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Nice, was just thinking of ordering a pair of that fabric for summer.

How accurate is the swatch on the website? Looks much more grey in your picture.
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The truth lies somewhere in between.  I took some pics for analyzing fit this morning that may provide you a better idea.  I wasn't planning to post due to poor quality shots and I just threw on some nearby loafers.

 

 

 

 

 

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The fit looks pretty good. All pants have that pull under the arse unless you're fortunate enough to have a bespoke cut or something. I've just come to terms with it now.

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Yes, fit is pretty close.  Inseam seems longer than I requested, so will need to measure tonight.  

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Anyone have any "watch outs" when ordering a popover? I want to get a couple of short sleeve ones, but right now I only have a long sleeve dress shirt dialed in with luxire. I know to make sure I can put it on without buttons (maybe increase chest slightly) and shorten the shirt, but I'm wondering if there's anything complicated I'm forgetting.

By the way, returning to my previous comment that sky blue oxford isn't that soft, my recently arrived shirt is softer than my last 2.
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Thanks, very helpful.
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Originally Posted by MacGuffen View Post
 

Can someone comment on how seersucker feels compared to pure linen or linen/cotton? Which is more appropriate for warm summer days? How's wrinkling?

 

@Luxire: What percentage of blends are the cotton/linen shirts usually?

Much much softer in my book. I honestly think the right cotton feels miles better than linen. 

 

Pros for Seersucker:

  • Doesn't wrinkle as easy
  • More formal (but not formal)
  • Feels better on the skin
  • More breathable than any other cotton shirt you'll have, from what I can tell
  • When completely unfused, it doesn't even feel like you're wearing a shirt. Softer than linen.

 

Pros for Linen:

  • Dries in a heartbeat
  • More casual
  • More breathable than any cotton shirt you'll have, including seersucker

 

I'd honestly get more seersucker if @luxire got some. Maybe moss green stripes? Red? Navy? More ginghams in all those colors? I saw the green gingham but it's too light for me, I think. And the red stripe has the Ecru, which doesn't exactly bode well for me (I guess I'm picky). I'd ignore the rules about when to wear seersucker, if I knew them, and wear seersucker to work as often as I can if I had the choice. This blue stripe will be making more formal appearances, complete with possibly ties and linen SC's, on the hotter days.

 

This shirt is by far my favorite. As far as textured shirts go, this seersucker shirt takes the cake. Order it before it goes out.

 

As far as linen-cotton mixes, I might pick up some of the higher cotton counts for work later. No more 100% linen for me - I have four of which are pure linen and that's fine. I have one cotton/linen mix and it wrinkles when you even look at it. That's not actually a feature of linen/cotton, that's not what's supposed to happen. It's just really really thin.. but really really comfortable. It's definitely very soft. 

 

If you HAVE to get linen and want to minimize the wrinkling, get higher cotton counts. They vary. Some are posted on the page.

 

Here's the mixes for the most part.. At least the good blue/whites.

 

All these are 60% Linen 40% Cotton... I think that's a pretty good mix. Most blue.

http://luxire.com/products/mint-cream-cool-linen-cotton

http://luxire.com/products/pale-blue-cool-linen-cotton

http://luxire.com/products/sky-blue-cool-linen-cotton

http://luxire.com/products/soft-cream-cool-linen-cotton

 

Here's 50/50.. I want.

http://luxire.com/products/cream-linen-cotton

 

70% Linen/30% Cotton (Nice but leaning more towards casual again.. Could be worn nice without a tie maybe)

http://luxire.com/products/off-white-linen-cotton

http://luxire.com/products/cotton-linen-blue-chambray (hnnnnggggg)

 

I had this guy (http://luxire.com/products/cool-white-linen-cotton) but it's gone due to an unfortunate laundry mishap. It felt much much more linen than cotton. Quite casual. But still a great shirt.

 

And because no post is complete without a picture, here's an ode to my ridiculously wrinkly only linen/cotton mix that's no longer on Luxires site (blue/white pencil [fancy] stripe). If you look at it long enough, you can see it wrinkle before your eyes (excuse the terrible white balance).


