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If there’s one thing I’ve learned about buying MTM and custom clothes from various makers over the past 8-10 years, it’s that chasing “perfection” can be the most frustrating and unsatisfying goal imaginable.
Very good point. Sometimes, you will get lucky and you will achieve perfection, or close to it. Other times, there will be something that you're not quite happy about - the feel of the trouser waistband, or the way the shirt collar sits.

The big advantage of MTM/custom is that you can order whatever you want (within reason). The big disadvantage is that you can't try it on beforehand!

RTW is the other way around - you can see it, feel it, try it on before buying to make sure that you're happy with it (or at least, prepared to accept imperfections), but you can only get what's on the rack.
 

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Been chasing the perfect fit for months and to no avail. I've given up on ProperCloth after some inconsistencies. Can I have some feedback for this fit from Luxire? I like how it fits arms down, but when I reach forward there is some armpit tightness. Thanks!
 

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Been chasing the perfect fit for months and to no avail. I've given up on ProperCloth after some inconsistencies. Can I have some feedback for this fit from Luxire? I like how it fits arms down, but when I reach forward there is some armpit tightness. Thanks!
Too loose under the arms and because your mid section protrudes, its give the effect of an incorrect fit. Shoulders, arms, chest, good, below that needs adjustment.

Color choice is incorrect and confusing.

you must attenuate your skin color. Olive/ green/ red, colorful colors will not work for you unless faded. You must go with colors lighter than your skin unless wearing Black. Fabric must be thinner and of good thread.

Wearing these kinds of colors will give resemble to lower class. Style and fashion should elevate status.

Stick to cream, white, light shade of color to base and use light shade color for pattern with variation of thinner stripes in teal, red, navy blue, gold.

Gold inlay with white/cream base is good also

Merci,

Count
 

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Too loose under the arms and because your mid section protrudes, its give the effect of an incorrect fit. Shoulders, arms, chest, good, below that needs adjustment.

Color choice is incorrect and confusing.

you must attenuate your skin color. Olive/ green/ red, colorful colors will not work for you unless faded. You must go with colors lighter than your skin unless wearing Black. Fabric must be thinner and of good thread.

Wearing these kinds of colors will give resemble to lower class. Style and fashion should elevate status.

Stick to cream, white, light shade of color to base and use light shade color for pattern with variation of thinner stripes in teal, red, navy blue, gold.

Gold inlay with white/cream base is good also

Merci,

Count
My mistake - I forgot to mention this shirt was a trial fit from Luxire and they have a small selection of fabrics/colors. I didn't want to spend a full amount for a shirt I am may not 100% satisfied with.

Which measurements would you suggest reducing for the looseness under the arms? Many thanks for your help!
 

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Yes, I only have sent shirts and result was impressive as many others have reported. Never sent slacks, but Simon Crompton did, looked pretty good, knowing how he nit pick stuff I guess results were good.

I am sad to see guys getting first trial pants so dreadful, despite Luxire promises they have improved pattern making.. wegies, diapers, pulling, bunching all over the place. And you know, nobody does 5 trial pants, everybody wants quickly go for at least VBC flannel. They are no 50usd.

I would have thought such initial results would be normal until I tried bespoke. How come so huge difference?

Fine, don't go bespoke. As someone suggested earlier, by classic pants in BB, get them to local tailor, send to Luxire. They confirmed results were great. But then again Luxire said no need, they improved their pattern making. Well, maybe some just get not so lucky.
I haven’t delved into what folks might define as “true bespoke”, but did have the opportunity to go through several iterations of pants after both trial fitting and in-person at the NYC trunk show. While there is always some room for improvement, I can say that each subsequent pair has gotten better and better. As folks have said, it’s a work in progress. Losing 20 lbs and going from Linen to Wool have also impacted my pattern.

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(ignore the bare feet)
 

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Accentuate your style in these Fossil brown soft twill chino trousers from Luxire.
Details.
Front pleats: Double pleat reverse
Front pockets: Slant pocket
Fly style: Button
Waistband: Side metal adjusters on the waist seam
Front closure: Standard extended front closure
Rear pocket: Two rear pockets with button
 

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@luxire
Why is the word metallic in the name of this fabric?
https://luxire.com/products/mettalic-gold-cotton-canvas-linen-ps540001_31?variant=13858656550967#/
Is this fabric shiny or some other reason?


Another question, I see a gray color here, an emerald is written on the site.
https://luxire.com/products/emerald-green-cotton-canvas-linen-ps540094_31_0143#/

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Does my poor knowledge of English interfere with me or do I not understand something?

Is this fabric gray or green?

Emerald is a green gem.

Драгоценный камень-284694-изумрудное сердце 2a60f.jpg
 
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Hi guys!
Got yet another shirt question - anyone having experience with blue university stripes oxford fabric? My main interest is whether it's rather soft fabric and how well it irons. I have several royal oxfords (not from Luxire though) and while they look nicely, I feel they're rather stiff. I'd compare it to stiff fabric that "creases" and soft that "ripples". I'm looking for the second one :D IMO an example of soft fabric is Brisbane Moss chambray.

Also, @luxire - is houndstooth linen and G&R cellular currently in stock or you ran out of those ones?

