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Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Exact same. Found my best fitting trousers which happened to be from an older pair of suit trousers. Ordered chinos to keep initial investment low, tweaking where needed (slimmed out a bit since they are chinos and not suit pants, etc).

    Actually mine ended up being a combination of multiple pants--rise from one, thigh from another, etc. Hence the spreadsheet to keep it all straight.

    Really, about the same as my shirt ordering process.
     
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  2. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Luxire deconstructed, cotton sport coat and Minnis pants:
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  3. zeBanker

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    The shape looks nice. Though, is it possible that Luxire does not do that intensive pressing that actually shape the form of a jacket? I know it's deconstructed and stuff, but I've seen more plain deconstructed jackets before...
    But maybe you just recently put them out of the box, as well.
     
  4. XFactor

    XFactor Senior member

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    I am wondering the same.
     
  5. topos

    topos Senior member

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    my frankenstein measurements were for my shirts. i'm glad i had enough shirts with the right characteristics to make a good first approximation. i had relatively little to change in the second iteration, and these were mostly things i couldn't have anticipated anyways (like shoulder pitch). the only thing i've found difficult is recording certain changes that aren't a part of the normal measurements (shoulder slope, elbow, . . .).
     
  6. quuz

    quuz Senior member

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    Why is the breast pocket on the right side?
     
  7. topos

    topos Senior member

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    the same reason it appears his wedding ring is on his right hand, and the same reason it appears the jacket buttons backwards.
     
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  8. quuz

    quuz Senior member

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    Haha, just woke up, can't think straight :deadhorse:
     
  9. XFactor

    XFactor Senior member

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    So a question to the guys who've already got...

    FRESCO / FINMERESCO PANTS from LUXIRE.

    http://luxire.com/products/minnis-fresco-light-grey-plainfresco_0500
    At this price point - $225 - Fabric/ Parts and Labor - There is no way to beat Luxire? Or is there?

    Are there some Bangkok or HK tailors who can / are beating this in some way? Insider connections?

    PS: The reason I ask is this - ... If they are "on the dot" here then once they fix their SUIT related issues, they can pretty much be the No.1 Summer Suit maker on SF,, ??

    Thoughts?
     
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  10. TehBunny

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    Was wondering what you Northerners' would recommend in the way of casual linen shirting after wearing some of Luxire's offerings through your past summer? Particularly interested in somewhat 'textured' fabrics like the linn chambrays. What where your favorites' NOBD, I remember you posted a lot of linen!
    The jacket looks great for casual emptym, would also echo the comments on it's 'wrinkly-ness' but being casual still looks darn great. I think your pants would look cleaner with a higher rise, but that's just personal preference.
     
  11. MattR

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    This looks better than some of the jackets posted to date. Not to say the others were bad, but that Luxire is making progress.

    What's your assessment compared to the other jackets Luxire did for you?
     
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  13. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    I think you missed the part about it being made out of Baumwolle, not Wolle. Cotton can't be shaped by pressing as wool can, not as far as I know.
    The wrinkles are simply the result of wearing a cotton jacket for a twelve hour work day. If I'd taken it at the beginning of the day, it'd less wrinkled. But imo, wrinkles on a thin cotton jacket are part of the charm.
    I'm a serious bargain shopper, and I've had stuff made by over a dozen tailors in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Israel (as well as the US and Italy). But I know of no other company that can do this. The fabric for a pair of Minnis fresco pants is about $125 retail. If you factor in shipping and customs, it's more. You can find people who will make pants for very little, but it will be tough to find someone to make them well. And if you add in Luxire's handwork and complete flexibility in customization, I would say it would be virtually impossible to find someone at this quality and price.

    The pants do have a high rise, 11.5", I think. I see now that it seems like some of my shirt is peeking out under the tie. That must be because the shirt wasn't tucked in enough. I took this really quickly.

    This is the best. And it's given me confidence to order more.
     
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  14. MTC87

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    Is there an advantage to measuring your best-fitting shirt vs. sending in a shirt for replication? I'd rather trust Luxire with measuring the shirt I want to replicate, but it seems like lots of people recommend measuring it yourself. Am I missing something?
     
  15. Holdfast

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  16. topos

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    I agree. The main point is: order the way they tell you to. They know better than us what makes them less likely to make mistakes, and it would seem from reading this thread they have been nothing but helpful in correcting those that are their fault. Besides, you can't control others' mistakes.
     
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    ^totally agree.

    In years of clothing retail I've never once met a customer who knows how a shop works better than the staff. If they ask you to do something then do it.
     
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  19. NOBD

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    ^
    Classic Blue Oxford:

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    Less pronounced (paler, less contrast between the blues) than your example (which is quite nice).
     
  20. PtrckHmphrys

    PtrckHmphrys Senior member

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    How about this collar? It's my rip-off of T&A, with no space and a high buttoning point to (theoretically) prevent the top edge of the tallish collarband from folding over when buttoned (read).

    [​IMG]
     

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