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post #23791 of 24706
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Originally Posted by itraxx View Post

Go shop at Gustin or Epaulet then.

That's cute.

Almost everything in my closet is Luxire. From dress clothes to wool overshirts. I have my fit nailed down on dress shirts, trousers, chinos, shorts and casual shirts. I want to give more of my money to Luxire and as a result looking for more casual shirt options.
post #23792 of 24706
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Originally Posted by fridayfrenzy View Post


That's cute.

Almost everything in my closet is Luxire. From dress clothes to wool overshirts. I have my fit nailed down on dress shirts, trousers, chinos, shorts and casual shirts. I want to give more of my money to Luxire and as a result looking for more casual shirt options.

 

Then you should know how this works.  Luxire is always very accommodating when requests are made for specific fabrics or mills, like the request a few posts above yours.  Do your homework and make suggestions on what you would like to see.

post #23793 of 24706

I'm not sure how much of any discussion like this is about the fabrics available and how much is about the curation thereof.

 

Let me explain myself a bit.  I think Luxire does a good job of offering a wide range of fabrics.  I think Luxire does a good job of accommodating/accepting fabrics that are new (note: I have never requested a new fabric but I have seen in happen quite a bit in this very thread and even benefited from those the new fabrics in my orders - I have a pair of new 15oz Fawn flannel pants to prove this).

 

What I don't think Luxire does AS good job at is curation of the fabrics and offerings they have.  That sounds like a criticism but its not a direct one.  I think if Luxire was more of a "Marketing Animal" the sales portal would be crisp, easy to use, and full of arranged digital displays of clothing and fabric designed to evoke aspirational emotions, etc.

 

Luxire is not this today.  It is another thing.  I think most of the people on here with an IQs above a certain level realize that if Luxire became that glossy, sales-driven profit machine many of things we like about it would evaporate.  If Luxire became one of these uber-marketing houses I think my problem would change from: "Its hard to find what I want on Luxire and I'm not %100 sure if they have enough of any given fabric in stock for my giant body" to: "Luxire doesn't even carry all of those interesting fabrics like they used to".

 

One can look at Luxire as a borg-like amalgamation of Customer needs.  If you want to be titillated by those other houses, do so.  I know that I also browse all over looking inspiration and ideas.  But when you know what you need to have made up, you can give Luxire a shot at making it (even if it means asking about something new).   I am in the process, like many of you, of understanding just what Luxire IS and I have come to value what I have found in Luxire.  I am hesitant about trying to change them because not all change is good.

post #23794 of 24706
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Originally Posted by JIMB View Post
 

 

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SHUTTLE NOTES FLANNEL TWO POCKET SHIRT IN INDIGO Constructed with a hardy cotton twill fabric with a soft brushed interior, which has been naturally indigo-dyed to a rich, nuanced hue, this great workshirt features a point collar, button-flapped breast pockets and triple-stitching for added durability. -Applied placket with natural buttons. -Straight back yoke. -Button-flapped patch pockets at the chest; riple stitching; Rounded hem with chainstitch run-off at the sides.:

 a hardy cotton twill fabric with a soft brushed interior

 

Pendleton x Opening Cermony Mens Button Up Flannel Shirt M RARE | eBay:

Pendleton wool flannel

 

Light blue brushed cotton/wool shirt, spread collar $235.00 A handsome shirt with the unique hand of a cotton/wool mix. It can be dressed up with a knitted tie and sport coat - or dressed down with a cardigan and a pair of chinos or jeans Alumo Lanella Jr fabric; 83% cotton, 17% wool Classic Italian spread collar - 4cm high, 8.5cm points Handsewn and shanked mother-of-pearl buttons with "crow foot" stitching Hand-attached sleeves, hand-sewn details on gussets Made in Ginosa, Italy:

Alumo Lanella Jr fabric; 83% cotton, 17% wool

 

Regular Fit Cotton Shirt with Button Down Collar - Ready To Wear - Shirts - Online Shop - Drake's:

cotton flannel

 

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lightweight denim

 

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indigo blue cotton

 

Gustin The mix of faded rust, ecru, royal blue and navy come together in a subdued and complimentary way. The weight is a standard 4.5oz and the surface is slightly brushed, creating a soft and supple feel.:

4.5oz and the surface is slightly brushed

 

The Maritime Shirt Jacket in Moss Donegal Wool: 19 oz. Italian Milled Boiled Lambswool This donegal flecked fabric is a tribute to haberdashers who outfitted gentlemen for extreme expeditions. Boiling the lambswool shrinks the fabric without the use of chemicals. The result is a tighter and more dense wool that is free of itch and serves as more of a shelter than a layer.:

19 oz. Italian Milled Boiled Lambswool  donegal flecked fabric

 

We have almost all of these.

