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post #2116 of 3216
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Originally Posted by Suitstyler View Post

You have a right low shoulder and the jacket is swinging to the left side.
The button should be at the waist and not high to the left. 
The back seems good but the slacks are out of balance and need to be cleaned up . This will improve wear as well.

I'm confused. Were these last comments for me?
post #2117 of 3216
lol, i'm not sure. i think his first couple comments were for my pictures, and the last comment for yours?
post #2118 of 3216

how are their shirts different from the retailers?

post #2119 of 3216
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Originally Posted by RyGuy View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Suitstyler View Post

You have a right low shoulder and the jacket is swinging to the left side.
The button should be at the waist and not high to the left. 
The back seems good but the slacks are out of balance and need to be cleaned up . This will improve wear as well.

I'm confused. Were these last comments for me?

Nobody knows who Suitstyler is replying to, he really needs to learn to use the quote function or something.
post #2120 of 3216

I just got mine and am sending it back for a remake.  There is too much material under the arms...  The sleeves were off a bit and the waist suppression was too extreme (but those can be fixed at the tailor).

 

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I won't be unhappy unless I can't get it fixed properly.  It looks great on the hanger though....facepalm.gif

 

post #2121 of 3216

Review of Indochino Transatlantic Traveler Navy Blue Suit, White Essential Wrinkle-Free Shirt, and Suit Utility Kit.

 

Hi, I got the Indochino Transatlantic Traveler Navy Blue Suit, the White Essential Wrinkle-Free Shirt, and the Suit Utility Kit. So far, customer service has been excellent, my order took 2 weeks longer than it was supposed to, so they made it up by throwing in a free tie clip and a silk handkerchief. The packaging of the products is beautiful and their website is the best out there for made to order suits. It is easy to navigate, clean, has excellent pictures, and is easy to input measurements and order products.

 

These are my observations for each individual product ordered and each aspect of the purchasing experience. Note that I have not worn, only tried, any of the products reviewed:

 

White Essential Wrinkle-Free Shirt - $79 (100% exclusively created wrinkle-free cotton)

Customizations

- Traditional Point Small Collar

- French cuffs rounded

- Slim Fit

 

Comments

  1. Fit is perfect out of the box.
  2. Collar is so slim that it doesn't cover the tie around the neck. The tie in its slimmest point is 3 mm wider than the collar's width. (The tie is a skinny one, purchased from Indochino, and included in the Suit Utility Kit)
  3. Fabric is acceptable, not as good as the ones used in most Banana Republic dress shirts. However, it's only a 1 ply shirt with a very thin fabric so my nipples' areola would show. Even with an undershirt, the darker tone of my areola would be seen through the fabric. (I am white caucasian)
  4. The collar is stiff and seems to be fused as it creates some ugly wrinkles at the top edge of the collar when wearing a tie. (My Banana Republic shirts do not have this problem, their collars are soft and yet do not look floppy, and look as structured as Indochino's fused collar, and Banana Republic does not offer the best quality in clothes - lately it has been getting worse but that is a topic for another thread -.

 

 

Transatlantic Traveler Navy Blue Suit  - $429 (Wrinkle-resistant 100% Merino wool with Teflon coating)

Customizations

- Notch Slim Lapels

- Two Jacket Vents

- Two Buttons

- Pick Stitching

- Functional Boutonniere (button hole in left lapel)

- Belt Loops for pants

- No pants pleats

 

Comments

  1. Fit is awful. Arm holes are too low, sleeves are the same length as the shirt (why they got the sleeves right on the shirt and not on the suit is beyond me). Overall, it looks like a women's suit with a bell shaped bottom (maybe too much waist suppression?). The fit in the back is bad, and the fabric breaks everywhere around the neck, along the shoulders and top of the back. All the cut is out of proportions, the side flap pockets are too close to the bottom of the jacket, the buttons are too low and the lapels open almost all the way down to my belly button (it looks like I am wearing my 7 years old son's jacket). The pants were 100 mm too short, the fit feels well but they break at the knee and overall they look weird. I can't put my finger on it but my wife says they look as if I would be wearing her pants.
  2. The left slim lapel does not drape and stands up because the zippered pocket behind it is sewn just where the lapel is supposed to fold. As a result, the drape of the lapel is deformed making it look like the left lapel is 50 mm shorter than the right one. In addition, the lapels' fabric is cut in two pieces with horizontal stitches showing at the bottom of the lapel. You can see this in Indochino's website picture for the suit if you look very close at the bottom of the lapel. It is barely noticeable in the picture (more noticeable if you look at the The High Mileage Traveler Charcoal Suit)
  3. Fabric feels very cheap compared to my Banana Republic suits and it wrinkles just by squeezing it. Pick stitching is uneven and breaks in some places. The suit's fabric is pinched by incorrect sewing in places such as the edge of the flap pockets, front pleats, and lapel button hole. The pinching makes the fabric wrinkle and shows the white fused canvas through the stitches. The lining seems OK but the collar felt is shedding and feels very cheap.
  4. Overall, this is the worst suit I have ever seen, combining mediocre craftsmanship, bad design, cheap materials, and awful tailoring.

