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Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. AmirF27

    AmirF27 Senior Member

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    That's a nice shirt for sure! Could you link to the fabric perhaps?
     

  2. AmirF27

    AmirF27 Senior Member

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    Does the unfused soft English collar have collar stays? I obviously want it without collar stays as it's intended only for casual purposes, so collar stays (both built-in and removable) might defeat this purpose, no? I was thinking a completely unlined collar, wouldn't this be a good idea?
     

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    Ok, thank you for explaining the differences! I just sent them an email to ask what weave this fabric is, among some other fabrics I'm interested in. I don't intend to wear the shirt under sport coats. I don't even own one, have no use for it as it's too formal for all occasions where I live (and I feel like this shirt is on the far casual side anyway). My intention is to wear this shirt only casually by itself. I emailed Luxire and asked about the collar. Thanks again!
     

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    They have place for collar stays which luxire always sends separatelly (metal). I'm pretty sure you can order shirts without even the place for collar stays, just write a note on that or mail luxire after the order.
     

  5. AmirF27

    AmirF27 Senior Member

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    Yeah I'm thinking have a place for collar stays wouldn't make much sense for a casual shirt.
     

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    casual has many levels
    plastic stays can oft be perfect
     

  7. SimonC

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    @Quesjac - please feel free to use as much of this as you would like:

    Prepare for an @luxire summer trouser showdown....

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    I will admit I gave up gathering trousers up, so at the moment not everything has a photo. I'm reviewing in the order I received these from Luxire.

    I also apologise for the state of some of the trousers in the photo - I had to get some pairs out of boxes to photograph them...

    My original pattern was based off a pair of Ede & Ravenscroft trousers that fit well - I tweaked my measurements once, after ordering 2-3 pairs of trousers and took in the waist a little. Everything is flat front, straight pockets, no rear pockets, one small change pocket in the waistband and adjusters on the waistband.

    Navy Linen

    https://luxire.com/products/navy_linen_pants-luxire_253_h_navy?variant=7114168893495#/

    I didn't get on with these much - they are a little loosely woven, and on the light side, which means they lack body and they crease easily. I know that's a feature of linen, but I felt these were too wrinkly. Also, the colour started to bleed after half a dozen wears and no washes.

    Linen: Off White Heavy Vintage

    https://luxire.com/products/linen_off-white_heavy_vintage#/

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    These are rather lovely, with a slightly more slubby weave than the other 'heavy vintage' pair in ecru. The only reason they don't get more wear is my children...

    Linen: Natural Ecru Heavy Vintage

    https://luxire.com/products/linen_natural_ecru_heavy_vintage#/

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    Highly Commended. I really like these - so much so I got Luxire to make me an unstructured jacket from the same fabric. Heavy, rumpled, great body from a fairly tight weave giving great drape, classic colour.

    VBC 120s 2 Ply Rust

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    Highly Commended. Lightweight but they drape well for it and seem fairly crease-resistant. The colour is the main thing - just a really lovely shade, pairs with a navy blazer wonderfully for a twist on the classic look but also goes with lots of other things. These changed my mind about VBC fabrics.

    VBC Flannels Grey / Light Grey

    https://luxire.com/products/vitale_...er_grey-vbc_599_101_272?variant=27656143112#/

    https://luxire.com/products/vbc-vit...nnels-grey-vbc_599_101_3?variant=1279094196#/

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    Highly Commended. I used to believe that only heavyweight flannels were worth buying, but these have withstood the abuse of cycling to work, drape better than a 9oz cloth deserves to, and wear fine for everything but the hottest London weather.

    Wool Rich Khaki-Tan / Wool Rich Grey

    https://luxire.com/products/wool-rich-khaki-tan-pants#/

    https://luxire.com/products/wool-rich-grey-pants#/

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    These are good workhorse trousers, and ideal for travel. I'll confess I've not been brave enough to test the claims of machine-washability and just give them to the dry cleaners. They wear just like the VBC 120s, so no sign of the synthetic, but are a little more crease-resistant

    Apple Fresco Cotton

    https://luxire.com/products/sr_203_apple-fresco-cotton#/

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    I had high hopes for these, but found it just a little too needy. Very lightweight, although not transparent in this darker colour. Wear reasonably cool, but creases if you just look at it wrong. So I find myself either wearing linen, which creases and no-one cares, or wool which doesn't crease as much. This may work better in a more casual trouser.

