Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

    Messages:
    3,897
    Likes Received:
    4,745
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Not original estimate was not very accurate for me, but the second estimate was spot on.
     
  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    15,904
    Likes Received:
    19,238
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    Location:
    People's Republic of San Francisco
    
    ammanati, these look really good overall. I do think that the inner pleat is pulling open, though. Perhaps Luxire can work in a bit more fullness for the next order, but it's a relatively minor thing, especially if you wear a jacket with them.
     
  3. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

    Messages:
    8,666
    Likes Received:
    6,126
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    Second shirt ordered; top left:

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2013
  4. ammanati

    ammanati Senior member

    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    585
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2013
    Location:
    London, UK
    How did you get the samples?!
     
  5. Wade

    Wade Senior member

    Messages:
    815
    Likes Received:
    171
    Joined:
    May 15, 2012
    He probably asked them to send some swatches with his first order
     
  6. scrolls

    scrolls Senior member

    Messages:
    524
    Likes Received:
    87
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2012
    NOBD,

    Can you compare the end-on-end linen to the chambray linen? Thanks.
     
  7. razl

    razl Senior member

    Messages:
    9,987
    Likes Received:
    2,070
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Location:
    United States of America v4.0
    

    +1 - I've been wondering the exact same thing. Particularly the heft/fineness of the blue end-on-end linen. I usually prefer a cotton linen mix (like 60/40) - the breathe-ability of linen but with some cotton structure and, if the cotton is of nicer enough quality, it can take the edge off the linen. But the end-on-end blue linen just looks great.

    As an aside, I particularly like that it has "streaks" in both directions. A lot of linen shirts that have similar alt-threads tend to only show "streaks" in one direction which never looks good to my eye.
     
  8. TehBunny

    TehBunny Senior member

    Messages:
    1,059
    Likes Received:
    91
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    Great choice NOB: wore it all through summer....winter down under now so no chance to wear it atm...
     
  9. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

    Messages:
    8,666
    Likes Received:
    6,126
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    

    You can order them for $1 a piece. Here are the other swatches I have:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I ordered 30 new ones with my last order...




    The chambray is a touch darker/bluer and a bit more dense than the end-on-end (both are quite open weaves, though). I prefer linen to linen-cotton, because it's more er... linen :). The end-on-end will probably be my next shirt. I prefer it to the chambray, because it's softer, more supple. I like them both, though.



    Ah, good to hear that. Do you have pictures of the shirt?
     
  10. Vodking

    Vodking Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    Thanks for posting these - is the colour of the navy chambray accurate in this photo? I'd imagined it would be darker. Despite being "heavyweight" do you think it would be wearable in 70-80 degree heat? Thinking of having a sport shirt made from it.
     
  11. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

    Messages:
    8,666
    Likes Received:
    6,126
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    The problem is that we judge the pics by computer screens, but on my screen it's not far off from what I see IRL. It's a bit lighter, and greyer/greenisher than what I expected from the photos on the site.

    That's 20-25 Celsius if I converted correctly? Based on the weight of the fabric I'd say it would wear too hot. But the weave is important as well. I can't really predict how it would feel. Maybe someone who has a shirt made out of it is willing to comment?
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2013
  12. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,382
    Likes Received:
    964
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Location:
    Sartorial Wasteland
    Yup, Luxire just told me the same thing. $1 per swatch, which is reasonable. I'll be doing the same as NOBD. Nothing compares to seeing and feeling the fabric in person...
     
  13. Xtra

    Xtra Senior member

    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    27
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Location:
    Norway
    Concerning the swatches - for fast shipping, get a shirt in an order and include a bunch of swatches. I've read here that if you only order swatches, shipping is not the same quick shipping as with shirts/pants and other things. Or it may be possible, but you would probably pay a hefty premium to get the swatches to you by express shipping.

    I got 13 swatches on my last order, but I have to say that Luxire take good photos of their fabrics, as they were quite close to what I got in the mail. Of course, this will not capture minor differences in texture and so on, but I feel confident that Luxires photos are good to go by for shirt orders.

    Note: this was primarily for oxford shirtings and as they have a certain feel, but may vary in weight, I could've just as well ordered without swatches in hand. But given their price it's no biggie paying up for the swatches.
     
  14. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

    Messages:
    8,666
    Likes Received:
    6,126
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    My thought is: I'd rather pay for, say, 70 swatches than for one "failed-fabric-shirt". For example: I liked the idea of the Tufts Blue Linen shirt, based on the website description and pics, but I don't think I would have been happy with the result. For the $90 I saved for not ordering the shirt, I can get 90 swatches. :)

    And for Europeans it's a good way to get an order above $100 (which means free shipping) for orders under $100...
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2013
  15. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,382
    Likes Received:
    964
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Location:
    Sartorial Wasteland
    The problem with monitors is that even when the most color accurate pictures are taken, if you personal monitor is not correctly color calibrated, it will always look off. A physical sample is always best...
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by