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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luxire, Jun 20, 2012.
sending an expensive suit jacket is a lot riskier than a single shirt for replication.
Quote: Recently sent almost $1k of stuff without a problem. Only real concern would be how you ship it to Luxire in NJ.
I just emailed this to Luxire, but I wanted to open it up to the peanut gallery as well. Does anyone see a disconnect between these body measurements, and my normal shirt measurements, below? Thanks in advance.
Shoulder Width: 49cm
Chest Around: 95cm
Across Chest: 46cm
Across Back: 43cm
Shoulder Joint Height: 17.5
Shoulder Slope: Average to Straight
Collar 40.0 cm
Half Chest 53.0 cm
Half Waist 46.0 cm
Half Hip 49.0 cm
Left Sleeve Length 68.5 cm
Right Sleeve Length 68.5 cm
Left Cuffs 21.0 cm
Right Cuffs 20.0 cm
Yoke 44.0 cm
Shirt Length 72.0 cm
Armhole 24.0 cm
One cm extra for the collar seems like it would be awfully snug, no?
It does, doesn't it. I think that measurement must be slightly off (measured from lower down on my neck perhaps) because 40cm seems to be ok in practice. Perhaps I'll add 0.5cm though. *Sigh* this is a tricky business...
Don't you have a shirt that fits you quite well?
I based my first order on a shirt I was quite happy with the fit and from that point made some adjustments. I would have to say that at this price level the quality is excellent. In Norway a PRL OCBD/BD-shirt (the most decent BD-shirts I have found in stores/retail) is priced at about 140-175$, so getting a shirt which is of a better quality for 60$ is excellent.
I will, over time, build my shirt collection from scratch with mostly shirts from Luxire, as the value and quality is quite nice. In addition, being able to select the cloth, colour and styling on your own is nice.
By the way, what do you guys think of center pleats vs. no pleats? I've read a SF thread on the subject and I just went with center pleats on my first order from Luxire as that's what I'm accustomed to. (meaning the thread didn't give me much of an answer)
Personally I would say center pleats for more casual shirts, side pleats (or no pleats) for more formal shirts.
Side pleats (or, of course, no pleats) are pretty much ok with any shirt, I think, whereas box pleats feel more casual to me, and I probably wouldn't put it on anything that didn't have a button-down collar. But again, just my personal opinion.
I personally like no pleats with darts. You need to request the darts.
Center, box pleats are traditional for buttondown collars and what I always get. Other collars look good w/ pleats or no pleats, as YA mentioned above. I get all spread collar shirts with side pleats. They're helpful for movement ime.
I'm not a big fan of darts. They're really only necessary if you're a bodybuilder with a huge drop from chest to waist. Otherwise, imo at least, they're mostly a tacky gimmick to make one feel like one is slim and/or the shirt is special.
Thanks for the quick reply, I think I will stick with the center (box) pleat on my OCBD shirts and no pleats on more formal shirts.
Thinking of ordering about 3-4 more BD-shirts from Luxire before I start on the more dressier shirts.
For my next order I'm thinking of the green small/red mini gingham and the classic blue white gingham-shirts. And what do you think of the navy chambray shirt with fabrics from Brembana?
By the way if I order a french cuff shirt should I adjust the shirt sleeve measurement or will Luxire use the length when it's folded back?
And secondly did you guys get collar stays with the shirt(s) you ordered from Luxire? I didn't get any on my first order.
Can you provide us a photo of the new 4mm MOP-Buttons in comparison to the "normal" buttons?
So I've finally made my first shirt order, and had a bunch of requests, so we'll see how it comes out after a wash and iron. Looking forward to it!
7 New Pocket Squares added - 100% Pure Twill Silk - 15" x 15" in Size - Priced to please - $29.99
Will there be any trouser / suit materials in shades of brown / olive / taupe or are those colors not in the Dugdale universe of materials?
I was considering getting Cargo style pants in either the War Green or Olive Green. How dark is the war green fabric when one see's it wholly constructed into a pair of trousers? I have a swatch and it almost looks black in dim lighting.
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