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post #6811 of 13834

Regarding the cloths out of the choices I received as samples I can state that most of the "no-name" cloths have a good quality. Especially those higher dense cloths are really nice (140 or 200/2, or the flannels). In case of branding, out of the perspective of other branches I can only state that I almost every time prefer no-name over known brands in case of equal prices - as in this case almost every time quality is better for no-name brands. Thus: please keep the no-name cloths! But also please try to keep these from the same suppliers. I know it from other online MTMs that they switch suppliers for cloths without changing their names - leading to ordering the 'same' shirt, but getting a totally different cloth. 

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I don't know who makes the Classic Grey Oxford fabric but based on the shirt that I got today I'm pretty sure the fabric is the same that Mercer & Sons uses in their OCBDs. Luxire, do you have more oxford fabrics from the same source?
post #6813 of 13834
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

The cheaper ones are a bit miss and hit, and a miss keeps the shirt in the closet, which is a shame for the work that has been put into them (and for your own financial damage, however small that damage might be smile.gif). I am not interested in fancy fabrics, but more good quality basics (think Albini/Thomas Mason Silver Line) would be great, because you know you won't get something flimsy or lifeless. On the other hand, I don't know what that would mean for the prices. I don't mind paying $100-120 in stead of $60-70 for better fabrics, but I don´t think I´d pay more than $150. And sometimes it´s nice to ´gamble´ with the cheapest fabrics as well smile.gif.

Exactly - it's important to preserve the value proposition. Would require some thinking, like figuring out the good values and building inventory of good designs that customers will want to buy, rather than stocking a full range of mostly mediocre designs. I just glanced at the Acorn website and saw the following 2 fabrics:

Grange 100/2 - GBP GBP 9.21/meter (~$45 for a 3m shirt length)

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Grasmere 160/2 - GBP 15.39/meter (~$75 for a 3m shirt length)

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Adding those prices to Luxire's base shirt price, and adding a overhead surcharge and ignoring any volume discount that might be available, I'd think they could offer the 100/2 Grange at $120 and the 160/2 Grasmere at $150, which is in both cases a great value and cheaper than any B&M bespoke place.

But why bother offering expensive fabrics when the current offerings are decent? Depends on who you're targeting. I have a closet full of Thomas Mason, Alumo, Acorn, etc. shirts bought from B&M bespoke tailors that have served me well for years. In order to consider shifting my wardrobe to a company like Luxire, I'd want to at least know that I'd have access to equivalent quality cloth. (Ditto if I was starting out and deciding between Luxire and a B&M bespoke)
post #6814 of 13834
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Originally Posted by Tommi View Post

I don't know who makes the Classic Grey Oxford fabric but based on the shirt that I got today I'm pretty sure the fabric is the same that Mercer & Sons uses in their OCBDs. Luxire, do you have more oxford fabrics from the same source?

That would be good to know. So far both of my oxfords from Luxire have been underwhelming fabric.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Tommi View Post

I don't know who makes the Classic Grey Oxford fabric but based on the shirt that I got today I'm pretty sure the fabric is the same that Mercer & Sons uses in their OCBDs. Luxire, do you have more oxford fabrics from the same source?


It is a small world Tommi. Do not have the answer to your question, but, the number of mills making good fabric are not a lot many though many do have the capability.

 

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These discussions about "branded" fabrics have come up before.

 

We had tried introducing branded fabrics from Zegna, Sic-Tess, Scabal but was met with damp enthusiasm due to the price.

 

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Where there is a gap, we are glad to fill it as works best. Like we did for trouser fabrics and coatings.

 

For shirts, I like our model for now. Choices offered are excellent and are growing. There are a wide variety of opinions above, all of which we respect. If someone compares our collection with Acorn and finds it mediocre, then, he will never find our collection stellar. It is not the right comparison.

 

If there are issues with particular fabrics, do provide feedback. We are always more than eager to remove fabrics that are less than satisfactory. But, will "branded fabrics" solve the problem? I do not think so.

 

Our strength lies in our understanding of fabrics. We choose them with a lot of care and sell them only after feeling completely satisfied about them. Customer feedback has only strengthened that belief.

 

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We love your money......in your pocket.

 

Even though you want to, we will not make you spend more than what you need to for a comparable product. Take pride in the brand you have given so much love to. You will not regret it.

post #6816 of 13834
Thread Starter 

For Spring 2014, we are looking at casual jackets  in corduroy, denim and canvas with some leather accents.

 

Also looking at a good variety of baseball jackets.

 

Do start sharing your wishlist for the season. We will get started on making them come true.

post #6817 of 13834
Sky blue gingham (no too small, not too big smile.gif) linen!
post #6818 of 13834
Just picked this up from FEDEX

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post #6819 of 13834
^ very nice. Blue university stripes oxford?

Wish list for 2014 - restock the cotton/linen blue gingham that sold out before I dialed in my fit!
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2014 wishlist....Luxire gets the new website up :)

post #6821 of 13834
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

^ very nice. Blue university stripes oxford?

Wish list for 2014 - restock the cotton/linen blue gingham that sold out before I dialed in my fit!

Yessir! Great fabric and they nailed the shirt in only 7 days. This is my 5th shot and is the closet to perfect. All of them are more than wearable, but I keep tweaking things to get rid of the crease above the armpit and can't quite get it. No fault to Luxire, they follow measurements perfectly.
post #6822 of 13834
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post


Yessir! Great fabric and they nailed the shirt in only 7 days. This is my 5th shot and is the closet to perfect. All of them are more than wearable, but I keep tweaking things to get rid of the crease above the armpit and can't quite get it. No fault to Luxire, they follow measurements perfectly.

 

What have you been doing to correct that?  I have it on mine, hasn't really bothered me until I got my linen shirt, for some reason its quite pronounced on that.

post #6823 of 13834
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Yessir! Great fabric and they nailed the shirt in only 7 days. This is my 5th shot and is the closet to perfect. All of them are more than wearable, but I keep tweaking things to get rid of the crease above the armpit and can't quite get it. No fault to Luxire, they follow measurements perfectly.

I was hoping for mine to be here by the 24th but it will be until the 26th. frown.gif

I think this time the fit is going to be very nice. Post fit pics of your, M!
post #6824 of 13834
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

What have you been doing to correct that?  I have it on mine, hasn't really bothered me until I got my linen shirt, for some reason its quite pronounced on that.

This is the best I can do Betel.

Osiris, I have messed with the shoulder slightly and the arm opening. My last order, one was more prominent than the other. Who knows...I can definitely live with it. I think I might do some bespoke shirts soon and them send one to Luxire to replicate. Either way, I'm a happy dude.

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At the end of the day, that's quite fantastic, and it's the kind of thing you'd only notice if nitpicking or focusing on it. And, in my opinion, at least, that ruins the enjoyment of it. I reckon the shirt looks fantastic! But as you say, the bespoke shirts will probably be as close to perfect as you can get and then Luxire will be able to replicate those for you. In any case, all I'm saying in a long-winded way, is the shirt looks good. And you have a nice beard.
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