Edited by mrjester - 4/23/14 at 8:46am
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Solid seersucker in a few colors would be great. Solid khaki seersucker pants would be pretty killer in Texas summer
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Originally Posted by CruzAzul View Post

I like to think of it as a heavy casual fabric. Typical chino fabric is around 7oz weight and this stuff is more like 10oz so I absolutely wouldn't recommend it for hot humid environments. Of course it works for colder weather but I also think it has merit as a travel material due to its toughness and I plan to make dress cargos out of it (I travel a lot and am well on my way to having an entirely separate wardrobe just for travel). You could make a nice business casual pant out of it.

Duck canvas wears somewhat cooler than its weight would suggest because it breathes fairly well. Combine this with the way it drapes compared to lighter chino cloth and you have a recipe for excellent casual pants.
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post
 

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And because no post is complete without a picture, here's an ode to my ridiculously wrinkly only linen/cotton mix that's no longer on Luxires site (blue/white pencil [fancy] stripe). If you look at it long enough, you can see it wrinkle before your eyes (excuse the terrible white balance).

Fantastic write-up, mrjester, thank you so much! I'll definately have a look at seersucker and those shirts you linked. The shirt in the picture doesn't look too bad to me, but then I'm used to wrinkles. :)

 

Am I right in understanding that linen/cotton blends usually wrinkle less than 100 % linen, but that your specific linen/cotton wrinkles alot? How do your 100 % linen fare with regard to wrinkling? I'm thinking pure linen is suitable only for casual wear anyway, so that wrinkling isn't a big deal?

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Did anyone send Epaulet Walt or Rudy's (36) in for replication? Did you find that the fit came out similar to your Epaulet pants?

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Originally Posted by MacGuffen View Post
 

Am I right in understanding that linen/cotton blends usually wrinkle less than 100 % linen, but that your specific linen/cotton wrinkles alot? How do your 100 % linen fare with regard to wrinkling? I'm thinking pure linen is suitable only for casual wear anyway, so that wrinkling isn't a big deal?

Correct. My particular linen/cotton is ridiculously thin. Feels like soft tracing paper. Comfortable and no little 'pilling' or whatever you may call it that Linen has (which I don't see it as a negative or a positive, just different). Cotton doesn't wrinkle as much as linen. Therefore, the more cotton to your linen, the less wrinkling. I believe certain mixes would be the best of both worlds, but I'm not sure how heavy a mix you need.

 

My linens are wrinkled as hell when the day is done. If I believe they're not exactly dirty, I just give them another iron and hang them back up. Good as new. 

 

Linen is most definitely mostly casual. I'd wear it with a blazer and tie, but not always. Most of my linens are worn casually. 

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Originally Posted by hookem12387 View Post

Anyone have any "watch outs" when ordering a popover? I want to get a couple of short sleeve ones, but right now I only have a long sleeve dress shirt dialed in with luxire. I know to make sure I can put it on without buttons (maybe increase chest slightly) and shorten the shirt, but I'm wondering if there's anything complicated I'm forgetting.

By the way, returning to my previous comment that sky blue oxford isn't that soft, my recently arrived shirt is softer than my last 2.

You'll want to make sure that you tack onto the waist and hip measurements a bit. Especially for those of us with shoulders considerably wider than our waists (me), it is a pain in the ass to get a slim-fit popover over your shoulders. If I order more they will all have a slouchier fit and in equally casual/slouchy materials.

Long story short: Don't use the same measurements you'd use for a dress shirt.
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Originally Posted by luxire View Post
 

Canvas pants:

 

 

 

Looks great, Luxire, which fabrics are those? 

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Well, this came. And it's perfect.

This shirt is ridiculously comfortable. Wow.
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Blue Dress Stripe Seersucker. Fantastic. I just wish I could justify ordering more than one.
So true! My absolute favorite shirt. Breathable, comfortable and not too informal. Didn't think I could get all three in the same shirt, so I'm amazed. I'll have to order at least one more, maybe with another collar style. Yours look nice, is it the NOBD? Unlined or lightly lined?
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

wish they had alternate seersucker fabrics (a pure white, and maybe a pale purple stripe, etc)
+1
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacGuffen View Post

Can someone comment on how seersucker feels compared to pure linen or linen/cotton? Which is more appropriate for warm summer days? How's wrinkling?

