Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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  1. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    Sky blue
    Sky blue
    Sky blue
    Blue University Stripes Oxford
    Blue University Stripes Oxford
    Navy Shadow Stripes Oxford
    Pale Mauve Stripes Oxford
     


  2. aravenel

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    Too many oxfords, but I love your emphasis on blue. I'd say:

    3x light blue solid broadcloth/poplin
    1x white solid broadcloth/poplin
    1x white/light blue bengal stripe broadcloth/poplin
    1x blue OCBD
    1x blue university stripe OCBD
     


  3. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    Haha, I read OCBD shirt wardrobe! My recommendation would have been equal to yours.
     
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    Hahaha, no worries. Your list would indeed make much more sense as an OCBD wardrobe :cheers:
     


  5. Louis XIV

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    I'd say the oxfords are too casual for a CBD wardrobe, but maybe you like the following:
    http://luxire.com/products/blue-bengal-stripes-100-2
    http://luxire.com/products/pale-blue-end-on-end
    http://luxire.com/products/sky-blue-hairline-stripes

    @Xtra, I would not wear a FC shirt without a suit, imo they are too formal, even for a blazer.
    If you are looking for a formal dress shirt, I still think the Lusterous Fine White is a good choice as you won't drop the jacket anyways.

    @itrax, out of experience, if you plan to order further shirts from Luxire, don't confuse the sleeve width with the overall slimness of the sleeves.
    I did that mistake and have returned both my shirts to them to have said problem solved.
    I advise you to compare the sleeves to those of other shirts you own and specify how much additional fabric the pleats on the cuffs should hold.
    While I have VERY high armholes on my shirts and quite slim sleeve widths the pleats did hold ~3.5cm of additional fabric which still made the sleeves very blousy.
    Other from that I would once again reduce the back of the waist and also add a little fabric to the chest.
    Collar seems to be fine.
     
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  6. aravenel

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    Yeah, I included the OCBDs in the assumption that he probably wears a sportcoat every now and then. If it's all suits, skip the OCBDs and get maybe a pencil stripe.
     


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    Some of those oxfords listed can be more formal if configured correctly. Look at the example of the navy shadow stripes with white contrast collar in the gallery from few weeks ago. It is actually my shirt and has hidden collar buttons and can be worn with or without a tie and with or without suit. I've done both already.
     


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    ...not quite sure I understand that. Isn't it the armhole and the cuff measurements that determine the sleeve width, with the Sleeve Width as a additional check? Estoy confundido.
     


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    Thanks for the recs, I am typically in a suit, sometimes an odd jacket, but always with a tie.
     


  10. Louis XIV

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    That's what I thought and the reason I reduced both the armhole and the sleeve width measurement for my second order.
    It did not change a thing in the blousyness of the sleeves though, because the way Luxire seems to cut their sleeves in general seems not to be very tapered.
    Instead of tapering the arm from the armhole to the cuff, they just sew the sleeve to the cuff with very "deep" pleats, which hold a lot of additional fabric.
    When you do not roll up your sleeves but just do up your cuffs, those pleats flare open without any need to do so and make the sleeves very blousy.
    I have compared my Luxire shirts to another shirt of mine which had both a greater armhole and sleeve width, but still looked slimmer in the sleeves.
    The difference was in the taper and the pleats.
    The Luxire shirt had three pleats which together were ~3.5cm deep while the two pleats of my other shirt only did hold ~2cm which made the sleeves not only look but be much slimmer and much more appealing looking.
     
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    ^^ Interesting, it makes sense to not taper right down to the cuff, because then the forearm would be too tight, but I guess there is a happy medium. I just ordered my first shirt so I'll see how that turns out. I asked them for an estimated/prospective forearm measurement though, and it didn't seem excessive...
     


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    Alright, then I'll go for a lustrous fine white shirt with FC. And yes, I know, a FC shirt is meant for more formal occasions to be worn with a suit. But I just want a shirt for that occasion and I have a decent white FC shirt but the sleeves are way too short so it looks a bit odd that way. Even got the KW MOP white cufflinks as my first decent pair of links.

    Louis: XIV: Thanks for the info about the sleeves, the sleeves on my first sleeve are too wide and a bit blousy as you call it. I've reduced sleeve width as a result of that, so interested in seeing the result on the latest shirt. I must say that's it's interesting to learn about some of the facets of shirtmaking.

    But how to assess that? My shirt sleeves are quite wide, but I thought, as tobiasj, that altering sleeve width and some other measurements would fix that?

    Below is how the sleeves on my shirt look as of the first order. I could post a new picture when I get the second shirt, with some altered measurements. But if so, it's just to request that they use fewer pleats in the sleeve?

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    Why not just ask for more taper in the sleeves?
     


  14. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    Just got a PM from Luxire with a pic of the dark green quilted jacket fabric:

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    They said it was a close match to this (seems a little more blue and darker):

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    I'm now trying to find the perfect quilted jacket design for my order.
     
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    The colors don't match. The one the model has on is olive / war green which is the color Luxire said they couldn't get.
     


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