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Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. joiji

    joiji Senior member

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    Daymmmmm.
     
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  2. 7_rocket

    7_rocket Senior member

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    When will you guys be getting new cotton fabrics?
     
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    @luxire - what's the weight of the "twill chino" linen fabrics?
     
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    Well, there goes the rest of my summer clothes budget.
     
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    Too bad I'm allergic to linen :(
     
  6. easy_golfing

    easy_golfing Senior member

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    what if we send in our clothes today for replication? still qualify for 20% off? :embar:
     
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    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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  8. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Valid on all new orders for the above linen fabrics placed this weekend.
     
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    zeBanker Senior member

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    Luxire, what does "Chino" mean in the context of linen?
    I'd love to order a pair, but am not sure about the consistency of the cloths.
    Are the Herringbone and the Twill fabrics of the same thickness?
    Thanks!
     
  10. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    "Chino" was added to the names there as these are twill weave and in typical chino colors. The construction is also very much like we see in cotton pants.

    The herringbone are slightly heavier than the twill chinos. The other, non-chino twills are heavier too, similar weight as the herringbones.
     
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  11. easy_golfing

    easy_golfing Senior member

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    Sorry, I'm new to your system. So can I send in a shirt to replicate today, place an order to qualify, then you would copy the measurements once received?
     
  12. wqvong

    wqvong Senior member

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    Any discount for canvas?
     
  13. clapeyron

    clapeyron Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    Linen: Sunset Yellow Twill Pants "Chino"

    1x $129.99
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    Linen: Off-White Heavy Vintage

    1x $129.99

    Two more summer chinos with belt loops.


    #62XX Mar 08, 2014 authorized unfulfilled $207.98
    #62XX Mar 05, 2014 authorized unfulfilled $149.99
    #61XX Feb 27, 2014 paid unfulfilled $785.00
    #61XX Feb 27, 2014 paid unfulfilled $55.00


    It would be wrong to let those EUR/USD exchange rates go to waste...

    @luxire what's the weight of the Linen: Off-White Heavy Vintage?
     
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  14. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

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    I am waiting on my first shirt to be delivered. Can I order now and have you hold off making them until I get my shirt to confirm measurements?

    Edit: I may just go with the pants if not.
     
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  15. fridayfrenzy

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    I am new to the different types of fabrics, so can someone explain linen to me like I am 5 years old.

    1) Is linen a style or is it an actual yarn type?
    2) Is linen really only appropriate for hot summer weather like the tropics?
    3) Is it see-through?
    5) Why is it more expensive?
    6) Does it wrinkle easily?
    7) Is it mainly for casual dress?
     
  16. timotune

    timotune Senior member

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    Every five year old can count better than you! ;)
    1. Linen is a fiber made from a plant (flax)
    2. I'd say yes, def. a summer fabric.
    3. not always. Depends on yarn count & waive & fabric weight
    5. not sure it is more expensive
    6. oh yes. Some like it & embrace the wrinkles.
    7. imho, yes. Others might disagree, but with the wrinkels and slubby texture it is more casual than most cottons imho


    I would not suggest to get a linen shirt first, better start with cotton.
     
  17. All Tatters

    All Tatters Senior member

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    This link contains the answer to most of your questions: http://m.wisegeek.org/what-is-linen.htm

    But in short:
    1) yarn type, from flax
    2) no, depends on weight. It's usually more (if not most) appropriate for warm weather
    3) depends on colour and weight, it is usually more see through than other fabrics because it often has open weave and light colours. Also, it wrinkles easily and adopts to the wearers body so it is also more see through in another sense.
    5) see link
    6) yes
    7) most people think so
     
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    So since most of your questions have been sufficiently answered I thought I give you a little deeper insight:

    Thinly woven linen is considered a summer fabric because of its ability to absorb and lose water rapidly. Linen cloth can absorb as much as 20% of its dry weight without feeling wet. Contrary to popular belief linen has a very low thermal conductivity (0.0038 Wm/K) that's why it is frequently used as an eco friendly insulation material, though most linen shirtings make up for this by being woven in breathable thinner weaves. With a density of 1.48 g/cm³ it is slightly lighter than cotton.

    Since linen has a very high tenacity (0.75 GPa) it is very durable and there's no need to starch it, though you will have to iron it frequently since its very low elasticity (Young's modulus somewhere around 30 GPa) causes it to wrinkle; due to it's low breaking strain (2000 microns) it is more likely to fray or break at locations of high strain (i.e. frequently pressed creases in the same area) but not more so than cotton (3700 microns) but a lot more than wool (28000-48000 microns) which can almost be infinitely pressed.

    If you don't like linen wrinkles but want to profit off of all of it's advantages I recommend 65% (70%) cotton 35% (30%) linen blended shirt fabrics. They don't wrinkle while still being immensely absorbent. These are hands down my favourite shirt fabrics.


    Though 100% linen trousers to me are an integral part of every summer wardrobe especially because of the wrinkles.

    So give linen a try and you won't regret it.

    Here's some inspiration:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/348731/friday-challenge-5-24-13-embrace-the-wrinkle-sprezz/0_100


    Pingson [​IMG]

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  19. MGoCrimson

    MGoCrimson Senior member

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    This screams "engineer" haha. Thanks for the interesting read.
     
  20. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Yes, the order can be placed this weekend with the discount. You can add to the notes that you are sending a shirt to replicate.

    20% off using code DUCKDUCK this weekend.

    Both the heavy vintage are really heavy, something that would last a lifetime. Will make very nice jackets too. Will give the exact weight on Monday.

    As long as the order is placed this weekend, the system will allow the discount. How we process it after that does not really matter.
     

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