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Originally Posted by CaptainTohm View Post


Yeah, this is getting donated. Most expensive trip to Goodwill I've ever taken.


I'm still trying to figure out what the heck happened. From what I can tell it appears perhaps the collar was sized for a shirt at least twice your size.

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Originally Posted by CaptainTohm View Post


Finally got my first order. I was going for an Eidos spread with the collar and used a SF order number to try to obtain it. Iiiiiiiii think this isn't how it's supposed to look, though...
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Do send us a quick email. We will sort this out for you.

Would hate to see your hard earned money wasted.
post #23043 of 24677
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Originally Posted by CruzAzul View Post

First wearing of the Navy Sports Mesh polo shirt with KnitCruzCollar and extended 4-button placket:


Apologies for the Stygian darkness; ongoing weather conditions suggest the End of Days.

Liking the material so far. Soft as jersey but very breathable.

Edit: Sometimes it's apparent that English is not my first language.

I have been considering having Luxire make me a bike jersey and I am thinking I might use this fabric. Any opinion on on whether this would be a good fabric option?
post #23044 of 24677
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Originally Posted by luxire View Post

Do send us a quick email. We will sort this out for you.

Would hate to see your hard earned money wasted.

Thanks! I emailed earlier today with the subject "Collar advice" and for what it's worth, the pants I ordered fit nearly perfect, and the polo (aside from the collar) is spot on. I still have high hopes for my future orders with Luxire.
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I've always been afraid of something like this happening (though I never expected it would having an oversized collar would have such dramatic results), so whenever I reference someone else's order number for a collar I always request in the notes that the scale of the collar be adjusted to fit my shirt. No issues so far thankfully. 

post #23046 of 24677
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Originally Posted by luxire View Post
 

What do friends here think of Zimmerli, Pantarella, Bellroy?

 

Never tried Zimmerli. Always found their prices ridiculous. I doubt many Luxire customers would pay $50-$80 for a pair of underwear? I might buy underwear through Luxire if you could find a good value, high quality product, but I don't know any suitable manufacturer. High quality should be possible for ~$15 if you get rid of the athlete/rockstar marketing campaigns. I wouldn't pay much more for a product I'll replace within a year.

 

For socks, please avoid short socks and stick to over the calf! Also don't do exotic patterns and bright colours. In my opinion, socks shouldn't be loud, they should be a discrete visual extension of the pants. I've given up on Pantarella. Tried them several times but always ended up disappointed. I mostly use Bresciani and Sozzi, but with them you're paying a lot for the brand and the selection is always very limited. Not a good fit for Luxire. The best value for money and selection of colours and thicknesses I've found is Viccel. Viccel would be a great fit for Luxire. My choice of socks is completely determined by my choice of pants. Grey pants equals grey socks. Thus for someone selling pants, it would be a good add-on sale to offer socks of a matching colour.

 

I've never heard of Bellroy before. My first impression after browsing their site: not impressed by the leather quality, stitching nor finishing. The modern utilitarian design doesn't appeal to me. To give you an idea of what I consider good leather accessories, my go to brand is Chester Mox. I can't see myself buying leather accessories from Luxire and thus I don't think it's the right path for Luxire at this stage.

 

Maybe belts? I don't use belts, but some do and it might be a good fit for Luxire. My opinion on belts: Don't let the multiple holes in a belt fool you, only one should ever be used. The circumference of our waists vary with the height of the pants, thus the perfect belt length vary with the height of the pants. Needless to say, buying a belt with perfect length online is difficult. I've had most of my belts altered to get the length perfect, but the alterations never look quite as good as the original. The perfect belt length is information readily available to Luxire if they've got your pants pattern on file, thus a belt might make a good add-on sale. Of course not just any belt would do. No big loud Texas belt buckles, no carvings. High quality leather, stitching and finishing at a decent price point.

 

Braces from i.e. Albert Thurston is an accessory I might buy when ordering MTM trousers. Should be a good fit for Luxire. Yet again I suggest going for the more subdued options, solid colours like navy, brown and grey. No patterns, no bold colours.

