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Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. Suit of Nettles

    Suit of Nettles Senior member

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    At the risk of derailing, can you elaborate a little? I gather you're in the UK, where I had heard of some nebulous bias against BD collars as 'American', but I didn't realise that it was limited to or focussed on specific working environments: very interesting.
     
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    For reference, I feel like this photo captures the differences between Luxire's Brembana Blue University Stripes and Blueish-Green University Stripe oxfords quite well. Though the representation of the 'actual' colors will be monitor-dependent, you can see here that the fabrics are quite different from one another. Though I like the Blueish-Green cloth quite a bit, I will say the fabric has a bit of a dirty/vintage coloration to it. It is very obviously an off-white almost cream-like color, whereas the white in the Blue University Stripes shirting is a truer white. Hope this information/pic may be of use to some folks on the fence about the two fabrics. To be honest, the best path to tread is probably to go ahead and get both... :D
     
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    Has anyone got the Cream Tan Stripes Chino?

    @luxire
    Do you guys have the weight (don't go to any trouble, just if you have it on hand).

    Also, do you guys have the Brisbane Moss Canvas in Grape?

    I couldn't see it listed but thought maybe it's just not up, given the extensive range you already have of their fabrics.
     
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    It doesn't look great if the collar swallows your whole neck, but likely you would be fine. An extra 0.25 inches isn't much. Your best bet would be to look at your standard neck-bands and take it from there. Is there room for 0.25 inches more?
     
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    How much would it cost to have the chambray shirt professionally faded?
    Also, does anyone know if I get the same results if I wash it in the wash machine?
     
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    I've got the Blueish Green and like it's cream very much. In fact I was hoping the Blue University Stripes would also have cream as base color. But it is still not a bright white, more off-white or broken white.
     
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    What type of fabric is the White Panama Weave? I mean, is this like an oxford cloth or similar? what´s the difference?
     
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    The rise of 'business casual' has caused people to wear suits without ties, even in the most conservative sectors. I'll be working in/have worked in finance, which used be one of the most formal sectors in the UK, with very little room to dress differently. Nowadays, people are wearing a navy suit, black cap toe oxfords, a white shirt with cufflinks, and no tie. It's basically the same outfit they wore before business casual became the norm, except the they got rid of the tie. It looks very odd, and is a huge mix of formalities.

    Seniors will deride you if you wear a tie, but also if you wear a shirt with a BD collar. Those are seen as very informal and American. Most collars worn without a tie/jacket tend to look a bit weird, they'll be floppy and sag a bit throughout the day. You can get smaller collars, but they don't look good when you do have to wear a tie when meeting clients for example, which can happen at a moments notice. Sometimes you'll see people putting on and taking off their tie 4 times a day, which is a bit ridiculous if you ask me. Just wear the damn thing all day long.

    Anyway, a hidden button down collar will look great with and without a tie, and the buttons will be hidden, so (hopefully) it won't be looked down upon.
     
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    That *is* exceedingly odd-- I suppose the next step is tieless white-tie, or perhaps shoeless soft-shoeing... The constant removal and replacement of the ties is hilarious, and maybe just enough hassle to drive people into the region of hell reserved for those who wear zippers and Velcro around their necks; I think Dante put them in the eternal waiting-room outside the gates, along with the collaborators.

    Derision aside, it really does seem like that set of preconceptions backs you into a corner where the hidden BD is the only viable option, or maybe some magnetic version as discussed above. That's unfortunate, but at least you have *some* options.
     
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    It's hilarious to watch. As soon as someone enters the office they start tugging incessantly on their tie in order to take it off as quickly as possible. It's like a tie is an evil thing that might just choke them if they don't remove it instantly. You won't have to wait long before they get up with a sigh and try to tie their tie again, only to remove it as soon as they come back again. It would be for the best if we all accept that business casual is a failed experiment in the UK and reinstate the 'business formal' dress code.

    Wearing an odd jacket/trouser combination is also seen as inferior, even though it is infinitely more appropriate for business casual. It seems like Americans are much more adapted to the business casual dress code than the Brits. OCBDS, navy blazers, khakis, and brown shoes; it's a much more coherent outfit. Anyway, I doubt anyone outside of SF cares enough about this to actually make a change.
     
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    Waistband is sensual. Solid structure, but soft. Not stiff at all.

    Will be ordering more trousers soon I reckon. At $100-$150 for MTM trousers I'm like a fat kid in candy store. Going bananas, and praying I don't get diabetes.
     
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