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Leather Jackets: Post Pictures of the Best You've Seen/Owned?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by RatherAnOddball, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    lolwut
     
  3. LuxireStudio

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    Thank you.

    1. We have water proof from Ventile, some options from Epic and a denim fabric that we used for making the jacket here.
    2. Can be made as desired. Having seen some of the ones we made, can say that they are very good. The refinement can happen over further feedback. The first moto we had made.
    3. We made a few riders in recent times and are getting better in it. Again, feedback remains key.

    Glad to send swatches. Do send us a message.

    What calculate are we talking about?

    If cost, then it is simple. We just cover our basic costs of the base jacket. If it overshoots, we gladly take the hit.

    If styling: We have an internal prototype process that that we do over and over again before making the final piece. Trials are initially in canvas, then in leather

    If measurements: The prototype process helps solve this issue as well.
     
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    That SS13 SLP moto...

    [​IMG]
     
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    navetsea Well-Known Member

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    Because I have a dream....[​IMG]
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    but no budget atm... (sigh)[​IMG]
     
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    ^ ok gotcha, that's cool. But I think his point is they can adjust a jacket to a customer's specifications … given that it is in the range of a moto, rider or some other standard pattern. Your idea is certainly cool, but any maker would likely have difficulties with an entirely custom piece like that if they weren't accustomed to consistently tackling unique orders such as yours.

    btw… dare I say that moto looks decent? :embar:
     
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    I can't believe you're shifting the responsibility on the customer when you're the ones delivering the final product. I suggest you hire a PR rep to handle these affairs.
     
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    great stuff prudy. the ss13 motos are astoundingly cool. the cut's so good.
     
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    We are trying to encourage customers who know their stuff to get what they want. Like the unique design @navetsea posted.

    We, on our part, will keep making that bit of improvement in every iteration.

    PR can be hired, but conventional is not always interesting.
     
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    Yeah, but your handling of PR is really bad. If you learn one thing from this experience with that really poorly made leather jacket, it's that you need someone who's more diplomatic handling your advertisement and communication. You posted a leather jacket that was universally panned by everyone who saw it here, and you reacted by throwing a hissy fit. That's fine if you're a troll, but you're here as the sole representative of your company, and you've definitely left a sour note in more people's mouth than not, and that's a loss of potential customers. Offering a good product is what attracts customers, but it's good service that keeps them coming back. Bad service from the get-go just closes the door, no matter how good of a product you offer.

    Maybe you need conventional. I, for one, would probably not go to you to produce a jacket of my design after this whole fiasco, even if you offered to do it for free.
     
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    hey luxire, i don't really have a problem with the way you handled anything in particular here. i think you guy are doing some interesting and cool things.

    personally if i was you i'd buy a few really good biker jackets and learn how to construct them properly (it's really not as easy as it looks).

    but the pile-on in this thread is as ridiculous and petty as this thread usually is.
     
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    We make custom, unconventional pieces all the time. It is probably our biggest strength as we make everything from scratch, without using standard templates.

    One off incidents cannot be highlighted or clubbed to make the complete image. One should read a bit in our affiliate thread to understand our customer service and working style better.

    Even the reddit thread you mentioned, the customer had an option to return the jacket for a refund/remake, but chose to keep it. Must be a reason, I guess.

    But yes, I could have reacted better to your criticism and I would try and do that in the future.
     
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    To be fair, if the customer provides shitty measurements and wants weird design details, the onus is really on them. Luxire, for better or worse will make whatever you want, however stupid or ugly it may be.
     
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    I understand that it pales in comparison to what TOJ has become, but under no circumstances would that kind of PR communication be acceptable in any professional setting.


    Also fair, but if you're accustomed to making patterns and can at least have a sense of how the final product will turn out, it think it'd be wise to refuse to produce something that you can see will turn out poorly. It doesn't look good for the craftsmanship of the company.

    like if a customer at a restaurant asks you to make something that you know will taste bad... would you still make it?
     
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    You know what, I am uncomfortable too here posting so frequently. If you see our history, we seldom post outside our affiliate thread.

    But, not replying to direct comments is rude too.

    Also, once this initial "hostility" is over, we can discuss a lot of things about jackets and not just jackets Luxire makes.

    Making stuff all the time, I guess we know a thing or 2 about clothing.
     
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    Good point here. I personally do not design clothing and would want a manufacturer or designer to tell me that what I'm trying to do is bad. I prefer to see something that already exists and maybe modify it. Measurements is a whole other beast, again would prefer something that already exists and i can modify.


    So does [insert any fast fashion brand here]... doesn't mean i want to buy from them.
     
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    Excellent point, lesson leaned.
     
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    Luxire's strength is definitely unique orders.
    This is an ongoing debate on the CM side. Is the better tailor more like Burger King (claims to be) or Seinfeld's Soup Nazi?

    Somewhere in between may be best. And Luxire does in fact let the customer know if they think a mistake has been made with measurements or other details, but different people have different tastes and I like how their tendency is to be open to anything.
     
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