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post #5326 of 13415
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

Luxire deconstructed, cotton sport coat and Minnis pants:
AppleMark

Why is the breast pocket on the right side?
post #5327 of 13415
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Why is the breast pocket on the right side?

 

the same reason it appears his wedding ring is on his right hand, and the same reason it appears the jacket buttons backwards.

post #5328 of 13415
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the same reason it appears his wedding ring is on his right hand, and the same reason it appears the jacket buttons backwards.

Haha, just woke up, can't think straight deadhorse-a.gif
post #5329 of 13415

So a question to the guys who've already got... 

 

FRESCO / FINMERESCO PANTS from LUXIRE. 

 

http://luxire.com/products/minnis-fresco-light-grey-plainfresco_0500

At this price point - $225 - Fabric/ Parts and Labor - There is no way to beat Luxire? Or is there? 

 

Are there some Bangkok or HK tailors who can / are beating this in some way? Insider connections? 

 

PS: The reason I ask is this - ... If they are "on the dot" here then once they fix their SUIT related issues, they can pretty much be the No.1 Summer Suit maker on SF,, ?? 

 

Thoughts? 

post #5330 of 13415
Was wondering what you Northerners' would recommend in the way of casual linen shirting after wearing some of Luxire's offerings through your past summer? Particularly interested in somewhat 'textured' fabrics like the linn chambrays. What where your favorites' NOBD, I remember you posted a lot of linen!
The jacket looks great for casual emptym, would also echo the comments on it's 'wrinkly-ness' but being casual still looks darn great. I think your pants would look cleaner with a higher rise, but that's just personal preference.
post #5331 of 13415
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

Luxire deconstructed, cotton sport coat and Minnis pants:
AppleMark

This looks better than some of the jackets posted to date. Not to say the others were bad, but that Luxire is making progress.

What's your assessment compared to the other jackets Luxire did for you?
post #5332 of 13415

Was wondering, has anyone tried to specify a curving collar band that enables the collar to sit higher up like this:

 

http://therakeonline.com/atelier-luxury-designer-brands-artisans/curving-collars-at-satriano-cinque/

 

I think I'm going to give this a go for my next shirt.

post #5333 of 13415
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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.
I think you missed the part about it being made out of Baumwolle, not Wolle. Cotton can't be shaped by pressing as wool can, not as far as I know.
The wrinkles are simply the result of wearing a cotton jacket for a twelve hour work day. If I'd taken it at the beginning of the day, it'd less wrinkled. But imo, wrinkles on a thin cotton jacket are part of the charm.
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So a question to the guys who've already got... 
At this price point - $225 - Fabric/ Parts and Labor - There is no way to beat Luxire? Or is there? 
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I'm a serious bargain shopper, and I've had stuff made by over a dozen tailors in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Israel (as well as the US and Italy). But I know of no other company that can do this. The fabric for a pair of Minnis fresco pants is about $125 retail. If you factor in shipping and customs, it's more. You can find people who will make pants for very little, but it will be tough to find someone to make them well. And if you add in Luxire's handwork and complete flexibility in customization, I would say it would be virtually impossible to find someone at this quality and price.
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The jacket looks great for casual emptym, would also echo the comments on it's 'wrinkly-ness' but being casual still looks darn great. I think your pants would look cleaner with a higher rise, but that's just personal preference...
The pants do have a high rise, 11.5", I think. I see now that it seems like some of my shirt is peeking out under the tie. That must be because the shirt wasn't tucked in enough. I took this really quickly.
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Originally Posted by MattR View Post

This looks better than some of the jackets posted to date. Not to say the others were bad, but that Luxire is making progress.

What's your assessment compared to the other jackets Luxire did for you?
This is the best. And it's given me confidence to order more.
post #5334 of 13415

Is there an advantage to measuring your best-fitting shirt vs. sending in a shirt for replication? I'd rather trust Luxire with measuring the shirt I want to replicate, but it seems like lots of people recommend measuring it yourself. Am I missing something?

post #5335 of 13415
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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. 

 

I asked Luxire about all this, before submitting a 10 shirt order last week. They suggested simply referencing the last order, with no need to specify any measurements or other customisations from that order. This is indeed the way things should be done, so I'm pleased that was also their advice. I followed it. We'll see whether their QC & attention to detail is up to the task; it has been with everything else so far - moreso than with any other custom maker I've used, in fact - so I'm cautiously optimistic.

 

If they mess up, it's their problem & cost, not mine; I'll send them back and wait for correct shirts to arrive in due course. My order is not time-sensitive, and it costs me nothing to send them back beyond a 10 minute trip to the Post Office, so nothing substantial is at stake if they get it wrong. The benefit of not having to rewrite measurements and specifications on each of a 10 shirt order was saving at least 15-20 minutes anyway (with yet more time to be saved on each future order), and as I suspect the odds of them correctly managing a simple/routine task is better than 50/50 so it's certainly worth the "gamble" simply in terms of the value of my time. That is the saving. Besides, on a point of principle, as a customer I see no reason to do their QC job; that is part of what they are being paid to do correctly. It's the shirtmaker's job to manage simple & straightforward orders based on an existing pattern/customisations. And, it should be reiterated, this is clearly what Luxire themselves understand to be the case, given their advice to me to only reference the prior order.

post #5336 of 13415
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
 

 

I asked Luxire about all this, before submitting a 10 shirt order last week. They suggested simply referencing the last order, with no need to specify any measurements or other customisations from that order. This is indeed the way things should be done, so I'm pleased that was also their advice. I followed it. We'll see whether their QC & attention to detail is up to the task; it has been with everything else so far - moreso than with any other custom maker I've used, in fact - so I'm cautiously optimistic.

 

I agree. The main point is: order the way they tell you to. They know better than us what makes them less likely to make mistakes, and it would seem from reading this thread they have been nothing but helpful in correcting those that are their fault. Besides, you can't control others' mistakes.

post #5337 of 13415
^totally agree.

In years of clothing retail I've never once met a customer who knows how a shop works better than the staff. If they ask you to do something then do it.
post #5338 of 13415

I am looking for something similar to Mercer's fabric Blue Two-Ply 100% Pima Cotton Oxford. After seeing images that Derek posted on his blog, I just fell in love with its texture.

 

Does anyone know what would be the closest fabric available at Luxire? Would it be Classic Blue Oxford, Blue Royal Oxford 80/2 or Grey Blue Royal Oxford?

 

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post #5339 of 13415
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Classic Blue Oxford:

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Less pronounced (paler, less contrast between the blues) than your example (which is quite nice).
post #5340 of 13415

How about this collar? It's my rip-off of T&A, with no space and a high buttoning point to (theoretically) prevent the top edge of the tallish collarband from folding over when buttoned (read).

 

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