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Blue White Stripes - Linen Cotton

 

 

 

 

Green Navy Madras - Linen

 

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My heart jumped for a second.

 

You know why.

 

Thought it was mine. Looking forward to it even more now!

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Thanks. I got my tuxedo shirt from Jantzen in French Oxford. Probably my last order with them as I've put in my first order with Luxire. Looks very similar to the Luxire lustrous fine white. The only thing I don't like is seems to wrinkle quite a bit especially around the sleeve elbows. I guess that's a common thing with the oxford weave. But probably not worth it to order another shirt.
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Here are pics of my first luxire jacket. I set out to create a fun jacket I can use when I am on vacations so I sent luxire a reasonably fitting jacket, fabric, corozo buttons, cutouts of patch pockets and the rest were descriptions by email.

Pros:
Hand work
Attention to detail
Canvas construction

Cons:
Buttonhole could still use some improvements
Collar edge too far away from lapel edge (Maybe I should have specified more details and measurements on how I wanted the collar/lapel to be constructed)

All in all, they just started making these things and they will improve with time. I will make a more conservative sport coat next time with detailed specifications. Apologies for the wrinkles, just got it out of the box.


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post #3950 of 12473

Kudos for experimenting with a jacket. Fit-wise, given the limitations of distance-making a jacket, it's actually not too bad and that in itself is a good sign for the future. The construction, on the other hand... It looks, well, I suppose "heavy on rustic charm" would be the most charitable description. The shoulder attachment, the buttonholes, the general "tension" (not sure if that's the right word) of the stitching at the edges, and the shaping & roll of the lapel... these are all issues that I would not personally be happy with, even in a knockabout jacket. Some of those issues may well improve with a good pressing; I hope so.

 

I suppose the jacket has the casual air (although not the style details) of one of those French or Spanish worker-inspired cardigan jackets (can't remember the proper name for them; there's an upmarket shop in Madrid that does them MTM IIRC). So it would still work in a similarly casual and undemanding application, which is what it sound like you're intending for it.

 

My guess is that they would probably do better with a somewhat more traditional jacket rather than a lightly constructed, unpadded, soft shouldered one. As you say, I'm sure they'll improve with more practice.

 

YMMV, and of course you know better, having the garment in person; just my initial thoughts based on the photos.

post #3951 of 12473
I will send it to the cleaners for pressing. I think some of the issues you identified would be mitigated with good pressing.
post #3952 of 12473
So this was CMT a project? Looks like you sent in cotton herringbone weave?
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

I will send it to the cleaners for pressing. I think some of the issues you identified would be mitigated with good pressing.

 

Yes, I hope so (though must admit that I'm not totally convinced most of them will). Many happy wearings, too!

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Yes, I hope so (though must admit that I'm not totally convinced most of them will). Many happy wearings, too!

The roll and tension in the stitching will be alleviated with pressing but those buttonholes!!! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

I can live with most issues coz it's not for serious wear and not like I sunk a large amount of money in the first place.

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So this was CMT a project? Looks like you sent in cotton herringbone weave?

Yes, it was CMT. Got the fabric at a local store.
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Did you ask for a Neapolitan shoulder?

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Did you ask for a Neapolitan shoulder?
I told them to make the shoulders shirred.
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post


I told them to make the shoulders shirred.

I think they did a pretty good job there. I think the button hole detail leaves something left to be desired but I also think my expectations may be a little too high in that regard. I've been reading too much of Jefferyd's blog.

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Damn FedEx...didn't leave my shirt with the office at my apt complex. Have to wait one more day now. One of the most annoying #firstworldproblems, expecting something to be delivered after waiting for a month, then finding out when you get home that you have to wait ONE more day frown.gif
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What  material is that? Mushroom, Ecru, Tan?

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Frog pockets, side adjusters and slit style back pockets

 

 

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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Damn FedEx...didn't leave my shirt with the office at my apt complex. Have to wait one more day now. One of the most annoying #firstworldproblems, expecting something to be delivered after waiting for a month, then finding out when you get home that you have to wait ONE more day frown.gif

I always leave a note at the door. Addresses FedEx (in huge bold letters), has my name, the tracking number, and a signature. This is all they need to leave it there - maybe more than they need. 

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