 

I definitely think you should wait with adding external brands until you've got the new website up.

post #23047 of 24677
Update: Luxire emailed me back and offered to send a free replacement with my next order, which happens to be an order from the polo sale that I've had on hold, so that works out nicely.
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Good news, hopefully the next one comes home without the "sailor" collar.

 

I'm about to submit my first shirt order, I will look into submitting some sample photos for any specific details, "Collar should look like this...", etc.

post #23049 of 24677
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Originally Posted by jandersson View Post
 

 

Never tried Zimmerli. Always found their prices ridiculous. I doubt many Luxire customers would pay $50-$80 for a pair of underwear? I might buy underwear through Luxire if you could find a good value, high quality product, but I don't know any suitable manufacturer. High quality should be possible for ~$15 if you get rid of the athlete/rockstar marketing campaigns. I wouldn't pay much more for a product I'll replace within a year.

 

For socks, please avoid short socks and stick to over the calf! Also don't do exotic patterns and bright colours. In my opinion, socks shouldn't be loud, they should be a discrete visual extension of the pants. I've given up on Pantarella. Tried them several times but always ended up disappointed. I mostly use Bresciani and Sozzi, but with them you're paying a lot for the brand and the selection is always very limited. Not a good fit for Luxire. The best value for money and selection of colours and thicknesses I've found is Viccel. Viccel would be a great fit for Luxire. My choice of socks is completely determined by my choice of pants. Grey pants equals grey socks. Thus for someone selling pants, it would be a good add-on sale to offer socks of a matching colour.

 

I've never heard of Bellroy before. My first impression after browsing their site: not impressed by the leather quality, stitching nor finishing. The modern utilitarian design doesn't appeal to me. To give you an idea of what I consider good leather accessories, my go to brand is Chester Mox. I can't see myself buying leather accessories from Luxire and thus I don't think it's the right path for Luxire at this stage.

 

Maybe belts? I don't use belts, but some do and it might be a good fit for Luxire. My opinion on belts: Don't let the multiple holes in a belt fool you, only one should ever be used. The circumference of our waists vary with the height of the pants, thus the perfect belt length vary with the height of the pants. Needless to say, buying a belt with perfect length online is difficult. I've had most of my belts altered to get the length perfect, but the alterations never look quite as good as the original. The perfect belt length is information readily available to Luxire if they've got your pants pattern on file, thus a belt might make a good add-on sale. Of course not just any belt would do. No big loud Texas belt buckles, no carvings. High quality leather, stitching and finishing at a decent price point.

 

Braces from i.e. Albert Thurston is an accessory I might buy when ordering MTM trousers. Should be a good fit for Luxire. Yet again I suggest going for the more subdued options, solid colours like navy, brown and grey. No patterns, no bold colours.

 

I definitely think you should wait with adding external brands until you've got the new website up.

 

That is a very well written note, thank you.

 

Agree on short socks and flashy socks. What we have ordered for our initial offering are long and basic colors. Not heard of Viccel but will check them out. Agree of matching socks colors with pants as a good way of selecting.

 

The value of Zimmerli is in every day comfort. Whether we need that comfort or not is very individual, but, the difference cannot be ignored. That comfort comes at a price. We have customers ordering boxers in the Carlo Riva cottons for $99 a piece and coming back for more.

For us, it is also a bit of a community thing. We want to promote small businesses that do quality work.

 

Pantarella also makes 100% cashmere socks. In their own words, the socks would last one wear. By miracle, it can go to 1.5, but not 2.  I cannot imagine myself wearing those expensive socks for a day and then throwing them. But those socks sell well and are worn by people who love that comfort.

 

For leather accessories, we may go the "make" way. We do have a good team and need to just focus a bit on product design. Dress belts will certainly be made by us.

 

Excellent idea about the braces. Will work on them.

