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Just so it's clearly stated: This is in no way Luxire´s fault. I have only my own bad judgement to blame. After four weeks of waiting I got my new trousers yesterday. The fit was perfect, finally nailed it on the third try.... Then I did this to them.

The trousers had this brand new, almost shiny look to them out of the box, so I tried to bleach them to get a more faded look. I have done it with success with several other (non-Luxire) chinos. 60 minutes in a mixture of bleach and water while stirring regularly, then a quick wash to get the mixture out. Little did I know that this pair only had a navy overdye, with another color underneath. Oh, well... 

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I have vbc pants with buttons rather than a zip fly. I was going for that old world flair. Next time I will definitely choose a zipper. Buttons are annoying and when I put my hands in the pockets the fly pops up and looks like it's open. Has anyone else had this problem and know of a solution?
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Hi All,
Curious what your recent experience has been with turnaround time. My past orders have been fulfilled fairly quickly (as in less than a month). But my most recent order just seems to be sitting there. Wondering if things have slowed down recently for others.
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^ same for me, my last order is over a month in, which is a little longer than it usually takes, especially since I'm using my same pattern for pants and minimal changes on my shirt.
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... I tried to bleach them to get a more faded look. ...

Different dyes react differently to bleach.  If those were mine, I'd wash them once or twice more, and then let them sit a week or two.  If I didn't like how they looked then, I'd try dye remover, like this.  Dye remover also does weird things.   Again, you'd need to wash the garment a couple times, and let it sit a while to see how the fabric reacts.  

 

For example, I once used bleach on a green t-shirt made of 100% bamboo from Michael J. Krell (anyone one remember him and his stuff?).  It turned the t-shirt a dark mustard color.  After a couple washes, it became a light mustard color.   Then I used dye remover and the t-shirt turned light green.  Later, I dyed the t-shirt dark gray.  And eventually it settled into medium gray with a green tint.  It's a nice color, but it was weird how the fabric didn't behave how I thought it would in any of those stages.

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I have vbc pants with buttons rather than a zip fly. I was going for that old world flair. Next time I will definitely choose a zipper. Buttons are annoying and when I put my hands in the pockets the fly pops up and looks like it's open. Has anyone else had this problem and know of a solution?

Pleats, or more ease across the front of the pants. It's a fit issue as much as a button-fly-function issue.
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Pleats, or more ease across the front of the pants. It's a fit issue as much as a button-fly-function issue.

I don't know what you mean. The pants fit pretty well and the fly only opens when I put my hands in the pockets.
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^ same for me, my last order is over a month in, which is a little longer than it usually takes, especially since I'm using my same pattern for pants and minimal changes on my shirt.

Ah well, good to know it's not just me, at least. Thanks!
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Just so it's clearly stated: This is in no way Luxire´s fault. I have only my own bad judgement to blame. After four weeks of waiting I got my new trousers yesterday. The fit was perfect, finally nailed it on the third try.... Then I did this to them.

The trousers had this brand new, almost shiny look to them out of the box, so I tried to bleach them to get a more faded look. I have done it with success with several other (non-Luxire) chinos. 60 minutes in a mixture of bleach and water while stirring regularly, then a quick wash to get the mixture out. Little did I know that this pair only had a navy overdye, with another color underneath. Oh, well... 

 

 

What fabric did you buy? Link please

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What fabric did you buy? Link please 



Trial pants in navy (not offered at the moment). Wanted to finally nail the pattern. The trial pants are a great offer. The fabric was basic, but sturdy and with more than enough weight. The same can be said the trial shirt (green stripes). It´s very prone to wrinkling, but except for that it's all good - and great value for the price. 

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What fabric did you buy? Link please 



Trial pants in navy (not offered at the moment). Wanted to finally nail the pattern. The trial pants are a great offer. The fabric was basic, but sturdy and with more than enough weight. The same can be said the trial shirt (green stripes). It´s very prone to wrinkling, but except for that it's all good - and great value for the price. 

 

 

Is the trial fabric better for a casual chino type fit, or can I use it to dial in a dress pant fit?

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 Is the trial fabric better for a casual chino type fit, or can I use it to dial in a dress pant fit?


I can only talk for the fabric I ordered. I don't know if all the trial fabrics are the same, that's a question for Luxire. But the navy cotton fabric was great. Quite thick and with a unworn look. More dress-y than casual, and usable all year around, except in summer heat. 


Edited by Chrisone - 8/21/16 at 11:21pm
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What trouser lining options do people prefer? All mine have been lined to the knee but I find it annoying feeling the extra fabric and detail around the knee, and, as others have said, it traps heat in summer but doesn't insulate in winter.

Any benefit to a quarter lining (other than for transparent linen), or should I just switch to unlined?
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Can anyone recommend a smart fabric for a pop-over shirt? Will be worn both casually and with a sportcoat, however I'm not a fan of pique fabric just yet. Thanks.

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Can anyone recommend a smart fabric for a pop-over shirt? Will be worn both casually and with a sportcoat, however I'm not a fan of pique fabric just yet. Thanks.

Do you want something with stretch, or not? If you want stretch, I've had some luck with the (non-pique) jersey fabric, both the (light) "Grey Jersey" and a charcoal jersey I can't find right now. You will want to compare the fabric weights though, as some are too heavy to work under a jacket in most weather. I'd think any of the solid colour jersey cloths of a suitable weight would work for you.

 

If you want non-stretch, maybe a chambray, like Ian Anderson's here?

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