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Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    Why exactly is it nowhere near bespoke? Luxire can and will do anything that the customer requests, there are no set patterns and a brand new pattern is created for each customer. The only thing Luxire is missing is multiple in-person fittings, which is pretty much impossible for an online company to do. Although, I do remember Luxire saying for suits and things like that, they would be willing to mail partially-completed garments for the customer to try on at an additional cost. Seems pretty close to bespoke, or at least as close as an online retailer can possibly get.
     
  2. eprex

    eprex Well-Known Member

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    Got my package today. Unfortunately it contained 4 shirts, not the 5 that I ordered, and it also didn't contain the shirt I sent for measurements.

    I contacted them with the issue and hope they reply soon. Depending on how they handle the situation and of course the quality/fit of the shirts will dictate if I recommend them and whether I buy the 4 I have bookmarked :-/

    Also, please note that the Everyday Shirt: Pale Blue End-on-End and Sky-blue chambray are practically identical in how they look in person.

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  3. KYHillbilly

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    +1

    Accurate replication of previously tailored bespoke garments with new fabrics, if not bespoke, is a close proximity.
     
  4. MZhammer

    MZhammer Senior member

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    I'd really like a "customer profile" section on the site that would keep track of your most up to date edits. I recently went back and reordered some old shirts off of previous measurements but forgot that I had elongated the collars and now the points don't reach my lapels. My fault 100% but that feature would be very helpful for remembering details like that.
     
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  5. hookem12387

    hookem12387 Senior member

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    i have truly bespoke shirts and trousers (no suits or jackets) and I'd say what luxire is doing is as close to that as could possibly be done online. There's no altering of a set pattern, which is what I consider m2m to be, its all based on individual patterns. In my mind, that is bespoke
     
  6. Liber

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    Pale Blue oxford is off the chain.

    Ever so slightly lighter in colour compared to the Sky Blue oxford. I'll post some pics up tomorrow.
     
  7. scrolls

    scrolls Senior member

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    Out of curiosity I looked up a couple definitions/explanations of bespoke tailoring. Not one mention of it having to be in-person or requiring "many measurements" whatever that means. And Luxire certainly adds their own house style to things (like the lining on the pants I got recently, which was awesome btw).

    Either way it's kind of a stupid semantic discussion.

    "The distinguishing points of bespoke tailoring are the buyer's total control over the fabric used, the features and fit, and the way the garment should be made. More generally, bespoke tailoring includes a high degree of customisation and involvement of the end-user in the production process."
     
  8. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Individual pattern = Bespoke. You can dial the fit by multiple visits (fittings) or multiple orders with iterations. It doesn't matter though as long as you get good looking and well fitting clothes.
     
  9. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    The allure of bespoke is not just the pattern. In fact, most patterns are merely reference points. The true value of bespoke is that you get in-real-life advice and counseling from the cutter and tailor who will physically be making your garment. You also benefit from an iterative process in which tweaks can be made during the course of construction and finishing. When it comes to "true bespoke," you're paying far more for experience, judgement and a trained eye than you are for some stenciled-all-over piece of paper.

    All my Luxire stuff has come out great and I have enjoyed their fast and seamless production, but let's not confuse end-products and processes.
     
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  10. GasparddeColigny

    GasparddeColigny Senior member

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    I agree that the end result may come very close, and don't get me wrong, very satisfied with what Luxire made me.
    I'm specifically referring to the process, regardless of outcome. If it was phrased "results close to bespoke", I think we would be much more in agreeance. I just think a bit of clarity is beneficial for those newly venturing into this world.

    To make an analogy to my profession: filling out an online questionnaire vs a face to face consult. The latter offers a specialist the chance to test the clients expectations, point of entry, the specialist's experience etc. Whether that's useful or necessary ( imo it often is beneficial) is beside the point.
     
  11. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    I don't know what you are all smoking but bespoke takes more than original block patterns...
     
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  12. Ironballs

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  13. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Our tribute to the Forestiere Jacket:

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  14. Monkeyface

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    That looks perfect! What's the pricing on those? Definitely wanna order one for winter.
     
  15. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Starts at $600, depends on fabric chosen. We do have the same shade of corduroy from Brisbane Moss as in the image below

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  16. computingboy91

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  17. Monkeyface

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    Yeah, that would be the finishing touch.

    Depends on your definition of summer. European summer: yes. US summer: probably not.
     
  18. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Not that this matters at all - plenty of threads here on the nature of bespoke - but pretty sure Luxire is MTO. And a fine, may I add.
     
  19. computingboy91

    computingboy91 Senior member

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    European summer, or what most consider a winter mid-effin'-August in London.

    I certainly did not envision using my new scarves when I picked them up on the Begg sample sale in the sweltering heat just a few weeks ago...

    @Monkeyface /fellow Londoner, do they feel like jeans? Or is it more like a thick cotton material?

    Thanks.
     
  20. eprex

    eprex Well-Known Member

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    made a mistake with shipments, the second one came in today. Will post once I've gotten to all the shirts.

    Sorry for the mistake Luxire!
     
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