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Originally Posted by sholom View Post

Is the consensus that replicating a current shirt provides a more accurate product than sending in measurements?

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Originally Posted by DavidLane View Post


I have one I measured, and I have sent in the same shirt to be copied. I can report back when it lands.

DL-

I sent in one shirt and have had it copied a number of times now. They're all basically clones of the first. If you send them a well fitting shirt (especially if it's been tailored), then you will never have to worry about measurements in the future.


Unless you get fat or something.
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Luxire provided some comments to try and fix the issues on the pair of pants I posted a few weeks back (I have forward hips and bowed legs). I placed a new order incorporating a few small changes to see if that helps. Will post the results here.
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Luxire provided some comments to try and fix the issues on the pair of pants I posted a few weeks back (I have forward hips and bowed legs). I placed a new order incorporating a few small changes to see if that helps. Will post the results here.

 

 

What were the suggested changes if you don't mind telling? I'd like to know just for the sake of knowing.

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I sent a shirt in for replication and Luxire did a very nice job. It wasn't perfect, however, particularly in some non-obvious structural areas like the sleeve angle and position of the collar relative to the yoke, causing some creasing and bunching not present in the sample shirt. Also the sample shirt I sent was made of very fine fabric, and the fabric I chose for the trial shirt was comparatively thick, so the fit/feel of the shirt was a little more snug even with similar dimensions. All these problems were easily fixed with a follow-up trial shirt, and now the pattern is dialed in. Moral of the story is that replicating an existing shirt is a great approach but may require some further refinement.

Really love working with Luxire. Very uncommon to find a tailor so willing / able to get it right, even setting price aside.
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Originally Posted by Iipe View Post

Ask for extra fabric to all the seams to allow later adjustments by a tailor if you don't get the perfect fit right away. I have no other advice to give. You can expect good quality.

Great advise! I forgot about that. I'm interested in cotton pants though so it won't matter that much since if you let out the seams you can see the holes made by the old stitching. Wool however, hides these holes quite well.
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Originally Posted by althanis View Post

Apart from the extra seam allowances that someone mentioned (great idea), you should mention what you want done with the fly.

I just said button fly, and I got this fly that has about 3 or 4 regular buttons and then an extra two buttons accompanying an extra piece of fabric that goes across the front of the pants. I thought that this was quite an incongruous design to default to.

Also, although I sent in measurements based off of a couple of pants, the seat and back crotch area was tight and molded to my ass. I deliberately picked the cheapest fabric, but its still a little painful to have to throw the $80 down the drain. But that's online MTM for ya.

In future I'll send in my best fitting pants and ask for a slight adjustment or two.

Ouch. What did you think went wrong? I have a pair of tailored pants that fit well that I'm using as the template.

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About shipping and duties - I received a USD$225 item in the mail from FedEx and was charged ~$30CAN for duties, ~$30CAN for HST and ~$30 brokerage from FedEx totaling up to a $100CAN bill. I don't know if this is as a result of the changes Luxire mentioned (the package shipped March 10) or if it's because it was more expensive than anything I had received before (all < $100).

But if this is how it's going to be from now on, then I'd like at least an option to do the prepaid $20 (for more expensive items), or risk it (for single shirts).

I'm happy to see the wool flannel at a lower price too.

Double ouch. That certainly cools my interest somewhat. However, with courier companies you're guaranteed to get hit. If the pair of pants I'm considering ordering don't fit that's a lot of money down the drain. May just be worth it to send in my best fitting pair to guarantee a good fit..
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Dear Luxire,

 

A month a go I made on order (#6061) and I know it takes time to make a quality product. However, I was wondering at what time I could expect the order to be fulfilled.

 

Thank you for your time.

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A suit made recently.

 

 

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Added some true-blood Madras fabrics. Made for "Real Summer", these fabrics are super soft. They have 2 very light and soft layers which are designed to keep the skin cool.

Warning: Can be addictive.

^
Interesting!
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Originally Posted by DarkDestiny View Post


What were the suggested changes if you don't mind telling? I'd like to know just for the sake of knowing.

Sure, here was what they suggested:

1. Decrease inseam at the back by 0.5"
2. Trim the back under the waistband to balance out the change in point 1 above to clean the issue.
3. Slightly arch the legs of the pants.

I also added that the front inseam was a little long for my tastes, so I had them reduce that by 0.25" as well.
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post


Sure, here was what they suggested:

1. Decrease inseam at the back by 0.5"
2. Trim the back under the waistband to balance out the change in point 1 above to clean the issue.
3. Slightly arch the legs of the pants.

I also added that the front inseam was a little long for my tastes, so I had them reduce that by 0.25" as well.



Thanks for the quick response. Can't wait to see the results on them!

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For single shirt orders or orders under $100 shipped to the US, are there no duty fees when the package is delivered by Fedex?
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Originally Posted by DarkDestiny View Post



Thanks for the quick response. Can't wait to see the results on them!

Me too, hopefully they turn out well. Ordered a pair in this light grey Minnis Fresco fabric, should be perfect for the spring/summer here in Florida.
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

For single shirt orders or orders under $100 shipped to the US, are there no duty fees when the package is delivered by Fedex?

I haven't had any duties to the US with FedEx on any of my orders, and I've had some orders that were just singled shirts and other orders that had multiple shirts and trousers....however, with all the talk in recent weeks about potential changes, I'm nervous to see what happens when my next couple orders arrive.
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