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post #961 of 9706
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Originally Posted by luxire View Post

A good bespoke tailor would start by making you a shirt in muslin cloth, call you for a few trials, which can range from 2 to 10, or more and finally be able to give you a shirt that fits perfectly. The cost of such service is many multiples of our service.

 

Hence, it is slightly unfair to expect any online MTM maker to get it right the first time, without even looking at you. And getting upset, well!

 

There are customers, and a lot of them, who have had the best fitting shirts of their lives in 1-2 iterations. Some of our customers have made good use of our "free" bespoke package.

 

People who have sent us images after the first wear have had much better results in getting the perfect fit. Images help us analyze many aspects, the primary being the slope of the shoulders and the symmetry between the two sides of the body.

 

Our unconditional free-remake is an unmatched service, which gives you the opportunity to refine the fit of your first shirt.

 

This described my experience almost exactly. Took two iterations. I sent in carefully made photos each time, explained my particular concerns, and received their concerns. A detailed plan was made for corrections to the next shirt. One of those last corrections for me was to lower the collar line in the back and open up the armholes more. I'm not an expert at clothing and taking measurements, but together we got it done.

 

I've worn one of my Luxire shirts twice now, and both times it garnered compliments from unexpected co-workers (it's a repost from a few pages back). A girlfriend even went so far as to look at the neck tag to see who made it.

 

 

Yes, you do gamble a little time, energy, and money. But Luxire made it easy for me to come out ahead.

post #962 of 9706
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Originally Posted by gambit50 View Post

I was thinking  about ordering a couple of shirts from Luxire but this fit gives me great hesitation. It demonstrates the reason one avoids RTW except it is MTM. Perhaps the measurements were taken poorly, sure, but I do not want to order shirts that are completely useless. And I do not have a shirt with me to send in or measure from, thus the whole reason I might order a couple of emergency shirts.I would use body measurements. If anyone has any input(Luxire included, of course), feel free to enlighten me one way or the other.I would be completely upset if I received a shirt that fit this way. I know my measurements will not be so far off. 

This shirt was ordered with neck and sleeve measurements in standard fit, because standard fit shirts tend to fit me fairly well. It needs some tweaks, but it is not "completely useless." The biggest problem is that the cuffs are substantially too large, which also affects the sleeve length. As it turns out, the Luxire standard for cuffs at the size I ordered (17.75, 36.5) is very large. Mine measure at ten inches, much larger than the cuffs of my 20 or so similarly sized shirts. But that's easy enough to fix, and of course Luxire will take care of it for me for free.

I guess that it would be a problem if I had ordered the shirt as an "emergency shirt." But then again I have no idea how any custom shirt, much less one ordered online, could serve in an emergency.
post #963 of 9706
I know I need to do slight adjustments to my shirt fit. I'll take some fit pits and send them in. Would collar pitch, and all the very minor, detailed stuff then be fixable?
post #964 of 9706
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

I have not used Luxire, but have had great success with online MTM.

The trick is to take measurements from your best fitting shirt, make slight adjustments, err on the side of too loose/too long rather than the other way around, and you'll be fine. After 2-3 rounds, it should be perfect.

 

Exactly. You're SOL if the shirt is too small for you. If it's too big, you can leave it or take it to your tailor for some, hopefully, minor alterations. 

post #965 of 9706
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

I know I need to do slight adjustments to my shirt fit. I'll take some fit pits and send them in. Would collar pitch, and all the very minor, detailed stuff then be fixable?

 

Every minute detail can be modified and fixed.

post #966 of 9706
Thread Starter 

 

 

Shirt Jacket in Navy Chambray

 

 

Pyjamas in Pink-White Linen Gingham

post #967 of 9706

Could you provide the details for collars #1738 and #1746, shown on your website under Recent Shirts?

 

Would like to order some shirts and really like the look of these collars...

 

TIA.

post #968 of 9706
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jimrude View Post

Could you provide the details for collars #1738 and #1746, shown on your website under Recent Shirts?

 

Would like to order some shirts and really like the look of these collars...

 

TIA.

 

Both the collars have 3.5" points. The 1746 has a 1.5" neck band height. Will need to check for the 1738.

1746 is soft and unfused, 1738 is fused.

 

These collars can be ordered by their name. You can simply add to the notes: "I would like the #1738 Collar" and we would use that pattern.

post #969 of 9706
Thread Starter 

 

The Red Gingham

post #970 of 9706
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Originally Posted by luxire View Post
Pyjamas in Pink-White Linen Gingham

How comfortable would linen pyjamas be?

 

And anyone have any experience with:

http://custom.luxire.com/collections/whites/products/honegger-2by240-white


Edited by MSchapiro - 1/17/13 at 11:38am
post #971 of 9706

Just received a new shirt today. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif This is my second order and I have to say it turned out really well. I worked with Theresa to correct some issues with neck drop and shoulder slope from my first try. I tried it on briefly and I think we figured out my "settings". It's hard to tell from the picture but it's the light blue university stripe. The fabric is soft and lightweight. Highly recommended if you like blue and white striped shirts. I went unfused on cuffs and collar and it really has a Barba look and feel.
post #972 of 9706
Is that the university stripe in the oxford weave?
I have a shirt of that fabric in the making as well and am very curious what it really looks like.
post #973 of 9706
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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

Is that the university stripe in the oxford weave?
I have a shirt of that fabric in the making as well and am very curious what it really looks like.
It's not an oxford weave, the link I have to the particular fabric is not working but it's pretty much this one with a lesser thread count and it's $69.95.
http://custom.luxire.com/products/light-blue-university-stripes-140-2

A while back you and I were both asking about various white and blue stripe fabrics and Luxire posted this picture. I think the fabric I have is one on the left.
post #974 of 9706
Thanks!

Am really curious which stripes I'll receive in my swatch package and how the oxford university stripe will turn out smile.gif
post #975 of 9706
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Originally Posted by luxire View Post

 

The Red Gingham

 

Looks lovely and suspiciously like one in my recent order :)

 

The way the fabric pattern lines up so well at the collar tips, yolk seam, and anywhere else has been great on my other shirts too. I've always been impressed with that. Look at the placket for example.

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