Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luxire, Jun 20, 2012.
Shirt is looking great, tempted to order a shirt in that fabric..
I had my first (test-) shirt made with shirred shoulders and yoke. Both were executed beautifully and I will keep the shirred shoulders at future shirts for more "sprezz" and to visually broaden my narrow shoulders. But I wasn't satisfied with the shirred yoke (one of their standard options).
The yoke height is very short by default, which is understandable from an esthetic point of view, since a higher yoke with shirring would look unbalanced. Luxire also told us:
Quote: While this is certainly true, I find the short yoke uncomfortable, because now the yoke seam is sitting at the most unfavorable part of the shoulder line and since the seam is less yielding than the rest of the fabric, it cuts into the skin when moving the arms forward. But everyone is built different, so it might work for you.
Dude... get some higher rise and looser fitting trousers, please! From the waist down, I'd swear that was a pic of a female.
The picture makes them look to have a lower rise than they actually do, since you can only see the top half of my body. I'm tall with long legs so I look more proportioned with a full body shot. They're Epaulet rivet chinos, which actually have a fairly high rise for a casual chino, I think these are close to 11". Not sure I'd want to go any higher than that for a casual fabric, although my dress trousers do have a higher rise.
Edit- these are actually closer to 10" rather than 11", it's my dress trousers that are in the 11" range. Years ago before I knew any better, I used to buy Mabitex wool trousers that had like a 9.5" rise. That was definitely an awful look.
Really liking that outfit B, can't wait to get my Luxire shirt back.
Thanks for pictures of the shirred yoke and shoulders. Based on your pics, I personally would stick with two side pleats vs. shirred yoke or vs. center pleat for that matter. For my first Luxire shirt I ordered no pleats based on my reference shirt as the slight tightness when lifting my arms don't bother me. That said, the look of cleanly made side pleats on a shirt don't both me either.
That shirt overall looks great Beatlegeuse. The only other change I might make besides the cuff and sleeves is possibly decreasing the yoke very slightly. I think this may eliminate some of that pleating below your armholes. This would probably require you to add a little extra sleeve length to compensate. That's probably more of a comfort/personal preference thing though, and def not necessary.
I just received my first two shirts yesterday. I was nervous that they sent two shirts on my first order (I only meant to order one at a time), but I seem to have nailed it with the fit... Pheww. The University Stripes oxford fabric is really soft and nubby, and I love these fat MOP white buttons. The collar is a beast with 2" height and 3.5" points with serious roll, but I love it. I'd probably do the point down collar on my next button down. The other one is the pencil stripe dress shirt, also with a beastly collar. I'll post some fit pics later to see if you guys have any proposed adjustments.
Gotcha. Maybe just pleat the back then. :-/
Fresco is a little itchy, I had no idea. I literally drove home at lunch, scarfed down chipotle, threw these pants on out of the shipping box, and drove back to work. So, here are my first pair from Luxire. I think the fit is pretty great for a first attempt. The pockets dont gap at all, which is amazing given my thighs/butt (crossfit). They may be my only pair that don't. They came ironed flat (side to side) hence the bulge at the sides right now. Only complaint: I wanted DAKS side adjusters and instead got metal + belt loops. I'll probably just have the metal adjusters taken off because I don't really like the look on casual pants. Anyway, here are pics:
I'll post a review later, but the quality feels high just wearing 'em.
Those look great. Sorry you didn't get the DAKS. I'm sure they'd fix it for you if you really wanted them to.
Mine came ironed side by side as well. After the fit pics, I ironed the creases in them.
Mine don't have the pocket gap either. I'm thrilled about that. Seriously.
I'm sure they'd fix it, I just don't care enough to ask.
Itchy like in an itchy wool sweater or more like the rough itchiness of linen? don't like either, but can tolerate the linen much more.
Sorry to hear about the DAKS adjusters. I ordered DAKS for my pants as well. Hopefully they get it right for me.
Hookem, that looks very very good.
Probably a stupid question but what is a pocket gap?
When your pants don't fit you well and your side pockets 'gap' - they stay open.
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