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post #301 of 14458
Received my second set of Luxire shirts today and thought I'd upload a few images.
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In terms of a quick review
- Once again the fit is spot on. All the minor alterations I requested from last time seem to have come through.
-The little things/special requests, for example the left cuff being larger to accommodate a watch, and the monogram on the popover being placed out of sight, are done perfectly.
- The fit of the popover is almost perfect, despite me deviating from my standard measurements for the other shirts.
- Not being versed in shirt construction, all I'll say is that I really like them and they fit me exactly how I'd like them to.
- The fabrics are really nice. This was my "summer" order so I went for things that I thought would be lightweight, or summery i.e. the popover.
- Despite me changing my mind several times through the process of this order, even at the last minute each change was noted and acted on.
- They sent me replacement cuffs for the last batch of shirts on which the cuffs were a bit too tight - amazing service. They also sent me the swatches I requested - generous squares too.
- The roll on the popover collar is near perfect - I sent them the measurements from an Epaulet collar I had.

I went with a three button cuff just for kicks:
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The few negatives (note that I have not taken this feedback to Luxire yet - and every time I have had a problem they have offered to fix it - I'm sure it'll be the same with these).

- They missed my request for a back of collar button on the pop-over
- The pocket on the pop over is, in my opinion, too big in relation to the rest of the shirt. I'll probably get it recut or ask Luxire to send me a new one. This is just a personal preference thing, though. I didn't give them actual pocket measurements. I am sure that if I had actually specified pocket measurements they would have made it exactly to my specifications.
- Somehow my order for monogramming on the two dress shirts was missed - it was meant to be navy, Fishtail font. For the popover, the colour is right, but the font wrong. For the dress shirts the monogram is in their Script font and in the colour.... rainbow. It's very odd. I would imagine rainbow stitching would be far more difficult to achieve? Anyway I don't really care in the slightest since I'm the only one who will ever see these. But it is certainly... unique! Very 80s. Maybe Luxire can make this their trademark...
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And finally a few fit pics, these are taken with no collar stays in (unfused collar) - I kinda like the look it gives.
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These shirts are still unironed - creasing/rolls are likely due to me holding the iPad while trying to take a photo smile.gif



Anyway, I am off to place an order for some linens...
Edited by lachyzee - 11/19/12 at 12:00am
post #302 of 14458

Nice! I'm envious you managed to receive your shirts today. Mine haven't arrived, and the FedEx tracking seems to be bugging out. Estimated delivery was today, but it's 6pm now and there haven't been any updates since Saturday's "Shipment information sent to FedEx".

post #303 of 14458
Looking good lachy
post #304 of 14458
I'm due to get my latest order on Wednesday, which will be eleven days from my order date. They definitely seem to be getting back on track.

Personally I think the five day promise is unnecessarily ambitious considering that very few custom shirtmakers will even hit a two week delivery window. Eleven days stills feels quite speedy in the grand scheme of things.
post #305 of 14458
lachyzee: formaldehyde is widely used in non-iron shirtings.

NYT has this to say:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/11/your-money/11wrinkle.html?_r=0

One study concerning these kinds of fabrics:

http://sciencelinks.jp/j-east/article/200006/000020000600A0121887.php
post #306 of 14458
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

lachyzee: formaldehyde is widely used in non-iron shirtings.
NYT has this to say:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/11/your-money/11wrinkle.html?_r=0
One study concerning these kinds of fabrics:
http://sciencelinks.jp/j-east/article/200006/000020000600A0121887.php

 

formaldehyde is often used in wrinkle-free clothing. All Luxire fabrics are 100% formaldehyde free and free on any other harmful treatment.

 

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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Somehow my order for monogramming on the two dress shirts was missed - it was meant to be navy, Fishtail font. For the popover, the colour is right, but the font wrong. For the dress shirts the monogram is in their Script font and in the colour.... rainbow. It's very odd. I would imagine rainbow stitching would be far more difficult to achieve? Anyway I don't really care in the slightest since I'm the only one who will ever see these. But it is certainly... unique! Very 80s. Maybe Luxire can make this their trademark... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Thank you for the review Lachyzee

 

I guess we can have a little laugh about the reason of the rainbow monogram.

 

The instruction to the operator was: Color: RED (white with blue grid), NAVY (Blue micro herringbone)

He chose to use all three colors to create it and sent us a big bill for the same :)

 

We are always glad to make good, alter, remake any mistakes, be it in the making or in the ordering.

post #307 of 14458
luxire, you really should stress this this info on your website, it could improve sales. It's great to notice you take fabrics and treatments seriously.
post #308 of 14458

My shirt came in today. I'm very impressed with the fabric as well as the workmanship. The fit is going to take at least another round, but I never assumed it would be perfect. I just wanted to followup in this thread and give some quick praise. When we can dial it in, It'll be lovely.


Edited by atoms - 11/19/12 at 3:53pm
post #309 of 14458

Thanks to everyone for your feedback about your orders, especially Lachyzee - helps newbies like me know what to expect.

 

Can't believe you went for a popover Lachyzee - so fashion forward! Might give it a try myself for summer :) Really dig the shape of the collar on your checked shirt - what specifications did you give for that? Any idea how it compare to the semi-spread and English spread options on the site? I ordered one of each for my first one (which hopefully is on it's way).

 

How long have you guys found it's taken from being notified of shipment to actually receiving the order at your door? 

post #310 of 14458
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

luxire, you really should stress this this info on your website, it could improve sales. It's great to notice you take fabrics and treatments seriously.

 

Absolutely agree VR.

We have a lot of technical limitations with the website and thus unable to put in a lot of visible information.

 

Commissioned new websites thrice only to be abandoned at the end because of less than satisfactory work. Again on the block looking for a good development team.

 

We do undertake a lot of tests before choosing to carry a particular fabric. Being a small team, the simple criteria is what each one of us would be willing to wear or let our kids wear. It eases decision making.

post #311 of 14458
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Originally Posted by catpower View Post

How long have you guys found it's taken from being notified of shipment to actually receiving the order at your door? 

 Earlier, the shipping label would be made when the shirt would be ready to ship.

 

Now, due to a change in process, they are made when the shirt goes into finishing. Thus, shipment is usually one day delayed, unless a defect was found which sends the shirt back to the tailoring team.

post #312 of 14458
From bangalore - Melb CBD is 3-4 working days, depending on whether you get lucky with the flights etc.
post #313 of 14458
Thread Starter 

1000

 

2 Button Collar with 2" high neck-band.

post #314 of 14458
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

And finally a few fit pics, these are taken with no collar stays in (unfused collar) - I kinda like the look it gives.

 

These shirts are still unironed - creasing/rolls are likely due to me holding the iPad while trying to take a photo smile.gif

 

 

 

Can't help but say, looks really good :)

post #315 of 14458
Looks really great, lachy. Well done.
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