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Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luxire, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. emptym

    emptym Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure why people are obsessed w/ Mercer collars. They work for some, but not for others. Each person needs to find what suits his/her physical features and preferences.

    But fwiw, Here's Luxire's standard BD, which is perfect imo:
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    It happens to be unlined and unfused, but you can get a good collar roll w/ lined and/or fused collars.

    And it happens to have 1/2" collar space and 3.25" long points. That looks good for my face, 15.5" neck, and four-in-hand knots. But imho the thing to do is to find the right configuration for you, not to duplicate a RTW brand.
     
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  2. aravenel

    aravenel Well-Known Member

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    That does look damn good.
     
  3. lachyzee

    lachyzee Well-Known Member

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    Luxire,

    We are having a discussion over in the Oz members' thread re oxford cloths.

    I was looking on your site, and I believe that those currently labelled "Royal" oxfords are actually "Pinpoint" oxfords.

    They have the fine square weave rather than the diamond weave, and don't have the sheen of a Royal oxford.

    I might be mistaken, though. I'm not 100% sure of the difference between each.

    Royal (diamond)

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    Pinpoint (square)

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    Your "Royal" oxford

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  4. luxire

    luxire Well-Known Member

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    In my understanding, Oxofrd is a standard consistent weave.

    The difference in pinpoint and royal pertain to:

    1. The count of the yarn used
    2. The construction of the weave. The Royal oxford is tightly woven which gives it a sheen.
    At times, if there is a difference in the count of the warp and weft yarns, the structure can appear different, like the diamond and square you mention. As far as I am aware, that is not a factor in calling it pinpoint or royal.

    Will be glad to be corrected though.
     
  5. lachyzee

    lachyzee Well-Known Member

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    I don't know that much about it either, I was just wondering. I have one of your Royal Oxfords (pink), and it certainly does not have the sheen of other Royal Oxfords I have seen (which is not a problem for me). This lead me to believe it might be pinpoint.

    Perhaps someone will step in and definitively answer this.
     
  6. ammanati

    ammanati Well-Known Member

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    I'll think it through.
    I'm really looking forward to these photos. Saturday it is
     
  7. luxire

    luxire Well-Known Member

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  8. chuckb

    chuckb Well-Known Member

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    For me, it's no so much that the mercer collar is the platonic ideal of buttondown collars, but rather that I haven't been totally satisfied with the buttondown collars on my luxire shirts, and I find the collar on my mercer shirt to be a better shape for my tastes. (It's worth noting, though, that I like the looks of your collar better than the ones I have - the spread on mine is too narrow to reasonably wear a tie).
    It seems to be not be as simple as attaching a picture or saying I want a certain collar spread, as I have done that and they still haven't turned out quite right.
    So at Theresa's request I'll be sending in detailed pictures and measurements of the collar on the mercer shirt I have, in the hopes that I can combine a perfect (for me) collar with the damn near perfect fit of my luxire shirts.
     
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  9. aravenel

    aravenel Well-Known Member

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    Please post the measurements in this thread--I'm sure there are many (myself included) would would appreciate it!
     
  10. joewmoss

    joewmoss Well-Known Member

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    What about the Barba collar style. I've seen a few examples of those posted here including a recent one. It looks pretty good to me. I'm in the same situation as you, I want a bit more roll in the button down collars from Luxire but I;m too busy right now to do the measurements thing again.
     
  11. joewmoss

    joewmoss Well-Known Member

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    I can't claim to be "definitive" on this matter but I can attest to my own experience with my tyrwhitt shirts and a swatch of Luxire Royal oxford.

    I have a set of Tyrwhitt Imperial oxford shirts and a couple of their Royal oxford shirts. The Imperial weave is beautiful. It's square, with a modest sheen and definitely tightly woven and smooth and different than the Royal Oxford (CT or Luxire). I just wish it was fitted like a Luxire shirt...it's not bad, but the fit is not as good even though these are retail $150/ea shirts.

    The Royal oxford Tyrwhitt shirts are more finely woven than plain oxford but not like the Imperial, but still nice. It's lighter than either the Imperial or the plain. It (royal) is similar (if not identical) to the royal oxford swatch I have from Luxire.
     
  12. chuckb

    chuckb Well-Known Member

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    Will do, certainly. With luck, once luxire has the collar measurements from a mercer shirt, one could simply specify the mercer collar, and they'd know just what to do.
     
  13. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Well-Known Member

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    In the past I have not shyed away of posting criticism regarding the products and customer service of Luxire.
    I believe this forum should not only be used to praise certain manufacturers but to exchange experiences, good and bad ones.

    Today I would like to share a good one.

    I have sent in two Luxire shirts I wanted a remake of alongside a shirt of mine I wanted Luxire to copy the sleeves of.
    I posted earlier that the production and shipping was delayed and that I would not receive them in time.
    I was wrong, they arrived on the 13th for my event on the 14th.
    Unluckily I was not able to pick them up in time but of course that is not to blame on Luxire.
    Also, the sleeves were copied nicely to one of the remade shirts.
    The second remake is off at several measurements (collar construction, collar width, sleeve length etc.) which I am a bit confused about but which I don't want to go into detail about at this place because I think I will be able to sort it out with Theresa, who replied to today's email very quickly.

    What I wanted to share with you was the fact I sent in an old shirt of mine which was one of my favorites and which was worn so much it had lost all it's four buttons on the cuffs.
    It was a nice little surprise Luxire did not only take measurements from the shirt but replaced the buttons on the cuffs, washed and ironed the shirt before sending it back to me.
    I think it shows that Theresa and Luxire did take our criticism seriously and it shows their great effort to satisfy us.
    Because of it I will give them another chance and will order one more shirt which I hope will come in the "perfect" fit for myself.

    Thanks Luxire for the effort with shipping and the buttons on my shirt!
     
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  14. mrjester

    mrjester Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty awesome. Glad you decided to give it another go. I always give Therese the most confusing requests, in multiple emails and multiple email chains, and the work always gets done exactly as I ask. Unfortunately that doesn't mean I knew what I was asking for.

    ETA: What's everyones' count of Luxire products? I have 3 shirts sent in, 1 pant sent in, 2 shirts on the way, 7 hanging up. So a tentative total is 12 shirts, 1 pant.
     
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  15. aravenel

    aravenel Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear it Louis.

    I had them make me a tuxedo shirt for an event I had last weekend. I emailed Theresa and told her about the tight timeframe, and they were able to get me the shirt the day before my event. The shirt was perfect.
     
  16. Christopher Essex

    Christopher Essex Well-Known Member

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    ^ I have 6 shirts so far and have just ordered another 6, with a few tweaks and different collars this time.

    I've been very happy with the ones I currently have and look forward to the new ones.

    I'll probably give the pants a try in a few months.
     
  17. emptym

    emptym Well-Known Member

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    I think I now have a dozen shirts, six pairs of pants, a cotton suit, and bucket hat. Three sport coats and a harrington jacket are on order. A pocket square and another pair or pants or two will probably be next.
     
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  18. mrjester

    mrjester Well-Known Member

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    Nice. You should post pictures of the pants and label what fabrics..
     
  19. MattR

    MattR Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone ordered the pale blue poplin 140/2 or the 2/100? The 2/100 seems slightly darker.
     
  20. Teger

    Teger Well-Known Member

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    can anyone comment on the lightweight pant fabrics? looking for a well priced cotton that's good for the summer
     

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