Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    Like others have said, if you plan to wear your shirt without a jacket ontop and in case you are not a wrinkle lover like some linen nerds, I would advise against a light dress shirt fabric like the Lusterous Fine White.
    From the white shirtings I have swatches of, I would advise you to go for one of the following three:
    http://luxire.com/products/white-on-white-diamond (definitely very noticeable texture and quite shiny)
    http://luxire.com/products/warzone-white-oxford (imo the essential casual white fabric of Luxire)
    http://luxire.com/products/warzone-plus-white-oxford (feels and looks very similiar to the non plus warzone, could not see where the +$10 came from)
     
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  2. prozach1576

    prozach1576 Senior member

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    I haven't found the Lustrous Fine White to be especially wrinkle-prone compared to other plain weave fabrics. In fact I think it actually wrinkles less than most. It's just that white shows wrinkles more more than colored or patterned shirts. That's why I usually reserve plain white shirts for special events or at least days with particularly important things going on at work.
     


  3. joewmoss

    joewmoss Senior member

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    Yeah, that's what I've been advising people to do. Take measurements from several shirts/pants that have aspects of fit that you like. Create a hybrid set from their best fitting attributes. Put measurements in a spreadsheet. It worked for me with the both shirts and especially for the trousers which are much more difficult to do.
     


  4. bik2101

    bik2101 Senior member

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    it's probably going to take you more than one shot to get the measurements right anyways, so I wouldn't worry too much about trying to get the measurements perfect first time around. Place an order and then send some fit pics to luxire and they'll give you recommendations on adjustments you can make to get the best fit

    I ended up ordering about 3 shirts one after the other with slight adjustments here and there then sent them all back together to be adjusted to finalized measurements.
     


  5. vapid2323

    vapid2323 New Member

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    Just wanted to chime in, I have been lurking on this thread for a while and I just received my order. I am quite new to getting something custom made, I took a chance and ordered my first shirt based on body measurements.

    This thing fits great! Sure I need to make some minor adjustments as I assumed but I am very confident that my next order will be perfect. It’s so nice to have a shirt that fits correctly, I am a big guy and its always been hard to find good fitting dress shirts.
     


  6. MattSF

    MattSF Well-Known Member

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    Here is my new OCBD with Point Down Collar. Second Luxire order, I think they have my size nailed down pretty well:
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  7. gambit50

    gambit50 Senior member

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    So you sent back 3 shirts you had ordered to Luxire to have adjustments made? If I might ask what type of adjustments were possible and was there a charge? That makes their process very attractive.

    Also, any recs on more conservative business appropriate solid white or blue fabrics in lighter weights? Basically something along a standard poplin material. I don't think proper business attire is necessarily conservative but too many on the boards think if it is not 7 patterns, 4 textures, 3 browns, etc. then it is 'boring'=conservative.
     


  8. bik2101

    bik2101 Senior member

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    their policy is to remake (or adjust) one time on all their shirts if your not happy with the fit (whether it was your fault or their's). all you have to pay for is shipping back to you, which I think is $20 per shirt. But get in touch with Theresa from luxire for more details.
     


  9. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    MattSF - excellent roll on that collar
     


  10. MattSF

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    Thanks! I'm very happy with the shirt, definitely converted to Luxire for all my shirting needs. Planning on trying out their trousers too pretty soon.
     


  11. europrep

    europrep Senior member

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    Same problem. It wrinkles when i look at it. Feels great, but a little too light for me. Now I will only order after checking out the swatches.
     


  12. nkhuong

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    How much does Luxire charge for the swatches? I remembered they linked to a page where an extra $1 service or more can be added but didn't really say how many swatches that would be.
     


  13. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    That is WAY too tight around your waist. Also, see how the sleeve bunches around your elbow? The curvature doesn't match your arm's--the back balance is probably too long.
     


  14. MattSF

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    Thanks Foo. The waist is really the one part I the shirt I really got wrong, took in an inch from my first shirt, but in retrospect it was probably just right the way it was.

    I think I understand what you're saying about back balance, I'll mention to Luxire and see what they can do on my next order. Could the sleeves also be bunching because they are just too long?
     


  15. MattSF

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    It's $1 per swatch. If you're planning on ordering a shirt also I'd suggest doing both in the same order for the FedEx shipping, otherwise they send the swatches standard mail from India, which can take a long time.
     


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