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Andy

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Thanks to some of your suggestions, Luxire changed some features on their website and now offer a wider range of fabrics.

[url]http://custom.luxire.com[/URL]

I just got my second shirt from Luxire. It's the one below (sorry for the big photo).
Navy Sky Graph by Monti

Introductory Price: $59.99
  • 2/140s, 100% Premium, super fine Cotton
  • Medium weight, by Monti
  • Thick Mother-of-pearl buttons
  • Only Luxire offers 1mm Stainless steel collar-stays with all shirts
  • 20 stitches per inch, for the refined look
  • Machine Wash Cold, Tumble Dry
Look at all the options available on this page:

https://askandyaboutclothes.com/community/showthread.php?115064-Luxire-Dress-Shirts&highlight=Luxire

What's great is the fabric and they now have stainless steel collar stays! AND they listened about the monogram position. I ordered no pocket and the monogram on the left chest where the pocket would have gone.

Great shirt, good fit, excellent fabric and the price is really a good value!


 

eagle2250

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What a very handsome fabric selection and it does seem one does get a whole lote of shirt, at a very modest price, from Luxire.
 
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More details on the shirt (I was a little stretched for time)!

Luxire has now launched custom shirts on their website http://custom.luxire.com

Decided to check them out. Placed an order and received a shirt that was of exceptional quality and "workpersonship".

It was priced at only $59.99, and included thick Mother-of-pearl buttons and Monogram and everything else. They have a single, all inclusive pricing, which includes 2 day shipping by FedEx.

My order was placed on Wednesday, May 30th and received the shirt on Monday, June 4th, a 5 day turnaround time, which included a weekend. So, got the shirt in 3 business days!

Details:

1. Website and Customer Service

Looks nice, easy to use and order. But, very limited and at times buggy interface. The site needs a revamp.

But, the shortcoming in the site is more than adequately covered by customer service and email communication.

Whatever customizations are required beyond the options on the website can be communicated through a note on the shopping cart page, which opens a world to unlimited possibilities.

Their support staff seems knowledgeable and would ask questions to make sure there are no ambiguities.

I had missed providing my shirt length and cuff size. They promptly emailed me asking for the same and included the standard cuff and length measurements. I went for the standards.

2. The Shirt:

a. Sizing: After I received the shirt, I promptly pulled out my measuring tape to check the shirt against the order. Each size matched perfectly. Did that again after a wash, same results.

There has been much discussion on this Forum about shirt shrinkage. Each Luxire fabric is stabilized for shrinkage by washing, drying and ironed up to 3 times before being cut into patterns and stitched!

For the sizing, they make paper patterns by hand, which ensures such accuracy.

b. Fabric: The fabric was rich and soft. It's a Monti fabric as advertised.

c. Collar: It is a beautiful collar. The perfect shape and feel with the right tie-space. Look at the images.
My collar was fused, still decently soft, a result of the brushed lining, rarely seen in RTW and not very often in MTM either. They make unfusedon request. I will try that the next time.


d. Buttons: Thick (about 3 mm) Mother-of-pearl, were on the whiter side though.

e. Construction: The shirt was made beautifully. Not a single stray thread or overstitch or pucker or any blemish that I could find. The button stitching, button-holes, hemming all look beautiful. Construction is at par with most other custom shirts.

3. Conclusion:

These are excellent shirts and given the price and quick delivery, a great value.

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arnaudr

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A spread collar shirt we made yesterday.

Buttons are the new Australian sea shell we received recently. They are thick and amazing.

 

amemovox

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Just received my first 3 shirt order and am extremely pleased. These were custom shirts. I simply sent them one
of my custom shirts with a good fit and they replicated it with a few minor tweaks.

The buttons are very good quality, fabrics better than expected. For $59 and change, OTR is not an option.

My thanks to the staff at Luxire.
 

arnaudr

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Just received my first 3 shirt order and am extremely pleased. These were custom shirts. I simply sent them one
of my custom shirts with a good fit and they replicated it with a few minor tweaks.

The buttons are very good quality, fabrics better than expected. For $59 and change, OTR is not an option.

My thanks to the staff at Luxire.

