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Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Well-Known Member

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    It is a bit expensive. When it's layered twice it's all-but waterproof. That said, it breathes very well. There was actually some discussion of it in the Unfunded Liabilities thread yesterday.
     
  2. SeamasterLux

    SeamasterLux Well-Known Member

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    I had the same issues 1. and 3.
     
  3. luxire

    luxire Well-Known Member

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    The blue dot is from the water pen we use for marking crucial items while making. It is a cleaner option compared to chalk.

    The dots vanish on contact with water. We do it before packing but some seem to be getting missed. Will review the process.


    Monograms: For their romanticism, everytime we revert to handmade monograms, we get such issues. We have thus switched to machine-made again for now.
     
  4. MSchapiro

    MSchapiro Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. Would go for it depending on the price then. May experiment with the light weight synthetics before moving up to more premium fibers.
     
  5. akatsuki

    akatsuki Well-Known Member

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    The best stuff I have for waterproof fabrics for non-field gear is my Ten C jacket which is made out of some sort of synthetic material. Supposedly it is the same stuff that the canopies on convertible Bentleys are made out of.
     
  6. luxire

    luxire Well-Known Member

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    Inspired by James Bond in SkyFall, Add a monogrammed, custom made, hand-rolled pocket-square in the same fabric as your shirt, of the size of your choice for only $29.99



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  7. luxire

    luxire Well-Known Member

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    3 people like this.
  8. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Well-Known Member

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    Those diagrams are great - should be the perfect tool for someone looking to get their first MTM shirt
     
  9. Superfluous

    Superfluous Well-Known Member

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    Having people do their own body measurements is risky.
     
  10. luxire

    luxire Well-Known Member

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    Agree.
    We thus suggest that measurements are best done by a companion.

    Over and above that, our fit guarantee covers the buyer even if he makes a mistake in taking the measurements.
     
  11. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Well-Known Member

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    Small picture of this years quilted jacket by Boggi
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  12. prozach1576

    prozach1576 Well-Known Member

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    I'd sort of like to take some body measurements of myself and find out what shirt measurements they would correspond to in the MTM program, so I can compare them to the shirt measurements I have been supplying myself.
     
  13. luxire

    luxire Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that would be a good idea.

    If you email the body measurements, I could mail back the corresponding shirt measurements.
     
  14. dancingbear

    dancingbear Well-Known Member

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    Got my Cyber Monday order in. It is amazing how fast a package can travel from India. Fascinating to watch the FedEx tracking.

    As far as the package contents, I am not quite thrilled. But the upside first. Fit and finish are good. Sizing seems according to my measurements. The "Lustrous Fine White" seems to be a nice fabric, especially for the price point.

    Complaints:

    1) Black Friday/Cyber Monday promo was B.S. Got a blue and red check pocket square. Looks like it was made from remnants. Not remotely related to either shirt I ordered. Did anyone actually get the collar stays?

    2) Buttons. I am a big guy with a big shirt. These are the smallest buttons I have ever seen on a shirt. They are also concave and relatively uncomfortable to manipulate. I will try to live with them but may be a deal breaker.

    3) Fabric. White shirt was good. Blue shirt is far darker than the website shows. Far too dark for a dress shirt. Might be ok for a sport shirt. Really makes me distrust any shading that I see on the site.

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    Fabric as on the website:

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    Am I crazy or is that a ridiculous difference? I will probably keep it. Just not thrilled with the idea of shipping it all the way back to India.

    I have ordered MTM from several vendors, and none are perfect. I had high hopes for Luxire's product. As of right now I am not so sure if I will order again.
     
  15. luxire

    luxire Well-Known Member

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    As any tailor would be able to tell you, there cannot be a 13x13 square as a remnant from making a shirt. The squares are cut fresh from a roll and made. It shouldn't make a difference either way. We sell the same pattern on our website too here.

    Our buttons are of a standard size and not changed as per the size of the shirt.

    The blue fabric has some amount of sheen on it. Try photographing it in sunlight and you would get a similar shade as in the image.
    Having said that, will still review the images of this fabric and see if the color appearance can be made better.
     
  16. emptym

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    A couple shirts arrived today. They just keep getting better imo. I think I prefer the irregular, hand-sewn monogram to the machine one. But both are good. I definitely prefer the smaller, concave buttons to any other type.

    I'll try to post pics of these shirts and the pants in a couple days. Work is finally winding down.
     
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    Can't wait to see some pics of the pants. When those are added to the website, will there be an option to ship a pair of existing trousers to have an exact copy made?
     
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    cbfn Well-Known Member

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    Received my shirt today, and this is the best shirt/money I've ever experienced. The fit was excellent, just as I asked; the unfused bd-collar is exceptionally delightful to wear; the sky blue oxford is soft but sturdy, I couldn't ask for more! Advise anyone on the fence to jump in and try it, miles ahead of ModernTailer IMO.
     
  20. dancingbear

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    My earlier post may have bit a bit harsh. For that I apologize. I was sincerely looking forward to a good experience and was disappointed. In retrospect, while I had a few other issues, the blue shirt fabric was my biggest disappointment. I was just nothing like the website picture.

    I would like to address your points above, but first, more positive feedback. Craftmanship looks good. I took the white shirt to the cleaners this morning and gave it a once over. Fabric is high quality for the price. Everything was finished well. Fusing on cuffs and collars was well done. The collar stays are impressive just to look at and feel.

    Buttons: I did a quick check of my closet this morning. Every button was bigger than the Luxire buttons. These included shirts from 2 MTM vendors, Nordstrom, Polo and Peter Millar. They are simply small. They seem to be of high quality. Maybe a larger size could be an option. There was also only a single replacement button for each size. Again, at your price point, I get it, but offer options. I would pay extra for an extra supply of replacements.

    Black Friday special: I would have ordered regardless, but the special did push my time frame for getting the measurements done. I ordered 2 shirts, one on an upgrade fabric. I read the special as one bonus per shirt. In re-reading, I can see how it might not have been. There was nothing wrong with the pocket square, but it is simply not my style (or the style of anything I ordered), collar stays or plain fabric would have been nice. Sorry for the harshness, I just think the execution was a bit off. Again, not a deal breaker for me.
     

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