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Good point about about upholstery fabric not being intended to be used close to the skin. I'm guessing that's due to thickness, inflexibility, roughness, and chemicals added for fire/stain/etc. resistance. This place is organic and chemical free, at least most of their stuff is, and this is in particular. I let the owner know I was planning to use it for a sport coat.

That blue linen/silk blend could work for a man, depending on the weave and shade. I used to have a double-breasted sport coat made of sky blue chambray. It was nice in the summer, but not very versatile. I only wore it with white or off-white pants, incl. jeans. Here's a pic of me in it a few years ago at a party at Self Edge:
LL

(LtR: Labelking, Pocketsquareguy, Kiya, Paul d'Orleans of vintage motorcycle fame, and me)
Jefferyd more recently posted a gorgeous version he made for himself too.
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

Good point about about upholstery fabric not being intended to be used close to the skin. I'm guessing that's due to thickness, inflexibility, roughness, and chemicals added for fire/stain/etc. resistance. This place is organic and chemical free, at least most of their stuff is, and this is in particular. I let the owner know I was planning to use it for a sport coat.

That blue linen/silk blend could work for a man, depending on the weave and shade. I used to have a double-breasted sport coat made of sky blue chambray. It was nice in the summer, but not very versatile. I only wore it with white or off-white pants, incl. jeans. Here's a pic of me in it a few years ago at a party at Self Edge:
LL

(LtR: Labelking, Pocketsquareguy, Kiya, Paul d'Orleans of vintage motorcycle fame, and me)
Jefferyd more recently posted a gorgeous version he made for himself too.

 

Nice! The color certainly works.

 

Inspired to post a picture of the fabric. Will do that in a couple of days.

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Bixby, I hope you don't mind an unsolicited suggestion before your new order goes through: those pants are too tight and taper too much IMO. It makes you look a little carrot-like, especially with the pleat.

Thanks but I like carrots. smile.gif
Edited by bixbydirect - 8/25/13 at 2:43am
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Interesting project, emptym. Looking forward to seeing the result.
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Luxire charged my card for my pants a few days ago - I assume this means they are starting work on them?

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If I am taking the measurements between two existing pants, is it better to measure myself from both and just fill in the form, or to send them both in??
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If I am taking the measurements between two existing pants, is it better to measure myself from both and just fill in the form, or to send them both in??

I'm not clear on what you are asking. Are you talking about using two measurements from two different pairs of pants to come up with a set of measurements for a single pair? If so I'd be careful doing so. If for example you change the rise measurements, then assuming you want the same break in all your pants, the inseam/outseam would differ for different rise measurements. In particular I think you'd have to know more than I do about how these things affect one another to really get things right.

 

But maybe you're just asking about whether it's better to measure the pants yourself or send them in and have them replicated by letting them measure. And I suppose the answer lies in how comfortable you are accurately measuring pants. It stands to reason that letting them measure leads to less error, since it's one less person that is depended upon for accurate information. But of course you give up use of those pants for the duration of the order.

 

I haven't received my first pair of pants from Luxire just yet, but I felt comfortable enough measuring pants that I did it myself. I think their pictures do a good job clearly conveying what you are supposed to do. My feeling is that measuring pants is fairly straightforward, and certainly more straightforward than measuring a shirt or a jacket.

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Originally Posted by easy_golfing View Post

If I am taking the measurements between two existing pants, is it better to measure myself from both and just fill in the form, or to send them both in??
I'm not clear on what you are asking. Are you talking about using two measurements from two different pairs of pants to come up with a set of measurements for a single pair? If so I'd be careful doing so. If for example you change the rise measurements, then assuming you want the same break in all your pants, the inseam/outseam would differ for different rise measurements. In particular I think you'd have to know more than I do about how these things affect one another to really get things right.

I am actually talking about this. I want to take the thigh, knee and ankle from one pair of pants but everything else (waist, hips, rise) from another pair.
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I am actually talking about this. I want to take the thigh, knee and ankle from one pair of pants but everything else (waist, hips, rise) from another pair.

Well then I'd advise caution, but caution with optimism (provided the pants you are trying to Frankenstein are similar - eg. two pairs of wool dress pants, as opposed to a pair of wool dress pants and your favorite jeans or something). If you measure the thigh as they ask (I think it was 2" below the crotch seam), then depending on the pair of pants this part of the thigh may sit over different parts of your actual thigh. So if you have a reasonable grasp of what exactly you are measuring for, then it seems to me you can probably do a decent job figuring out the correct measurements. I'd try to err on the side of being a little too big than too small, since you can address the former problem with tailoring (and future orders) but not the latter.

 

Or you can just send them in.

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Originally Posted by easy_golfing View Post

I am actually talking about this. I want to take the thigh, knee and ankle from one pair of pants but everything else (waist, hips, rise) from another pair.
Well then I'd advise caution, but caution with optimism (provided the pants you are trying to Frankenstein are similar - eg. two pairs of wool dress pants, as opposed to a pair of wool dress pants and your favorite jeans or something). If you measure the thigh as they ask (I think it was 2" below the crotch seam), then depending on the pair of pants this part of the thigh may sit over different parts of your actual thigh. So if you have a reasonable grasp of what exactly you are measuring for, then it seems to me you can probably do a decent job figuring out the correct measurements. I'd try to err on the side of being a little too big than too small, since you can address the former problem with tailoring (and future orders) but not the latter.

Or you can just send them in.

Think I'm going to send them in... They'll know better than I. I'm trying to mix a pair of wool pants and cotton pants. I'm getting a pair of cotton pants made with the legs of the cotton ones and the rise / waist of the wool ones.
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Drool worthy!

 

Denim jacket, ascent pockets,  leather pullers on zip,  bi-swing back, selvedge side pockets and some more design goodies. Detailed photos coming soon.

 

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I was going to order a remake on my 14 oz dark indigo denim but it was sold out, any idea on when it will restock? :)

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Pants are coming today! 

 

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Excellent emptym!

Some of the best fabrics are made for upholstery. They are liberal in using different materials like linen, silk, cotton, rayon, polyester and their combinations. Experimenting comes easier to them.

We have a pale blue linen-silk fabric that would make a wonderful jacket. Not sure what occasion it can be fit into for men. I imagine it being made into a ladies suit. Better be for a woman who enjoys compliments.

One thing to be careful about is that they are not made for the skin. So fabric contents should be closely looked at.
On a side note: Will be back soon guys. Working on bringing back the delivery timeline to ~3 weeks instead of the 4-5 weeks we have slipped into.
Not sure where Emtpym is based out of. But here in Canada one of our famous sports (hockey) broadcaster, Don Cherry, is famous (or infamous) for his crazy suits, which he has admitted are tailored from upholstery fabrics.

Here a link to some pics to get you all laughing....
http://doncherryjacketwatch.wordpress.com/page/2/
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Pants are coming today! 

 

Therese said mine will be coming in the next two weeks, maybe less. SO EXCITED. 

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