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Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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  2. prozach1576

    prozach1576 Senior member

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    Ordered an OCBD in the sky blue summer oxford this afternoon. These look like a really solid value.
     
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    celery Senior member

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    I have two shirts shipped as of today, can't wait to see how they turned out.
     
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    this is interesting. what is the cost of this service and what does it entail?

    do you offer shanked buttons?
     
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    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    The service entails quality hand work all round as detailed in the images below.
    The collar is completely attached by hand. The sleeve attachment, and yoke are hand finished. The gusset is added by hand or the side seams are reinforced by hand. The buttons are attached and shanked by hand. Buttonholes are hand-made. The cost is an additional $100 for the service.
    Add this product to the cart along with your shirt to order.

    On all our shirts, the buttons are shanked by hand after they are machine-attached.

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    Hand-attached collar

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    Click on image to see hand finished sleeve and yoke, buttons and buttonholes

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    The inside of the sleeve attachment. The quality of finish can be analyzed by looking inside here.


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    Hand-shanked buttons and hand made buttonholes
     
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    pasey25 Well-Known Member

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    that looks really good.

    for your white fabrics, can you confirm which are not see through. Particularly interested in the twill & herringbone options.
     
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    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    None of the whites we currently carry are see-through, except may be the Honegger, which is a very fine weave.
     
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    Received my shirt this morning from FedEx.

    I have to say that I am blown away at the quality, speed, and service at this price point. I wanted a casual OCBD so I coped the measurements off an Epaulet chambray BD shirt. I even copied the collar measurements and linked them to a photo of what I wanted (since the Epaulet BD collars are amazing). They said they could replicate it and suggested that the regular (as opposed to summer) oxford fabric would be better, to which I agreed.

    The measurements of the shirt and collar are absolutely spot-on. The only issue is the button placement on the collar, which is a little too low to get the Epaulet "high stance" effect. This is my own fault for not specifying though, and I'll just have someone move the buttons for me when I get a chance and specify the placement more precisely on my next order.

    The shirt is very well made...probably as nice or nicer than MyTailor.com (I will withhold final judgment here until I have some experience with how they do proper dress shirt collars). The MOP buttons are certainly much nicer, and they are sewn very well. The stitching in general is very high quality. My only quibble quality-wise is that the buttonholes are not the greatest, which is a little noticeable on the collar. I'm not a buttonhole fanatic by any means and rarely pay attention to them, but these struck me as looking slightly messy.

    Overall Luxire seems almost too good to be true. I will be ordering many more shirts in the near future.
     
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    Do you intend to offer a non-iron option?
     
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    Added your site to my "favorites". Will try your shirts next time I'm in the market.

    I hope that you can go slimmer than the parachute pictured above.
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's made-to-measure. They can go as slim as you want.
     
  12. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thank you prozach1576. We are glad that you like the shirt. Will review the way we do button-holes on oxfords.


    Many of our fabrics have excellent wrinkle performance. We have still not marked those accordingly on the website though. some of them are listed below.

    For the longer term, we are taking a different approach to wrinkle-free. Currently working with a finishing house to create a green process for treating the shirts after they are made. Once we have the tests completed, we will be able to offer any fabric in normal and wrinkle-free finishes.
    We are still a couple of months away from the launch though.

    In the interim, these wold look perfect after a light iron and would be wearable straight out of the dryer.

    http://custom.luxire.com/collections/dress-shirts/products/diamond-textured-white

    http://custom.luxire.com/collection...iledge-collection-blue-white-hairline-stripes

    http://custom.luxire.com/collection...-with-subtle-navy-blue-grid-by-monti-of-italy

    http://custom.luxire.com/collections/dress-shirts/products/sky-blue-with-white-grid

    http://custom.luxire.com/collections/dress-shirts/products/navy-blue-with-white-grid
     
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    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Feedback we received from a customer:


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    Are there any fit comparisons to your standard sizes? Like BB for example?
     
  17. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Yes, our regular fit is similar in size to BB regular, our slim to their slim and our SuperSlim to their SuperSlim

    We do have a size chart here http://custom.luxire.com/pages/how-to-measure , under standard sizes.
     
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    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Black-Red Graph Checks, Nice with a tie, nice without. A good all week shirt.
     
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  19. CYstyle

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    Nice shirts. Will get some next month :)
     
  20. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Just came across the image below in the LondonLounge forum. In the good old days, the shirt body and the sleeves were made separately. Then they were attached together, keeping the fit in mind. Now a days, sleeve seams and body seams are stitched in one go.
    The video below shows how about 99.99999% modern shirts are made.

    Luxire Custom shirts are made the traditional way. As in the images of the blue shirt, the sleeve seam and body seam are not aligned. The reason is that they are made separate and then attached together.
    The biggest advantage of this is that it does not pull out the tucked shirt when the arm is raised. It also eliminates the diagonal creases at the top of the sleeve, which is omnipresent in almost all shirts we see.

    It takes hours to make the seams in this manner, while the modern way takes less than a minute. No wonder this technique is used in less than 1 in a million shirts!


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    The body seam and sleeve seam end up at separate points under the arm. Also look at the detailed finishing, standard on all Luxire Custom Shirts.

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    Clean finish.

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    An under-construction shirt, with one sleeve attached and another ready for attachment....and the video of its attachment.
     
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