Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luxire, Jun 20, 2012.
That shirt looks great, well done.
You only need to drop the breast pocket
Yeah, that does look nearly perfect for an OCBD that one actually intends to wear all day in comfort. That's the fit I'm looking for albeit I have different frame. I've had some trouble with them getting the measurements right on my shirts. I;m surprised to hear about the pants though. They absolutely nailed the measurements on the first pair I ordered and they fit nearly perfect.
How'd you get the collar configured? I did unfused and lightly lined and I think it came out well, but I haven't washed/ironed it yet.
Great fitting shirt joe. Wear it proudly.
clearly the pants are some sort of miscue.. which is a shame because the work is very nice.
for my next shirt, I want to take the shoulders in .25" on each side, take the chest in .25" on each side, raise the armhole .25", have the cuff be .2" wider, and take the bicep in .4". going to raise the pocket .25" too.
for the collar rule I just typed "great collar roll".
the fabric is actually not oxford cloth, as I find oxford kind of hot for every day wear. although I think my next shirt is gonna be a blue oxford.
does anyone know how to get your measurements displays from the last order? or should i just type my changes in the box?
also kind of want to do a setup for wearing a tie, as this collar is way too big for one.
Just got my shirt in from Luxire, my second one. Theresa helped me change the measurements from the first one and this one fits 95% perfect and Luxire does exactly what's in the notes, it's perfect. I changed a few things on the next order but I think the measurements were near perfect so I ordered five more shirts and a pair of pants.
Thank you so much Theresa/Luxire!
Narrowing the shoulders would be a mistake. You will not clear enough of your shoulder radius and your arms will bulge outward.
I don't understand how anybody can judge collar roll on a buttondown that isn't fastened and worn with a tie. There is no challenge or magic in getting an unbuttoned buttondown to "roll" over the collar band before swooping down to the points. Virtually all buttondown shirts behave that way. When we talk about good collar roll, we are referring to how the collar takes shape over a tie. The ideal is something like a bell shape and it is extremely elusive.
Just spit-balling here. Is this where I come for Foos?
That looks like a pretty decent roll. I would just say that the collar points look just a tad short and the collar a bit thick. It's interlined, I assume?
Yes, though it's still quite soft and light. Your concerns about the collar are valid. The points are actually quite long, (3.5") but the spread and button placement keep it from extending to the lapel cleanly. This is something I'm working on for my next order.
FWIW I rarely wear OCBDs with ties, this is a rare exception where I felt a green tweed and too-much-cream-in-my-coffee colored flannels were befitting of a BD. However, when I was deciding/designing a collar, I didn't put wearing a tie as my chief concern.
Just received my second order and this time it was 3 shirts: unfortunately all 3 had the collar circumference 1/2 inch too small, even though I ordered the right size. I'm trying to see if they can do a remake since I can't wear the shirts as they are, but I'm not willing to pay shipping back to them since it's their mistake. Does anyone have any experience with this?
Otherwise the shirts fit ok, but the collar makes them unusable.
Foo, here's a couple shots of a Luxire BD, poofed:
And not so poofed:
Unlined, unfused, half inch tie space, 3.25" points.
bourbonb, I don't think BD collars traditionally had points that disappeared beneath lapels. In any case, fwiw, I don't get mine that way.
Louis, pockets are good, particularly on BDs.
I like OCBDs because the heavy fabric feels great against my skin and because it needs next to no care.
Also, I am a student and while wearing button front shirts every single day, I rarely go with a tie, therefore I like that the buttons alone hold the collar in shape.
I never liked the traditional US design though, I am against breast pockets, center pleats, plackets and a sacky fit.
Do you like the small buttons on your BD collar?
I received my first shirt from Luxire with lovely MOP buttons on the placket, but buttons different in shape and color on the collar.
They almost appeared like white plastic because they had so little shine and where that much lighter in color than the MOP of the other buttons.
To be honest, I am afraid they were identical to those that were sewn to your shirt.
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