Thank you for the opportunity Amemovox. Am glad you liked the shirts.


Below is an OCBD we made today. Small, unfused collars and hidden buttons placket.


 

upthewazzu

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I'm in love with the shirt that you use in the ad on the side of this page:

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It's just a matter of convincing the wife that $100 for a shirt of this quality isn't unreasonable.
 

zzdocxx

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Yes I like that shirt also.

Arnaud, per a discussion about collars on another thread here, some questions.

Ask whether their fusing is "tunnel" (bad) or "clamshell" (good).
Another factor to consider is the quality of the interlining. Although a polyamide bond can be adhered to any quality of interlining the result will be no better than the substrate. If the interlining is of poor quality it will shrink and weaken whether fused or not. There are some excellent ones made in Germany which would retail for $10-$12/yard. There are others which would retail for under $1.00/yard. However, you probably won't be able to find out what any particular firm uses.
Hope this doesn't sound like relentless grilling, just trying to get edumacated here.

And how do you get that lovely roll to the button down collar as pictured in the post above this one? And will that roll keep after washing? Does it need to be ironed into place again?

Thanks Arnaud, I realize these may be tough questions and I hope you don't mind answering.

Lovely shirts per the photos!
 

arnaudr

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I'm in love with the shirt that you use in the ad on the side of this page:

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It's just a matter of convincing the wife that $100 for a shirt of this quality isn't unreasonable.

This is another of the fabrics from the same Monti collection. I think will look very good with a collar similar to one in the image. Currently for $59

Easy to iron too.

http://custom.luxire.com/collections/dress-shirts/products/navy-blue-with-white-grid




Yes I like that shirt also.

Arnaud, per a discussion about collars on another thread here, some questions.

Ask whether their fusing is "tunnel" (bad) or "clamshell" (good).

Hope this doesn't sound like relentless grilling, just trying to get edumacated here.

And how do you get that lovely roll to the button down collar as pictured in the post above this one? And will that roll keep after washing? Does it need to be ironed into place again?

Thanks Arnaud, I realize these may be tough questions and I hope you don't mind answering.

Lovely shirts per the photos!
Thanks zzdocxx. Grilling is always fun.

We have both tunnel and clamshell fusing machines and choose which one to use based on the fusible chosen. All our fusibles are brushed, are exclusively from Wendler and are made in Germany. They are probably the best fusibles money can buy.

The resultant collar is decently soft and does not give that cardboard look or feel.

The collar in the ad is unfused and has a soft feel to it.

The outer shell is a medium weight twill and we lined it with a medium-heavy oxford. Both fabrics are pre-washed.

The roll is natural. It will remain as is wash after wash.

Both shell and lining are from Getzner and both are two-ply. Will last forever.

Letting out some trade secret here :)
 

arnaudr

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I'l take the veggies in the corner. sometimes regret being a vegetarian :)


I need to work out which shirt fits me best and send it off to you to get the measurements, methinks.

That would be a good place to start. If not entirely satisfied with fit of a particular shirt, body measurements are a good option combined with few email exchanges.
 

arnaudr

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They. All. Need. Ironing!
Many of our fabrics are "easy to iron" and are wearable straight out of the dryer.

Some of our fabrics are processed in a minimal manner and they tend to crease like cotton generally does.

We are in the process of adding a "wrinkle level" parameter for easy decision making.

Do feel free to ask me a question about the wrinkle properties of any particular fabric.
 

Oldsarge

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Really! Well, that makes them that much more attractive. I will be in contact when I return from Canada. The Mrs. has decided we need to spend more evenings at the local theaters this fall/winter and I will need a pair of white shirts with French cuffs. Thank-you for your response, sir.
 

arnaudr

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Really! Well, that makes them that much more attractive. I will be in contact when I return from Canada. The Mrs. has decided we need to spend more evenings at the local theaters this fall/winter and I will need a pair of white shirts with French cuffs. Thank-you for your response, sir.
Those are interesting ways to spend the colder evenings. Will look forward to serving you.

One suggestion I have is to have them selectable/sorted by weight: heavy, medium, light.
Thank you mmx. That is a nice idea. Will try adding it to the site.
 
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