612
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Originally Posted by webzeb View Post

Hello,

I just received my three first shirts from Luxire.

Those are really nicely made and finished.
Measurements seems to be respected.
This is definitely good work.

Nevertheless I have to big issues/
  • First one is my fault, I did not cross-check the sleeve length and the shirt length that I provided correctly. Unfortunately, those are measured differently by my usual supplier. Result s three shirts (350 bucks!) which are simply not wearable. frown.gif
  • Second one is more surprising. I ask the exact same armhole width and sleeve width than my reference shirt, wider cuff (+0.43") and a slim fit. These measurement were perfectly respected. Armhole and sleeve width at the beginning of the sleeve is an exact match with my reference shirt. BUT the reste of the sleeve is MUCH larger. Difference is up to 2.1cm (about 0.83"). I do not understand why and it looks very ugly. Is this usual to get 'super-large' sleeves when buying from Luxire?

Many thanks for your help.

Best regards,

Fred

 

Just so that everyone understands the issue better......

 

Was surprised to see your message as I thought you sent a sample reference shirt and we messed up. But no, you provided measurements and the shirts were made to your exact provided measurements.

 

There were no errors on your shirt.

post #22983 of 24612
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Originally Posted by DavidLane View Post
 


@luxire I posted some a while back but I would definitely be on board for some of the Minnis Flannels and Frescos.

 

 

 

 

We are getting these swatches next week. Once received, we can try and negotiate with Minnis and see if a good deal can be offered.

post #22984 of 24612
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Originally Posted by luxire View Post

Just so that everyone understands the issue better......

Was surprised to see your message as I thought you sent a sample reference shirt and we messed up. But no, you provided measurements and the shirts were made to your exact provided measurements.

There were no errors on your shirt.
Hello,

I am very sorry if my post may have been confusing. The term 'reference shirt' maybe was a poor choice.
Nevertheless, I never told my measurements were not respected. Actually, I wrote exactly the opposite:
Those are really nicely made and finished.
Measurements seems to be respected.
This is definitely good work.

And I did wrote because the work is good and because I would like to avoid doing you any unjustified bad publicity.

What surprised me is that the shirts I received have very large sleeves.
I used to buy MTM shirts from several suppliers, using more or less the same measurements, and I never got such large sleeves. It was all the more surprising that I choose 'slim fit' when I ordered, so I was expecting something...'slimmer'.

This is why I asked the SF community if it was common to get 'large sleeves' from your company.
Like you wrote me by email, every supplier has its own sleeve construction.
Maybe you have more 'regular/classic/large fit' than what I am used to. This is always good to know for possible future orders.

Cheers,

Fred
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PS: Regarding sleeve length and shirt length I did write "First one is my fault, I did not cross-check the sleeve length and the shirt length that I provided correctly." I never ever said these measurements were not respected. I said I screwed up those...
post #22986 of 24612
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Originally Posted by webzeb View Post


Hello,

I am very sorry if my post may have been confusing. The term 'reference shirt' maybe was a poor choice.
Nevertheless, I never told my measurements were not respected. Actually, I wrote exactly the opposite:
Those are really nicely made and finished.
Measurements seems to be respected.
This is definitely good work.

And I did wrote because the work is good and because I would like to avoid doing you any unjustified bad publicity.

What surprised me is that the shirts I received have very large sleeves.
I used to buy MTM shirts from several suppliers, using more or less the same measurements, and I never got such large sleeves. It was all the more surprising that I choose 'slim fit' when I ordered, so I was expecting something...'slimmer'.

This is why I asked the SF community if it was common to get 'large sleeves' from your company.
Like you wrote me by email, every supplier has its own sleeve construction.
Maybe you have more 'regular/classic/large fit' than what I am used to. This is always good to know for possible future orders.

Cheers,

Fred

 

Thanks. Yes, "reference shirt" did give that feeling.

 

I do not think default construction is too wide. We do not get such feedback generally.  But yes, you can have them made slimmer if you so desire.

post #22987 of 24612
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Originally Posted by luxire View Post

Thanks. Yes, "reference shirt" did give that feeling.

I do not think default construction is too wide. We do not get such feedback generally.  But yes, you can have them made slimmer if you so desire.

What's probably not being said here, is I am sure Luxire will alter the sleeves (presumably for a reasonable cost) if you ship the shirts back. So hopefully you're not out $350.
post #22988 of 24612
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Originally Posted by luxire View Post

Thanks. Yes, "reference shirt" did give that feeling.

I do not think default construction is too wide. We do not get such feedback generally.  But yes, you can have them made slimmer if you so desire.
I am sorry for this poor wording.

Sleeves are really larger than my usual supplier.

By the way, apart from this 'inexpediency', I screwed up providing several measurements (sleeve length and - more annoying - shirt length).
As far As I understood, in such case it is possible to have the shirts remade/altered, paying 20$/shirt and the shipping cost. Is that correct?


I'll send you an email.

