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Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Senior member

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    I think that shirt looks outstanding. You and Luxire nailed it, man.

    Regarding the "too tight" comments, remember you're dealing with several... let's say, "men of a certain age"... around here. :D The appreciation of fitted clothes seems to have a generational component to it.
     
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  2. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Someone was going to send in the actual Kamakura to duplicate. Not sure who...
     
  3. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, I'm happy :D. Especially considering the price.
     
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  4. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    Why are we all getting so defensive? My comment was aimed at lightly challenging the notion of what constitutes too tight as you can see a mile away and from being in this thread long enough a lot of people (or a lot of people based on the percentage of those who comment) would consider that too tight, but what is actually too tight about it?
     
  5. Patrick R

    Patrick R Senior member

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    Clearly it isn't intended to "fit" like a classic button down shirt would, so any opinion about fit is simply an opinion. With that in mind, it fits through the chest and torso like a close fitting undershirt. If the sleeves were as tightly fitted as the body, it would look more like a compression shirt than a button down shirt.
     
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  6. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I was defensive because you were so hostile, while my first comment had a very neutral tone. I have Luxire shirts that look exactly like that when standing, but are a bit too tight when I sit down, as the placket bunches up and pulls a bit. They've also shrunken a bit over time, exaggerating the problem. It might not be too tight now, but it could become that way over time.

    What I meant to say is that one should be cautious about judging a shirt just from a standing position, as I've made that mistake before, resulting in slightly subpar shirts. Anyway, it was more of a general advice than a specific one, as we're talking about one little picture, so it's hard to say whether it's actually too tight. I'm happy that EFV is enjoying his new shirt though!
     
  7. MacGuffen

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    May I ask how big the taper is? I mean, how large is your chest meqsurement relative to your waist measurement? I quite like how it drops almost straight down, at least from what I can see in your picture.
     
  8. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Chest 21, waist 19. My torso is kind of naturally barrel shaped though.
     
  9. evpj2L

    evpj2L Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone ordered a polo shirt from Luxire recently? I know that a while back some had described issues with the polo collar holding its shape, so I was curious if that issue had been worked out.
     
  10. Evolve

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    What's the standard/preferred method of determining shirt cuff measurement? Wrist circumference + 2"?
     
  11. PtrckHmphrys

    PtrckHmphrys Senior member

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    Mine appears to be wrist circumference + 1" (and I don't wear a watch). This wasn't on purpose, I just found the sweet spot—not too loose, not too tight—through trial and error.
     
  12. CosmeDaniel

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    I'm sure it varies from person to person dependent on preference. For me, my cuff measurement is wrist circumference + 1.5".

    I'll note that I also wear a very slim watch. Keep that in mind if your watch face is thick. Then the +2" may be better.
     
  13. Evolve

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    Thanks for the replies. I don't wear a watch, so that's not an issue. My wrists are 7" and I went with Luxire's standard cuff size (for a shirt in my size) for my first two shirts: 9.25". Unfortunately, my latest shirt came with 9.5" cuffs, which definitely feel a bit too large. 9.25" is decent, but think I'll try 9" for my next shirt.
     
  14. PtrckHmphrys

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    Am I the only one who doesn't like the hand-sewn bar tacks on Luxire trousers? They're very Italian looking. I'm partial to the English look, and I just don't see these on English tailoring (perhaps I'm not looking hard enough). On Savile Row etc., I'm sure they just use machine tacks, or perhaps they're hand-sewn but in a much less conspicuous way. I have no idea of the functionality of either method, but I personally prefer to eliminate superfluous (i.e. Italian-looking) details wherever possible, and something about those tacks just bugs me.

    Or am I just being stupid? Is this a coveted detail that I should seek?
     
  15. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm pretty certain that you can get your pants without those tacks.
     
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    Any support out there for some brown/white and grey/white dress shirt fabrics? My searches never seem to reveal much that I find desirable in these colours.

    Some not-too-dark university, bengal, or dress stripes would be ideal for me but I might have interest in some faint graph checks as well.
     
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  17. Patrick R

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    It's time to put an order in for the Sic-Tess White Blue Hairline Stripes:
    http://custom.luxire.com/collections/dress-shirts/products/white_blue_hair_line_stripes

    I'm going with a button down. With this shirt, I want to have a collar and cuffs that have enough structure to avoid collapsing under the weight of a sweater or jacket. I would go with a light fused interlining for both collars and cuffs, but I don't think a fused button down collar sounds like a good plan. My light lined unfused collars don't hold form well when worn under a jacket, so I'm thinking medium-stiff unfused collar and light fused cuffs. Any thoughts?

    tl;dr version:
    medium-stiff, unfused button down collar and light, fused cuffs - stupid or not?
     
  18. Wade

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    go unfused, lightly lined
     
  19. Patrick R

    Patrick R Senior member

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    Thanks, Wade, I appreciate all input. But I have a Luxire shirt that is unfused and lightly lined. It doesn't have enough structure, even being a medium weight cloth. This lighter wight cloth would be worse.

    If it were to be worn purely without a jacket or sweater, I'd agree with your suggestion of a light unfused lining 100%.
     
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  20. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    Luxire mentioned they changed their default collars a while ago and based on my last order definitely not as stiff as they use to be but still have a good amount of structure in them - very much like the change. Perhaps that could be the go?
     

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