@Luxire: What percentage of blends are the cotton/linen shirts usually?
As mrjester said, seersucker is much softer than linen. As for wrinkling, seersucker is better. I wore my new micro houndstooth 100 % linen shirt at work today (had no external meetings scheduled, so I took the chance), and at the end of the day it was just a wrinkled mess. Compared it to the blue dress stripes seersucker which I wore yesterday. Even after 24 hours in the laundry bin, the seersucker had less wrinkles than the linen. I will not buy any more pure linen shirts.
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Much much softer in my book. I honestly think the right cotton feels miles better than linen. 

Pros for Seersucker:
  • Doesn't wrinkle as easy
  • More formal (but not formal)
  • Feels better on the skin
  • More breathable than any other cotton shirt you'll have, from what I can tell
  • When completely unfused, it doesn't even feel like you're wearing a shirt. Softer than linen.

Pros for Linen:
  • Dries in a heartbeat
  • More casual
  • More breathable than any cotton shirt you'll have, including seersucker

I'd honestly get more seersucker if @luxire
 got some. Maybe moss green stripes? Red? Navy? More ginghams in all those colors? I saw the green gingham but it's too light for me, I think. And the red stripe has the Ecru, which doesn't exactly bode well for me (I guess I'm picky). I'd ignore the rules about when to wear seersucker, if I knew them, and wear seersucker to work as often as I can if I had the choice. This blue stripe will be making more formal appearances, complete with possibly ties and linen SC's, on the hotter days.

This shirt is by far my favorite. As far as textured shirts go, this seersucker shirt takes the cake. Order it before it goes out.

As far as linen-cotton mixes, I might pick up some of the higher cotton counts for work later. No more 100% linen for me - I have four of which are pure linen and that's fine. I have one cotton/linen mix and it wrinkles when you even look at it. That's not actually a feature of linen/cotton, that's not what's supposed to happen. It's just really really thin.. but really really comfortable. It's definitely very soft. 

If you HAVE to get linen and want to minimize the wrinkling, get higher cotton counts. They vary. Some are posted on the page.

Here's the mixes for the most part.. At least the good blue/whites.

All these are 60% Linen 40% Cotton... I think that's a pretty good mix. Most blue.
http://luxire.com/products/mint-cream-cool-linen-cotton
http://luxire.com/products/pale-blue-cool-linen-cotton
http://luxire.com/products/sky-blue-cool-linen-cotton
http://luxire.com/products/soft-cream-cool-linen-cotton

Here's 50/50.. I want.
http://luxire.com/products/cream-linen-cotton

70% Linen/30% Cotton (Nice but leaning more towards casual again.. Could be worn nice without a tie maybe)
http://luxire.com/products/off-white-linen-cotton
http://luxire.com/products/cotton-linen-blue-chambray (hnnnnggggg)

I had this guy (http://luxire.com/products/cool-white-linen-cotton) but it's gone due to an unfortunate laundry mishap. It felt much much more linen than cotton. Quite casual. But still a great shirt.

And because no post is complete without a picture, here's an ode to my ridiculously wrinkly only linen/cotton mix that's no longer on Luxires site (blue/white pencil [fancy] stripe). If you look at it long enough, you can see it wrinkle before your eyes (excuse the terrible white balance).
Great explanation! Totally agree. I think we'll have to join (or found) TSAS - The Seersucker Appreciation Society drool.gif
As for other colors, I agree that moss green stripes would be awesome. Maybe some pale colors, both solids and stripes, and a solid white, as venividivicibj suggested.
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Originally Posted by hookem12387 View Post

Solid seersucker in a few colors would be great. Solid khaki seersucker pants would be pretty killer in Texas summer
I'm wondering what solid colored seersucker fabrics looks like compared to striped fabrics. Does the stripes help conceal the "rumpledness" of the texture, thus actually making the solid colored fabrics less formal than the striped ones? Anyone have any thoughts on this?
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