 

Suit Utility Kit

  1. Cuff links are acceptable with a clean design but cut asymmetrically.
  2. Tie clip looks and feels cheap with blemishes on the metal finish and a warped clip.
  3. Tie (color black) is marked as made out of silk but it feels like polyester, giving me goosebumps every time I touch it. Stitches in the back of the tie are very poorly done with the fabric ripping and showing the white filling when I tie the knot.
  4. The handkerchief feels cheap, as if it was made out of a cheap fabric (it is supposed to be 100% cotton), the stitches are uneven and the fabric is pulled in some spots. The cut is also asymmetrical so when it's folded a perfect square cannot be made.

 

Overall, I am very dissatisfied with the experience of buying an Indochino suit. It has taken more of my time and peace of mind than if I had just bought an off the rack suit for half of the price paid at Indochino. The idea of custom made clothing was very promising but it seems that most of the tailoring companies out there offer mediocre products. I have been reading extensively on the internet about customer satisfaction with made to order suits and clothes, and it seems that there is only a few firms that would do it right but charge over $5,000 for a starting suit. Even those with many good reviews, when you look at the pictures of their suits, they look worse than what you can get at Macy's.

 

I fell for Indochino because it has many great reviews, lots of good marketing, and their website is world class showing beautiful suits, but as I have learned, either people giving Indochino good reviews have very low standards, they are paid by Indochino, or they were the exception being extremely lucky that they got a quality garment. I don't think that my experience was a rare or isolated one since none of the products I received were appropriately done, showed any acceptable craftsmanship, or used quality fabrics.

 

I hope this review helps you in making an educated choice, and saves you lots of headaches and time.

 

Euseb :)

 


Edited by Euseb - 1/6/12 at 9:32pm
post #2122 of 3216
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Originally Posted by RyGuy View Post

Hey guys,
First Indochino suits received today. Opinions? I'm thinking the jackets may be a touch too short, and the pants a little too long, but otherwise not too bad...
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Let me guess... Thom Browne by Target?
post #2123 of 3216

Transatlantic Traveler Navy Blue Suit, White Essential Wrinkle-Free Shirt, and Suit Utility Kit Pics:

 

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post #2124 of 3216
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Originally Posted by Euseb View Post

Overall, I am very dissatisfied with the experience of buying an Indochino suit. It has taken more of my time and peace of mind than if I had just bought an off the rack suit for half of the price paid at Indochino. The idea of custom made clothing was very promising but it seems that most of the tailoring companies out there offer mediocre products. I have been reading extensively on the internet about customer satisfaction with made to order suits and clothes, and it seems that there is only a few firms that would do it right but charge over $5,000 for a starting suit. Even those with many good reviews, when you look at the pictures of their suits, they look worse than what you can see at Macy's.

 

I fell for Indochino because it has many great reviews, lots of good marketing, and their website is world class showing beautiful suits, but as I have learned, either people giving Indochino good reviews have very low standards, they are paid by Indochino, or they were the exception being extremely lucky that they got a quality garment. I don't think that my experience was a rare or isolated one since none of the products I received were appropriately done, showed any acceptable craftsmanship, or used quality fabrics.

 

I hope this review helps you in making an educated choice, and saves you lots of headaches and time.

 

Euseb :)

 


Thanks for your insight.  I was going back and forth on Indochino, but this pretty much puts the last nail in the coffin.  I haven't seen a decent IC suit posted here on SF, and I share the same feeling that some of the better IC reviews on the internet were either paid for or had their suit made by their top notch tailors, knowing that the suit would be reviewed.  If you check out their facebook page, the reviews are either extremely negative or over the top raving.  It's those raving reviews that are put on so thick and makes it look like they're from employees or personal friends.

 

Since I live in the socal area, I might look into thick as thieves.  Their reviews on SF seem more genuine.  If anyone has had any negative or positive experiences with thick as thieves please send me a PM, I don't want to threadjack.

 

post #2125 of 3216
Seriously, guys. Stop patronizing this company. Virtually none of the suits in this thread fit right, let alone well.

I go away for a few months and come back to the same ill-fitting suits as before. You're better off going to JAB or Mens' Warehouse, frankly.
post #2126 of 3216
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Originally Posted by Euseb View Post

Transatlantic Traveler Navy Blue Suit, White Essential Wrinkle-Free Shirt, and Suit Utility Kit Pics: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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This loos like a woman's coat, it's so dammed short.
post #2127 of 3216
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Originally Posted by luftvier View Post

This loos like a woman's coat, it's so dammed short.

