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Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. lachyzee

    lachyzee Well-Known Member

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    I have been thinking the same thing for ordering one of the blue linens.

    I think I'm going to go for a semi-spread hidden button down with long-ish points. I haven't seen Luxire post an example of a hidden button down, yet, but I have no doubt it can be done.

    I don't like the "disco collar" look than can result from wearing a non-button down collar without a tie. And I think wide spread collars, while looking great when done up with a tie, become a bit too spread-eagled when undone sometimes (the points end up sitting horizontally). Both of these issues would probably be exacerbated by linen.

    It also allows you to get a reasonably soft/unfused collar that still stands up nicely instead of flopping about.

    Here is an example of an Epaulet hidden button down when done up, unfortunately I can't find one of it undone. It's not something I would wear with a tie, but without a tie I think it will look good.

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  2. joewmoss

    joewmoss Well-Known Member

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    I had them do hidden collar buttons on of my orders which you can see on their website under recent shirts. It is the navy stripe with white contrast collar.
     
  3. TehBunny

    TehBunny Well-Known Member

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    One piece collars for casual linen; can't get photos at the moment but pretty sure a quick google will provide images,
     
  4. althanis

    althanis Well-Known Member

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    The last time I ordered a couple months ago, I think the monograms were free and machine made, but now it looks like they're hand-made and cost an extra $20?
     
  5. joewmoss

    joewmoss Well-Known Member

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    Wow, you're right. When did that change? I just ordered shirts at the beginning of this month and that wasn't the case. $20 is way too much Luxire. You're going to lose that business charging so much. Admittedly, I was surprised that it was free before, but that price point is too high. I won't get the monogram anymore unless it's a very special shirt. You need to re-think that price point ASAP.
     
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  6. timotune

    timotune Well-Known Member

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    $20 for hand-stitched is actually pretty cheap.
     
  7. joewmoss

    joewmoss Well-Known Member

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    So if you buy a $99 shirt, a 20%+ increase in cost for a monogram is cheap??? Hmmm, afraid Ii don't agree.
     
  8. cbfn

    cbfn Well-Known Member

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    How about if you buy a shirt at $1 with a 2,000% increase in monogram! You need to look at the whole package; you get a high quality shirt, with perfect measurements and several handmade details, including a monogram a person has done herself/himself, which is quite time-consuming, for $120. An equal shirt in a store would possibly cost upwards to $200-300 with monograming.
     
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  9. AceBoogie

    AceBoogie Well-Known Member

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    I think options like monogram should automatically be calculated into the price. That way, if the person wants it, there's no extra charge to him so he would be more grateful. If the person don't want it, then Luxire makes a few more bucks. I doubt many would be swayed from buying if the price was a bit higher
     
  10. luxire

    luxire Well-Known Member

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    Monograms have always been free like any of your requests.

    We were getting the monograms done outside. That was not working out very well so we bought a machine. But there are quality issues with it.

    Hence, we have kept this handmade option now for anyone who would really want it.

    In the 'not-so-distant' future, we will probably buy another good machine for quality lettering. Once we do that, the days of free monograms will be back again.

    We would really like our service to be "all-inclusive". This is an escapist workaround to a problem we have not been able to solve so far. I hope it will be understood.
     
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  11. MSchapiro

    MSchapiro Well-Known Member

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    It's a luxury. Before I'd get it because it was free. Now I'll get one on the occasional special shirt. I actually prefer it this way.
     
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  12. althanis

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    Thanks for the response. I don't have a problem with $20 for a hand-made monogram, but I didn't necessarily care for a hand-made one and was happy to have a free machine-made one.

    I also remembered that you said you got complaints about not-so-neat hand-made monograms and were switching back to the machine-made ones.

    I'm looking forward to the no-cost (to me) machine-made ones again whenever they become available.
     
  13. burghler

    burghler Well-Known Member

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    Definitely interested to hear about (and hopefully see) this. I've been searching for somewhere to have a trench coat made for awhile now.
     
  14. Displacement

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    Garsag- I'd consider a one-piece collar like this on a casual linen shirt. Matter of fact, I might have to spec one for myself.
     
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    Did you read my post over yours before you posted this question? :)

     
  16. PapaRubbery

    PapaRubbery Well-Known Member

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    Given that Luxire will accommodate nearly all requests for different collar styles, etc. and these are built into the pricing for no upcharge, I hardly think a $20 upcharge for a hand sewn monogram is an issue.

    Does the monogram change the shirt at all? No it doesn't. Most monograms are tasteless anyway. Why would I want my initials on my cuff or breast pocket? Will I mistake my shirt for someone else's shirt? Do people not know my initials, but thanks to having them sewn on my cuff, they will?

    If that's what you want, you should have to pay for it. Why should other Luxire customers subsidize your desires to have your initials on your shirt?
     
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  17. tdude

    tdude Well-Known Member

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    +1000
     
  18. Gibonius

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    So...people who don't want monograms should pay extra for nothing so that people who like monograms don't have to pay a little extra?


    Makes sense :plain:
     
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  19. phoenixrecon

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    are there any fit pics of some pants. I have yet to see them
     
  20. Spurious

    Spurious Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the update.

    Is the quality on the machine made ones really that bad?


    I like monograms, I got them on my left sleeve placket and they are hidden most of the time, but I see it every time I button my shirts and it makes me happy to put on my shirt.
    That's obviously esotheric and I wouldnt have a problem paying extra for that feature, but I dont need hand sewn.
     

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