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post #8356 of 12771
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Except that every pair of pants posted so far shows the pleats opened up when standing. That's not the way it's supposed to be. It could be that they're mis-pressing them, or they aren't cut quite right.

 

Or, more likely, customers are providing measurements that are too slim, resulting in the pleats opening. It's hard to fault a MTM company for replicating user provided measurements. Luxire is not a bespoke fitter like Ambrosi, they are an online MTM shop.

post #8357 of 12771
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Originally Posted by PapaRubbery View Post
 

Just kopped a chocolate brown linen remake of these:

 

 

Can't wait! 

Those look nice, too! What are the details on those? I've got chocolate and off-white linen. I may get one more linen pair and call it done.

post #8358 of 12771

I'm just gonna say this because it needs to be said occasionally:

 

With online MTM, your first order is probably going to fit like crap.  It's not personal bespoke.

 

Plan on throwing the first order away.  It dosent even matter if you replicate, send in body measurements, whatever.

 

When you receive your horrid fitting first order, spend some time with the garmet and figure out where you need to make changes.  Study the Luxire measuring guides.

 

Make a second order, referencing the measurements of the first - such as "Same measurements as order number 1234, but add 1" to the shoulder, make the neck opening 0.5" wider, etc".  YOU MUST UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHERE THE MEASUREMENTS ARE BEING TAKEN.

 

Your second order will fit good.  Rinse and repeat for order 3.


Order 3 will probably be the best fitting garmet you've even worn.  Roll like a boss from this point on.

 

From personal experience, I send in a pair of trou to be replicated for order 1.  They sucked.  Hammer pants!!  I took very careful measurements of order 1, compared to other garmets that I liked the fit of as well as some gut feeling and eyeball changes for what I'd like them to fit like, and made massive changes to order 2.  I mean I think I changed one measurement over 2 inches.  THAT'S A LOT!!!

 

Order 2 fits wonderfully.  Really looking forward to order 3.

 

In person, personal bespoke purchasing works the same way - except they do all the changes right in front of your eyes so you can see them immediately, and you don't have to "waste" the intermediate garmet steps.  You have to have realistic expectations of what you are getting here.

post #8359 of 12771
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Originally Posted by thirdman View Post

FYI, Minnis and Hunt Winterbotham swatches are available directly: https://hfwltd.com/swatchrequest.aspx

I got some fresco samples that way. Don't expect a response to the form submission, but the swatches arrived very quickly in the mail.

 Oh my, it looks like those are free too.


Any leads on similar for dugdale??

post #8360 of 12771
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Originally Posted by Garasaki View Post
 

I'm just gonna say this because it needs to be said occasionally:

 

With online MTM, your first order is probably going to fit like crap.  It's not personal bespoke.

 

Plan on throwing the first order away.  It dosent even matter if you replicate, send in body measurements, whatever.

 

When you receive your horrid fitting first order, spend some time with the garmet and figure out where you need to make changes.  Study the Luxire measuring guides.

 

Make a second order, referencing the measurements of the first - such as "Same measurements as order number 1234, but add 1" to the shoulder, make the neck opening 0.5" wider, etc".  YOU MUST UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHERE THE MEASUREMENTS ARE BEING TAKEN.

 

Your second order will fit good.  Rinse and repeat for order 3.


Order 3 will probably be the best fitting garmet you've even worn.  Roll like a boss from this point on.

 

From personal experience, I send in a pair of trou to be replicated for order 1.  They sucked.  Hammer pants!!  I took very careful measurements of order 1, compared to other garmets that I liked the fit of as well as some gut feeling and eyeball changes for what I'd like them to fit like, and made massive changes to order 2.  I mean I think I changed one measurement over 2 inches.  THAT'S A LOT!!!

 

Order 2 fits wonderfully.  Really looking forward to order 3.

 

In person, personal bespoke purchasing works the same way - except they do all the changes right in front of your eyes so you can see them immediately, and you don't have to "waste" the intermediate garmet steps.  You have to have realistic expectations of what you are getting here.

