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post #1981 of 3209
I would have the suit pressed before submitting it for comment.
post #1982 of 3209
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post

I'm trying to like this suit, but the more I look the more I'm with Luftvier (even though my approach to waist suppression and cut appears to be different than his, from his pictures). From the front I like it from top button and up, hate it below there. From the back the shoulders appear to be too wide, and the skirt is flaring way out. Personally I would add to the jacket length if this is for a standard business setting. Can you steam this thing before posting more pictures? Hard to tell if the wrinkling is because the fabric doesn't flow well, or because it's, you know, wrinkled.

I've settled on the much-looser sack cut for my personal silhouette, which has little to no suppression and is fairly full cut throughout. However, this doesn't necessarily mean I don't understand the aesthetic. I was a big TaT and RLBL fan for a while, so I understand the aesthetic that Indochino's trying to provide.

But even Indochino's models look bad. That's not a vote of confidence in their product, guys.

I know a lot of you want a slimmer suit for cheap. I'd rather you spend the money at H&M for a $150 suit that fits ok rather than Indochino's product, which appears, fit-wise, to be more miss than hit.
post #1983 of 3209
I've seen so many bad MTM suits on here that I'm starting to question more than just Indochino. I'm starting to question any MTM suit program in which the basic measurements are not taken by someone with experience.

I've always heard that taking measurements is nearly an art form. It's just not realistic to expect great results if you don't start with a proper reference.

Maybe this is easy for me to say - because I can pretty much wear a standard size off the rack with little adjustment.

But I think Lufty is right - you are better off at least starting at a retailer than going MTM for no reason.
post #1984 of 3209
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Originally Posted by musicguy View Post

It's been months since I viewed this thread... I kind of wish I didn't. There are some terribly fitting suits posted here...

This is the only example I've seen that is decent: http://www.styleforum.net/forum/thread/52943/indochino-suits/1740#post_4402819

But even then he needed a very competent tailor to fix the shoulders.



LawrenzL has suits that fit alright, but he's ordered many suits from Indochino and is quite the exception to the rule.

Please, stay away from Indochino.

Haha, thanks! Interesting to know I still have one of the only well-fitting suits in this thread. I also agree about LorenzL - his suits always look pretty good too, but again I think he has been the exception to the rule judging by most of the suits here. I've since moved on from Indochino...now that I know what I like and what fits me, I can usually find it OTR with some tailoring. Indochino probably isn't the best option for those who don't know what they're doing and looking for their first suit.

mystix - I'm not an expert, but the shoulders definitely look too big on your suit...it looks like they're hanging way off your natural shoulders. You'd probably be better off going to a store and trying some stuff on to see what fits you, instead of trying to have a suit made from Indochino.
post #1985 of 3209
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

I've seen so many bad MTM suits on here that I'm starting to question more than just Indochino. I'm starting to question any MTM suit program in which the basic measurements are not taken by someone with experience.

I've always heard that taking measurements is nearly an art form. It's just not realistic to expect great results if you don't start with a proper reference.
Maybe this is easy for me to say - because I can pretty much wear a standard size off the rack with little adjustment.

But I think Lufty is right - you are better off at least starting at a retailer than going MTM for no reason.

Re - Bolded portion

What he said.
post #1986 of 3209
Hi guys, to those of you who already have an Indochino suit (or shirt), I am having a competition on the blog atm, giving away two 150$ Indochino voucher. Just comment on the article here and post a photo of you in Indochino gear. Both coupons expire today, so the competition is only on until 7pm GMT.

http://www.indochino-review.com/2011/08/your-chance-to-win-150-indochino-coupon.html
post #1987 of 3209
Competition closed, winners can be seen here: http://www.indochino-review.com/2011/08/and-winners-are.html
some great suits among the submissions!
post #1988 of 3209
just read up a bit on the thread, if you look at many of the pictures here it really seems as if a proper Indochino suit is hard (if not impossible) to get. I'm not sure if I just got lucky or if my body size just works well with MTM suits. But I do have occasional problems with Indochino too - had to return my last suit because it wasn't possible to alter it and they ran out of that specific fabric...
post #1989 of 3209
@Mystic,

One of your shoulders is higher than the other, so most off the rack suits are going to look a little weird on you. I suspect it's why your lapel roll looks poor. You can fix the other measurement issues with a remake, but the imbalance of the jacket will persist no matter what. Indochinos shoulders aren't made to accommodate your shoulder issue. You will have to search for a brand that lessens the effect considerably, get a suit custom made, or go to physio and fix your shoulders.
post #1990 of 3209
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Originally Posted by LorenzL View Post

just read up a bit on the thread, if you look at many of the pictures here it really seems as if a proper Indochino suit is hard (if not impossible) to get. I'm not sure if I just got lucky or if my body size just works well with MTM suits. But I do have occasional problems with Indochino too - had to return my last suit because it wasn't possible to alter it and they ran out of that specific fabric...

Why not detail this particular ordering episode?
post #1991 of 3209
Sure - I had ordered an Indochino suit a while ago, really nice fabric, grey with subtle pinstripes. I didn't change much of the measurements from my previous orders, I think I just reduced the crotch measurement by half an inch and the waist measurement for the trousers a bit too. In any case, the measurements were then changed by Indochino, I don't remember exactly what, but the as a result the suit jacket was too big and the trousers featured a comically short zip, looked really weird.

I asked for a remake, but they had run out of the fabric. I went for one of the newer suits instead and I'm now waiting for it to be finished. I further adjusted some measurements and asked them not to change anything about it, let's see how it goes. I have to say that their customer service remained very helpful and forthcoming and it was the first time I had run into troubles with an order.
post #1992 of 3209

Just got my Ultimate Gray. Opinions? Too pinched in at the waist? Obviously ignore the non-shoes, non-tie and just-unpacked-from-China wrinkles.

 

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post #1993 of 3209

This is strange and I hope someone can confirm this.  May not be a big deal but it'd be great if someone can someone look into it.  I applied for a remake through Indochino twice and I noticed that as soon as I received a confirmation email notifying that they received my application for a remake, the old Indochino email confirming that my suit has been shipped disappears!  Maybe it's just me and I am losing my mind, but can you guys pay attention to your email and confirm if this is also happening to you?

post #1994 of 3209
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Originally Posted by vulcankat33 View Post

This is strange and I hope someone can confirm this.  May not be a big deal but it'd be great if someone can someone look into it.  I applied for a remake through Indochino twice and I noticed that as soon as I received a confirmation email notifying that they received my application for a remake, the old Indochino email confirming that my suit has been shipped disappears!  Maybe it's just me and I am losing my mind, but can you guys pay attention to your email and confirm if this is also happening to you?


If you use Gmail, the 2 indochino mails count as a conversation, look closely at the header and you will find the older email stack up there.

 

post #1995 of 3209

I use yahoo mail and my initial thought was that it had organized the emails as a thread.  But that's not the case.  I searched through all folders and trash as well as other email accounts as well (thinking I may have accidentally forwarded it).

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