So, I had the pleasure of meeting Ashish and his charming wife as they visited Stockholm for their trunk show the other week. Thought I should share some pictures and thoughts with you guys. As most of you are aware by now, Luxire is now moving towards real bespoke with fittings et al. Of course I wanted to try out this concept, since I've been a happy Luxire customer for years now.
I met with Ashish at Hotel King's Garden. They had brought a nice selection of the products they offer. I have to say, their ties and pockets squares are as nice/better than a lot of the stuff I've seen from some very hyped Italian accessory makers. Of course the silks are sourced from the same mills as the Italian premium makers use, but everything is made up in Bangalore. I was also very impressed by their leather work.
My main goal with visiting the trunk show was to have a sports coat made up. I had some ideas of what I wanted to go with beforehand, but ended up with a much more sedate fabric than I had planned. I decided to make a double breasted sports coat in a dark blue flannel from E. Thomas. I'm currently considering dark brown Corozo buttons (don't worry if you don't have these Luxire, I have a bunch at home ), but we'll see. After choosing the fabric, Ashish took my measurements. I'd say the measuring process was over in half the time your usual bespoke measuring process takes. Is this a good or bad thing? We'll see in November when they're back in Stockholm for the first fitting. Anyway, there´s still so much you can change from a basted fitting until the delivery of the final result, so I´m not worried. Considering how happy I've been with the things I've made with Luxire since before, without any fittings, I have very high expectations on this project. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Ok, the pictures then:
A rack of some jackets in process
Ashish showing up the canvassing of a Luxire sports coat
Pocket squares with finely hand rolled edges
The fabric I chose for my double breasted sports coat
One of the most popular BD collars - the Broke & Bespoke collar
Thank you @EFV. Was indeed vey nice meeting you. Looking forward to seeing you again in 3 weeks.