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post #5311 of 13808
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Originally Posted by joewmoss View Post

I'd agree on that Chuck. I just recieved my last order this past Friday where I referenced a past order to take measurements from and I think they used another order that was 2 digits different. Not a big deal...The shirt fits more snug than I'd originally intended but it does fit. Despite that it looks pretty good.
Actually this is a BIG deal, you just got lucky that they picked someone else's order that was similar fit to you. You're very lucky you don't need to send your order back for a remake, which no doubt Luxire would fully comp you. But still the hassle...
post #5312 of 13808
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Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post


Actually this is a BIG deal, you just got lucky that they picked someone else's order that was similar fit to you. You're very lucky you don't need to send your order back for a remake, which no doubt Luxire would fully comp you. But still the hassle...

 

This is exactly the reason why I would recommend just to copy and paste the measurements and comments of your last order manually by hand. It is an effort of probably 3 minutes at most, but you avoid very ugly, possible mistakes. 

This is such a basic principle, so many people do not respect in life and that follows in so many avoidable problems: if you can avoid risking the whole project by an effort that is relatively low, just invest the effort. It is not economically wise not to spend this time, it will not save you anything. 

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This is exactly the reason why I would recommend just to copy and paste the measurements and comments of your last order manually by hand. It is an effort of probably 3 minutes at most, but you avoid very ugly, possible mistakes. 
This is such a basic principle, so many people do not respect in life and that follows in so many avoidable problems: if you can avoid risking the whole project by an effort that is relatively low, just invest the effort. It is not economically wise not to spend this time, it will not save you anything. 
I figure that if I put in the measurements each time there's a good chance I would screw it up. And if it's me that screwed up, they won't remake it.
post #5314 of 13808
Actually my order with Luxire is based on their measurements of garments that I sent in. Luxire owns the "official" measurements and pattern, not me.

Plus it does NOT make sense for Luxire to create a new pattern each time.

I don't think this is lazy, this is the proper way to do it. It's Luxire responsibility to reference previous orders correctly.

BTW, this is how other tailors operate as well. They keep your record on file and base new orders from your previous orders.
post #5315 of 13808
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Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post


Actually this is a BIG deal, you just got lucky that they picked someone else's order that was similar fit to you. You're very lucky you don't need to send your order back for a remake, which no doubt Luxire would fully comp you. But still the hassle...

Ah, let me clarify my earlier comment. They referenced one of my own earlier orders. I put in two separate orders for two shirts with fit variations to serve as templates. One was for a dress shirt to be worn with a suit so it's more tightly fit to minimize wrinkling under a jacket. The other was more loose fitting and meant for oxfords and casual shirts. The order I cited was the for latter and I suspect they used the former (dress shirt). It fits since it was my own template, not a strangers...just not the template I wanted. No reason to send it back.

 

That said, it looks really good. It's the tan linen material by luxire. The material is better than I expected it to be . It's linin but it's not so thin as to be see through and seems to hold it's shape better than I would expect.

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Originally Posted by zeBanker View Post

 

 



This is exactly the reason why I would recommend just to copy and paste the measurements and comments of your last order manually by hand. It is an effort of probably 3 minutes at most, but you avoid very ugly, possible mistakes.



This is such a basic principle, so many people do not respect in life and that follows in so many avoidable problems: if you can avoid risking the whole project by an effort that is relatively low, just invest the effort. It is not economically wise not to spend this time, it will not save you anything.





agreed. Don't rush through the orders. They need to be planned in my opinion. That's why I keep a spreadsheet  of all the orers and measurements for trousers and shirts. Too easy to make mistakes. In fact, I'd recommend that the order be planned and wait one day before actually submitting it. There are always things that come to mind once you think the order is ready. Especially on the first pass.

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Anyone got pictures of very good fitting pants from Luxire? Interested in how to come up with the best measurements...
post #5318 of 13808
Definitely find your best fitting pair(s) and go based on that. Tweak where needed.

I've got an intense spreadsheet I am using to track my existing pants alongside my Luxire pents so I can compare and tweak over time as I make more orders.
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post
 
Someone asked about the NOBD II with tie:

 

 

I did, thanks, it does indeed look good, thanks for sharing NOBD! :)

post #5320 of 13808
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Anyone got pictures of very good fitting pants from Luxire? Interested in how to come up with the best measurements...

 

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Definitely find your best fitting pair(s) and go based on that. Tweak where needed.

I've got an intense spreadsheet I am using to track my existing pants alongside my Luxire pents so I can compare and tweak over time as I make more orders.

 

I agree with the above. I'll mention the following, which I mentioned earlier in this ginormous thread: As my first pair I went with chinos so the monetary investment was minimized just in case. My best fitting pants were from a suit, and I used those measurements, but I realized after getting the pants that I like my chinos to fit a bit different than my suit pants (in my case, a slightly slimmer leg). That said, everything came out really well for the first try. This wasn't obvious to me until now. Fortunately it's a simple matter to slim the pants slightly. I am also a fan of the spreadsheet, although I wouldn't call mine "intense" just yet.

post #5321 of 13808
Exact same. Found my best fitting trousers which happened to be from an older pair of suit trousers. Ordered chinos to keep initial investment low, tweaking where needed (slimmed out a bit since they are chinos and not suit pants, etc).

Actually mine ended up being a combination of multiple pants--rise from one, thigh from another, etc. Hence the spreadsheet to keep it all straight.

Really, about the same as my shirt ordering process.
post #5322 of 13808
Luxire deconstructed, cotton sport coat and Minnis pants:
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The shape looks nice. Though, is it possible that Luxire does not do that intensive pressing that actually shape the form of a jacket?  I know it's deconstructed and stuff, but I've seen more plain deconstructed jackets before...

But maybe you just recently put them out of the box, as well.

post #5324 of 13808
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Originally Posted by zeBanker View Post
 

The shape looks nice. Though, is it possible that Luxire does not do that intensive pressing that actually shape the form of a jacket?  I know it's deconstructed and stuff, but I've seen more plain deconstructed jackets before...

But maybe you just recently put them out of the box, as well.

 

I am wondering the same. 

post #5325 of 13808
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Exact same. Found my best fitting trousers which happened to be from an older pair of suit trousers. Ordered chinos to keep initial investment low, tweaking where needed (slimmed out a bit since they are chinos and not suit pants, etc).

Actually mine ended up being a combination of multiple pants--rise from one, thigh from another, etc. Hence the spreadsheet to keep it all straight.

Really, about the same as my shirt ordering process.

 

my frankenstein measurements were for my shirts. i'm glad i had enough shirts with the right characteristics to make a good first approximation. i had relatively little to change in the second iteration, and these were mostly things i couldn't have anticipated anyways (like shoulder pitch). the only thing i've found difficult is recording certain changes that aren't a part of the normal measurements (shoulder slope, elbow, . . .).

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