Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luxire, Jun 20, 2012.
Not original estimate was not very accurate for me, but the second estimate was spot on.
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.
Second shirt ordered; top left:
How did you get the samples?!
He probably asked them to send some swatches with his first order
Can you compare the end-on-end linen to the chambray linen? Thanks.
+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.
Great choice NOB: wore it all through summer....winter down under now so no chance to wear it atm...
You can order them for $1 a piece. Here are the other swatches I have:
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?
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.
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?
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...
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.
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...
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...
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