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post #3796 of 12669
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Originally Posted by luxire View Post

 

Excellent idea. I would suspect that there would be some images that would be of little use due to multiple reasons.

 

How about a discount for all images we accept for use? If that makes sense, we can mark it official.

 

We shall start with a $5 reward per image. The pictures will be reviews by someone in our marketing team and if it is accepted, we will reply with an e-gift certificate for the discount.

That's how I meant it to be, exactly ;) 

I'll take some pictures if the greedy customs office finally decides to drip off their hands of my shirt :)

post #3797 of 12669

Does anybody had ordered this chino fabric? http://luxire.com/collections/pants-sorted-by-price/products/green-chino

post #3798 of 12669
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Originally Posted by baller16 View Post

Hi,

I received my first luxire shirt a couple of days ago and unfortunately the fit is terrible...your algorithm added waaaaaaay to many inches to my (correct) measurements especially at the waist...even the sleeves are 1 inch longer than I ordered. I contacted your customer service and they replied that the shirt was not made incorrectly and I would have to pay for shipping the shirt back to India where it could be altered....then I would have to pay again for shipping the shirt back to my country...

You´ve got to be kidding me....I did nothing wrong. Based on which criteria will you alter the shirt? What if it still does not fit? I wished I had never ordered a shirt at your company....

Please help!

All, let’s not be too harsh to a newb. Online MTM (and even in-person MTM and bespoke) are definitely a journey with its trials and tribulations. It’s definitely been the case for myself.

I think coming in as newb to SF you finally realize why clothes don’t quite look or feel right off the rack and you journey in here and read-up on vendors like Luxire or Indochino and believe they are your savior to a well fitting and great looking wardrobe at a reasonable price. It’s got to be better than OTR/RTW right? Well, not always and quite often even worse on your first (or even first couple) of attempts.

There are probably a couple of major reasons for this:


1) No reliable frame of reference except for pictures of skinny and tall Italian models in magazines or aforementioned vendors websites

Without having any basis to from your opinions on (like a good fitting OTR suit or shirt) you are left guessing what fit/style best fits your needs and body type. Or you are just left with the tailor/MTM vendor guessing. I remember one of my first MTM commission with a tailor in Thailand and though he got my suit fitted pretty good, my shirts were not the case. It was probably their assumption that I preferred a more relaxed fit shirt. That’s probably what happen with this poster.

2) Expectation that good body measurements = good tailored clothing

I kept banging my head against the wall with this when I dove into MTM with IndoChino, Thick As Thieves, TailorStore, as well as local MTM. I assumed that one of them will take my body measurements and get the final fit “right”. I assumed the one that got the best fit was the best vendor. That may or may not be the case, as it’s really based on which vendors assumption on how to build a garment based on body measurements that most aligned with my expectations. And in that case it’s pretty much a crapshoot. One customer might prefer a tighter fit vs. another that prefers a more relaxed fit, etc. For me “none of the vendors nailed it, but I ended up liking one aspect of one vendors garment and another aspect from the other vendors. To further with another example, my first order from Indochino, my suit as totally off and required a remake, but my shirt they basically nailed it. I still use it today as reference shirt for other vendors to “copy”.

Which hopefully brings us to the solution or remedy:

Iterate and Improve upon your best fitting garment

Don’t use body measurements, use measurements of your best fitting garment instead as other have suggested above. Even better send in your best fitting garment to have the vendor copy exactly or with specific tweaks like add 1” of length or make collar band ¼” shorter. Luckily vendors like Luxire allow you to do both and unlike other vendors they provide you with pretty much free reign on any number of tweaks and customizations you might want to do with both style and fit. Other vendors such as Indochino have recently moved to garment measurements and digital cutting once you’ve made your first piece with them, so there’s basically no doubt that when you ask for -1” off sleeves that exactly what you’ll get.

For the newb in question here, please post some fit pics as well as the garment measurement of your shirt and the SF members here will provide some good guidance on how to improve upon things for your next order.

For me I will be placing my first order with Luxire this week and for one shirt and one pants to start. I will be sending samples for both and both came from other different vendors that were iterative pieces themselves.

End of the day it is an iterative process and seldom anybody gets it right the first time around. If you do, then consider yourself extremely lucky.
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^ this is a good post. Most people understand that it takes a long time with lots of trial and error to figure all this stuff out. But for people new to SF and MTM (especially online MTM), they might have an unrealistic expectation of how their very first MTM experience will turn out. I thought when I first found ModernTailor that all my baggy, ill-fitting shirts were a thing of the past. This was partly true, but it also opened up an entire new set of difficulties to work through while trying to find that elusive perfect fit.