    Linen Cotton Canvas: Peach Pink

    https://luxire.com/search?q=peach+canvas

    Highly Commended. This ranks alongside the Ecru Vintage as a favourite Luxire fabric. Just lovely - all the coolness of linen but with a slightly sharper look due to reduced creasing. I can't find my pair right now, but despite the colour they wear very well - it's a subtle shade so on a sunny day with a darker jacket it's not overwhelming. I have another pair in a different shade on order right now

    Brisbane Moss Red Canvas

    https://luxire.com/products/brisbane-moss-red-canvas#/

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    When I ordered these, there was only the swatch photo on the Luxire website. If you look there now, you'll see the difference between the swatch and the jacket they have made. That difference is LAMFRT versus LAMFRT! So these don't get worn much - really I should wash them loads to get a Nantucket-red style fade but given my experience with Luxire shrinkage on machine washing it's not a risk I want to take - better bold than unwearably small.

    Chocolate Brown Duck Canvas

    https://luxire.com/products/chocolate-brown-duck-canvas

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    Highly Commended. Out of stock and more's the pity because I'd buy another two pairs today. Given the price these have machine finishing, but the fabric is a charming slubby cotton canvas. This pair have been worn for everything, including gardening and light building work, and are starting to wear out at the edges and have bled a little which just adds to their (casual) charm. I machine washed them on a gentle setting and they shrunk a bit though...

    British Khaki Twill Chino 9oz

    https://luxire.com/products/british-khaki-twill-chino-9oz#/

    Not quite as heavy as the trousers I was looking to emulate from another maker, but good solid stuff nonetheless. I have nothing bad to say about them; but then, how exciting can a pair of chinos get?

    Linen: Tan Raw Linen

    https://luxire.com/products/gov-linen-tan-raw-linen-gov_53163_n#/

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    So after the success of the Ecru Vintage trousers, I naturally found myself asking the question 'how heavy can you go'. The answer is probably a little less heavy than these. They're fine, a little rough but not so much as to depilate my legs, but the weave is coarse so they are really only suitable for casual wear unlike the Ecru Vintage which can be dressed up. Due to their weight they are also taking an age to wear in and soften up.

    Linen Cotton: Tan Brown Herringbone by Sondrio

    https://luxire.com/products/linen-cotton-brown-herringbone-sondrio-02072-001#/

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    Firstly and most importantly. These are not brown; they are orange. But they are a wearable orange - and can be dressed up and down from just being worn with a shirt to being worn with a jacket and tie. Having a little cotton in the mix means they still wrinkle but not badly so; in return they wear cool.

    Brisbane Moss Beige Canvas

    https://luxire.com/products/brisbane-moss-beige-canvas#/

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    Just to show I don't hold a grudge against the Brisbane Moss swatch photos. These were intended to become a replacement for the Brown Duck Canvas as that wore out, but I'd have been better choosing a darker colour. Also, the price difference means psychologically I feel I have to treat these better! It's a perfectly adequate fabric, but for everyday wear I'd try and find a similar share in the Linen-Cotton Canvas.
     

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    By plastic do mean sewn-in? I'm taking into account that this shirt will be worn mostly around people who prefer to wear t-shirts, so I want to avoid anything that would make the shirt dressy. Are there any casual OTR button up shirts that actually do have collar lining and maybe collar stays?
     

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    I oft like plastic stays even w/ a cas shirt.......and no they are not sewn in..they are simply a flexible plastic. Most stays are removeable as u know...and they slide into a little house/channel sewn in behind the collar flap..............such a stay can prevent a fly away collar point.

    that being said, I must repeat that there are many many levels of casual
     

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    Well that's kind of bad as I don't want collar stays or even slots for collar stays, I don't know for some reason they don't look right to me with casual shirts. Are all Luxire shirts made like this, with collar stays? As for casual level, let's say I'm going for the lowest level of casual.
     

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    u can ask Lux to not make the collar stay channel...no biggie

    lowest level?.......go soft, no structure..at all....no iron.......lol...hey dont even wash it
     

  12. AmirF27

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    Lol, no not that casual, but casual enough to pass for an alternative to a t-shirt.
     

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    IMO......it is not an alt to T shirt..........Id just go w a linen/cotton polo, even collared

    anyhew I dress to my own codes...

    ...do what works 4 u
     

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    Can anyone comment on the relative quality of the Grandi & Rubinelli fabrics in comparison to the significantly cheaper Luxire house fabrics? For example the Oxford Cloths from G&R vs. the $89 luxire ones. I feel like my fit is dialed in and I’m at a spot where I dont mind paying more for higher quality.
     

  15. shirtsnob

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    I just recd a swatch of a GR royal oxford in a midnite blue..

    its hefty, luxurious and smooth. It feels like money

    my lux white pinpoint is a value..and I like it!...but it aint money..lol
     

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