Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luxire, Jun 20, 2012.
are you planning to offer TMason in the near future? Thanks
The fabrics we have are from different sources including TMason and other reputed mills.
We are moving towards a standard of classifying each fabric as Luxire instead of the mill that makes it.
We select our fabrics based on our quality standards and stand by each shirt we make.
You can thus choose any of Luxire fabric and be confident that they would meet your high expectations. Do go by the description and do feel free to ask any questions regarding its weight or feel.
What are your opinions on unfused cuffs and collars? And is it better to get them 'slightly' lined (not sure what this is LMGT)?
Got my shirts earlier this week and so pissed that I ordered the warzone oxofrd when it's a searing summer here in Australia; wore it to work to test and absolutely boiled myself T_T But the fit is excellent and the blue mid-weight OCBD I ordered is great wearing it today (day-off, U JElly?)
No worries TB. The warzone Oxford would feel good next summer onwards till the summer of 2028. It just takes a bit longer to "break in".
There is no set rule for collar feel. It varies by fabric, style, occasion, person and company. An unlined OCBD, made of our Warzones are perfectly fine for most occasions. But, an unlined white shirt for a business meeting needs to be "carried". Slightly lined means different things to different people. What we do is fuse in a layer of a very light lining just to give body to the otherwise light fabric. For unfused, add a layer of light fabric for similar purpose.
Thanks; think I will go for an unfused collar next time! Probably better for summer But I'm kinda confused does unfused mean unlined or semi-lined?
Went to some of the earlier pages of this thread to see what other people's shirt's were like and found that you guys are planning to do mtm pants; any date on the launch? (this would be awesome; I really need some more well fitting pants; have one bespoke which I could go off) Luxire rock-on; you guys are excellent for those who are used to buying rtw! Your shirts are excellent for the new people whoa re used to buying RTW (expecially over here in Aus; ill-fitting decent shirts are >$100)
Unlined and unfused are 2 different things: Unfused collars have an interlining that is not fused, pasted using heat, onto the shell. Unlined, is whereby you have just the 2 layers of shell and no interlining in between.
Pants have been overdue. Everything is "almost" ready, just the last steps are required. Hopefully just on time for Christmas delivery. Else, January 2013.
Quality is a mindset. Thankfully, every member of the Luxire team has acquired that and every new entrant starts with the goal of producing the best shirts in the world. It is now more difficult for us to produce a bad shirt than a good one. Our pant making skills have reached that level too. We just need to get a few other things in place.
My shirt just shipped this morning Should be here on Monday, looking forward to seeing it.
The Single Cuff
Overall, I am incredibly pleased with these shirts, as a college student with 2 jobs that I have to dress in business attire for, Luxire offers an affordable option that fits my measurements. The turn around was quick, customer service helpful, and each shirt matches my exact specifications. I wholeheartedly recommend Luxire to anyone considering them.
On to my shirts. I think for the next round I am going to add .5 in the chest and waist, subtract .5 at the hem for all shirts, as they are currently just a little restrictive.
As for the casual shirt worn untucked you can probably see the blousing at the hem, I specified a length of 27.5 for this more casual shirt, and didn't think of the implications of an expansion from 18" at the waist to 20" at the hem. To address this next time I think adding .5-1" of length while adding some at the waist and subtracting at the hips should fix the current appearance of a womanly hips/an hourglass shape.
Any other comments or tips on fit would be great, for reference I am 6'1" 160 lbs. Here are some fit pics:
(first is: Pale blue poplin 2/100, second is navy red cream gingham twill)
The shirts are really nice, but your trousers look like they have a bit of a low rise.
It's a matter of personal taste, but I think your casual shirt is too short by 2", myself. I'm 6" and get casual shirts at 29.5", dress shirts at 31". The rest of it looks pretty good.
Agreed. They are borelli vintage that I ebayed really cheaply. They do make me feel like a trendy young italian dude when I wear em though
I have just received the shirts in the below picture and I can tell you Luxire absolutely destroys Cottonwork, Proper Cloth, Shirtsmyway.com and Indochino in terms of value, quality and price. I have no idea how they can charge less than Proper Cloth and make a product that is easily more superior. Luxire is the only company I will be ordering from in the future.
Seriously, if you are reading this and trying to decide to buy a Luxire shirt or not. Just do it, you will be incredibly pleased with the fabric, the buttons, the craftsmanship and the value (good luck beating their pricing).
Full disclosure: There is a little problem with the sleeve length on two of the shirts but I'm sure Luxire's excellent customer service will resolve that.
I second that. It's a real need but satisfying customers with their orders is the primary target.
Hm, not sure whether that'd be the best move in my opinion. Of course, I do understand your point of view but even when I'm going to the best bespoke tailor in Paris (Camps de Luca in my opinion), I'll ask who's the draper/mill (Scabal, Loro Piana, Holland & Sherry, etc.). I know they have fabrics of great quality but still, there are some I prefer and I definitely appreciate to know what I'm buying.
Naming all of your cloths Luxire is an understandable choice but I think most people would like to know what they're choosing as they'll have a reference.
If you seriously intend to do it anyway, my piece of advice would be to offer for 5/10 USD, whatever price you might consider appropriate, a bunch of fabrics to be sent to customers so that they can see what kind of fabrics you have.
I own quite a significant number of suits and shirts and between a wool and cashmere fabric from a very 'standard' draper and a wool and cashmere from Loro Piana, there's a great difference. The same goes with shirt fabrics, I will never think that "no name" 120/2 are the same than 120/2 from Alumo, Albini and others.
That's not my decision but I just thought I'd give my opinion. I love your concept, your prices, your flexibility and the speed at which you deliver orders but not indicating the mill isn't the best move according to me.
Agreed, I think listing the mill is one of the many ways you positively distinguish yourself from other competitors. I'm not sure I see the point behind labeling everything Luxire, as the customer knows they are buying from you and is trying to differentiate between your different fabrics.
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