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cincyenginerd

 

Are those slanted pockets?

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Sure you might get a great fit after 2-3 remakes but, these are some of the worst fitted suits I've ever seen!.. OTR is way better in most cases. 

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Sure you might get a great fit after 2-3 remakes but, these are some of the worst fitted suits I've ever seen!.. OTR is way better in most cases.

I disagree slightly. With multiple remakes you may get a fair or acceptable fit, but I have yet to see a great or outstanding fit from Indochino even with the tailoring done after the suit is finished and delivered. Lorenz has suits made by Indochino that turn out quite well, but that's about it. However, aside from splitting a few hairs, I get the gist of what you mean and I agree whole heartedly that these are some of the worst fitted suits I've seen as well.

cincyenginerd, your suit turned out pretty good for Indochino, but there are still some major problems that I don't believe a suit press or a tailor can fix. Thos divots in the upper arms (deltoids) near the shoulders, I do not believe can be fixed cheaply by a tailor. Also, the center vent looks crooked/off and seems to protrude away from your rear end. It is making your butt look like it's bigger than it really is. This should not be happening, even if the suit is in need of a proper press. The back of your jacket, even with sufficient waist suppression, should "drape" over your butt, with the center vent fully closed when standing. In addition, the opening of the jacket collar seems a bit wide and judging by the small space between your jacket lapels and your wide spread collar, the jacket's neck opening may have been designed to be too wide for you. Since you've cut off your head and most of your neck in the pictures, I can't really tell for sure, but I suspect that you may be experiencing a bit of a collar gap from behind your jacket neck collar. I would suggest you check in the mirror to see if the jacket collar is laying flat against your shirt collar in the back, with no visible gaping.

On the other hand, I do love the style of the suit. The midnight blue (I'm assuming that is the color) looks radiant from the picture, the ticket pockets look good and the length of the jacket and arms look about right. In addition, the button stance seems low enough and the pants look pretty well fitted.

As dredwings19 mentioned, certain RTW suits, with proper tailoring by an experienced tradesman will turn out better or just as good as any Indochino suit with 2 to 3 remakes. It will also be cheaper and less of a headache to be able to buy a suit retail, keep the tags, have your tailor take a look at it and give you his opinion, then return it if he feels that the fit is unworkable.
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Originally Posted by smoove7410 View Post

 

Are those slanted pockets?


They're slanted pockets.

 

Octoberfile:

 

Great post, you put all of my concerns about the suit into words.  Judging from feedback from this site and others, i'm thinking that the divot on the upper arms is caused by me overcompensating with additional shoulder width on the remake to avoid making the shoulders too tight.  Part of the problem also seems to also stem from the way the shoulders are constructed; the rolled excess fabric in the shoulder makes it drape awkwardly, especially when I lift my arms a bit.  I didn't really even notice the center vent pulling; i'll have a closer look tonight... the center vent issue could have been avoided if I just went with the side vents smile.gif

 

There's no collar gap between the jacket and my shirt, but the jacket is such that it shows more collar than i'd like.

 

The color is actually dark gray/charcoal, I do like the fabric and its texture.  All said, the suit is definately wearable by my standards, i'm going to have it pressed this week, and taking it to my tailor this weekend to see if he can massage things into looking better. 

 

Again... not completely unhappy with the suit, but not completely impressed.  I'm *a little bit* curious to see what the next suit would look like based on adjustments my tailor may suggest, but that's a bit of cash I would rather invest elsewhere.

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Originally Posted by cincyenginerd View Post

i'm thinking that the divot on the upper arms is caused by me overcompensating with additional shoulder width on the remake to avoid making the shoulders too tight.

The shoulders should be wide enough to be comfortable. If that creates divots as a result, then this should actually be fixed by reducing the height of the sleeve-cap, though I don't think this is possible with online MTM. Divots are not the end of the world though, they're preferable to having shoulders which are too narrow and uncomfortable.
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Originally Posted by luftvier View Post

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.

Let me play devils advocate and ask are we expecting too much off an on-line suit company selling what are basically cheap suits? What should you expect for a MTM suit for under $400? I'd say that the fact they remain in business means they must be doing an OK job.

One of the guys at work has a friend who runs an on-line tailoring company and some of the suits he buys are absolutely beautiful and inspired me to take the plunge and order one for myself, spending far more than I first intended to.

Some of the support staff have bought their basic cheap range and while I wouldn't buy one for myself, I think they look great for a $250 suit. True the fit isn't absolutely perfect but they don't look too bad and certainly no worse then many other suits I see every day. I'm led to believe these are made in the same factory so I would expect the Indochino suits to be the same.

My colleague spends around $1,000 per suit and they are superb suits made from high grade designer fabrics. Naturally the $250 suits look nowhere as good, if they did then why would you spend four times as much? Still, I think the cheaper suits seem to be value for money if you're in a junior position where you'e still expected to wear a suit every day. Certainly there have been no dress standard issues raised at comapny meetings and in fact I'd be prepared to say that since people have started using the custom tailor service for both their suits and shirts that dress standards in our office have improved.and I would expect the same to be the case for suits bought from Indochino.

