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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I ordered a shirt from Luxire, should be here on Friday. I didn't get the warzone, but maybe the next one if I like the way this turns out. They're already more responsive than the other shirtmakers I've used.
I dropped off the swatches at imatlas's place on Saturday.

I don't mean to dump cold water on your enthusiasm here, but I received a shirt from Luxire about a week ago. Seemed inexpensive enough to order a test. I have to say, I'm not altogether impressed with the quality. Seems like a fairly typical, machine-made garment, and the cloth leaves a lot to be desired. I'd put it on par with a Land's End shirt, or maybe a baseline BB shirt. Nothing special.

The fit isn't bad, though, and for the price, I guess I got what I paid for. People expecting an inexpensive holy grail in Luxire are going to be disappointed. People expecting an inexpensive shirt with a reasonably customizable out-of-the-box fit, however, will probably do all right. Manage expectations accordingly, I suppose.

Also -- and I realize this can probably be corrected by leaving them a note in the order comments, but I certainly wasn't expecting it -- the monogram is freaking enormous. We're talking at least an 80-point font. It looks extremely tacky, almost like one of those Big Pony logos on the cheesier line of Ralph Lauren polos.
Edited by Jackie Treehorn - 6/11/12 at 8:37pm
post #3467 of 4537
Thanks for the info. emptym's shirts seemed pretty good in person, but I'll have to see how mine turns out.

I'm almost certainly an outlier here because I'm not particularly interested in handsewn details on my shirts, and I don't really care about MOP buttons. Those things are great, but I don't want to pay for them. I wear MTM shirts because I have no other choice. If Luxire can make me a shirt with the correct measurements out of a decent cloth, constructed well enough that it maintains its shape, I will consider it good value for the money.
post #3468 of 4537
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

emptym, those shirts look good, a bit fuller than what most here like but I like the way they look on you. I would only suggest slightly longer points on both collars and I think maybe a bit taller height? If you wear these with a jacket, how much collar would you see from the back?
BTW, those pants are very nicely cut, are they Chan?
Thanks Ed. Yep, the pants are by Chan. They do a great job.

The collars are 1 7/8" in the back. I think they show a little more than a half inch. The spread has 3" points and the bd 3.25". Bigger might be better, but I have a narrow head. I ordered a couple shirts from Carl when I was in NYC recently (due mainly to your shirts). We went the same size collar points but w/ 2" in the back. I ordered one in the basic SG-killing chambray and a basic blue/black check in a fancy fabric. Looking forward to those too.

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

...I dropped off the swatches at imatlas's place on Saturday.
Perfect. Thanks B.

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Originally Posted by Jackie Treehorn View Post

I don't mean to dump cold water on your enthusiasm here, but I received a shirt from Luxire about a week ago...
Ya, it is a machine-made shirt that can be customized. But I think you underestimate the quality. The construction's definitely above LE or regular BB shirts: the collars are unfused by default, the lining, buttons, and thread are of better quality, and the stitching's probably twice as dense. I'm w/ SB in that I don't really care about handwork on shirts, at least for the seams. I have some w/ very nice handmade buttonholes and shanking, both of which I like. But I'm not convinced handwork in other areas adds much beyond romance. In any case, Luxire is working on adding handwork and other details for those who prefer them.

Which fabric did you order? The Monti is wonderful irl, while the "warzone" oxford seems more special on paper. Time will tell more. They sent a bunch of swatches (since I asked about a couple fabrics and promised to pass swatches on to friends) and it was interesting how varied the fabrics were in sheen, wrinkle-resistance, thickness, etc.

I do agree with you on the monogram's size. But I asked that a single letter be placed toward the bottom of the placket. It's hidden when the shirt is tucked. And they did the letter in a matching thread (white on both), so even when untucked the monogram isn't noticeable unless you're close and looking for it.
post #3469 of 4537
My second order arrived today, The checks are Monti and the oxford and chambray are Brembana: [/I]LL
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My trial shirt should arrive tomorrow. Of course, I'm on the other side of the country... ffffuuuu.gif
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though my favorite part about the shirt is the red nail, bottom left.. 

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Came with metal stays which I put in for the headline shot above.

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Came with metal stays which I put in for the headline shot above.
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how is the fit?
post #3475 of 4537
Just tried it on, and the fit, she is nice. I'll have to whip out the tape measure, but I think the collar may be shy of the measurement I gave. Also, like the ModernTailor shirts I have, the buttonholes on the French cuffs are too small for my favorite links (pretty standard BB ball-end links). I'll probably wear it tomorrow and post pics.

BTW, Ashish from Luxire sent me an e-mail yesterday to ask about the fit after he got the delivery confirmation. So far, I'm pleased with everything else. I also noted that they have already incorporated some feedback that emptym gave them about the shirts he received, completely without prompting by me.
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sugarbabe, post a fit pic please if you get a chance, I'm not really feeling that collar for you.
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

sugarbabe, post a fit pic please if you get a chance, I'm not really feeling that collar for you.

Will do, but if you don't like that, then I suspect you haven't liked most of my fit pics because that's my default collar shape. The standard advice would have me in a less spread collar, but I just don't like 'em.
post #3479 of 4537
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Will do, but if you don't like that, then I suspect you haven't liked most of my fit pics because that's my default collar shape. The standard advice would have me in a less spread collar, but I just don't like 'em.

you are correct sir. if you like that spread and collar height, I would suggest lengthening the points by about 1/2-3/4 inches.
post #3480 of 4537
At this length the points are already well tucked under my lapels. That's a 3" point.
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