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Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Well-Known Member

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    One of the new shirts from my most recent batch. It looks ok from the front but I think I may nip the waist in the back just a bit, it's a little billowy.

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  2. Garasaki

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  3. KYHillbilly

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    "Which range of fabrics offered would be comparable to Thomas Mason in quality? Does Luxire have any plans to start sourcing fabric from them in the near future?"

    Check out the Grandi and Rubinelli line. They produce some outstanding fabrics and Luxire has a multiplicity from which to choose. While the selection is more limited, there is also some Sic Tess and Alumo offerings that are quite exceptional. They also have a pink check Albini that uses Giza 45 as well but I haven't tried it. No Thomas Mason Goldline (one of my favorites as well), but you are not going to go hurting for quality fabric with the Luxire shirting option.
     
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  4. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Well-Known Member

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    This one here, by Brembana:

    http://luxire.com/products/red-blue-grey-plaid

    I love the fabric...the description says medium weight but I think it's pretty lightweight, perfect for warmer days. It's much much lighter and thinner than any of my oxford shirts from Luxire.
     
  5. CosmeDaniel

    CosmeDaniel Well-Known Member

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    Similar hold up on my order as well.

    Ordered my 4th pair of pants in the Dugdale Fine Worsted line. The first three were shipped within 2 weeks of placing the order and at my doorstep within 3 weeks.

    My most recent order is now going into week 8 without shipping notification.

    I personally don't mind a delay, but I agree that there could be something done on the customer service front.

    I've only sent one email since placing the order inquiring about the status/delay. It went unanswered.

    I wouldn't expect/demand/want an apology, but rather just a simple acknowledgement/notification would be nice.

    "Dear Customer X: We are experiencing a delay in sourcing your requested fabric. We anticipate your order being processed in __ days/weeks. Cheers, Luxire."

    Boom! Done.
     
  6. zedd

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    Long time lurker of this thread ... Seeking some advise on ordering.

    I've ordered and received a shirt and it fits pretty good except for waist (blame it on my diet). I'm planning for my next order of a few shirts. How should I proceed? Enter all the measurements again plus all the customization as previous order or quote the order and input the changes in the Notes box? Wouldnt want to receive a shirt with a new pattern made when the shirt I have now fits pretty well already. Thanks.
     
  7. bleu

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    First shirt try and second pair of trousers.
     
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  8. SeaJen

    SeaJen Well-Known Member

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    I just ordered the sky blue oxford this week. Glad I did. Looks great, Suge.

     
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  9. Dingusberry

    Dingusberry Well-Known Member

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    How is the weave? Royal, pinpoint or casual?
     
  10. MGoCrimson

    MGoCrimson Well-Known Member

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    OXFORD #helpful
     
  11. Garasaki

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    Thats a great casual shirt fabric. Might be my next order. Would be great as you are wearing it but also would be good with a navy blazer over the top but no tie.
     
  12. Garasaki

    Garasaki Well-Known Member

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    I just leave all the measurement stuff blank and say "same dimensions as order ### with the following changes _____"

    Also, you should note that your previous order is "shape only". So if you have special features, like cuffs, lining, pockets, zippers, buttons, etc, you need to repeat that explicitly for future orders if you want those features included.
     
  13. GrensonMan

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    Made some tweaks to my latest order. Provided a picture of the front of the shirt with a line across the half chest with directions to add 1/2", so from 18" to 18.5". Will it be clear you think that I want a 37" chest and not a 36.5"?

    Haha I've never felt so manic as I do waiting for my order to see how they interpreted my instructions.
     
  14. luxire

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    Added a Cellulare finally, in navy. Truly amazing fabric.

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  15. hookem12387

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    Awesome, thanks, @luxire. I can't wait to order a shirt as soon as I get my latest order and check sizing (3 weeks since my order, so it must be soon :bounce2:)
     
  16. zedd

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    Thanks *thumbs up*. I went ahead and clarified it with Theresa and the said the following :

    "You can order by leaving the select options to default and only adding to the notes:

    Same styling and measurements as my previous order #xxxx, with the following changes:
    Waist:
    Chest:
    Stitch color:
    Buttons:

    You can then add to cart and checkout. We will thus have all your requirements and make the shirts accordingly."

    We'll see how this goes. Cant wait :slayer:
     
  17. Kalistoga

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    Hi all,

    Great forum - having a good time looking around and getting some inspiration. I am in the hunt for a Bond style peacoat, and I have learned here that Luxire seems to custom make a nice one. However, I am confused about how to give my measurements. Should I measure myself while wearing all the layers I will have on under the coat? When I give my measurements, will that be the actual size made, or will Luxire also add some give to the coat to account for the aforementioned layers? And finally, is there a pic to illustrate the proper way to measure ourselves so I don't screw it up? The one on the actual website can't be expanded and the hover zoom isn't really working for me.

    Thanks for the help!

    Kal
     
  18. KingD

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    Hi guys,

    I just did some fitting with my first orderd shirts and was thinking about reducing my back chest by 1'' and back waist by 3'' for my next order.

    Would I instead be able to request darts cutting away 3'' at the waist instead of reducing the back waist by 3''.
    Or for instance reducing the back waist by 1'' and having darts cut away 2''.

    And am I correct too think that darts do not influence the back chest measurement?

    The reason I am thinking about this is that you can still remove darts if the shirt gets too tight, but reducing the back chest and back waist is just permanent.

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  19. Ironballs

    Ironballs Well-Known Member

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    It depends on the depth of the darts.

    For very deep darts, the dart seam has to start quite high up, otherwise the taper will not be smooth, and you will get horizontal creases. You will not want that.

    If you only ask for the deepening of the darts, but not reduced overall fabric, then the back chest - the upper back - measurement may reduce because of this reason.

    The safest bet is to ask for both reductions and then ask Luxire to add darts as well. It will not be entirely done with darts unless you ask for it--I think--and that has the aforementioned risk.

    If the shirt is too tight, you can open the darts, but there will be slightly less fabric, since the reduction in size will not be done entirely with darts. That is my guess, do not take it as a fact.
     
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  20. Xtra

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    Hi!

    I wondered about some of the same things as you did and got some input from Luxire on the matter.

    Excerpts from my emails with Luxire;
    "Best to measure a coat that fits well, adjusting for thickness. Basically, an inch increase in body and sleeve widths should work well." "If you measure a similar jacket, we are all good and no adjustment is required." "The reason is that we measure the garment on the outside. The thickness of the fabric in the garment being measured plays a role in how it will fit as the inside measurement will differ. So, as long as we get to the right inside measurements, we should be good."

    So the consensus seems to be measure a similar style jacket and of similar thickness, e.g. wool coat or other similar jackets. Of course you need to adjust measurements where neccesary, for example a peacoat is normally a lot shorter than a coat and so on.
     
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