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Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    I placed an order Feb 10, it shipped Feb 26. Got to me March 6th.


    It came out very nicely. I had sent a shirt in to be duplicated and they nailed it. Worksmanship is good as well, no flaws that I've found. Got the Blue Pink Tattersall Oxford, and it's a nice fabric.





    Luxire: if I sent in a shirt, are the measurements stored somewhere? Could I just order another one and say "Use measurements from previous order?"
     
  2. Pasha

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    Because I haven't tried their $600 shirts and the rest of their fabric IMHO just doesn't look appropriate, or nice enough, for dress shirts. Well, it is quite possible that it is appropriate and nice - I simply don't know and have no desire to find that out: I am pretty happy ordering casual shirts from them and getting my dress shirts elsewhere.
     
  3. dancingbear

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    I had somewhat the same thought. The casual offerings far outnumber the fabrics worthy of dress shirts. The quality of construction is worthy of very good dress shirts. I would like to see more true dress shirt fabrics in the $100 range.
     
  4. althanis

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    Yes, just tell them the order numnber.
     
  5. MSchapiro

    MSchapiro Senior member

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    Interesting from a business perspective. What about their Alumo fabrics? Want to PM me more to discuss?
     
  6. nkhuong

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    My order was on Feb 17 and was shipped 2 days ago. Not quite a month but I guess I have too much expectation for how quick the orders are fulfilled based on my first 2 shirts.
    Eagerly await for it to arrive though!
     
  7. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    Awesome. Thanks.
     
  8. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    Post a picture of that baby! I ordered the same on the 27th. Awaiting anxiously.
     
  9. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    Took about a month to get the first shirt, which my measurements were off. I had Teresa suggest some changes to the next order. It'll probably be here in April.

    If I had a tip to give, I'd say once you get the measurements down, order in bulk.
     
  10. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    I know this is very general, but could someone recommend 7 shirts that one should purchase to start a rather CBD shirt wardrobe, other than white.
     
  11. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    Sky blue
    Sky blue
    Sky blue
    Blue University Stripes Oxford
    Blue University Stripes Oxford
    Navy Shadow Stripes Oxford
    Pale Mauve Stripes Oxford
     
  12. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Too many oxfords, but I love your emphasis on blue. I'd say:

    3x light blue solid broadcloth/poplin
    1x white solid broadcloth/poplin
    1x white/light blue bengal stripe broadcloth/poplin
    1x blue OCBD
    1x blue university stripe OCBD
     
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  13. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    Haha, I read OCBD shirt wardrobe! My recommendation would have been equal to yours.
     
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  14. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Hahaha, no worries. Your list would indeed make much more sense as an OCBD wardrobe :cheers:
     
  15. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    I'd say the oxfords are too casual for a CBD wardrobe, but maybe you like the following:
    http://luxire.com/products/blue-bengal-stripes-100-2
    http://luxire.com/products/pale-blue-end-on-end
    http://luxire.com/products/sky-blue-hairline-stripes

    @Xtra, I would not wear a FC shirt without a suit, imo they are too formal, even for a blazer.
    If you are looking for a formal dress shirt, I still think the Lusterous Fine White is a good choice as you won't drop the jacket anyways.

    @itrax, out of experience, if you plan to order further shirts from Luxire, don't confuse the sleeve width with the overall slimness of the sleeves.
    I did that mistake and have returned both my shirts to them to have said problem solved.
    I advise you to compare the sleeves to those of other shirts you own and specify how much additional fabric the pleats on the cuffs should hold.
    While I have VERY high armholes on my shirts and quite slim sleeve widths the pleats did hold ~3.5cm of additional fabric which still made the sleeves very blousy.
    Other from that I would once again reduce the back of the waist and also add a little fabric to the chest.
    Collar seems to be fine.
     
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    Yeah, I included the OCBDs in the assumption that he probably wears a sportcoat every now and then. If it's all suits, skip the OCBDs and get maybe a pencil stripe.
     
  17. joewmoss

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    Some of those oxfords listed can be more formal if configured correctly. Look at the example of the navy shadow stripes with white contrast collar in the gallery from few weeks ago. It is actually my shirt and has hidden collar buttons and can be worn with or without a tie and with or without suit. I've done both already.
     
  18. tobiasj

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    ...not quite sure I understand that. Isn't it the armhole and the cuff measurements that determine the sleeve width, with the Sleeve Width as a additional check? Estoy confundido.
     
  19. gyasih

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    Thanks for the recs, I am typically in a suit, sometimes an odd jacket, but always with a tie.
     
  20. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    That's what I thought and the reason I reduced both the armhole and the sleeve width measurement for my second order.
    It did not change a thing in the blousyness of the sleeves though, because the way Luxire seems to cut their sleeves in general seems not to be very tapered.
    Instead of tapering the arm from the armhole to the cuff, they just sew the sleeve to the cuff with very "deep" pleats, which hold a lot of additional fabric.
    When you do not roll up your sleeves but just do up your cuffs, those pleats flare open without any need to do so and make the sleeves very blousy.
    I have compared my Luxire shirts to another shirt of mine which had both a greater armhole and sleeve width, but still looked slimmer in the sleeves.
    The difference was in the taper and the pleats.
    The Luxire shirt had three pleats which together were ~3.5cm deep while the two pleats of my other shirt only did hold ~2cm which made the sleeves not only look but be much slimmer and much more appealing looking.
     
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