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Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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Hello all, got a few questions about shirts.
Looking at getting one made to start replacing my off the rack ones. I'm after a thin, crisp, dry fabric in white. Could anyone make any suggestions? Something like this fabric from Saman Amel:
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Second, in terms of fit: I'm a thin, tall guy, and even the slimmest of cuts from TM Lewin, one of the 3 affordable English shirtmakers ends up billowing out in my mid and lower back.
While I don't want to get a skintight shirt, I don't want it to be rather trim in the waist and hips so I don't get any flaring out in those areas. Should I get my shirt in slim or super-slim from Luxire?
What would be fantastically helpful is if someone could post a picture of them in a super-slim and a slim shirt for comparison.

Thanks so much ahead of time.
The best approach is to take a really well fitting shirt (if you aren’t there yet consider getting one tailored) and send it in for them to replicate (and tweak off of that if needed).
 

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Maybe brembana white twill also Google wollen hulls luxire shirt cloth guide. Ask them to pre-wash to avoid shrinkage.

Measure your best fitting shirt and adjust. If you are slim avoid back pleats and make it with darts. Dont decrease measurments too much on your first shirt. If it is slightly too big you can have it slimmed by a local alteration tailor. Expect 2-3 tries before it is "perfect" and enjoy the Journey as much as the goal.
 

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Thanks for the replies, I live in a smaller city in England and there aren't any MTM or bespoke tailors around, as far as I know. Have considered having the first shirt made bespoke but not an option currently.
That Brembana twill looks good, should I be going for a fabric of lower weight if I want a shirt that's not stiff, shiny, and super formal.
These two cloths from Turnbull and Asser are exactly what I'm looking for (slightly too dear though).
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Thanks for the replies, I live in a smaller city in England and there aren't any MTM or bespoke tailors around, as far as I know. Have considered having the first shirt made bespoke but not an option currently.
That Brembana twill looks good, should I be going for a fabric of lower weight if I want a shirt that's not stiff, shiny, and super formal.
These two cloths from Turnbull and Asser are exactly what I'm looking for (slightly too dear though).
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Don’t think you need a bespoke tailor to do some alterations on a shirt. A regular alterations tailor is fine. I also wouldn’t recommend picking an expensive fabric for your first shirt.
 

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Got it, thanks.
How do I order swatches on their site?
Thanks all
 

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Swatches can be added to an order.

 

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Just took receipt of my Minnis Fawn Flannel Jacket. Still room to improve - lapels and quarters are totally off compared to the BnTailor style I requested, and it is too boxy. Previous fitting and the sample jacket I sent in pictured.

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I really like that fawn flannel suit. The details look great, and it generally looks very well fitting (though I can't see the back of neck clearly). By boxy, I assume you are referring mainly to the extended shoulder? It's difficult to see as the trousers look fuller cut--a picture from further out that showed full body including shoes would give a better idea of the overall balance.
 

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Just took receipt of my Minnis Fawn Flannel Jacket. Still room to improve - lapels and quarters are totally off compared to the BnTailor style I requested, and it is too boxy. Previous fitting and the sample jacket I sent in pictured.

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It is always interesting when ppl request other makers to create the BnTailor style. BnT easily has the best dressed mannequin, but few of us are built like mannequins and the end results are not always great. Still i think your suit looks good and would be very good with some alterations.
 

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@boot_owl

Any particular reason you didn't go directly to BnT to commission a suit?
 

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I really like that fawn flannel suit. The details look great, and it generally looks very well fitting (though I can't see the back of neck clearly). By boxy, I assume you are referring mainly to the extended shoulder? It's difficult to see as the trousers look fuller cut--a picture from further out that showed full body including shoes would give a better idea of the overall balance.
shoulder is fine, more a matter of chest, waist, and hips being cut a bit too large

It is always interesting when ppl request other makers to create the BnTailor style. BnT easily has the best dressed mannequin, but few of us are built like mannequins and the end results are not always great. Still i think your suit looks good and would be very good with some alterations.
thanks! I wasn’t quite looking for a carbon copy, but more similarity and lapel shape and quarters would have been nice.

@boot_owl

Any particular reason you didn't go directly to BnT to commission a suit?
practicality of travel, and I like working with luxire. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t an indictment of their work - just sharing experience. I have a lot of clothes with luxire and intend to continue purchasing more

Always painfully to see bad outcomes when are expensive. Did the original suit sleeve fit better?
I think bad outcome is a bit of an exaggeration, rather just a demonstration that there is room to improve. Yes the original suit sleeve fit better.
 

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shoulder is fine, more a matter of chest, waist, and hips being cut a bit too large



thanks! I wasn’t quite looking for a carbon copy, but more similarity and lapel shape and quarters would have been nice.



practicality of travel, and I like working with luxire. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t an indictment of their work - just sharing experience. I have a lot of clothes with luxire and intend to continue purchasing more



I think bad outcome is a bit of an exaggeration, rather just a demonstration that there is room to improve. Yes the original suit sleeve fit better.
Well the original seems to fit better and the luxire suit has noticeable issues around the sleeves and neck plus the front panels are collapsing a little. I mean it’s not unwearable but it’s a rtw fit at most. I don’t know the instructions you gave them but keep us posted about what they tell you
 

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shoulder is fine, more a matter of chest, waist, and hips being cut a bit too large



thanks! I wasn’t quite looking for a carbon copy, but more similarity and lapel shape and quarters would have been nice.



practicality of travel, and I like working with luxire. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t an indictment of their work - just sharing experience. I have a lot of clothes with luxire and intend to continue purchasing more



I think bad outcome is a bit of an exaggeration, rather just a demonstration that there is room to improve. Yes the original suit sleeve fit better.
I’ve always been intrigued by BNTailors mannequin photos and “the roll”, but it never seems to be as prevalent on photos of folks wearing the actual suits. Also, on the mannequins the single breasted tend to be unbuttoned.

That said, having gone through the process (and continuing to currently), Luxire suits tend to an ongoing, but well worth it process (my charcoal jacket that arrived over the summer had some issues and I assume I’ll have to send two of my other jackets back as well due to some collar issues that I can’t find anyone local willing to fix), but having 4 jackets + a tux, the fit and craftsmanship improves every time.

All of that said, there’s definitely room for improvement on your suit and I’m sure the Luxire team will fix it (though as most on this forum know, patience is virtue).
 

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So I am not the only one who has started the Luxire suit journey. Below some pictures of a trial jacket for an eventual suit. Still lots to fix (e.g. sleeves, too small chest/shoulders etc.) but eventually I am sure it will have paid off. All feedback is appreciated!

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