Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luxire, Jun 20, 2012.
Yes, I would love to be able to order Luxire madras come next summer.
Thank you m.
The Oxford was this
In terms of quality, the geographic source of the fabric refuses to matter. For most fabrics, it is the same Rapier looms and the same blended "Giza" cotton is the norm. Finishing is where European mills trump. Again, not because of any technical advancements, but because many do not cut corners. Which is one of the reasons we have been preferring them. Another reason ofcourse is peace of mind.
Made-in-India Madras are on the radar.
We hope to have a good range by then.
Picked up my shirt today:
First impressions, The construction is good, i think the only small thing i noticed is that the smaller collar MOP button was sewn in mid shirt instead, no big deal.
I did notice that the cuff slit that runs up the sleeve does not have closing buttons, is this something that can be requested in the next order i wonder?
For next shirt, i will ask for a collar with no gap, cuff sleeve buttons, and make slight adjustments to neck and armholes.
Great service, and speed of delivery, especially considering how far it travelled.
On the French cuffs, there are no gauntlet buttons by default. One the barrel cuffs, there are. The buttons can be added on request to the French cuffs too.
I thought I'd give a proper review of my shirt received a few days ago.
The initials are really put in an inappropriate place, very near the buttons which makes it visible when the jacket is worn open. The "F" letter is also not finished (upper bar of the F is not done).
That's why I removed the initials request in my second order.
The measurements have been very very well followed and I'm quite impressed regarding that, the collar looks good but the neck band is extremely rigid. I also ordered a second shirt with a softer neck band to make a comparison.
The fabric now is what annoys me more. For a Monti 2/140s, superfine cotton, the touch is rough and feels like low quality cotton. I own shirts from Barba, Charvet and a lot of bespoke shirts. The fabrics are mostly from Alumo in 140/2 and it's worlds apart from the Monti I received. Prices are not the same of course but still. I'm looking for a soft touch and "superfine cotton" seemed like what I was looking for.
In that sense, I'm a bit disappointed. I ordered another shirt in another 140/2 fabric to check whether the feeling would be the same.
But once again, measurements, fast treatment and delivery and good customer service are impressive
I noticed that they make their French cuffs' gauntlet slightly different from most RTW makers. It's actually sort of "split" into half, and closes nicely without a button. Normal ones are sort of "overlapped" instead.
I like it.
How do I describe a collar like this on my next order:
Specifically, the no gap collar opening, the inward curving of the collar sides, and spread of the collar.
In the notes: "Would like a collar as in the image http://www.styleforum.net/content/type/61/id/587265/width/350/height/700/flags/LL
0 Tie gap. Please note the inward curving of the collar sides, and spread of the collar."
I'll probably go for a Barba, Borrelli or Finamore collar on my next order:
I just received my second order and once again the fit and finish is quite nice. This time around I ordered a pair of shirts that were more casual in style and fabric, including one that was a brown plaid flannel - not a shirt I'd ever have imagined myself buying, but maybe I've just been in England too long and miss my native Canada. Regardless, I had to laugh when I was ironing it and noticed how meticulous they were about pattern matching. Each of the seams on the shirt are very well balanced pattern wise, and there was obviously a lot of care taken when the shirt was laid out, but the front pocket really stood out.
Or rather didn't!
If you look very closely, you'll be able to tell there is a pocket on that shirt. It's a poor picture (iPhone), but the pocket is even harder to see in real life.
I was very happy to see how much attention they paid to making the shirt balance with the pattern on the fabric... and I think that the nigh-invisible pocket is just brilliant!
I've just ordered my third pair of shirts today in plain white and classic blue oxford. I'll probably start branching out a little more colour wise in my next orders.
Blue Hairline Stripes
Feels good to read
Thank you for noticing that Donovan. A lot of efforts go into the minute details and it really feels good when they are noticed and appreciated.
Any fans of attaching the pocket at a 45 degrees bias for a more casual look?
This is so worth pointing out as a great example of workmanship. I have a very well made neopolitan jacket in plaid that I still marvel at the barchetta breast pocket - it was cut and placed so exactingly that, like this example, it's almost impossible to see. I can certainly see where it was a painstaking effort to get right. What a great effort for "only" a shirt - speaks volumes of the priorities of the maker.
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