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Originally Posted by atoms View Post

Four new shirts came in earlier today.

http://custom.luxire.com/products/linen-pink-navy-checks
http://custom.luxire.com/products/maroon-white-stripes-linen
http://custom.luxire.com/products/cool-white-linen-cotton

http://custom.luxire.com/products/pale-blue-poplin

I haven't actually worn them yet.

With the pink linen, the navy stripe is the thickest stripe. The other two dark colored stripes take on a greenish/grey hue which makes the shirt highly versatile for one containing pink..


I intend to wear the pink and maroon linen shirts untucked. At the last minute I requested they make them one inch longer. It occurred to me the linen will be naturally shorter over time compared to cotton (due to wrinkling, shrinking, etc). 
The white linen was bought because the price was reasonable, but I ordered it at full length (will always be worn while tucked). It actually has the nicest feel to it (pre-wash) but probably due to being a blend. Also, it's not as transparent as I feared. If anyone wants a photo let me know and I'll see if I can do it.


The poplin shirt feels okay, not spectacular. It was purchased to replace my worn and mostly ill-fitting ultra slim Charles Tyrwhitt shirt.

I don't have anything to review yet, but I do wish to thank Luxire for doing what they could to meet my schedule. I have a vacation next week and requested that my shirts arrive before then if at all possible. I'm thrilled that they were able to accommodate me!

P.S. I'm somewhat embarrassed to show my face, anti-social-media and all. Plus, the beard is something new for me. Never thought I could even grow one!  So please don't make fun on my facial hair!




(These were washed once and are 95% dry, couldn't wait to try them on post wash!)

Nice shirts man, and nice beard.
post #3722 of 13325
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

atoms - those are both great examples of a nice casual, relaxed shirt. Any more details or pics of the white linen-cotton would be much appreciated, as that was one of the ones I was hoping to add to my next order. Is it more on the casual side, or is it something that could work in a biz cas office environment?

I'll see about replying tomorrow, maybe I'll take it for a spin for work.

 

althanis, thank you for being gentle.

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Come to daddy. 

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Originally Posted by Wade View Post

Luxire- I think you guys should do a gallery of all the shirts you make so that people have a better image of what a fabric and collar style would look like

agree that real life pictures would help a lot more than a simple swatch. doesnt give perspective as much

post #3725 of 13325

atoms, I think those shirts fit you nicely. They don't look nearly as tight as plenty of other shirts I've seen in this thread. Seems to be a very comfortable, relaxed fit that isn't blousy. I'd probably strive for a similar fit in my next order too.

 

A few questions: when you mentioned 1.75" height instead of their standard 2" height, are you referring to the collar height or neckband height? And I assume "front edge" of 3" means the collar points?

 

I have a small frame with 16" shoulders too, so I can relate.

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Luxire, is there any chance to get corral red chambray like this one:



and/or pique in a similar color?

And how about woven pique like Artex/Airtex/Giro Inglese/Cellulare? SIC Tess has it under the name Cellostar.

http://www.sictess.it/prodotti.html

http://www.patro.it/site/e_ProductShirt.asp?Step=1&IdCategoria=1&TS02_ID=1016

http://www.pjohnsonshop.com/products/white-aztec-shirt



http://24.media.tumblr.com/cc0062b5aedbba48beed7c43a3930c3c/tumblr_mo1nfzQ43o1spg8fto1_1280.jpg
post #3727 of 13325
Ok, since I'll be ordering only a single shirt to get the fit right, I want to order a chino as well.
I need a recommendation for a fabric that can be worn year round.

Thanks
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I ordered another pair of trousers yesterday. As all measurments work very well I went for a better fabric, linen by Dugdale. I don't own any summer pants so this will be my first pair. No belt loops, instead side adjusters. Double pleat and 1.50'' cuffs. 

This is the fabric: http://luxire.com/products/dugdale_linen_beige_plain. Hopefully, we'll see some sun in London next month.

post #3729 of 13325
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Originally Posted by Zarium View Post

A few questions: when you mentioned 1.75" height instead of their standard 2" height, are you referring to the collar height or neckband height? And I assume "front edge" of 3" means the collar points?

 

I have a small frame with 16" shoulders too, so I can relate.

That's correct, neckband height and collar points. This is the same cut as my other shirts minus darting in the back. As a preference, I don't go for that model thin look. So my dress shirts aren't super tight either.


Edited by atoms - 7/16/13 at 5:20am
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Here's the cool white linen in indirect warm morning light.

 

 

 

post #3731 of 13325

Betelgeuse, I don't want to give you a false impression. I work in software so business casual for me means sometimes being one of the better dressed people in the building. But I will still offer my opinion as you asked. With the way I structured the shirt, I would have a hard time wearing it with anything but jeans or bright colored summer weight pants. In either case, it screams casual. I included the close up texture photo so you can get a better sense. If business casual for you means the ability to dress down your pants like that, then I think you'll like it. I'm going to be a wrinkled mess in but an hour.

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Originally Posted by atoms View Post

Here's the cool white linen in indirect warm morning light.







How's the cool white cotton/linen blend feel in softness and comfort compared to their 100% linen? I've never found a 100% linen that offered a huge advantage over cotton/linen in terms of breathability vs. the trade-off in softness and comfort. It seems Luxire primarily carries 100% linen.
post #3733 of 13325

I'm really liking that outfit atoms, excellent choice.

post #3734 of 13325
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Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post


How's the cool white cotton/linen blend feel in softness and comfort compared to their 100% linen? I've never found a 100% linen that offered a huge advantage over cotton/linen in terms of breathability vs. the trade-off in softness and comfort. It seems Luxire primarily carries 100% linen.

It's not extreme, but quite apparent. I could tell when initially trying them all on pre-wash that the white was going to be most comfortable. However, that's not to say the linen of the other two isn't also nice. But there is a difference. If I remember, I'll post something back after I've worn each. I own other linen shirts but don't have extensive experience with them. Consider my opinions not well informed due to lack of experience.

post #3735 of 13325
I only have a couple of linen and linen/cotton pieces myself. I know with cotton there's definitely a noticeable different between "regular" cotton vs. a premium cotton like Egyptian/Sea Island. Not sure if there's a huge difference with "regular" vs. premium linens. I do find the other drawback of 100% linen is very poor wicking capabilities for inevitable sweaty days. Not that cotton is great, but it's definitely better.
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