The most important part of the process for me wasn't even figuring out how to get a specific fit nailed down with an online MTM company, it was taking the time to figure out what I liked best and what worked for my body, and learning to have the patience to make this journey. I've been on SF for 3 years and I just recently (like within the last 6 months) truly figured out what really works best for me in terms of fit and style, and what I'm happiest wearing. This was after numerous MTM trials and tribulations. So it's important to remember that this can take a looooong time and that miracles do not happen overnight.
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I have a bunch of Luxire shirts but want to make one more tweak to future orders. 

 

When I puff out my chest or try to walk with great posture, the third button from the top pulls ever so gently.  I love my high arm holes on the shirts, and not sure if they are the issue.  Is this something which can just be fixed by adding a little more fabric in the chest?

post #3801 of 12669
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Originally Posted by baller16 View Post

Hi,

 

I received my first luxire shirt a couple of days ago and unfortunately the fit is terrible...your algorithm added waaaaaaay to many inches to my (correct) measurements especially at the waist...even the sleeves are 1 inch longer than I ordered. I contacted your customer service and they replied that the shirt was not made incorrectly and I would have to pay for shipping the shirt back to India where it could be altered....then I would have to pay again for shipping the shirt back to my country...

 

You´ve got to be kidding me....I did nothing wrong. Based on which criteria will you alter the shirt? What if it still does not fit? I wished I had never ordered a shirt at your company....

 

Please help!

 

1) This should be in an email to the company, not here. 

 

2) It takes FOREVER to nail down a MTM fit. I've spent probably $6k+ on MTM shirts over the years and have yet to get it absolutely perfect. You have to iterate over time. 

post #3802 of 12669
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Originally Posted by Rincon View Post

1) This should be in an email to the company, not here. 

2) It takes FOREVER to nail down a MTM fit. I've spent probably $6k+ on MTM shirts over the years and have yet to get it absolutely perfect. You have to iterate over time. 
He already said he contacted them and that they want him to send it back to India

If you spent 6000 and are still not satisfied then I don't know what to say.

There really isn't a "perfect" fit. It is all based on the preference of whoever is wearing it. For me I can easily make my shirts more fitted with adding things like back darts but I like a more relaxed style. To me my shirts fit me perfect but I'm sure there are those who would disagree.

That said, I find measuring a shirt produces better results than measuring body for me. I think what the guy can do is to post pics of his best fitting shirt and people can chip in what they feel should be adjusted and then he himself can decide what to adjust for the next shirt
post #3803 of 12669
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Originally Posted by Wade View Post

He already said he contacted them and that they want him to send it back to India

There's also the PM function on SF. A rant about how your first MTM shirt doesn't fit the way you want and how you wish you'd never ordered a shirt is not necessary. It's also the guy's first post. Comes across as an angry Yelp review from someone who may not know what he's doing.
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Guess I was lucky.  My first MTM shirt from Luxire fit exactly as expected.  I carefully measured an existing shirt, tweaked the problem areas, and voila.  To add, I know nothing about tailoring or measuring.

post #3805 of 12669
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Originally Posted by beez View Post

Guess I was lucky.  My first MTM shirt from Luxire fit exactly as expected.  I carefully measured an existing shirt, tweaked the problem areas, and voila.  To add, I know nothing about tailoring or measuring.

One does tend to get better results measuring and tweaking an existing shirt than trying to take one's body measurements and hope for the best. Probably why it's the default option.
post #3806 of 12669
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Originally Posted by beez View Post

Guess I was lucky.  My first MTM shirt from Luxire fit exactly as expected.  I carefully measured an existing shirt, tweaked the problem areas, and voila.  To add, I know nothing about tailoring or measuring.

How many changes did you have to make to your existing shirt? The first time I ever tried MTM a while ago I made a ton of changes, and gradually tweaked those over time. It took a long time but I'm very happy with the end result.

Still waiting to see how my first Luxire shirt turns out and if they followed all my measurements correctly. Anybody else been waiting a while for recent orders? I placed my order 3 weeks ago and haven't gotten a shipping notification yet. I sent them an email to see if there have been any unusual delays popping up recently.
post #3807 of 12669

Last three orders for me (date of order to date of shipping confirmation):

 

14 days - June 14 to June 28

9 days - May 25 to June 3

12 days - May 8 to May 20

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Damn. I'm at like 21 days, and I just ordered one shirt. I wonder what's taking so long.
post #3809 of 12669

Is the Blue Candy Stripes an oxford cloth?

 

Edit: and what happened to the Blue university stripes oxford cloth? Can't find it.


Edited by Dingusberry - 7/17/13 at 4:08pm
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Anyone have experience with the royal oxfords?

I know that normally royal oxfords are shiny, but I read a post earlier in the thread saying that luxires aren't (I don't want shiny shirts so this is good), can anyone confirm this?
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