Cheers,

Fred
post #22989 of 24612

Lesson to everyone: Don't order 3 shirts at the same time before you nailed down the correct measurements. But I know it sucks to wait longer,(multiple iterations, so a few months) and pay multiple times for shipping

post #22990 of 24612
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Originally Posted by SimonC View Post

What's probably not being said here, is I am sure Luxire will alter the sleeves (presumably for a reasonable cost) if you ship the shirts back. So hopefully you're not out $350.
I was referring to the shirt length that I completely screwed up.

I gave Luxire the value I usually give to my supplier, but I did not realized measurements were done differently. My mistake.
Results are shirts which are almost 2" too long and probably too narrow at the hips.

What leads me to another question:
Do you have tips so your shirts stay tucked-in?
I tried to have my shirts made longer, I tried to have the hip width made narrower or one the contrary wider, but I always get the same issue : shirts tend to ride up my back and do not stay tucked-in.
Same thing with shirts bought out-of-the-rack, even the longest ones.
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Now that I have my pattern set for long-sleeved polo shirts, and Luxire has made me some luxurious ones in heavier weights, I had some lighter weight polos made up for summer. These two are the Navy Sports Mesh and a 6oz White Pique.



Both nice casual summer fabrics. The "sports mesh" is indeed a tight mesh; up close it looks a little like the material used in Sunspel polos but it feels softer, more like a jersey. As always, the knit version of the CruzCollar is supersized and has a stiff neckband with soft points.

And then I decided to get adventurous and had this built. And it's made of 100% awesome.



I have to think it's utterly unique, which is one of the many reasons I keep having Luxire make stuff for me -- I can design something and be confident that I have the only one in existence.

If you want one too, send me a message so that I can tell you to f**k off because There Can Be Only One. biggrin.gif
post #22992 of 24612
Those are great, CruzAzul
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So I don't screw up this time, your help/feedback would be much appreciated. smile.gif

This is the shirt - not from Luxire - I based my measurements on:






And yes:
  • I'm skinny.
  • My arms are even skinnier than the rest.
  • I do have chimpanzee arms.
  • My right shoulder sits lower than the left one (this is actually caused by pain:().
  • I was wearing a copper red/rust chino today.
  • My owner choose a 'beautiful' wallpaper.

What was wrong:
  • It was too tight at the waist, especially while sitting.
  • I did not want to stay tucked-in and was riding up in my back all the day.
  • Collar was too big.
  • Left cuff was too tight to accommodate my watches (note: I'm not wearing one for the photos)
  • Sleeves were, maybe, a tad short.
And probably other things I missed. Your feedback is very welcome!smile.gif

What I did:
  • I increased waist from 16.14 to 16.5" and choose no dart (the original one had darts).
  • I narrowed hips from 19.19 to 18.5" (very bad idea I think...I never know what too do with hips width no it remains confortable and stay tucked-in...advice are welcome !smile.gif).
  • I increased shirt length from 30.71" to 31.5"...at least I thought I did, but I completely screwed up! The measurements are taken differently by the two suppliers, what I did not realized and did not check on the actual shirt (supplier of the first shirt takes the collar into account). The result is a shirt which is very, very, long. About 2" longer than the original.
  • I increased cuff around from 8.07/7.67" to 8.50/8.25". On the photos you can see the left cuff sits lower, but this is not really the case while wearing a watch.
  • I choose Luxire semi spread collar, which is smaller and quite nice I think.
  • I thought I had increased the sleeve length by 1/4", but apparently I screwed up (again) and increased it by 3/4": too long.
(Sorry for the 'strange' values of original shirt measurements, but they are metric.)

And the result (with the completely screwed up shirt and sleeve length that I provided...my god and might be not clear that evenening...and the differently constructed sleeves from Luxire):








Your help would be, really, appreciated.

I hop I can get better fitting - should not be too hard - next time, because the fabric and the construction are very nice. Better the shirt I based my measurement on (although it was also much cheaper).

Many thanks in advance.

Fred
post #22994 of 24612
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Those are great, CruzAzul

Thank you kindly. They did a nice job with all of my nitpicky details.
post #22995 of 24612
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Originally Posted by CruzAzul View Post

Now that I have my pattern set for long-sleeved polo shirts, and Luxire has made me some luxurious ones in heavier weights, I had some lighter weight polos made up for summer. These two are the Navy Sports Mesh and a 6oz White Pique.



Both nice casual summer fabrics. The "sports mesh" is indeed a tight mesh; up close it looks a little like the material used in Sunspel polos but it feels softer, more like a jersey. As always, the knit version of the CruzCollar is supersized and has a stiff neckband with soft points.

And then I decided to get adventurous and had this built. And it's made of 100% awesome.



I have to think it's utterly unique, which is one of the many reasons I keep having Luxire make stuff for me -- I can design something and be confident that I have the only one in existence.

If you want one too, send me a message so that I can tell you to f**k off because There Can Be Only One. biggrin.gif

 

Truly admirable!

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