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Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. luxire

    luxire Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Image of the mid-grey

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  2. The J

    The J Well-Known Member

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    Coincidentally, I was just having a look at the NFW this afternoon. Here's some photos if anyone wants to have a look IMG_6396.JPG
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    What are people's thoughts on Luxire's return policy in the event of errors on their end? Is it reasonable to have to pay to ship the garments back?
     


  4. aj805

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    I would agree with much of what @luxire is saying, and the details of their write-up of the fabric comparison.

    The Fresco is simply superior in nearly every way--if you are serious about maximum coolness and breathe-ability, while still looking good, I doubt there is a better choice. Spring the extra for this option, and get minimal lining in them (for lighter colors, get them lined down to the crotch, otherwise your pockets/underwear shows through).

    My Cape Breeze are similarly cool and airy, however they are far less rugged feeling and are more sheer, meaning that the fabric looks thinner and doesn't drape as well. Their lighter colors here are somewhat transparent, and their "Sand" color is unwearably so. I don't find Cape Breeze any longer on Dugdale's site, perhaps this is discontinued.

    Luxire's write up mentions NFW as least breathable of the group, which still may be very good, but would cause me to put them at the bottom in a choice between those and Frescos and Crispaire.
     


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    I think the general feeling is that it's a reasonable agreement. It puts a little more weight on the customer to communicate clearly (because in truth most errors are a result of misunderstanding on one side or the other, not outright mistakes), but then it also means that when I pay for trousers, I'm not paying extra to cover someone else's returns.

    It might make the first order a bit more tricky, but it works to the advantage of long-term customers. (And if I have asked for alterations, I've always been able to send an item back with something else I was sending anyway.)
     


  6. Foxhound

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    I just ordered a pair of Navy and Brown in Dugdale's Cape Breeze, following an email from Luxire comparing the New Fine Worsted and Cape Breeze. For those interested:

     


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    I think that's generally reasonable, especially if it's for something that can be quite finnicky. At what point are we calling a mistake a miscommunication though? I placed an order for 2 shirts and a pair of pants. Both shirts were not reduced in length from a previous order (not too fussed), but for the trousers, i was given a specific confirmation from luxire that there would be lining (which was not added). For the latter case at least, I think it's fair to call it a mistake, and there's a certain mental block associated with paying extra to have that corrected.
     


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    Any developments on your suit, @Quesjac? Looking forward to reading your next update...

     


  9. House of KYDOS

    House of KYDOS Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    would any who owns and worn flannel trousers could comment whether i will be needing interlining on the front and down to the knees? i am sceptical about it because flannel is a soft fabric and i dont want to end up with any "knee" deformation after usage

    paris
     


  10. Quesjac

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    Yes! I am very busy at work and the full write up won't be immediate, but here's a couple of preview photos.

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    These were taken very quickly in bad light, so expect much better photos to come. I'll want to comment more after a couple of wears, but initial impressions are extremely good.

    Luxire has corrected my shoulder asymmetry just from a photo. The construction is remarkable and full of care.

    Much more to come!
     


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    I actually would recommend lining to the knee precisely to try to reduce stretching at the knee. The lining helps the fabric slide up over your thighs more easily when you sit down, reducing pressure at the knees.
     


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    correct.......u would have more deformation! if there was no lining
     


  13. ericgereghty

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    @luxire out of curiosity what is the weight of the VBC 4ply?
     


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