 

An indigo knit, blue wool checks, All Alumo fabrics, many indigos and light denim options, many flannel checks in similar designs, the equivalent of "Italian Milled Boiled Lambswool  donegal". The only one that I will need to search a bit within our fabrics is the greenish "cotton flannel".

 

But yes, it is not easy to order from our website.  "The new website" should change that a bit initially and more gradually.

 

When is it coming? We are now closer than ever. Just some finals tweaks and we will make the beta public. Hopefully before 10th of October.

post #23795 of 24706
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Originally Posted by unsuitable View Post
 

I'm not sure how much of any discussion like this is about the fabrics available and how much is about the curation thereof.

 

Let me explain myself a bit.  I think Luxire does a good job of offering a wide range of fabrics.  I think Luxire does a good job of accommodating/accepting fabrics that are new (note: I have never requested a new fabric but I have seen in happen quite a bit in this very thread and even benefited from those the new fabrics in my orders - I have a pair of new 15oz Fawn flannel pants to prove this).

 

What I don't think Luxire does AS good job at is curation of the fabrics and offerings they have.  That sounds like a criticism but its not a direct one.  I think if Luxire was more of a "Marketing Animal" the sales portal would be crisp, easy to use, and full of arranged digital displays of clothing and fabric designed to evoke aspirational emotions, etc.

 

Luxire is not this today.  It is another thing.  I think most of the people on here with an IQs above a certain level realize that if Luxire became that glossy, sales-driven profit machine many of things we like about it would evaporate.  If Luxire became one of these uber-marketing houses I think my problem would change from: "Its hard to find what I want on Luxire and I'm not %100 sure if they have enough of any given fabric in stock for my giant body" to: "Luxire doesn't even carry all of those interesting fabrics like they used to".

 

One can look at Luxire as a borg-like amalgamation of Customer needs.  If you want to be titillated by those other houses, do so.  I know that I also browse all over looking inspiration and ideas.  But when you know what you need to have made up, you can give Luxire a shot at making it (even if it means asking about something new).   I am in the process, like many of you, of understanding just what Luxire IS and I have come to value what I have found in Luxire.  I am hesitant about trying to change them because not all change is good.

 

Very thoughtful, thank you.

Today, ordering from Luxire is an "acquired skill".  A lot of "people on the street" cannot just visit our website and place an order. The site is complicated and difficult. A lot if that can improve.

 

As for making and delivering what we have been doing, we have been on SF too long to be able to change that. Our customer, who have held our hand in each step on the way will not let that slip happen.

 

But, a lot is changing at Luxire. Most All of these changes are for making the customer's experience better. They are all driven by feedback of customers. None of the changes are driven by the marketing team, as, we do not have a marketing team :)

post #23796 of 24706
Just curious, what percentage of your business is from SF?
post #23797 of 24706
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post

Just curious, what percentage of your business is from SF?

 

Good question. Like we do not have a marketing team, we also do not have a statistics or analytics team.

 

I would imagine about a third will be from SF.

post #23798 of 24706
Hey guys, looking for a fabric recommendation for a white poplin shirt fabric without sheen that's decent for summmer. I've had experience with 'lustrous fine white' but it wasn't my cup of tea, currently looking at 'white summer everyday shirt'.

Likely made into a casual white shirt without fusing or lining.
post #23799 of 24706
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Originally Posted by akclothpooper View Post

Hey guys, looking for a fabric recommendation for a white poplin shirt fabric without sheen that's decent for summmer. I've had experience with 'lustrous fine white' but it wasn't my cup of tea, currently looking at 'white summer everyday shirt'.

