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Folded Up Shirt P0rn

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, May 23, 2007.

  1. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    Carl's shirt = Big shot
    Luxire's shirt = Salary slave who was probably once an extra on Night at the Roxbury

    Right. Makes perfect sense. :sarcasm:
     
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  2. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I have immense respect and regards for Carl. Hence being compared to him, or my shirt compared to his, is an honor.

    As for my client's choice, I defend it wholeheartedly.
     
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  3. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Dude, it's not that serious, it's just clothes. Who cares what I or anyone think about either shirt? Everything doesn't have to be a referendum on what is or isn't SF groupthink or which is the cool kids lunch table.
     
  4. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    I have no idea to what you refer to as the 'cool kids table'. Simply pointing out the incongruity of your post.
     
  5. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    That's the point. What the client wants is is all that counts to the maker.
     
  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I say you guys take this to its natural end...with the entirety of this forum dressing like Chip n Dale male dancers.

    Except they have cuffs, don't they...
     
  7. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have made plenty of ugly shirts in my day.
    Luxire pricing is much lower then mine. so a sartorial mistake is not as painful in the pocket.
    I regularly talk customers out of certain trendy details.
    A basic well made shirt should last from 2-8+ years depending on how many shirts are in rotation.

    the shirt shown, is part of a trend that has past IMO. In a year it will look as bad as a diagonally stripped banana Republic shirt from 8+? years ago.

    if this shirt was requested by a customer, i would attempt to persuade them against it.
     
  8. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thank you Carl.
    That is solid piece of advise.

    A recent query was for like the one below, not ordered yet :)

    [​IMG]
     
  9. mack11211

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    I think I've found your client here, on the table.
     
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  10. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    that shirt screams "D-bag"

    add a $50 pattern surcharge and see if he still wants it.

    see on this collar the maker turned the lining inward as normal(white side), you can see it on the outside of the collar.
    if you do make this, have the lining turned on to the stripped side.
     
  11. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    LOL! someone walked in to check if I was fine :)

    Excellent point! That was the first thing that caught my eye too. It is attention to details like this that bring respect to shirt makers like us.

    Often, buyers come convinced. That is my look. At times, they fit well into the larger scheme of things that they have in mind. Making it to the best of our ability is the least we can do.
     
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  12. mack11211

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    Besides upcharges, there is a variety of subtle ways to dissuade or indicate disapproval.
     
  13. Burton

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    I thought the shirt was more of a "Cocktail" '90s shirt. It is quite poor.
     
  14. Burton

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    At some point you become associated with the shirt and that association will take longer to get away from than the client's money will last.

    If I happened to talk to the guy wearing that shirt, I would definitely want to know who made it.
     
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  15. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    That would make an interesting topic for a debate.

    As long as I have made it well fitting, right to standards and to the client's requirements, I would be proud to stand by it.

    We are in discussion with a famed theater group to make costumes for their troupe. By that logic, my reputation will be tarnished for life!

    I think money is secondary in the discussion.
     
  16. mack11211

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    These are separate categories.

    Costume work fits the demands of a fictional world.

    Douchery fits the demands of a real-world client, and a rep for ghastly styling could impair the business of any shirtmaker.

    I think aiming to please regardless of any other factor (such as taste) is not the longest-term strategy.


    Label is dangling from the placket. Claudo Lugli (rhymes with..) Seems to be based in London.
     
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  17. brokencycle

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    I see you have a 300x4 fabric on your site? How can that fabric hold up very long? Has anyone ordered it yet?
     
  18. Burton

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    I wasn't ripping on your shirt making. I was basically saying I can't get over the "cos play" or suburban shopping mall aspects of the shirt to look at the fit. I did not mean to offend - at the end of the day you need to eat and make a living. I don't believe you will gather clients from here by posting that. That may not be of interest to you.
     
  19. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I accept what you say Burton.
    But, if I get a request to make a shirt that may not be true to my perception of 'trend', I may let the client know that. Beyond that, if he still wants it, I would make it to the best of my ability.
     
  20. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    The fabric is really good. It is too early to say, but, the way I understand fabrics, it will hold up really well.

    On an average, we make these once a week.
     

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