Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luxire, Jun 20, 2012.
Is that part of your workshop in the back?
Would love to see some more pictures of it.
We moved in here just yesterday.
A lot of it is still being readied. Once complete, will share a virtual walk-through.
Oh my, this is very interesting. How would the jacket be constructed? Presumably without fusing or canvassing on the front, and without shoulder pads? I'd love to get one like this from you but I unfortunately don't have a sample to send in. Hmm, maybe come spring or summer other people will have tried it and so you'll have the process down...
When are people normally being charged by Luxire?
Are you ever going to have seersucker shirt fabrics?
I have paid on the website after creating my order. Is there another payment method?
I believe the discussion around quilted, Boggi-styled jackets ended 10-20 pages back or so. I imagine it would take some time to setup, source materials, etc. Just to be sure, is this still being pursued or has anyone actually placed an order?
We usually charge the customer after we start work on the garment.
Website is the best option. In case of any problems, we can process your order offline.
We do have one on the site currently. A few more are offline and would be added over the next few days. Not a large collection though.
On the lookout.
The goose-down arrived couple of weeks ago. A few of the fabrics like ripstop, canvas can now be ordered. Working on some interesting water-proof, breathable fabric options.
I'm just waiting for more wool or similar trouser fabrics to be added before ordering, but wanted to add in that if yall source any wool cavalry twill fabrics, I'll surely buy one of each fabric yall put out. It's strangely hard to find cav twill pants
I was thinking about ordering a couple of shirts from Luxire but this fit gives me great hesitation. It demonstrates the reason one avoids RTW except it is MTM. Perhaps the measurements were taken poorly, sure, but I do not want to order shirts that are completely useless. And I do not have a shirt with me to send in or measure from, thus the whole reason I might order a couple of emergency shirts.I would use body measurements. If anyone has any input(Luxire included, of course), feel free to enlighten me one way or the other.I would be completely upset if I received a shirt that fit this way. I know my measurements will not be so far off.
Shirt will be made based on the measurements you provide. I have 5 shirts and I am still tweaking my measurements a bit, but they have been produced to specifications I requested. They will also keep a file for you of different measurements you like - I have a casual, dress, and dress with french cuff. My guess is that manchambo would admit the fit of his Luxire shirt was due to user error given that he posted the pics asking for advice.
The short (and painful) answer to this is there is no way to avoid fit issues. The only true way to get a (as close to) perfectly fitted shirt (as possible) would be to have a tailor make one for you and then have subsequent fittings and adjustments made. This takes into consideration things like sleeve pitch, collar modifications, length adjustments required to remedy shrinkage, etc, etc. However, this process is not the goal (nor should it be) of a MTM shirtmaker. Let alone one that operates on the internet.
I have turned to online shirtmakers to make the majority of my casual shirting (OCBDs and the like). However, I only get good results by taking measurements from my pre-existing bespoke shirts and denoting every fine detail and measurement involved. Sometimes the result has been great, sometimes not so much. However, remember the nature of the beast here; it's on you to get the end-product correct, not the maker. This would be a different story if a IRL tailor were involved.
My simplest advice would be to have multiple measurements taken. Take your own and then have a tailor measure you. If you're lucky, the tailor might even offer up advice on posture or necessary corrections to your current shirt. However, this will likely not happen unless the tailor has made garments for you in the past. From there you can "average out" your two measures and go from there. As with anything, I'd also recommend ordering a test shirt (in a cheaper material and with a more simplistic design (i.e. skip all the bells as whistles so often discussed here). That way you can get a more objective idea of fit and necessary alterations.
This is a problem with MTM in general. You probably don't know your measurements well enough to get a good result. With RTW, at least you are *usually* getting something that is of a decent style, proportion, etc, even if the fit isn't perfect. I'd definitely avoid MTM of any type, shirts, suits, shoes, anything, until you know yourself and your clothes well enough to justify it.
As long as the MTM outfit is producing the clothes to your measurement, they are doing their job. If you give them bad measurements, that's another problem.
This is doubly a problem with suits, and why I never recommend online MTM to anyone.
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