How many of us fit into a standard size OTR suit anyway? I certainly need all mine altered to fit and if I buy a similar quality suit from an on-line MTM company far cheaper and still need to have it altered I've still saved money.

So I say cheers to Indochino, Modern Tailor, iTailor and rest of the cheap on-line tailored suit companies out there.
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^^That's me.  I am athletic and have lifted weights for 15 years.  I have broad shoulders/chest, with a narrow waist. (I'm very lean, no Arnold)  I have never had one suit off the rack fit me after being tailored.  I have a very good tailor here in BH that has been mentioned on this forum and have always been told that they can only remove so much material and have it look right.  That is the reason I am looking into Indochino.  Sure, I'd rather get a nicer $1,000 mtm  suit but I don't have the spare income right now.  Hence, if it takes a few remakes to get it right, I'm fine as long as I'm in a better boat than I am off the rack.  My .02.

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Are their dress shirts any good?

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FWIW, the MTM suit pants that came with my jacket are one of the best fitting pairs of slacks I own.

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Has anybody tried their wrinkle free shirts by any chance?

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The On-line MTM service is well suited to the poster above who has especially unusual measurements (big drop etc, overweight). For those who do not have unusual body type. (Most don't, and if they are finding off the rack does not fit well, they are probably buying the wrong size suit.)


Let me play devils advocate and ask are we expecting too much off an on-line suit company selling what are basically cheap suits? What should you expect for a MTM suit for under $400?

These are cheap suits. That is understood looking at their price point. However, if one is purchasing MTM, one would expect to get a garment that fits accordingly to the proclaimed title. These do not. The majority of them, as illustrated in the thread's photo's, look worse than most off the rack fits. Even after multiple alterations (not to mention hours of the buyers time). Whether this is the fault of the company or measurer is up for debate, though based on the sheer number of ill fitting garments presented in this thread, it is fair to assume a portion of that can be placed on Indochino's system.

Some of the support staff have bought their basic cheap range and while I wouldn't buy one for myself, I think they look great for a $250 suit. True the fit isn't absolutely perfect but they don't look too bad and certainly no worse then many other suits I see every day.

Indochino suits are not $250. They are typically in the $400-500 range. At that price (Or even at $250), as others mentioned, there are many other options out there that are of a higher quality (Club Monaco, Hickey, H&M JAB... etcalreadymentioned), and will fit significantly better on an average build (80% or so of us) with a few alterations from the tailor, typically paid for by the store.


Naturally the $250 suits look nowhere as good, if they did then why would you spend four times as much? Still, I think the cheaper suits seem to be value for money if you're in a junior position where you'e still expected to wear a suit every day.

There are tons of people walking around in 3K suits that look worse than people wearing $300 suits. It is all about fit. And this is where, ironically, Indochino seems to fail miserably. The majority of the IC suit wearers look as though they squeezed into a their unusually proportioned friend's Zara inspired MTM. Perhaps your supplier has a different process than Indochino that results in a better fit. The focus of my discussion is on the company to which this thread is dedicated.

How many of us fit into a standard size OTR suit anyway?

See above



Online MTM suiting is an interesting idea and, as mentioned above, well suited to those with exceptionally unusual measurements who cannot afford higher end MTM. Aside from that exception, the end product delivered by Indochino at this time, as illustrated in this thread, is not money well spent (trying to word that as kindly as possible).
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Picked up my "essential charcoal suit" yesterday. I was actually quite impressed with the fit of the pants. A little short but not a problem fixing that whatsoever. The jacket is a different story. Both shoulders have the trademark shoulder bumps at the sleeve but the left shoulder is twice as,bad as the right. I think the jacket needs to be taken in at the shoulders by an inch as well. Anyone with any suit jacket savvy can feel free to comment. I'm not sure what needs to be done with the jacket. It just doesn't feel or look right for some reason. Thanks for any suggestions. 

 

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Originally Posted by bigworm81 View Post

Picked up my "essential charcoal suit" yesterday. I was actually quite impressed with the fit of the pants. A little short but not a problem fixing that whatsoever. The jacket is a different story. Both shoulders have the trademark shoulder bumps at the sleeve but the left shoulder is twice as,bad as the right. I think the jacket needs to be taken in at the shoulders by an inch as well. Anyone with any suit jacket savvy can feel free to comment. I'm not sure what needs to be done with the jacket. It just doesn't feel or look right for some reason. Thanks for any suggestions. 

 

 

 


I had the same issue.  Pants fit great, suit jacket was a mess (see my post from a page or two ago).  It's being remade.  I'd really like for them to get it right because I'd like to be able to just say, "I need a suit, better hit up Indochino."  OTR suits don't fit me well, and I just can't justify spending $1500 on a MTM suit in Chicago (not to mention the travel time there and back).

 

 

 

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