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Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Small update - long overdue: Modified shirt order screen, a little more options, a little less confusion.

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  2. chuckb

    chuckb Senior member

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    ^ That's going to be really helpful - I think I may have ended up with a different collar than I wanted because I had to choose one of the existing options (I wanted the collar copied from a previous shirt, but wasn't specific enough about it - totally my fault).
     
  3. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    26 options for Corduroys and Moleskins added - Made in England fabrics, $149.99 only!


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    joewmoss Senior member

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    wonder if that's mine....
     
  5. joewmoss

    joewmoss Senior member

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    Does anyone here have a pair of moleskin trousers? What is the material like? Can you describe it?
     
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    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Moleskin's thick and soft, like corduroy w/o the wales or velvet w/o the smoothness and sheen.

    Btw, someone asked earlier about the ideal pants (classic and versatile) to wear w/ a blue blazer. I would say light to mid gray wool pants or khaki cotton twill.
     
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  7. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think of moleskin as a sort of cloth suede.
     
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  8. joewmoss

    joewmoss Senior member

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    Thanks. Actually that was me who asked about the blue blazer and trouser combo.
     
  9. taint it sweet

    taint it sweet Senior member

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    How do the shirts compare to Black Lapel, Brooks Brothers and other MTM retailers?
     
  10. Zarium

    Zarium Senior member

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    Construction is way better. Along with communication and customer service. I really, really like the chambrays and one 140/2 poplin I ordered (months ago), but one or two of the rest are slightly disappointing.

    I wouldn't even bother trying any other online MTM anymore. Luxire was the first, and I see no need to try anyone else. The only other shirtmaker I can see myself using for a long while is my tailor.
     
  11. taint it sweet

    taint it sweet Senior member

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    I'll definitely look into it. A couple questions since I've never gone through this process before...

    - If my jacket length (to the bottom of my butt) is 30", about how much shorter should I order my shirt?
    - When measuring my chest, should I put the tape right under my armpits?
    - If I'm looking for a clean, crisp white shirt to start with, what type of fabric would be appropriate?

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks, guys.
     
  12. bik2101

    bik2101 Senior member

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    I think for measurements, you'll have better luck measuring a shirt that fits you well. their website has guides for where you should take each measurement from.
     
  13. taint it sweet

    taint it sweet Senior member

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    The only problem with that is that most of my shirts don't fit too well. One of the reasons I'm looking into this is to have shirts that do. I'll try to find different shirts that fit me better in certain areas and take measurements of those areas. Thanks.
     
  14. TehBunny

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    Wore the Lustrous Fine White today and I can say it wrinkles like crazy! Also unlined and unfused cuffs don't look good on it as fabric is very light and 'curls' up easy. Fit's perfectly but seems to wrinkle too much would probably go for a more matte and slight heavier fabric. Anyone else get such wrinkling in their lustrous fine white?
     
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    ^^^^I saw an example but I cannot say about the wrinkles. Twas not my shirt. Fabric seemed quite heavy to me. Do you plan on wearing it with a suit?
    What color poplin did you order? Weight of the material? Interested in plain colors but for business suiting, ie, not too heavy. I think the Lustrous White shirt I referred to above was meant to be for this purpose but for me misses the mark a bit.

    Also, anyone use the Handmade option for shirts?$100 additional, I believe.
     
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  16. Louis XIV

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    Like others have said, if you plan to wear your shirt without a jacket ontop and in case you are not a wrinkle lover like some linen nerds, I would advise against a light dress shirt fabric like the Lusterous Fine White.
    From the white shirtings I have swatches of, I would advise you to go for one of the following three:
    http://luxire.com/products/white-on-white-diamond (definitely very noticeable texture and quite shiny)
    http://luxire.com/products/warzone-white-oxford (imo the essential casual white fabric of Luxire)
    http://luxire.com/products/warzone-plus-white-oxford (feels and looks very similiar to the non plus warzone, could not see where the +$10 came from)
     
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  17. prozach1576

    prozach1576 Senior member

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    I haven't found the Lustrous Fine White to be especially wrinkle-prone compared to other plain weave fabrics. In fact I think it actually wrinkles less than most. It's just that white shows wrinkles more more than colored or patterned shirts. That's why I usually reserve plain white shirts for special events or at least days with particularly important things going on at work.
     
  18. joewmoss

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    Yeah, that's what I've been advising people to do. Take measurements from several shirts/pants that have aspects of fit that you like. Create a hybrid set from their best fitting attributes. Put measurements in a spreadsheet. It worked for me with the both shirts and especially for the trousers which are much more difficult to do.
     
  19. bik2101

    bik2101 Senior member

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    it's probably going to take you more than one shot to get the measurements right anyways, so I wouldn't worry too much about trying to get the measurements perfect first time around. Place an order and then send some fit pics to luxire and they'll give you recommendations on adjustments you can make to get the best fit

    I ended up ordering about 3 shirts one after the other with slight adjustments here and there then sent them all back together to be adjusted to finalized measurements.
     
  20. vapid2323

    vapid2323 New Member

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    Just wanted to chime in, I have been lurking on this thread for a while and I just received my order. I am quite new to getting something custom made, I took a chance and ordered my first shirt based on body measurements.

    This thing fits great! Sure I need to make some minor adjustments as I assumed but I am very confident that my next order will be perfect. It’s so nice to have a shirt that fits correctly, I am a big guy and its always been hard to find good fitting dress shirts.
     

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