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Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Sounds great! If I order it in August, will it be ready around October?
     
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  2. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Very likely, assuming not 31st August and 1st October [​IMG]
     
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  3. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Thank you for your quick reply. Haha, of course! There's no deadline for this, so plenty of time to focus on the details. I'm confident you'd be able to recreate this, after seeing the quality of my first Luxire jacket. I'm sure you'd be able to make it part of a regular lineup, like that shirt jacket, as it is a coveted jacket on SF.

    I suppose proper product photography would really benefit you. It'll be a bit of an investment to get the setup right, but I think it's worth it for an internet business. You should take a look at Malford of London's product photography. As far as I know, it's a one man business, but his pictures are amazing. This is good natured advice, and I certainly have no intention of insulting your current photographer!
     
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  4. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thank you M. Those are very kind words.

    Is the Arny's jacket also an orphan now, with no one making or owning it?

    Photography: Completely agree. We are doing it in steps. Good photography will include equipment, space, lighting, props and photographer.

    We recently invested in a decent camera and also setup a tiny room for the task. What we do lack is a dedicated professional photographer and your comment will hopefully hasten the search.
     
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  5. Monkeyface

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    Arnys has been acquired by LVMH and is now named Berluti, and I believe most original people have left or are retired. I'm sure they still make quality goods, and they do have some sort of Forestiere in their lineup. Either way, it would be way out of my price range, and the original Arnys jackets are almost impossible to find second hand. Besides,you allow me to use my own measurements and pick a fabric, which is pretty unique when it comes to online MTM!

    Good luck with sorting out the photography!
     
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    Would you be able to duplicate the quilted lining?
     
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  8. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Another pair of shoes: Tan leather, antique finish, after a few weeks of wear.

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  9. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    looks good, just needs a sleeker last, and the welt edges needs to not protrude as much.
     
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  10. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Senior member

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    Out of curiosity, do you have access to specialized/obscure (I don't know what the right word would be) hardware?

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  11. lostintranslation

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    Hey guys,

    I'm about to place my first order for a Luxire shirt. I had two questions that I wanted to ask:

    1) I usually hang-dry my shirts. How much shrinkage should I expect? I'm most concerned about the fit at the shoulders. 17" is perfect for me. Should I order 17" or adjust upwards to account for shrinkage?

    2) What would you guys recommend as a good "beginner" fabric to test fit with?

    Thanks!
     
  12. JezeC

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    1) There would be minimal shrinkage if there is any at all by utilizing the air-dry method. Don't adjust shirt measurements to account for shrinkage.
    2) Go with the cheaper fabrics (in the $70 or below range). Also make sure you can swear this shirt casually (open collar) in case you mess up in neck sizing.

    Tip: For the best results, send in your best fitted shirt for replication and request for certain alterations (ie, taper sleeves by .25 inches) etc...).
     
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    lostintranslation Senior member

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    Sounds great. Thanks a lot, JezeC! I'll give measuring my own shirt a shot since I only have a few well-fitting shirts and would like to hold onto them. :)

    Edit: Just placed an order for my first item from Luxire! Very excited to see how my first piece fits. I ended up going with a pink oxford fabric.
     
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  14. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Very nice! One of the places where we buy some of our non-standard options has accessories in thousands of such designs, some dating back almost a 100 years. So, if someone wants something unique or vintage, it can be checked there. No guarantee that we will find them, but, worth a try.

    Another option is to get them made, if there is sufficient interest. Getting made sometimes requires the creation of a die, which can be expensive, individual items after that, may not necessarily be.

    The answer then is yes, but, can be expensive. Also, to state things clearly, we will only go to the place looking for something if there is sufficient reason for us to. It is a time consuming exercise for us.
     
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    Luxire, would you be able to make women's business shirts? My girlfriend has a difficult time finding shirts to her taste here in Australia, and I've recommend she try using you - provided you're able to offer such a service. She'll likely send in a shirt for replication, and suggest a few alterations to this pattern. With regard to pricing, would it be the same as the men's shirts, or would this differ for women's shirting? Appreciate your assistance with this!
     
  16. Thrifter

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    I thought I read that Luxire makes womenswear for another brand. I've been trying to convince my wife to try Luxire for a while now, but I think she would be convinced if she saw some of Luxire's previous work for female customers. She also questions whether Luxire has a good selection of 'stretch' fabrics that are so common in women's clothing.
     
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    Thrifter, good point re: the stretch fabrics!
     
  18. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Glad to make the shirts, more so when sending samples. Pricing same as shirts for men. She can simply select the fabric and place order. In the notes, she can add, ladies shirt, sending sample for replication, with these changes.

    We will add a section and some images in "a few" months. Waiting for the new website to go live first. Has been ages now.

    Not much stretch fabrics currently available, but, will be adding plenty when we start offering ladies options. We do have a few though.

    For the brands we make ladies clothes for, we do see a lot of interest in linen, lustrous fine white, some ginghams, pinks, denim shirts and jeans.
    White linen, for some reason, is most popular.
     
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    When is the new website going live?
     
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    Fedex delivered the shirts just minutes before the game against France. Of course I've left the office before.

    Just a few quick pictures (and don't mind the bad exposure):

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    The collar is just what I wanted, Luxire did a perfect job following my requests.
     
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