Hey there guys, I am an avid reader of this thread (and customer of Luxire) and I just wanted to share my experience with getting a suit made with Luxire so far.
I was hoping to get some feedback/constructive criticism from others on here before I progress on with my proper suit order (the below is a trial).
So I have been using Luxire for shirts and trousers for some time now and have found it fantastic. As such I wanted to have a crack at having a suit made. Like a few on here have mentioned I think my trouser size works great, but it is hard finding good jackets so I wanted to see how Luxire went about it (planning to get more suits in the future if it works well).
I sent in a jacket I have from Beams Plus which I believe fits be quite well and was the sort of thing I am looking for (3 roll 2 and patch pockets etc.). The main alteration was having the buttons in the right place (as I had the jacket sleeves let down). They managed to do this on the first trial jacket, but not the second for some reason, which is a shame.
I ordered a trial jacket and trousers in the military olive canvas. With hindsight this was not the best choice as it has a slight viscose-y feel to it. I am hoping this might reduce after having it dry-cleaned.
Luxire said that they were not happy with the jacket and so produced me another in a chino fabric - which was very kind of them! So in the end I ended up with two jackets, not bad!
All in all the process took a couple of months, which is longer than my usual orders, but to be expected considering the more complicated nature of creating a jacket.
Disclaimer - all pictures below are straight out of the box.
First pictures are off the Beams jacket I sent in for replication (including older shirt and trousers from Luxire). The second lot of pictures are of the trial jacket in the Chino material. The last pictures are of the trial suit in the Military Olive Canvas.
I have had some issues with the pleats on the trousers. This time round I asked them to extend them and make them more 'closed' because they always seem quite open and not neat - not sure how to resolve this issue?
I think they did a decent job on the jackets, although although the roll and the shoulders could use some work.
As I said above all comments are welcome. My final suit order was planned to be with the Brisbane Moss Canvas, but now I am thinking that a VBC fabric may come out better. I thought this post also might be of interest to some considering the upcoming suit offer Luxire are proposing.
Find pictures below - spoilered for ease of reading.
I won't comment on fit because obviously when you do something like this mail order (in particular "copying" jackets) it will take some back and forth to get it right.
But stylistically, I would drop the buttoning point at least an inch, I would drop the gorge least an inch. You have very sloped shoulders (many do) and I know that the popular thing is the soft shoulder/no padding look, but when your shoulders are the way yours are and you put on a jacket like the green one, it makes you look like you have a bobble head (regardless of size of your head) or like your shoulders are frowning The high gorge accentuates the sloped shoulders even more and makes it look like the lapels start almost behind you head. Padding/wadding/canvassing can be used where you still have a "soft" jacket but a bit straighter shoulders. If your shirt collars are typically that tall, you will need a taller sportcoat collar. If you like the very slim sleeves of the jacket, you will need slimmer legs on your pants (and slightly longer, they will shrink/bunch up a bit). I would go for a longer jacket, especially since its cotton, but that's personal preference. The pleat issue/pant issue, just send the pics to Luxurie, I am sure they can take care of it. Also on the jacket, the left patch pocket looks ike it was set a bit lopsided (may be a picture artifact, but its in both pics). I know its a casual outfit, but just something to consider.