Likely made into a casual white shirt without fusing or lining.

 

If you want a really drab, casual shirt, the Madapolam can be recommended.

post #23800 of 24706
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Originally Posted by Adolesco View Post
 

@luxire Will the apple fresco cotton fabric be back in stock in the next weeks? If not: Are there any comparable fabrics in your store (colorwise). 

And when can we expect new summer fabrics for shirts and pants? 
 

Thank you! 

 

The Fresco is back, in Apple and in a 6 more colors. Listing them soon.

post #23801 of 24706
Review of:
Navy grenadine tie
Brembana OCBD

Pants:
Olive moleskin (dugdale)
Linen natural ecru hopsack
Vintage khaki soft twill chino
Dugdale cotton pale sand plain
Dugdale flannel light/med grey

First a bit of background:
I use a traveling tailor from Thailand and while he does some things pretty well, his selection in more casual pants is lacking a bit. Also, Luxires selection is just enormous, which is nice. smile.gif
My measurements are pretty solid, and I don't want to tinker with them myself. If I feel I've lost or gained weight, I'll either have new measurements from my current tailor or get alterations from a local and send in for pattern.
I haven't quite gotten to jackets yet, but I'll be getting a nice hopsack in about six weeks, that I might consider sending to Luxire.

Anyways, on to my recent order.

Grenadine tie:
As well made as any tie, I own. Very light and springy with a great hand. It's not gonna tie a huge knot, but it'll flow nicely around.
Note: doesn't come with a keeper by default.

Brembana OCBD:
These are fantastic shirts. My second. They're perfect for me in terms of formality for work and they dress up and down nicely.

Olive moleskin:
HEAVY. These are very "college-professory" but I expect great this from them over the winter. Soft and nice. Great pants.

Natural linen ecru hopsack:
These instantly became a favorite. They're very very heavy and drape well. They're casual, but have a certain smartness because they hold a crease well. In spite of the weight, they're very airy. Get them unlined and possibly without belt loops and side adjusters.
These are really really great. The feel on the legs when you walk is just fantastic - they're that heavy.

Vintage khaki:
A tad heavier than the dugdale chino and a big bigger in the twill. These are solid workhorse pants that, together with an OBCD form the backbone of my everyday wear.

Dugdale khaki:
These are also fantastically soft and a great middle weight everyday chino. A tad warmer in the color than the vintage ones. I can see myself getting these in many different colors. I grabbed a quick shot this morning (shirt is pale pink linen cotton, also from Luxire - I was hesitant to get a pink shirt, but I've come to absolutely love it - it's amazing):





Dugdale flannels:
These are a tad darker than I expected. They're more of a dark medium than a light/medium. They're very nice though and the fabric is just great. I wish Luxire had them in a lighter version. Here incredible versatile though and will be great over the winter. Just like the moleskins.

That's it for now - a big recommendation for all those fabrics.

The craftsmanship is better than anything I've seen before. Very very nicely made. Nice buttons, nice detailing.

Now I just need to find a way to convert a chino measurement to jeans - any tips on that?
Edited by CDRiis - 9/26/16 at 1:00am
post #23802 of 24706

Anyone  got a suggestion for a twill chino in this color?

 

post #23803 of 24706
@Jeroen Vriend - the Brisbane Moss cream twill chino is great, and looks pretty identical
post #23804 of 24706
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Originally Posted by akclothpooper View Post

Hey guys, looking for a fabric recommendation for a white poplin shirt fabric without sheen that's decent for summmer. I've had experience with 'lustrous fine white' but it wasn't my cup of tea, currently looking at 'white summer everyday shirt'.

Likely made into a casual white shirt without fusing or lining.

Don't buy the white summer everyday. I ordered one in March and it fit the bill perfectly for what you've described. However, when I reordered in July the fabric had changed and is now very transparent. You would need to have very pale skin to pull it off.

post #23805 of 24706

I'm looking for some fabrics that can fill the gap between wool slacks and cotton chinos. Are any of the moleskins or cotton twills dressy enough (depending on cut and styling details)? Also, does anyone have experience with the coffee brown cotton tweed? Apologies if it's been answered before and I missed it. 

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