Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. novaeagle

    novaeagle Senior member

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    You may want to add more material to the back of your shirt as well. The front looks fine but the back looks extremely tight, probably uncomfortably so when sitting at a desk with your arms forward. Luxire will allow you to add material to the upper back without adding pleats, if that's your concern. I'd also considering adding to the lower back. For reference, pleats add 2" of fabric, so you could specify anything from 1" to 2". I ordered +1.25" back chest on my last shirts I believe.

    Personally, when I first went MTM with luxire I wanted my shirts to fit perfectly, which meant super slim. Over time I've come to realize that getting your shirts that slim is both uncomfortable and discouraged me from wearing them (it's the weekend, why wear this super slim uncomfortable oxford when I should be relaxing?). Nowadays I get a slim-ish fit. Certainly not as slim as some Calvin Klein models, but hardly baggy, either, and I'm much happier for it - I actually WANT to wear my shirts, and they still look great. Seeing your pictures makes me wonder if you're where I was when I started, and maybe I can save you some time by telling you this :colgate:.
     


  2. wigglr

    wigglr Senior member

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    If anybody is interested in the G. Inglese BD collar, let me know (I can post it here, too). I just sent in my G. Inglese for replication, and I got the shirt yesterday. I'm impressed
     


  3. PeteyPajamapant

    PeteyPajamapant Active Member

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    Oh I definitely struggle with this all the time. I'll try a shirt on at home or at a store, and think, "oh wow this looks perfect!" But then when it comes to wearing the shirt for 10 hours straight, by hour 2 I'm wondering why I thought that was a good idea. It's difficult to find that crossroad between function and fashion.

    This is definitely helpful, and I'll try that out. Thanks!
     


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    Quesjac Senior member

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    I think this is a familiar experience for lots of us: starting way too slim and working back towards some kind of balance.

    I think perhaps the word fit is also part of the problem: it's not really about fitting the cloth exactly to the shape of your body but finding a shape of clothing that suits you, how you naturally move, etc.

     


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