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Originally Posted by ShawnBC View Post


As promised, here are a couple of (bad iPad) snapshots to illustrate my previous comments. 

The difference between the Light Blue University Stripes oxford and Blue University Stripes oxford. The difference can be harder or easier to detect depending on the lighting - I try to take pictures showing that phenomenon:

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Here's a shot of the BD collar on the Light Blue University Stripes oxford, both without and with tie :

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Next, some snapshots of the Black Watch twill (the collar doesn't actually sits above my chin - I guess I had my chin tucked down to look at the iPad screen somehow) :

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PS.: sorry about the bad lighting in some of these shots! Also, shirts are unwashed and not ironed.

Very nice collar. What is the difference between your collar and broke and bespoke collar? Could I get the order number to be able to order that collar?
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I'll post pictures when it comes back from the cleaners, but I'm very happy with the white royal oxford fabric.  http://luxire.com/products/lelan-cotton-royal-white-oxford-ss_rz_5396

 

I've tried the lustrous fine white (too thin and wrinkly) and the white twill (nice, but not what I was looking for).  This seems to be the white shirt version of the pale blue pinpoint oxford (another favorite of mine http://luxire.com/products/pale-blue-pinpoint-oxford ), but slightly dressier and a little more sheen.

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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post
 

 

So they made you a jacket in the fabric you wanted, and they thought it needed improvement, so they sent you a "better" item in a fabric you didn't want? That sounds odd; did you at least get to pick the fabric of the altered jacket?

 

Yeah pretty much! I didn't get to choose the fabric nope, it was just one of the standard Chino fabrics but it was a better trial sample. Work on the final item hasn't begun yet.

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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post


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 frown.gif 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.

 

Hey there, sorry for the delayed response, just got back from a long holiday. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this response, I have incorporated most of your suggestions in my comments to luxire. They are going to make another trial suit for me before work begins on the final product, so hopefully it will turn out a bit cleaner this time.

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Originally Posted by Akoa View Post


Very nice collar. What is the difference between your collar and broke and bespoke collar? Could I get the order number to be able to order that collar?


I do not know what is different between this collar and the B&B collar because I do not own a shirt with a B&B collar to compare and do not know the B&B collar measurements on top of my head.

 

The collar I use on my OCBD is based on the Proper Cloth "Soft Ivy Button Down" collar with a few tweaks, mainly 4" points. The order # is 18949.

 

Thank you.

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Shawn, how high is the back collar height of your collar? I once ordered a BD collar with a very nice roll, but the collar height seemed a bit too big for me. I was smacking my chin against the collar too when worn without a tie haha :facepalm: 

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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post
 

Shawn, how high is the back collar height of your collar? I once ordered a BD collar with a very nice roll, but the collar height seemed a bit too big for me. I was smacking my chin against the collar too when worn without a tie haha :facepalm: 


1 ¼" in the front, 1 ⅝" in the back (collar band measurements, that is). I am perfectly happy with the collar height. Is sure is voluminous, but at 6' and 250 lbs, anything smaller would look anorexic (IMHO, of course). 

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Well, it looks great! I'm glad you found something you like.

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What's the ideal way to keep a pronounced BD collar roll when buttoned. Would having the button set slightly higher on the shirt have this effect?

 

As it stands, the unbuttoned looks is amazing :slayer:

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I have a question related to the jacket versus shirt sleeve length. Every time I bend my arm then the shirt sleeve will disappear in jacket sleeve. My overall shirt sleeve length is determined by length and not by tightness of cuff on the wrist.

 

I understand that shirt sleeve will disappear because there isn't any extra fabric to accommodate bended arm. I've read somewhere (but I'm not able to find post about that) that if there is added some fullness to elbow area and curved sleeve seam it will help to resolve this issue.

 

Is there any solution which Luxire can do? Have anybody tried to solve this problem?

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No-one have experience of these?
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Originally Posted by Psmith View Post

Does anyone have experience with the following fabrics? I'm particularly interested in how well they resist wrinkling.

Blue micro-check 60s - http://custom.luxire.com/collections/shirts-by-price/products/blue-micro-checks-60s
Business Shirt-Blue Pencil Stripes - http://custom.luxire.com/collections/shirts-by-price/products/business_shirt_blue_pencil_stripes
Business shirt blue poplin - http://custom.luxire.com/collections/shirts-by-price/products/business-shirt-blue-poplin

Many thanks!

Another - rather silly, I fear - question. How does one go about specifying shirt length if one likes a substantial tail. On my first order, I measured all the other dimensions off a shirt that I liked, but took the shirt length of T.M. Lewin's website (knowing that I liked their length). The resulting shirt was satisfactory in virtually every way, except that it was tail length all the way around, and would allow me to appear clad only in my shirt without any major loss of modesty (and my 5 year old insists on calling them daddy's dresses). They do stay tucked in admirably, but a tail would have the same advantage without involving a whole layer of additional negotiations at the urinal. So, gentlemen, how do you handle it?

Appreciate your assistance!
post #23592 of 24710
You could specify a back length and a front length.
post #23593 of 24710
Some summer sale arrivals, still have quite a few pants on hold as I dial in my fit. I took a photo of the Albini tag as I believe someone was asking earlier if they received fabric distributor tags. I also included a couple shots of the premium mop buttons for anyone interested.








Details:

1x Grandi & Rubinelli Deep Sky Blue Dress Stripes
1x Grandi & Rubinelli Shades Of Blue With Brushed Green Dress Stripes
1x Grandi & Rubinelli Blue Pin Stripes 120/2
1x Grandi & Rubinelli Shades Of Blue Brushed Stripes On White
1x Grandi & Rubinelli Blue University Stripes Oxford
1x Albini Royal One: White Basket Weave
1x Albini Royal One: Blue Basket Weave
1x Dugdale Fine Worsted - Grey Beige

Sorry for the horrible phone pics 😁
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Can anybody provide insight into the pricing structure, as pertains to Minnis Flannels? Some are still showing at $299, while some are now at $350, though the Minnis site hasn't changed, to the best of my knowledge?

 

In the end, not a massive difference. but slightly confused seeing Minnis cost more than Fox, which (even excluding VAT) retails for more.

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Originally Posted by palodelincak View Post
 

I have a question related to the jacket versus shirt sleeve length. Every time I bend my arm then the shirt sleeve will disappear in jacket sleeve. My overall shirt sleeve length is determined by length and not by tightness of cuff on the wrist.

 

I understand that shirt sleeve will disappear because there isn't any extra fabric to accommodate bended arm.

 

This is the root cause of the problem IMO. The fix is to lengthen the sleeve and to use the cuff to keep the sleeve from sliding down your hand. In my case, if I unbutton the cuff, the end of my sleeve will hang about halfway between my wrist and the base of my thumb. With the cuff buttoned the end of the sleeve sits at my wrist. 

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