Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    What's it take to be good with an iron? I bought one but seldom use it.. since I hate it. I use the steamer.

    Really, I hated steaming and figured ironing must be easier. After purchasing, I realized I actually hate them both with a passion and steaming is just the lesser evil. But my guess is I can't steam that collar or it'll still be a rumpled mess... Right?

    Any tips on how to iron that collar?

    I'm calling it my NOBD shirt, by the way.
     
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    mrjester Senior member

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    You and NOBD both have to stop posting your unfused garbage. Everything I have is fused and now I'm wishing it wasn't.

    Rat bastards.
     
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    sftiger Senior member

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    Has anyone here used both Hemrajani/MyTailor and Luxire? If so, curious about comparing the quality of the two. Hemrajani is definitely more expensive but my favorite shirts are the ones I've had made there. I feel like I would be more comfortable being more adventurous at Luxire because of the lower price and the fact that they can very clearly accommodate seemingly endless customer demands, but just want to make sure my expectations are set before I go for it.

    Feel free to PM if you don't want to post in the thread.
     
  4. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    :)

    What's a steamer? I guess I have a steaming iron?


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    Tips for the collar: love. Press gently, don't "rub". I don't really know, actually. Prepare to not care about a wrinkle or two :).

    Btw: I have nothing against fused collars, as long as they're not stiff, I just like the idea of unfused ones (for now...).
     
  5. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    Mine are pretty stiff. I've 10 shirts with pretty heavily fused collars and ONE without, which is a button-down. I was going to make a VERY hefty luxire order to just complete the summer shirt rotation (9 linen shirts and two summer chambray, about a $1090 order) and they were all going to be unfused and lightly lined. But I'm holding off for a little while since it's a hefty order, need to make sure I can drop that easy.

    Is that seriously your iron? I've got one from WalMart.. it's not a piece of crap but it's not that.

    If you were really serious about not knowing what a steamer was;
    http://www.ehow.com/about_5396951_clothes-steamer-vs-iron.html
     
  6. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    I have several shirts made by both (7 by MT, 12 by Lux). I prefer the Luxires, in part because of the cost, but also because of the extreme flexibility toward requests, a few construction details (rotated sleeves, buttons) and the fact that I knew more about my preferences when ordering with Luxire (so, for example, the elbows are broader and the collars are unlined and have no stay holders so the collars can be flipped when they fray on the outside).

    I do like MT a lot though. Joe is very helpful. The only negative thing I experienced w/ MT was that their hand-shanked buttons popped off, at a rate of at least one button per wear. Joe offered to send a shipping label so the shirts could be sent back, but I didn't get one after a couple requests. Few places can or are willing to do a good hand-shanked button, but it's small delight when done well and virtually essential for smaller, thicker buttons.

    Is that for that particular fabric or all shirts? I rub, but I iron the underside of the collar from each tip and working toward the center. I also use a spray bottle instead of steam from the iron. I've had irons spit too much rust or other things to risk it anymore. But I use cheap irons. Also, in case anyone's interested, I don't use starch and I almost always iron the underside of the collar only.
     
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    Agree with everything mtm wrote. I have a couple unfused OCBDs from both and prefer the Luxire shirts. Luxire's were unlined and MT's are not, so that might explain my preference for the former (along with the price). I'm definitely not an expert, but the quality of the two seems pretty comparable. The real difference for me lies in Luxire's flexibility..being able to specify almost anything without incurring additional costs. I'll probably continue to use both in the future but imagine most of my shirt wardrobe will be Luxire.
     
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    I have four MyTailor shirts. They are good shirts but construction-wise Luxire's are unambiguously better.
     
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    Thanks. I only knew those steamers for cleaning purposes, for like bathrooms. :embar:

    Yes, I've got a Siemens like that. But I wish I had something hardcore like this:

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    or this...

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    :)

    But I'm happy with the Siemens.



    Only for unfused collars and cuffs. With fused collars it doesn't matter much what I do, they will come out nicely. I don't use starch either and normally only do the underside, but that doesn't really work with some of my unfused collars.
     
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    Can anyone who has sent in fabric to luxire to be made into shirts / pants etc give a guess as to roughly how much the shipping from the states costs?
     
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    Ship it to their new jersey office and pay them for additional shipping to India.
     
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    Any thoughts on the best white fabric for a formal dress shirt. I was considering one of the warzone fabrics - probably the twill, but not sure it'll give me the crispness I'm looking for. Anyone any experience with whites?
     
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    Formal as in tuxedo? I would definitely not recommend a twill for a tuxedo shirt.
     
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    Would not suggest twill for formal either. Something with less surface texture might look better.

    Also, twill wears warmer than a plain weave so would be less comfortable under formal wear.
     

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