 

Well said.  If you set realistic expectations then you will not point the finger at places it does not belong. 

 

This is the order for  best fitting to worse fitting first attempt:

 

1.  Sending in a replicate shirt/trousers and make tweaks to it (e.g. minus 0.5 inches in bicep from replicate)

2.  Measuring your best fitting shirt/trousers and submitting those measurements (using Luxire's measuring guide)

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3.  Measuring your body and submitting those measurement

post #8361 of 12771
any experience/comments on the Sky Blue Summer Chambray....weight, texture? or the Navy Brembana a better option, as I find darker shade more suitable for cooler temperatures. No? Thanks
post #8362 of 12771
@Luxire How many metres of fabric would I need to source for a 40R 3 piece CMT?
post #8363 of 12771
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Except that every pair of pants posted so far shows the pleats opened up when standing. That's not the way it's supposed to be. It could be that they're mis-pressing them, or they aren't cut quite right.

Or, more likely, customers are providing measurements that are too slim, resulting in the pleats opening. It's hard to fault a MTM company for replicating user provided measurements. Luxire is not a bespoke fitter like Ambrosi, they are an online MTM shop.

We would have to see the model pair vs. the copy to assess that. What you suggest is entirely possible, but it doesn't change the observation that all of the pants I've seen so far have open pleats. No matter the cause, I'm certain that Luxire is fully capable of addressing the issue should the customer point it out.
post #8364 of 12771
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Originally Posted by Thanks SF (a new me) View Post

any experience/comments on the Sky Blue Summer Chambray....weight, texture? or the Navy Brembana a better option, as I find darker shade more suitable for cooler temperatures. No? Thanks

Regardless of what people tell you on here, get a swatch of it. Also, the Navy Brembana is not a better option per se, but a completely different option filling a different purpose.

post #8365 of 12771
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Originally Posted by Thanks SF (a new me) View Post

any experience/comments on the Sky Blue Summer Chambray....weight, texture? or the Navy Brembana a better option, as I find darker shade more suitable for cooler temperatures. No? Thanks

The Sky Blue Summer Chambray is very much a dress shirt fabric IMO. It is a fairly open weave but the threads are fine and it has a crisp hand. Think of it as an airier alternative to an end-on-end. The Navy Chambray by Brembana is casual.

edit: I might as well add that I have the "original" Sky Blue Summer Chambray that was much-discussed in the thread about a year back and replaced by Luxire with a "new" Sky Blue Summer Chambray by Monti. I received a swatch of the "new" version with an order last week and it is indeed a much nicer fabric and a good value at $70.
Edited by prozach1576 - 2/21/14 at 2:47pm
post #8366 of 12771
I received my second Luxire shirt today, ten days after ordering. My initial impressions are that the fit is pretty good and I'm happy with it. Still probably a thing or two that can be tweaked, though, and I'll post proper fit pics later for some feedback. For now, just wanted to show off the collar, which is the English Spread with 3.25" points. Credit to Murlsquirl, who suggested and posted pics of this collar earlier in the thread. I also asked for a soft, lightly fused interlining. It's a great collar for a tie; good proportions and a nice wide spread, but not too wide. Collar stays are in in the second pic.


post #8367 of 12771
Nice collar.
post #8368 of 12771
^ Thanks. Might give one of your famous namesake collars a try sometime, too. wink.gif
post #8369 of 12771
Wish I could take credit...got it from someone else on here, don't remember who. I'm wearing one now actually. Glad you like it!
post #8370 of 12771
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Originally Posted by Evolve View Post

I received my second Luxire shirt today, ten days after ordering. My initial impressions are that the fit is pretty good and I'm happy with it. Still probably a thing or two that can be tweaked, though, and I'll post proper fit pics later for some feedback. For now, just wanted to show off the collar, which is the English Spread with 3.25" points. Credit to Murlsquirl, who suggested and posted pics of this collar earlier in the thread. I also asked for a soft, lightly fused interlining. It's a great collar for a tie; good proportions and a nice wide spread, but not too wide. Collar stays are in in the second pic.


 

 

What fabric is this?

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