Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. Turner

    Turner Senior member

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    @luxire

    Any chance you could source Monticel (or Rezza and Piquet) from Monti's 'I Dogi' book? At the moment I'm wearing a RTW shirt from this shirting and it's probably the most airy fabric I've ever come across. It's close to knitted pique, but woven, so it holds it's shape much better. It's seams like it's also more hard-wearing than linen and the structure is also interesting. I cannot imagine a more comfortable fabric for hot, humid summerdays.

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    It's probably the same stuff as SIC Tess Cellulare 15, or at least very similar, so I would be also interested in that one. The SIC Tess fabric seems to be available in a few more colors (dark blue, pink, lavendar).
     
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    That looks very interesting. Do you have a picture of the shirt being worn?
     
  3. Turner

    Turner Senior member

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    It's quite versatile, wore it last week at a upscale restaurant with a hopsack sport coat and a grenadine tie and today with chinos and a field jacket.

    Just some quick pictures after 15 hours today:

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    Last picture without flash:

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    Thanks, that looks like a great alternative to linen!
     
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    For my next collar I'd like something like this

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    Do you guys think this collar would look good on a slim person? My neck size is a 15.25

    Or maybe this?

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    Would the "english" wide spread collar be close to any one of those collars? Should I just email luxire the image and ask to make a shirt with that collar>?
     
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    ^^Who makes those suits? Nice lapels.
     
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    No idea. I just copied the picture from proper cloth's website
     
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    That looks like a wonderful fit for a RTW shirt! What is your source? The fabric reminds me of something on Anna Matuozzo's blog, and I haven't seen anything similar elsewhere.
     
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    Yesterday was a windy day and despite temperatures around 15°C/60°F I was cold when wearing the shirt without a cardigan/coat. I think the unique advantage over linen is that it is just as airy, but doesn't wrinkle as much and is not as transparent as linen in light colors.


    It's a bit big at the shoulders and the body is at the short side, but not so much it looks bad. It's from Suit Supply, but unfortunately it is sold out since a few days/weeks, otherwise I would have ordered a second one. I don't like the double needle seams and the plastic buttons but that's just a minor con to the unique fabric.

    Anna Matuozzo has several shirts from similar fabrics in her blog and I think she makes good use of it. It seems that some of these fabrics are vintage. The inventor seems to be Aertex, but it seems like this company has stopped producing shirtings several years ago. This family of shirtings seems to go under the name Airtex internationally and "Cellulare" or "Giro Inglese" in Italy. Pete Johnson has two shirts and Boggi seems to stock it from time to time, but other than that it seems to be mostly used by Italian shirtmakers. Finamore and Rossi make them for Frans Boone in the summer. I've also seen it from Salvatore Piccolo and Aspesi RTW.


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    Due to the rather technical look of the shirting, I feel the shirts needs some casual details like soft wide spread or button down collars, shirring and so on. Because with a small plain collar and a uninspiring cut, it looks like sportswear for hiking or golfing.
     
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    Very interesting fabric. I would definitely be interested in getting a shirt in that fabric as a casual BD. (*hint*, Luxire)
     
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    ^seconded
    (assuming price is within reason [​IMG])
     
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    Is this high waist pant?
     
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    Yes, lapel is nice but very broad.
     

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