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Originally Posted by hookem12387 View Post

Re jackets, I was really liking the idea of completing my incoming fresco pants with a jacket to have one awesome fresco suit. But I can't see doing a business suit with how these first jackets are coming out. Maybe later, though. Hopefully later
The main issue with the jackets thus far are the buttonholes and luxire said they have a buttonhole sewing machine that can make both straight and keyhole buttonholes. My own jacket was over the top with details so don't use that as a reference.
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Do they make the shirt both fused and lined if I don't provide any details about it? 

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Originally Posted by nerdykarim View Post

I was out of town all weekend, but just managed to take a quick shot. I'm wearing the same shirt that I was in my original post. This isn't a great photo--especially because I'm holding the camera--but here's the pic.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I agree that Kulata's jacket appears to have some fit problems, but [if they aren't alleviated with a good pressing] these can be improved with iteration (like all online custom clothes).

My problem with all of the Luxire jackets posted to the thread are that the buttonholes are really sloppy--and in a variety of ways. I told Theresea/Luxire via email last week that I wasn't interested in purchasing any more jackets based on the buttonholes alone. I'm conflicted, though; the jacket itself is pretty damn good, but the buttonhole problems on my sleeves make me hate the jacket when I look at it in my closet.

I might try to come crawling back and ask them to make a jacket for me but just put the buttons in a bag and let me do the buttons/buttonholes locally. At that stage, though, you're really losing a lot of the price advantage of Luxire so, again, I'm not quite sure

Personally, I haven't quite decided yet if it's worth it for me. I really, really want to like Luxire jackets, but I'm not 100% there yet. At worst, though, I hope these posts are giving them the feedback they need to improve the jackets. The one thing you can say about Luxire is that they seem to really want to make themselves better and better.

Don't know how I missed your post. Thanks for the pic.

Actually, the fit of my jacket is spot on, its the way the details I specified were constructed that appears lacking. I went over the top with the lapels and pick stitching because i wanted to create something fun that I can't easily buy ready to wear or justify paying a significant amount for.


This is what I had in mind but with my own twists. I wanted shirred shoulders, angled breast patch pocket of my Caruso jacket, patch pockets from a Corneliani I gave away and extra wide lapels like Polo Garrissons. Basically, just experimenting and to be honest if the buttonholes were machine made (Not sure if they are handmade either) and they got the notch length right, it would have met my expectations 95%. I wasn't really expecting the quality to be comparable to most Italian ready to wear



I will try them again if they use machine made buttonholes.
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Currently out of stock. Will be back in about 2 weeks.
Is this estimate still accurate? I've been waiting to place my first order with this fabric.
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f*ck
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^ I did. Worked out fine.
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^ I did. Worked out fine.

Cool, thanks.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

Is this estimate still accurate? I've been waiting to place my first order with this fabric.

Yes, should arrive next week
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Thread Starter 

Another jacket and shorts - Buttonholes are much better on these and getting better.

 

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Theresa,
what I notice when I look at your jackets compared to others, for example the one kulata posted recently, is that the hip patch pockets have a straight/horizontal opening on your jackets, while the ones on kulatas jacket have a curved shape.
The curve looks much nicer to me and compliments the round edges at the bottom. I would guess they are easier to reach into as well.

Also, is it common to sew the front buttons through both layers of fabric of the lapel so the thread is visible to someone standing in front of you?
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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

Theresa,
what I notice when I look at your jackets compared to others, for example the one kulata posted recently, is that the hip patch pockets have a straight/horizontal opening on your jackets, while the ones on kulatas jacket have a curved shape.
The curve looks much nicer to me and compliments the round edges at the bottom. I would guess they are easier to reach into as well.

Also, is it common to sew the front buttons through both layers of fabric of the lapel so the thread is visible to someone standing in front of you?

The patch pockets are slightly narrower at the top and wider at the bottom. The button-thread was an oversight and was removed during qa.

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Distress Washed Denim Chambray:

 

 

 

 

Washed Denim Chambray with our new Wood buttons

 

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Got my shirt yesterday. It's pretty good for a first try based only on measurements, but I'll need to make a few changes for the next shirt. The length is good since I plan on wearing this one tucked, but I'll have to crop some of the length off on future shirts if I want to wear it casually.

And the only other issue is that it's a little tight across the top of my back. The yoke measurement is fine, and it's good across the top of the shoulder too, but right at the line where the fabric from the shoulder section of the shirt and the back of the shirt are stitched together (sorry I don't know the technical name for this section), it's tighter than I would have expected. If I reach my arms forward, I can feel it pulling across the top of my back. I don't think I specified a measurement for this part...I assumed if I gave them the yoke measurement than this one would be scaled accordingly, but it's noticeably smaller than any other shirt I own. The yoke is around 18.5" but this line is only 17.25" measured across from shoulder to shoulder. I'll have to make sure I give them a specific measurement for this section next time so it doesn't turn out too small.

Other than that, all the other measurements are perfect and the shirt fits great. I really like the Sky Blue Summer Chambray fabric, it's perfect for warmer weather. I didn't get a chance to take some pics last night but I'll try tonight.
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Got my shirt yesterday. It's pretty good for a first try based only on measurements, but I'll need to make a few changes for the next shirt. The length is good since I plan on wearing this one tucked, but I'll have to crop some of the length off on future shirts if I want to wear it casually.

And the only other issue is that it's a little tight across the top of my back. The yoke measurement is fine, and it's good across the top of the shoulder too, but right at the line where the fabric from the shoulder section of the shirt and the back of the shirt are stitched together (sorry I don't know the technical name for this section), it's tighter than I would have expected. If I reach my arms forward, I can feel it pulling across the top of my back. I don't think I specified a measurement for this part...I assumed if I gave them the yoke measurement than this one would be scaled accordingly, but it's noticeably smaller than any other shirt I own. The yoke is around 18.5" but this line is only 17.25" measured across from shoulder to shoulder. I'll have to make sure I give them a specific measurement for this section next time so it doesn't turn out too small.

Other than that, all the other measurements are perfect and the shirt fits great. I really like the Sky Blue Summer Chambray fabric, it's perfect for warmer weather. I didn't get a chance to take some pics last night but I'll try tonight.

That's exactly how mine are, on the upper back. I've learned to deal with it, I'd rather not have the slack in the upper back and I don't like pleats there.

 

Pics or ban.

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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Don't know how I missed your post. Thanks for the pic. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Actually, the fit of my jacket is spot on, its the way the details I specified were constructed that appears lacking. I went over the top with the lapels and pick stitching because i wanted to create something fun that I can't easily buy ready to wear or justify paying a significant amount for.


This is what I had in mind but with my own twists. I wanted shirred shoulders, angled breast patch pocket of my Caruso jacket, patch pockets from a Corneliani I gave away and extra wide lapels like Polo Garrissons. Basically, just experimenting and to be honest if the buttonholes were machine made (Not sure if they are handmade either) and they got the notch length right, it would have met my expectations 95%. I wasn't really expecting the quality to be comparable to most Italian ready to wear



I will try them again if they use machine made buttonholes.


Sorry if I missed something, but is that sportcoat from Luxire or is it the Caruso you own, or the Corneliani you gave away or what? It looks pretty great to me.
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