Thanks in advance for any insight :)
The university stripe starts a bit stiff, but in a reassuring way. This shirt will last a while. I wouldn't describe the hand as soft, but it does rumple more than wrinkle because of its thickness. I almost decided against ironing this morning (cold wash, no dryer) because the rumples were barely noticeable.

I have not tried the Moss fabrics, though they look lovely.

Been chasing the perfect fit for months and to no avail. I've given up on ProperCloth after some inconsistencies. Can I have some feedback for this fit from Luxire? I like how it fits arms down, but when I reach forward there is some armpit tightness. Thanks!
IMHO it is close. But...

First caveat: if you don't think you're close, consider getting something mtm or tailored and sending it in. I haven't seen great results started from a poor fitting pattern.

Second caveat: I have had good luck with feedback from luxire by mail. Wash and wear several times, then email luxire.

My own amateur opinion: I think the pull you're seeing on the right chest and much of the back is caused by a tight hem/seat. If you're going to tuck in the shirt it won't matter much, otherwise I'd let out the back hem by 3-5cm but keep the waist the same.

Similar to sport coats, I think a bigger chest can help give a stronger look. I would let out the chest a bit (2cm?) and see if you can fix the armpit pull by shrugging or dropping your shoulders. If so, you can change the shoulder slope a bit.

I don't think the midsection is bad, though you have to be honest with yourself when taking pictures. I think a bigger chest will actually help any issues with the midsection, though.
 

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@JIMB Thanks a lot for your insight! I'll consider and check other fabrics, but this one is current winner I believe. Can't decide if I want shirt or popover as I'm happy with both types from Luxire, but I'm leaning towards classic OCBD shirt and maybe some linen or another linen/cotton for popover.
@luxire - would you be able to advise on availability of Houndstooth linen and G&R cellular?
 

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@Xune you won't be disappointed unless you're looking for something hyper-specific; it's solid.
 

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The university stripe starts a bit stiff, but in a reassuring way. This shirt will last a while. I wouldn't describe the hand as soft, but it does rumple more than wrinkle because of its thickness. I almost decided against ironing this morning (cold wash, no dryer) because the rumples were barely noticeable.

I have not tried the Moss fabrics, though they look lovely.



IMHO it is close. But...

First caveat: if you don't think you're close, consider getting something mtm or tailored and sending it in. I haven't seen great results started from a poor fitting pattern.

Second caveat: I have had good luck with feedback from luxire by mail. Wash and wear several times, then email luxire.

My own amateur opinion: I think the pull you're seeing on the right chest and much of the back is caused by a tight hem/seat. If you're going to tuck in the shirt it won't matter much, otherwise I'd let out the back hem by 3-5cm but keep the waist the same.

Similar to sport coats, I think a bigger chest can help give a stronger look. I would let out the chest a bit (2cm?) and see if you can fix the armpit pull by shrugging or dropping your shoulders. If so, you can change the shoulder slope a bit.

I don't think the midsection is bad, though you have to be honest with yourself when taking pictures. I think a bigger chest will actually help any issues with the midsection, though.
Thank for the response! I agree, it's super close, but there's something off with it. I'm growing frustrated on this search myself. I'll follow your suggestions and email Luxire for their advice after a few washes.. Also, I'm curious on how I can be more honest when I take my pictures? Is there a better way for me to take the pictures? Thanks again for your help
 

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Thank for the response! I agree, it's super close, but there's something off with it. I'm growing frustrated on this search myself. I'll follow your suggestions and email Luxire for their advice after a few washes.. Also, I'm curious on how I can be more honest when I take my pictures? Is there a better way for me to take the pictures? Thanks again for your help
I often will stand a little taller, suck in the gut, etc. when I know the camera is clicking. I have to remind myself to stand naturally when taking fit photos, or check fit after a big meal, when driving or biking, or when playing with the kids to make sure the fit "fits" into my real lifestyle.
 

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@JIMB Thanks a lot for your insight! I'll consider and check other fabrics, but this one is current winner I believe. Can't decide if I want shirt or popover as I'm happy with both types from Luxire, but I'm leaning towards classic OCBD shirt and maybe some linen or another linen/cotton for popover.
@luxire - would you be able to advise on availability of Houndstooth linen and G&R cellular?
Best to send email to check fabric availability.

The houndstooth I believe is available at this moment.
G&R cellular is not available.

We are no longer working with G&R. We do have some stock in-house which will not be restocked.

Cellulare from Albini and Canclini are available though.
 

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I haven’t delved into what folks might define as “true bespoke”, but did have the opportunity to go through several iterations of pants after both trial fitting and in-person at the NYC trunk show. While there is always some room for improvement, I can say that each subsequent pair has gotten better and better. As folks have said, it’s a work in progress. Losing 20 lbs and going from Linen to Wool have also impacted my pattern.

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(ignore the bare feet)

overall ..those looks very well fitting....
 

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Best to send email to check fabric availability.

The houndstooth I believe is available at this moment.
G&R cellular is not available.

We are no longer working with G&R. We do have some stock in-house which will not be restocked.

Cellulare from Albini and Canclini are available though.

no longer G and R?..

so, on all GR fabrics for shirts?
 
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