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Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. CDRiis

    CDRiis Senior Member

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    I've tried mailing Lux but I didn't have much success - I don't think the email team really understands the advice I'm looking for.

    I have a well fitting dress shirt pattern.
    I can take them off with top three buttons unbuttoned, but it takes a bit of wiggling.
    I want to use the pattern for a pop over but want to make it a bit easier to get on/off.

    Has anyone had success with something similar?
     

  2. Gibonius

    Gibonius Stylish Dinosaur

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    I asked them for measurement advice to convert a shirt pattern into a popover pattern. It worked out fine. It's not super fitted, but you wouldn't want that for a popover.
     

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    I just wanted to add a few things: very rarely do I want to own a lot of the exact same thing. Like, I probably wouldn't want to order 3x of the same cut of dress shirt in different fabrics. Over the years, I've developed about 5 different patterns for shirts/pants with Luxire that I can pull from, but because of the customization options that Luxire offers, I really enjoy trying new things.

    From the recent revelations as to how Luxire prioritizes orders, I now understand that every order from me needs to be reviewed by a special team. Which means that the guaranteed timely turnaround time isn't applicable. Which means it's pretty much a crapshoot of when it's going to be delivered.

    My last order took 3 months (during busy season, I know). I'm also moving in the next 3-4 months, and because I have no idea how long the next one will take, I can't take the risk of placing another order.

    Such is life I guess. I've had only a few expectation issues with Luxire, but never any quality problems. Adjusting my own expectations accordingly...
     

  4. joewmoss

    joewmoss Senior Member

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    This has not been my experience either and I have been a customer since 2012 / 13. That said, I have not sent in anything to be duplicated. I have re-ordered several times off an existing pattern from several years ago and that has worked better than I would have expected. I spent a great deal of time getting certain measurements correct for both trouser and dress shirt patterns back in 2013 and that has paid dividends over time. Maybe that is their core competency.

     

  5. luxire

    luxire Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    ANNOUNCING A BIG CHANGE
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    Learning from experience and feedback, we are now moving towards a model of First-in-first-served for order processing.
    With this, all orders will be processed in the order they are received.

    This will completely solve the issue of delays and bring our average order processing time down drastically.

    Since yesterday, we are working on only the old orders and will continue doing so till we are back on track to current orders.
     

  6. 1up

    1up Distinguished Member

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    What’s the current backlog like?

    Would be nice to know how long it would take to clear that, before placing a new order.

    And what about orders placed earlier, but haven’t initiated production due to finalizing sizing from other garments.
     

  7. henaal

    henaal Well-Known Member

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    Haha, I can confirm their statement to be true: some 3 days ago I received a message saying that my trouser order from November will be soon in production and shipped within two weeks. Yesterday I received another message saying that the fabric is out of stock, and asked to pick another one. I did and was promised that production will be initiated tomorrow (today). Happy with the change and service attitude.
     

  8. luxire

    luxire Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Still taking stock of the backlog in terms of time. Current estimation is 2 weeks.

    Orders will be processed once all details are received.

    For overly complex orders or where order initiation requires reading through a long mail chain, we will ask the customer to simplify the instructions.
    This will result in faster service and fewer errors.
     

  9. kapelo

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    Update: I was promised on Monday morning, that my order will be shipped during that day. As i didn’t receive any confirmation in this regard I enquired about the status on Monday evening and thusfar no reply to my email nor shipping cobfirmation.

    Certainly good to hear that there will be changes shortly.
     

  10. 1up

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    Any recommendations for a indigo blue chambray shirt to be made into a BD?

    Also, I haven't ordered too many flannel pants in the past and getting a 'Drago Super 130s Flannel' in Charcoal made up. Do these pants look fabrics look odd without a cuff? Best bet to add a 1.5" cuff to it?
     

  11. Rio Journey

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    @luxire and all. I have seen some swatches of Fresco being posted here in this topic, and if possible I would kindly ask for some advise regarding the grey tones. I will be ordering two Fresco suits, one being a dark-grey/dark-charcoal, and the other somewhere between medium-grey/grey, both for work at a law firm with A/C (but outside temperatures of 30-40ºC/86-105ºF).

    However, I am not certain about the accuracy of the tones presented at HFW's website, and I have seen luxire claiming that they were actually off-tone, thus providing more photos at their own website.

    For the the dark-grey/dark-charcoal, I was aiming at this tone:
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    Would that be 510214? Or 510250? Or maybe 510283? I would tend to get the 214, since it is 8/9oz and I want to try at least one of the lighter weights Fresco provides, but I could use some confirmation regarding the tone, to aim as close as possible to that picture. For what I have seen online, it is most likely 510250, but lighting is always different/artificial, making it difficult to be sure.

    The second suit would be a mid-grey/grey, which I believe tends to be near 510249, but maybe that one is a tone bit lighter in tone than what I am aiming for? Here are two examples of what I want to get close to:
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    I also thought of going for the grey glen check (510265) instead of the mid-grey, but the only pictures I have seen of it were unfortunately very dark and under artificial light, so maybe that would be too risky.
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    Thanks for the support!
     

  12. cashmeregoat

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    Hi! About to order my first pair of trousers through luxire and I need some advise.. My plan is to grab my measurements from another pair of trousers I own. But I would also like to raise the waist with 2cm as well as adding a few cm to the pant width as well as length. Have anyone had any success in doing this?
     

  13. shirtsnob

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    you can easily do this.....

    Id send the pants in tho
     

  14. Andrew E

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    For those interested in production timing right now:

    1/10/19: Placed an order for a pair of trousers
    1/10/19: Emailed Luxire with request for minor modifications to my existing pattern
    1/16/19: Luxire confirmed pattern changes
    1/18/19: Pattern changes finalized
    2/2/19: Trousers shipped
    2/6/19: Trousers Received (ConUS)

    I'm quite surprised with the rapid turnaround, and the trousers are spot on in terms of quality. Well done, Luxire!
     

  15. aj805

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    Yes.

    General advise for first garments:

    1. You can provide measurements such as you describe, but in general it is advised to just send in a garment and they replicate it. Avoids issues with measurement mistakes and "translations". A cheap, thrifted pair of pants that have been altered to fit just right works, and you won't miss them.

    2. If providing measurements, make sure to think through the whole garment and specify all the details in one go. You don't want to specify 6 things but forget 2 that make the pants come out wrong. For example, if you're raising the waist 2cm, it is possible that the waist "around" measurement might also need to be different as they'll sit at a different part of the body. Or, if the idea is that you're turning a mid-rise pant into a fuller, high-rise pattern, will pleats be added? If so, these should be specified, and also consider that you may typically want add more than 2cm to the hips/thighs during such a change. I always specify which buttons (color/style) and lining that I want that best works with the fabric, since otherwise Luxire will choose for you and may not like the outcome. That kind of stuff.

    3. For a first pair, do the "trial" pants, or some other cheap material.
     

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