Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luxire, Jun 20, 2012.
And another email sent. Thank you.
I am confused. To those rushing to change the fabric, below is another review, 3 months ago, about it by someone whose knowledge about them cannot be doubted.
VRaivio - Do you stand by your review 3 months into the product?
If I had an order pending, I would not have changed it. We sometimes have a herd mentality.
Knee jerk reaction by Luxire.
I have the same fabric. It is very smooth and has a nice color, but it's very thin and near-impossible to iron. Even commercial laundering hasn't tamed the sleeves and the pressing created a lot of puckering around the buttons. I think the fabric would benefit from lighter collars and cuffs than I have (I ordered it before the various interlining options were well-known) and probably some lighter buttons.
I wear the shirt all the time, I simply wouldn't recommend the fabric to others as I have other 2/100 and 2/120 shirts of similar color and feel that are much nicer. I plan to order a shirt in the new Monti chambray soon.
ashjini, the fabric is very difficult to iron and will not stretch at all, but it is lightweight and very smooth. I've been doubting whether it's true chambray, though, as all other examples of chambray shirts have a denim-like appearance. This one is closer to a dressy shirt fabric. Perhaps Luxire has categorized the fabric as chambray in error, this happened once when I ordered a pique shirt, but received a basketweave instead. The fabric had been put in the wrong section in error, but I received a new shirt instead. Accidents are always worse when they happen to you
Luxire, might I know if you have the measurements of the actual Mercer collar? And if saying Mercer collar in an order would be sufficient or would I need to source some info?
Sorry for not posting earlier. Here are a couple quick (and crappy) pics of the Mercer collar. Don't mind the tie knot.
I'm pretty happy with it but will make a few modifications on my next order. I'll reduce the tie space, widen the spread, and lengthen the collar points slightly.
If you are looking for something specific, more details are better than less details.
Replying or acknowledging customer emails would be nice.
The Mercer buttondown I have has collar points of 3.4" or so and a spread of 3.5" - I specified those measurements on my most recent order, which arrived at my house this morning. I'll try to post a comparison picture this evening after I get home.
Just got two shirts and a pair of pants.
My measurements were followed exactly. Unfortunately I have to send them back because I measured an ill-tailored pair of pants and tried to make them fit in different ways (from no pleats to 1 pleat, no cuffs to cuffs). The shirts, well that's just my fault for not measuring correctly.
Luxire has been patient and quick with answering all my questions. the pants order did take 40 days but they're a great pair of pants. Can't wait to get them corrected.
I received my new shirt with a mercer-like collar today, and while it's close, I think there's still an issue to be resolved. It seems that while the collar itself is the correct length and spread, I think luxire sets the buttons too close together. On my luxire shirt the collar buttons are about 2.75" apart, and on my mercer shirt they're more like 3.5". Fortunately, moving a couple of buttons is an easy change. Since multiple people seem interested in having them make a mercer-style collar, I wonder if they oughtn't get all the necessary measurements off a mercer shirt for reference.
My order also contained a pair of copper chinos (my first pair of pants from luxire), and I have to say I'm very impressed. The fabric is really nice, and I've never had a better fitting pair of pants. Unfortunately they seem to have missed my request for suspender buttons, but I'm having my alterations tailor add them on - not a big deal.
I sent them an email and did not recieve a reply for several days, resent it and recieved a reply within 10 minutes. Seems to just be a problem with the mail servers or incoming mail being marked read when it hasn't been replied to.
how thick would you say the copper chino fabric is? Is it ok for all year round chinos? Isn't it to thick for the summer? Considering London weather, they probably won't be to thick . Please write something more on the fabric itself. Thanks
Well I just resent the emails. Hope I get a response this time.
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