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post #27376 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

I've never spent more than 70 for a shirt and haven't had any issues yet. I just have a very clear idea of exactly what each item of clothing is worth to me and why.

 

Do you ever need to have them altered, or are you a reasonably easy fit?

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #27377 of 37396
Fair enough...to each is own. Not with you on the underwear part though.

Make the order with a note that you will be sending a shirt to replicate. Send to Oregon address on site. Wait.
post #27378 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I've never spent more than 70 for a shirt and haven't had any issues yet; as long as it's 100% cotton and won't fall apart after a few years, I'm alright with it. A shirt is practically underwear.

I just have a very clear idea of exactly what each item of clothing is worth to me and why.

I feel the same way. I do MTM so I spend a bit more but I definitely don't splurge on dress shirts when most of the time the only visible parts of it are gonna be a fraction of the sleeves, the collar, and a fraction of the chest with a tie covering part of that.
post #27379 of 37396
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How does one go about ordering such a collar?  Does Luxire know them by name (e.g., 'Roma')?

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 In the comments section I make note of the collar from PC I want replicated and send them a link to the page that describes the collar.  They've done the Roma cutaway collar before, and I just requested it on my latest order (still in process).  You can also note in the comments section that additional details will follow after you make the order.  This way you can write them and attach images and more details.  

 

For some of the more popular collars, you just reference the order number from a previous customer and that's all there is to it. 

post #27380 of 37396
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

 

Do you ever need to have them altered, or are you a reasonably easy fit?

 

Cheers,

 

Ac


Pretty easy to fit, but I dislike RTW where I can easily avoid it. Looking for another brownish shirt.

post #27381 of 37396
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I have zero interest in brand names. As long as shirts don't fall apart on me, I'm fine.

 

What I'm looking at getting:

 

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http://luxire.com/collections/dress-shirts/products/sky-blue-summer-chambray


Other possible options (instead of the blue)

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How do I go about sending in one of my shirts for replication? I'm sure there is plenty of information on the Luxire thread. But. That's like so far away.

From within the US, you send it to an office in Oregon.  More info here.

post #27382 of 37396
Have fun with your scratchy, wrinkly and hard to iron shirts! Seriously, pay a couple of bucks and gets swatches first. Well worth it.
post #27383 of 37396
Thread Starter 

I rarely iron my shirts. Very, very rarely. Generally I'll air dry for 20 minutes or so then hang dry them. If they end up very wrinkled, I might quickly iron them. But otherwise, I'll just wear them. I don't normally take off my jacket. Probably less than 10 times in the last year. I dislike ironing. I like polishing shoes, however.

 

Will probably get swatches though. It's just silly not to.

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I didn't mean you should care about brand names, I was saying that if you don't go brand, the fabrics quality can be up and down, so make sure to get swatches to confirm if you like it or not

post #27385 of 37396
I like ironing; I find it relaxing. But I still send my shirts to the cleaners.

Also, if you ever feel a picnic attack coming on, a visit to the tailors fit thread is really all you need to gain some perspective about whatever situation you're in. I feel for those folks. Remember in Toy Story when they find themselves in Sid's room and they meet all the frankentoys - doll heads on spider bodies with random arms and such? That's what it feels like to go in there.
post #27386 of 37396
Expecting the forest green university stripe, I own the pink version and it's thick and great for OCBD. The chambray feels like a rougher end to end.
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Clags, have you tried Kamakura?  I've had enormously good luck with Kamakura's Tokyo Slim fit and for $79 the Oxfords are excellent. 

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I used to press shirts when my parents owned a dry cleaners. Now, I am putting that to good use. I love ironing shirts. I was lazy and used to steam press my shirts but just didn't get the crispness. Ironing is awesome!

post #27389 of 37396
Ironing can be nice and relaxing. I normally send my stuff out to the cleaners, but I figure I waste enough time on mindless stuff in a week that I could do wash, hang dry and iron shirts and feel more productive.
post #27390 of 37396
In other, way more exciting news, I ordered a tie today from Hober.

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