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I haven't used Luxire before, but am having an incredibly difficult time navigating the fabric choices for a potential shirt I'm trying to have made.  For example, I mainly want to use a check pattern, and only having experiences with Proper Cloth / Blank Label / other makers, it seemed like there were a huge number of fabric choices to consider for <$100 or around the $100-$150 range.  I'm attracted to Luxire in the sense that they can offer almost unlimited amount of options, but I can't seem to find many suitable, affordable (<$200) fabric choices compared to counterparts.  I find it incredibly easy to navigate fabric choices and selection on Proper Cloth and MyTailor, who each have a number of different check pattern styles all for good prices, but I can't seem to navigate the same (perhaps on my own ignorance) at Luxire - why are all the fabrics I can find cost more than $200?  I just want a decent, $100-$120 level check fabric - is this Luxire's downfall?  I just can't fathom how there are so many fabrics that cost upwards of $200 and yet almost non that compare to their competitors in the $100 range.  Am I being ignorant?  Please, someone point me to the direction I need to go to find their check and stripe pattern selections that are around $100.  There were only a handful last time I checked?

 

Thanks!  I truly want to like Luxire and use them for my shirts going forward, but if there's no fabric to choose from....one can only have so many white shirts

post #23867 of 24683
^ I just went to Luxire's website and typed "checks" into the search bar. I got 929 results and almost all of them were under $200, and many were sub $100. If there's a specific type of check you are looking for, you can narrow your search, but there is no shortage of checked fabrics in your price range.
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Does anyone agree that there's something quite charming and romantic about having to trawl through the website to find the gems. Seriously, it's rare in the modern age where it's expected that everything is easy and immediate.

/oldman
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

^ I just went to Luxire's website and typed "checks" into the search bar. I got 929 results and almost all of them were under $200, and many were sub $100. If there's a specific type of check you are looking for, you can narrow your search, but there is no shortage of checked fabrics in your price range.

I'm pretty sure that there's a comment from Luxire in this thread, stating that they want their shirts to be priced around the 100$ mark, so it would be surprising if they didn't offer some checked fabric in that price range.

 

I've bought a yellow gingham shirt for 59$, which is probably one of, if not the cheapest one. I'd advise againist it though, unless you have at least a decent tan.

post #23870 of 24683
Luxire, 'check' shirting fabrics*, sorted by price (lowest first). Knock yourself out:

http://custom.luxire.com/apps/search-results#stq=check&stp=1

edit - I just clicked on that link, and some of the post-search filtering doesn't come through in the URL. Click on the 'Dress Shirt (610)' radio button on the left to filter a bit better

* Kinda - Luxire's site is very weird, and they seem to have created multiple categories with ostensibly the same purpose. So there's another 90 shirtings which are classified differently.
post #23871 of 24683

The reason for the problem teknique22 experienced, may be the fact that he possibly tried selecting Shirts > Checks form the left navigation panel (Popular Shirts) - it such case the shirts are sorted alphabetically, and the first ones are Albinis (quite a lot of them) which are indeed in $149-$199 range - this may be discouraging for someone not familiar with the site and actual selection of fabrics :-)

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Originally Posted by thebuddahman View Post

Does anyone agree that there's something quite charming and romantic about having to trawl through the website to find the gems. Seriously, it's rare in the modern age where it's expected that everything is easy and immediate.

/oldman

 

"Charming and romantic"?  :crackup:

 

That would be a "no" ...

 

Cheers,

 

Ac    :)

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Random photo of the CruzCoat corner of my dressing room. Front to back: Pale blue linen, tan linen, Holland & Sherry tweed, black Brisbane Moss canvas. With a cameo appearance by two criminally crunched-up shirts in Lustrous Fine White cotton and Albini grey gingham linen. (The rack gets a bit crowded during these transitions between seasons.)

post #23874 of 24683
Ikea shelving system?
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I have a fetish for flat heavy boxes and allen wrenches.
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I have a fetish for flat heavy boxes and allen wrenches.

Off-topic: for your interest, the Vitsoe shelving system, which was the 'inspiration' for that Ikea system. Every day I look at mine and take a deep, fulfilling breath of clothes-storage-related contentment. And you still get to put it together yourself
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Anyone went to the Stockholm trunkshow show?
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@p.henrik I went to the Oslo trunk show, @EFV amongst others went to the Stockholm one

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Originally Posted by thebuddahman View Post

Does anyone agree that there's something quite charming and romantic about having to trawl through the website to find the gems. Seriously, it's rare in the modern age where it's expected that everything is easy and immediate.

/oldman

I like to think that their team is too focused on building quality items to care much about the customer interface (an update to which is actually due out next week?).

 

In any case I have no problem rummaging around through their quirky search function/results.

 

If I had one gripe about the process it's that it's often difficult to know a fabrics availability until it's too late and the season's already over. 

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Dugdale brown moleskin is very nice, but has a college professor vibe to it.

Dugdale flannel is very nice too, but I've only seen it in grey. I guess brown is pretty much the same only different. smile.gif

The moleskin is great for fall/winter - will pair well with knits and tweed.

Edit: I realized my moleskins are dark green, not brown. Still very nice and warm though.

 



I just got notice my Brisbane Moss Cocoa Heavy Twill have shipped, I'll report back when they get in. 400G (13oz) twill brown should be great weight! http://luxire.com/products/brisbane-moss-keats-730cocoa-cotton-twill

While I like Luxire's site, mostly because I love looking at fabrics, this is a good example of where it is lacking. I almost couldn't find this one. I even found it on Brisbane Moss's website and was going to ask Luxire if they could special order it before I realized they already had it. The challenge is it doesn't come up for the term "brown", and while other colors in the range come up as "cavalry twill" this one doesn't.
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