Not to mention the puckering on the darts and pocket ends is really amateur, it's worse than the pockets on the first practice coat I made myself with zero previous experience.

(For anyone who's interested, it's caused by not clipping all the way to the stitching when cutting open the ends of the pocket opening)
post #2128 of 3216

Figured i'd chime in to this thread and add another data point to the mix.

 

I decided to go the Indochino route last November before a friend's wedding because I had money burning a hole in my pocket (strike 1) and was feeling a little adventurous.  I'd seen some good results on blogs, and some really terrible examples here on SF, but still decided to go ahead with the buy.  The first go-around was close, but not quite right, with pants thighs that were too tight, jacket sleeves that were too short, shoulders that were too narrow, and a boxy torso.  Nothing about the construction, though, was glaringly wrong, so I chalked up the bad construction to bad measurements.

 

I took the suit to my tailor for him to review, and after giving it a look, he suggested the remake route.  After weeks of waiting, finally received the remake (needs to be pressed):

 

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Overall, i'm happy with the improvement over the original try, but it still doesn't feel 'right' to me.  The shoulders used to be too narrow, but i'm thinking that I overcompensated with adding shoulder width to the remake measurements, which is causing some issues with the drape of the sleeves and resulting in a weird pull at the top button.  If I were to opt for another suit, i'm thinking that the shoulders need to come back in about an inch.

 

Pants fit better in the hips and thighs, but the taper to the feet looks drastic to me, probably because of my measurements.  I'm not seeing some of the problems that Euseb had with his suit, but the biggest disappointment is the fabric rolled into the shoulders' construction, which seems to be a common problem with their suits.  I don't know how easy it is for a tailor to open up the shoulders and trim this excess fabric, but it makes them visually awkward to me in the front and rear of the sleeves.

 

Like Euseb too, I bought the Suit Utility Kit a few weeks ago, when it was being sold at 30 bucks.  My impressions are pretty much the same; cufflinks were basic but not terrible, tie clip seems a little chintzy, the tie looks nice but has a weird texture, and the pocket square *should* be cotton but feels too stiff.

 

I wouldn't put myself on the Indochino fanboy side, but i'm definitely not unhappy with the end result.

post #2129 of 3216

Double post.


Edited by cincyenginerd - 1/9/12 at 11:01am
post #2130 of 3216
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Originally Posted by cincyenginerd View Post

Figured i'd chime in to this thread and add another data point to the mix.

I decided to go the Indochino route last November before a friend's wedding because I had money burning a hole in my pocket (strike 1) and was feeling a little adventurous.  I'd seen some good results on blogs, and some really terrible examples here on SF, but still decided to go ahead with the buy.  The first go-around was close, but not quite right, with pants thighs that were too tight, jacket sleeves that were too short, shoulders that were too narrow, and a boxy torso.  Nothing about the construction, though, was glaringly wrong, so I chalked up the bad construction to bad measurements.

I took the suit to my tailor for him to review, and after giving it a look, he suggested the remake route.  After weeks of waiting, finally received the remake (needs to be pressed):

Overall, i'm happy with the improvement over the original try, but it still doesn't feel 'right' to me.  The shoulders used to be too narrow, but i'm thinking that I overcompensated with adding shoulder width to the remake measurements, which is causing some issues with the drape of the sleeves and resulting in a weird pull at the top button.  If I were to opt for another suit, i'm thinking that the shoulders need to come back in about an inch.

Pants fit better in the hips and thighs, but the taper to the feet looks drastic to me, probably because of my measurements.  I'm not seeing some of the problems that Euseb had with his suit, but the biggest disappointment is the fabric rolled into the shoulders' construction, which seems to be a common problem with their suits.  I don't know how easy it is for a tailor to open up the shoulders and trim this excess fabric, but it makes them visually awkward to me in the front and rear of the sleeves.

Like Euseb too, I bought the Suit Utility Kit a few weeks ago, when it was being sold at 30 bucks.  My impressions are pretty much the same; cufflinks were basic but not terrible, tie clip seems a little chintzy, the tie looks nice but has a weird texture, and the pocket square *should* be cotton but feels too stiff.

I wouldn't put myself on the Indochino fanboy side, but i'm definitely not unhappy with the end result.


Overall. this is one of the better looking IC suits IMO. You have some random pulling but much I would attribute to needing to be pressed. I'm wondering if the excess fabric comes from having the broader shoulders and narrower waist. I notice this same thing on a lot of my suits after the first round of nipping at the waist. Same thing for online MTM shirts. Some of that may be able to be cleaned up by your own tailor.

The shoulders aren't hateful but you're getting a little bit of the side divot. I agree in narrowing a tad next time.
I think the leg taper looks fine.
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