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Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. Turner

    Turner Senior member

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    0.5 inches lower is a big improvement, but I would dare to try 0.75 inches at an inexpensive fabric or summer shirt.
    Not my inovation of course, I've got a Finamore shirt in oxford cloth with the same "placket" and American Apparel also did shirts with this detail. I like the symmetry vs. a non-placket-shirt but the slightly cleaner lines vs. a regular placket shirt. Just a tad faster to iron, too.

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    Speaking of American Apparel, their chambray is really nice since it is coarse like Luxire's "Blue Denim Slubby" or "Navy Chambray Brembana" but not as slubby and with nicer colors. Their blue is really blue and not greenish-greyish like the the other two and the red is beautiful. It would be nice to see something like that in Luxire's offerings.

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  2. Dingusberry

    Dingusberry Senior member

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    Order number?
     
  3. hookem12387

    hookem12387 Senior member

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    Ok, a soft, lighter weight white oxford fabric. What is the consensus for fabric on something like this?
     
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  4. scrolls

    scrolls Senior member

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    Turner,

    Is "no placket but stitched button hole facing" how you described it in your order or what exactly did you say to get that? Pretty cool.
     
  5. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    whats the advantage of lower second button? or is it just because of aesthetics//more space
     
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    Looks better with the top button unbuttoned
     
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    razl Senior member

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    Yep, that's it. And since I rarely wear a tie, I'm particular about getting it right.
     
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  8. fridayfrenzy

    fridayfrenzy Senior member

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    I've done the opposite for my dress shirts. I made the 2nd button higher so there isn't a big gap. I wear dress shirts without a tie to work almost everyday.
     
  9. Turner

    Turner Senior member

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    #3779

    I provided the photo above (Finamore) and specified

    Neck: 15.75"
    Sleeve: 34.50"
    Chest: 22.50"
    Waist: 20.00"
    Bottom: 23.00"
    Yoke: 17.25"
    Biceps: 7.25" 
    Armhole: 10.00"
    CuffSize: 8.50"
    Length: 32.50"

    Cuff: 1-Button, Length +0.5"
    Back: Flat
    Pocket: No 
    Placket: Custom - No Placket but both stitched (photo) 

    Custom_notes: 
    Your custom style and fitting requirements:
    Collar: Order #3361 "Mercer Collar", but soft lined collar band.
    Shirred shoulder
    Yoke height: 3.0", right yoke height -0.25"
    Yoke width: right yoke +0.25"
    Chest: Front 22.75", Back 21.0"
    Left across chest -0.25"
    Right across chest +0.25"
    Waist: Front 20.0", Back 18.0"
    2nd button from top -0.5" lower


    Aesthetics, the curve of the button seams is running smoother, but doesn't show as much skin as unbuttoning three buttons. High 2nd button means often pulling around the button hole.
     
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  10. Notreknip

    Notreknip Senior member

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    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing Turner!

    I'm a bit confused though. Might your waist actually be made to be 19" across rather than 20" as desired?

    (18+20)/2 = 19 across

    I must be missing something.
     
  11. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    has anyone ever thought about adding an extra button? (and being evenly spaced) to reduce the front flare when sitting, and the shirt folds on itself?
     
  12. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    I've thought about that. On the belly area, by the waist line?
     
  13. Notreknip

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    I nearly requested an 8th button and tighter spacing on my most recent order. Perhaps next time.

    The key for me is a button around 8.5" below the collar band which helps reduce placket gaping at the chest when sans tie and slouching on my chair.
     
  14. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    yes exactly, but i was wondering if it would look weird/conspicuous with an extra button.
     
  15. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    Assuming that seven button is standard, yes I have had shirts made with eight buttons.
     
  16. Turner

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    You're right, it should be 19", but I decided to fill out the given oder form and choose 20" for the waist, specifying the wacky and asymmetric stuff in the custom order notes. I thought if Luxire would confuse the specs or if the additional oder informations would get lost somewhere in the production process, I would still get a shirt with the correct front size at the waist. The redundant material in the back would be easy to get rid of by adding darts at a local tailor, avoiding hassle with shipping back and so on.

    Michael
     
  17. Turner

    Turner Senior member

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    Some swatches from Luxire; the white balance is correct but there is some overexposure from the scanning process. I guess about 1/3 to 1/2 stops. The 3500 x 2475 pics are at my flickr-folder

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    I've added the numbers to the links (circeled numbers at the sides of the fabrics)

    1 http://custom.luxire.com/collections/oxford/products/classic-red-stripes-oxford

    2 http://custom.luxire.com/collections/oxford/products/grey-blue-royal-oxford

    3 http://custom.luxire.com/collections/oxford/products/peach-royal-oxford

    4 http://custom.luxire.com/collections/oxford/products/sky-blue-oxford

    5 http://custom.luxire.com/collections/oxford/products/classic-grey-oxford

    6 http://custom.luxire.com/collections/oxford/products/classic-blue-summer-oxford

    7 http://custom.luxire.com/collections/oxford/products/apricot-orange-royal-oxford

    8 http://custom.luxire.com/collections/blue/products/blue-chambray-linen

    9 http://custom.luxire.com/collections/blue/products/light-blue-university-stripes-140-2

    10 http://custom.luxire.com/collections/blue/products/blue-end-on-end-linen

    11 http://custom.luxire.com/collections/blue/products/blue-knitted-pique

    12 http://custom.luxire.com/collections/blue/products/blue-summer-chambray-1

    14 http://custom.luxire.com/collections/blue/products/blue-chambray-eta

    15 http://custom.luxire.com/collections/blue/products/sky-blue-summer-chambray

    16 http://custom.luxire.com/collections/blue/products/steel-blue-end-on-end

    17 http://custom.luxire.com/collections/blue/products/tufts-blue-end-on-end

    18 http://custom.luxire.com/products/navy-chambray-by-brembana

    19 http://custom.luxire.com/products/navy-linen-chambray

    20 http://custom.luxire.com/products/navy-denim-chambray

    21 http://custom.luxire.com/products/blue-denim-slubby-chambray

    23 http://custom.luxire.com/collections/dress-shirts/products/luxire-gold-white-with-blue-stripes

    24 http://custom.luxire.com/collections/dress-shirts/products/red-navy-big-tattersall

    25 http://custom.luxire.com/collections/dress-shirts/products/red-white-gingham

    26 http://custom.luxire.com/products/blue-white-gingham

    27 http://custom.luxire.com/products/cotton-linen-blue-white-gingham (the swatch is actually showing the Blue Gingham Linen)

    29 http://custom.luxire.com/products/sky-blue-linen-cotton

    30 http://custom.luxire.com/products/blue-micro-gingham-linen

    31 Red poly blend End-On-End (not on the website, red cotton chambray should arrive soon).
     
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  18. Xtra

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    Do you have the sky blue oxford? Compared to say the classic blue oxford this is quite a bit lighter and very soft. If you already have it, I'm unsure of other options.
     
  19. keys

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    Damn good info. Thanks for taking the time to provide this as well as links to the sample swatches.

    That's what makes a forum like this so great, input from people like this.

    V-
     
  20. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    Damn, can't wait for my blue hounds tooth linen.

    Just emailed Luxire and I'll have one linen pant, three remakes, and two shirts in one haul. I just sent two other shirts in, so if those make it in time, I have potentially 8 items arriving at once. Six no matter what. It'll be a few weeks as they're backed up though.
     
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