 

Agree about the new site. The new website is a work in progress. After holding back for it for some time, we made a decision to not link its progress with our product launches as both are decoupled and unrelated, though having the new products on the new site would be ideal.

post #23050 of 24677
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Bomber jacket in suede. Another of our custom leather projects. It jut starts with: "Can you make something like this? " We got the leather made, got matching ribs knitted sourced the zippers and got this made.

Result has been satisfying.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by luxire View Post

Pantarella also makes 100% cashmere socks. In their own words, the socks would last one wear. By miracle, it can go to 1.5, but not 2.  I cannot imagine myself wearing those expensive socks for a day and then throwing them. But those socks sell well and are worn by people who love that comfort.

Just give the the counterfactual. I gave my wife some Pantherella pure cashmere socks for Christmas. She wore them in rotation for most of the winter and spring and they are still going strong.

I would echo the views of others. Luxire's strength is as a direct-to-consumer brand offering excellent quality at a reasonable price. Selling third party brands adds in a margin requirement, and moves away from the model that has served you well.

It also brings you to a challenge that has been highlighted; your current flexibility means you can satisfy a broad range of tastes with your core manufacturing setup. Adding distribution of niche brands such as Bellroy limits your sales to only that portion of your client base for whom they are a preferred / valued manufacturer. Otherwise, customers will just stick with their existing suppliers.
post #23052 of 24677
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Originally Posted by BoomDiggs View Post

I have been considering having Luxire make me a bike jersey and I am thinking I might use this fabric. Any opinion on on whether this would be a good fabric option?

It isn't really an athletic material in the sense that I understand -- the "sport" probably refers to sportswear. It's soft and matte and the mesh is tight enough to be pretty much invisible until you really stretch it.

That said, it is a really great material (particularly for $70!) and I'm going to order another polo in black. I'd buy it in other colours if they were available. The touch of lycra does wonders for holding the garment's shape when you roll up the sleeves and otherwise abuse it.
post #23053 of 24677
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Originally Posted by SimonC View Post


Just give the the counterfactual. I gave my wife some Pantherella pure cashmere socks for Christmas. She wore them in rotation for most of the winter and spring and they are still going strong.

I would echo the views of others. Luxire's strength is as a direct-to-consumer brand offering excellent quality at a reasonable price. Selling third party brands adds in a margin requirement, and moves away from the model that has served you well.

It also brings you to a challenge that has been highlighted; your current flexibility means you can satisfy a broad range of tastes with your core manufacturing setup. Adding distribution of niche brands such as Bellroy limits your sales to only that portion of your client base for whom they are a preferred / valued manufacturer. Otherwise, customers will just stick with their existing suppliers.


+1 Those are my favourite socks.

 

Most decent socks and underwear (cashmere excluded) fall into roughly the same price range. It would be difficult to price competitively once shipping from India is factored in IMHO, but worth a look if added to an existing order.

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Originally Posted by BoomDiggs View Post


I have been considering having Luxire make me a bike jersey and I am thinking I might use this fabric. Any opinion on on whether this would be a good fabric option?


If you really need a good bike jersey, go with the Schoeller Navy. It is designed for biking and at an unbelievable price.

 

 

post #23055 of 24677
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Originally Posted by SimonC View Post


Just give the the counterfactual. I gave my wife some Pantherella pure cashmere socks for Christmas. She wore them in rotation for most of the winter and spring and they are still going strong.

I would echo the views of others. Luxire's strength is as a direct-to-consumer brand offering excellent quality at a reasonable price. Selling third party brands adds in a margin requirement, and moves away from the model that has served you well.

It also brings you to a challenge that has been highlighted; your current flexibility means you can satisfy a broad range of tastes with your core manufacturing setup. Adding distribution of niche brands such as Bellroy limits your sales to only that portion of your client base for whom they are a preferred / valued manufacturer. Otherwise, customers will just stick with their existing suppliers.


That is nice to know about the Cashmere socks. My comments were based on what was told to me by the people from the company I interacted with.

 

I wear the Merino-Nylon ones and have had good experience. Even the cotton-nylon socks have served me well.

 

Agree on Bellroy. It increasingly looks like a bad idea.

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