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Luxire and Styleforum Leather jackets - Official thread

luxire

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Any chance we could get a picture of the cafe racer in whiskey calf?

Do not have pictures sadly as have not had a chance to make one so far.

Will see if we can create one digitally to share.
 

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Bomber jacket in suede. Another of our custom leather projects. It jut starts with: "Can you make something like this? " We got the leather made, got matching ribs knitted sourced the zippers and got this made.
Result has been satisfying.




 

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I finally forced myself to go outside in the 90° weather and take some photos of my canvas fit jacket. I'm glad I ponied up the extra money, because there are definitely some tweaks I'd make. Ashish said they'd make another canvas fit jacket once they have my adjustments.

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The main issue - which is more so something I can feel and not super-visible in the pictures - is that I've got a definite collar gap in the back, but the chest is tight when the jacket is fully zipped.

Other stuff includes:

- Shoulders could probably come in 1/2 - 3/4"
- Body length could increase a little, maybe another 1/2 - 3/4"
- Sleeves could come in along the entire length (biceps are a little baggy, sleeve opening is a little loose)
- Armholes could go up maybe 1/2"
- Hem could come in a full inch, maybe slightly more. There's a pretty hourglass effect going on that shouldn't go away entirely, but that I'd like to minimize.
- The midsection is still a little loose, but I'm not sure how much more I can go in without maintaining the exaggerated hourglass shape.

I'm open to any other suggestions or critiques. This is basically a stock 39 with the body slimmed down a little.

edit: I just figured something else out - the lower half of the back is kind of shapeless right now. I think ihe fit could be improved by taking in the vertical center seam along the back from the hem up to maybe 8 or 9" rather than trying to slim the midsection any further at the side seams (I think it would still need to come in a little at the hem to deal with the hourglass shape, though).
 
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I finally forced myself to go outside in the 90° weather and take some photos of my canvas fit jacket. I'm glad I ponied up the extra money, because there are definitely some tweaks I'd make. Ashish said they'd make another canvas fit jacket once they have my adjustments.

The main issue - which is more so something I can feel and not super-visible in the pictures - is that I've got a definite collar gap in the back, but the chest is tight when the jacket is fully zipped.

Other stuff includes:

- Shoulders could probably come in 1/2 - 3/4"
- Body length could increase a little, maybe another 1/2 - 3/4"
- Sleeves could come in along the entire length (biceps are a little baggy, sleeve opening is a little loose)
- Armholes could go up maybe 1/2"
- Hem could come in a full inch, maybe slightly more. There's a pretty hourglass effect going on that shouldn't go away entirely, but that I'd like to minimize.
- The midsection is still a little loose, but I'm not sure how much more I can go in without maintaining the exaggerated hourglass shape.

I'm open to any other suggestions or critiques. This is basically a stock 39 with the body slimmed down a little.

Yeah, the body could definitely be a bit longer, and the body taken in, more at the very bottom than at the natural waist.

I would really recommend using the same terms as luxire uses on the site, which are a bit different from what other online makers often use.

That said, this looks awesome:


Makes me want to get a cream leather, though irl, that color does nothing good for my complexion.
 
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@notwithit my thoughts based on your notes: body length 1/2 or 3/4 longer, sure. narrower sleeves, totally. the shoulder adjustment thing is not apparent to me. don't touch the midsection; i'd say its looseness is not important based on these pics. w/ the hem, if you make the body longer, you may want a different measurement there. so that makes it tricky.
 

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I finally forced myself to go outside in the 90° weather and take some photos of my canvas fit jacket. I'm glad I ponied up the extra money, because there are definitely some tweaks I'd make. Ashish said they'd make another canvas fit jacket once they have my adjustments.


The main issue - which is more so something I can feel and not super-visible in the pictures - is that I've got a definite collar gap in the back, but the chest is tight when the jacket is fully zipped.

Other stuff includes:

- Shoulders could probably come in 1/2 - 3/4"
- Body length could increase a little, maybe another 1/2 - 3/4"
- Sleeves could come in along the entire length (biceps are a little baggy, sleeve opening is a little loose)
- Armholes could go up maybe 1/2"
- Hem could come in a full inch, maybe slightly more. There's a pretty hourglass effect going on that shouldn't go away entirely, but that I'd like to minimize.
- The midsection is still a little loose, but I'm not sure how much more I can go in without maintaining the exaggerated hourglass shape.

I'm open to any other suggestions or critiques. This is basically a stock 39 with the body slimmed down a little.

edit: I just figured something else out - the lower half of the back is kind of shapeless right now. I think the fit could be improved by taking in the vertical center seam along the back from the hem up to maybe 8 or 9" rather than trying to slim the midsection any further at the side seams (I think it would still need to come in a little at the hem to deal with the hourglass shape, though).

Thank you! Minus the stiffness, looks likes a nice product to wear.

Looks like the mid-section needs to go in but also the hip width should be reduced. With leather, you can expect a bit more movement as compared to the canvas.

How is the arm movement?

The front chest looks a bit too wide. Should consider taking it in.
The sleeve cap can be rounded a bit.

Do send us an email with your final thoughts. Will get work started on the next trial.
 

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Thought I'd crosspost my Luxire Suede Leather experience. I asked them to replicate this Cafe Racer style jacket in a rust brown suede:
cafe_racer_style.jpg


The trial jacket in navy cotton which is fully wearable as is and immediately became a staple in my wardrobe:

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And the final brown suede leather jacket, exactly what I had in mind, every detail executed to perfection, I cannot wait for this years autumn:

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Pictured are also the cool white linen cotton and the Luxire custom selvedge jeans.
 

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Thought I'd crosspost my Luxire Suede Leather experience. I asked them to replicate this Cafe Racer style jacket in a rust brown suede:
View attachment 829699

The trial jacket in navy cotton which is fully wearable as is and immediately became a staple in my wardrobe:

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baf644f8-fe07-459f-978e-59aff1845e5d-jpg.132894


And the final brown suede leather jacket, exactly what I had in mind, every detail executed to perfection, I cannot wait for this years autumn:

img_20170813_165124-jpg.829692


img_20170813_165146-jpg.829693

img_20170813_165158-jpg.829694

img_20170813_173518-jpg.829695


Pictured are also the cool white linen cotton and the Luxire custom selvedge jeans.

That jacket came out really well. They got it right in one go?
 

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That jacket came out really well. They got it right in one go?
They got it right in one go. Within 3 weeks they send me the blue cotton sample jacket with which they send leather swatches to choose from, another 4 weeks later the leather jacket arrived.
On my next order, I might shorten the torso and slim down the armholes slightly, but that's about it.
 

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How did these jackets fair 1 year later? Anyone try an A-2 style?
 
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