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post #108241 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Are Indochino suits any decent? I have a god awful like polyester/rayon suit and just don't feel right interviewing in it. Indochino running a sale on wool sharksuits and I was thinking of getting one.

@jefferyd's suit looked amazing, although I've seen lots of stuff online that looks really bad

http://tuttofattoamano.blogspot.com/2012/09/indochino-how-did-my-garment-turn-out.html

I think a lot depends on

1) Whether you like their styling in the first place. They're just adjusting those models for you, so you have to like the models before you start thinking about fit.

2) How you're providing measurements. Sometimes Indochino does pop-up shops, where they'll measure you. That seems a bit better than asking your friend or family member, who may or may not know what they're doing.

FWIW, @Kent Wang has a system where he'll send you a ready-made suit, which you can use to figure out where you need adjustments. That seems like it could lead to better results.

I have a lot of reservations with online MTM suits. Just seems like a very difficult thing to execute, given the complications involved. I used to do online MTM shirts and those took a bunch of trial runs before you got to something that was a bit better than what you'd find OTR (I went through maybe six or seven companies). Tailored jackets seem even more difficult given their construction.

That said, Jeffery's suit looks amazing, and I've seen some really nice things from Kent Wang. I'd still recommend OTR over online MTM, but ... there have been some really nice examples.
post #108242 of 109053
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

@jefferyd's suit looked amazing, although I've seen lots of stuff online that looks really bad

http://tuttofattoamano.blogspot.com/2012/09/indochino-how-did-my-garment-turn-out.html

I think a lot depends on

1) Whether you like their styling in the first place. They're just adjusting those models for you, so you have to like the models before you start thinking about fit.

2) How you're providing measurements. Sometimes Indochino does pop-up shops, where they'll measure you. That seems a bit better than asking your friend or family member, who may or may not know what they're doing.

FWIW, @Kent Wang has a system where he'll send you a ready-made suit, which you can use to figure out where you need adjustments. That seems like it could lead to better results.

I have a lot of reservations with online MTM suits. Just seems like a very difficult thing to execute, given the complications involved. I used to do online MTM shirts and those took a bunch of trial runs before you got to something that was a bit better than what you'd find OTR (I went through maybe six or seven companies). Tailored jackets seem even more difficult given their construction.

That said, Jeffery's suit looks amazing, and I've seen some really nice things from Kent Wang. I'd still recommend OTR over online MTM, but ... there have been some really nice examples.

Gotcha, thank you for the information. I should probably just stick to OTR then, because I'm not picky at all when it comes to suits. As long as it fits in the shoulders, chest, and the pants dont fall off when I stand up. I'm ok, I don't do too much hand wringing over suits.

I might try indochino though, its' like $269 for a shark skin wool suit. Seems worth it to try.
post #108243 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Gotcha, thank you for the information. I should probably just stick to OTR then, because I'm not picky at all when it comes to suits. As long as it fits in the shoulders, chest, and the pants dont fall off when I stand up. I'm ok, I don't do too much hand wringing over suits.

I might try indochino though, its' like $269 for a shark skin wool suit. Seems worth it to try.

Indochino is okay, but as for all these things, having a good fitter really helps.  

post #108244 of 109053
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Indochino is okay, but as for all these things, having a good fitter really helps.  

Gotcha. I think I'll continue wearing my $90 suit until next time I'm in NYC or San Fran, then get measured properly.
post #108245 of 109053
my dudes,

any suggestions for eating in NYC? want to do some cool shit while I'm in town (June 11-14). Was looking at Momofuku Ko or Daniel or something like that for a tasting menu. I'll be doing Frankie's 457 one night and another joint for the other night.

Are those spots lame? How's the vibe? Should I change it up?

Thanks guys
post #108246 of 109053
Gf took me to ko for my birthday it was unreal.

Camp out when reservations open online to make sure you get the spot. You'll probably have an easier time on a non fri/sat.
post #108247 of 109053
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

Gf took me to ko for my birthday it was unreal.

Camp out when reservations open online to make sure you get the spot. You'll probably have an easier time on a non fri/sat.

Was it a heavy seafood focus? A lot of what I've seen (mainly friend's instagram) has a lot of fresh fish being served.
post #108248 of 109053
When I went there was only 1 fish course but it changes a lot. I think it's pretty seasonal in that regard.
post #108249 of 109053
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

When I went there was only 1 fish course but it changes a lot. I think it's pretty seasonal in that regard.

Thanks a lot!
post #108250 of 109053

since I got the camera out for a waywt, thought I'd take a fit with a recently received Grana tee. Thanks to @notwithit for the referral. Looking for a cheap tee comparable to uniqlo but with longer length? Grana is the answer. Nice 100% cotton, 10$ each (flat rate shipping to to 10 tees), long enough for everything besides serious RO/BBS looks. They also had really nice packaging with handwritten note and everything. Ships via DHL from Hong Kong.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Machine wash cold is fine. Depends on dryer but I tumble dried low and the shirt shortened by 2" or so. Rewashed and hang dried and length is back to original. 

As far as I can tell, these are equivalent if not better than AA tees. 

Size up 1, so same as you'd take in AA. (I'm wearing medium, also wear medium in AA, small in uniqlo.)

post #108251 of 109053

Ooh, thanks for the tip. Might try em out too.

post #108252 of 109053
That looks pretty nice. Good neckline.
post #108253 of 109053
do you get a bacon neck? does the tee wrinkle easily?

i don't really care for the neckline

best thing about AA tri-blend tee is that it does not wrinkle and the neck stays flat
post #108254 of 109053

what's a bacon neck? is that wavyness of the collar? it hasn't seemed to do that after hang drying, I think I noticed it a bit after tumble drying. there are some wrinkles from hang drying, I'm guessing the blend in the AA is what's eliminating that

this is the scoop neck, they also have crew neck which might be more to some people's taste. 

post #108255 of 109053
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Originally Posted by g transistor View Post

hey I just want to let yall know that this instagram thing is fucking awesome. good work. @nicelynice you rule.

thanks, been fun for me too trying to find some interesting shots + trying to keep it kind of fashion related
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