Also +1 on burgundy. If you are getting a whole cut may as well get a colour that stands out a bit more
Got my first shipment from Luxire:
Quite impressed though I will have to make a couple of adjustments to my measurements -- particularly for the pants across the hips.
Personally I think the workmanship is better than what's offered by Modern Tailor.
More pics and a review here: http://greedanddisgust.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/Luxire-review-shirt-chinos.html
Pretty detailed review thanks for sharing. Shame about the pants though, as you alluded to guess youll nail it next time around though now that you've got more of an idea with the pants measurements v output.
I recommend the tassel loafer as it can be traditionally used in less formal casual settings effortlessly, however should you choose to wear it to a wedding it will be a real point of difference in a good way. Mr Nelson is right in suggesting a brown suede loafer with a navy suit (cant find the post?) that would look awesome, combining a traditional aesthetic with a bit of texture. Suede also looks bang on with denim and chino's > knock yourself out on a few tumblr sites for inspiration Pinksocks and Nabil have beauty's.
If you are in Melbourne, l wouldnt look any further than Kimber, his wears are amazing, plus you would get the opportunity to try the shoe on(eliminating sizing issues) and you are supporting local.
I like burgundy calf/shell loafers, they stand out in all occasions, timeless, classic.
If you choose suede tassel go Kimber, should you choose calf/shell go burgundy tassel.
I would go oak mate for a whole cut. I prefer burgundy for shell loafers....
On the other hand it depends on the actual shoe and the last, if the last is quite sleek and aggressive black would also be a winner.
It's like cars, certain colours work better for different models. I think think bright red does not work for SUV's, but looks awesome on sports cars especially classics E Types, Mustangs etc.
MJ Bale 2x$1K.
Thanks mate. Yeah it's always a bit of a gamble I find -- even if you measure a pair of pants you like you can't customise every measurement possible.
Hopefully next time they'll be closer to just right.
Too tight across the hips and too tight in the thigh. Those two definitely need to be let out by about half an inch, maybe 3/4 of an inch. Was also thinking I should be increasing the waist by a smidge (1/4 of an inch).
I've also gotten some feedback from Romp to the effect that I should drop the back rise a little and have a bit less in the seat. Luxire don't let you customise the seat, but I was definitely thinking both the front and back rise was a touch too much -- given that feedback, the plan is to reduce the front rise by a quarter of an inch and the back rise by 3/4 of an inch.
I might take the pants to a local tailor and have a few amendments -- there's actually a bit of material that can be let out so I'd like probably do that just to see how it turns out. I figure it's better to spend 40 dollars and see how the amendments go rather than sink another $90+ on a new pair which may or may not be right.
I don't like the styleforum wiki so much, its a little out of date.
A lot of the brands such as RLBL are difficult to even track down for those living outside the CBD whilst talk of bespoke such as Cutler is probably best left until someone has done the rounds.
Some sartorial rules and a basic wardrobe recommendation wouldnt go astray either. Most Aussie males have no clue how to dress. I've been to firms where the entire male staff wear purple gangster shirts and pointy elf shoes.
Gonzo and FXH gave me some basic advice a year back that pointed me in the right direction, as have putthison and some of manton's posts. We should put together something like that.
Shame. Hasn't been updated in a while but what exactly is out of date?
It's pretty hard to get any men's clothing outside of the CBD, most people live within reasonable distance of the CBD and almost all would venture there or to other major city centres to make most of their clothing choices. I tried to outline the most common and best suiting options in Australia. RLBL is mentioned in passing once and only once as part of the overall RL section. You're welcome to make an Australian rural suiting wiki.
See how it's divided into tiers and shows price, I think it's pretty clear what's entry level and what's not.
Some sartorial rules and a basic wardrobe recommendation wouldnt go astray either. Most Aussie males have no clue how to dress. I've been to firms where the entire male staff wear purple gangster shirts and pointy elf shoes. Gonzo and FXH gave me some basic advice a year back that pointed me in the right direction, as have putthison and some of manton's posts. We should put together something like that.
Sounds useful, but that wasn't the point of the page. The most common question asked by newbies on this forum is "where can I buy a suit" so I made a wiki so that question didn't need to be answered a million times. It's not even close to being perfect and if I ever can be bothered I'll update it and pretty it up a bit more, but until then I don't think it's a bad place to start looking as a newbie and various others have expressed the same to me.
I'm busy pulling an all nighter - I still don't rate it.
Consumers are overwhelmed by choice, even if in Australia most of it is shit. We'd be better off picking 1-2 brands with extensive online catalogues (I'd say Herringbone and MJ Bale) and recommending Suit Shop and P Johnson when the person is ready to dip their toes into M2M. Lets face it, thats not someone reading the styleforum wiki.
One of the things I like about putthison and the book 'fuck yeah meanswear' is theres a basic response of low, mid and high tier. I was able to get my head around options a lot faster rather than having to make constant inquiries.