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post #2146 of 3209

Ya its amazing, usually pants are the problem for me because i have long legs and can end up looking like ichabod crane if I'm not careful. good luck with your remake. post some pics when you get it back. 

post #2147 of 3209
Thought I'd chime in as well. I got the Essential Navy Blue Suit quite a while back. I must have messed up the measurements quite significantly, because pretty much everything except sleeve length and pants length was far off. My tailor was able to turn it into something acceptable, but in hindsight I should have sent this thing back.

Then it occurred to me that a 38R/48 suit generally fits me nearly perfectly and that that would take much less alterations than going the presumably more precise way of measuring yourself. I sent an e-mail to Indochino's service desk and asked if they could just make me a 38R suit. They updated my measurements within a day. I haven't ordered a suit yet based on these measurements though. I understand this kind of defies the purpose of going custom, but I guess the point I'm trying to make is that they're happy to update your measurements to an OTR equivalent.
post #2148 of 3209
I fit a 36R pretty regularly, and I would use indochino if they had a standard size like that where I could customize the options (lapel, buttons, etc.)
post #2149 of 3209
after reading a few pages of this, I feel compelled to shake my head and write with confusion to ask why people are still doing this?! It's a suit, a rather complex garment that's being put onto a unique body. You're sending off measurements and getting back something that 'looks' like a suit but it isn't folks. I understand people don't have budgets for (some) OTR but even going shopping at a store and fitting on a bunch in person is still a long difficult process to find something that even then for many just about fits well enough not to be laughed at, so what are the chances that this process will work better? and based on everything we've seen, it doesn't. Suit after suit, remake after remake, and most of them look terrible. They look like a machine designed and made them, so while they have a list of measurements correct, of course it's just no substitute for a real live person who's designed something and made it to have a personality. If your suit fits well it's almost more likely a fluke. I just don't get why people are wasting their money on this process.
post #2150 of 3209
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

after reading a few pages of this, I feel compelled to shake my head and write with confusion to ask why people are still doing this?! It's a suit, a rather complex garment that's being put onto a unique body. You're sending off measurements and getting back something that 'looks' like a suit but it isn't folks. I understand people don't have budgets for (some) OTR but even going shopping at a store and fitting on a bunch in person is still a long difficult process to find something that even then for many just about fits well enough not to be laughed at, so what are the chances that this process will work better? and based on everything we've seen, it doesn't. Suit after suit, remake after remake, and most of them look terrible. They look like a machine designed and made them, so while they have a list of measurements correct, of course it's just no substitute for a real live person who's designed something and made it to have a personality. If your suit fits well it's almost more likely a fluke. I just don't get why people are wasting their money on this process.

I agree with the gist of your message (Indochino generally doesn't work and you overpay for it), but it does come across a bit condescending. You can't blame people for trying, especially if they're not willing or able to shell out $000's for the bespoke route. Rather than shaking your head in confusion, perhaps you care to offer some tips for those who look for something acceptable in the $400,- range? E.g. searching this forum for traveling tailors in your area with competitive pricing? Or buying through Yoox and then altering at your local tailor...
post #2151 of 3209
I agree 100% with Master-Classer.

Want something in the $400 range? Suit Supply (you can buy online now), Uniqlo, Zara, H&M... Probably even Target.

Indochino is deeply flawed in their designs. Even the suits the models are wearing on the website look like shit.
post #2152 of 3209

I was thinking about getting a suit from them, but it's a lot of mixed reviews.

post #2153 of 3209
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Originally Posted by Marino View Post

I agree with the gist of your message (Indochino generally doesn't work and you overpay for it), but it does come across a bit condescending. You can't blame people for trying, especially if they're not willing or able to shell out $000's for the bespoke route. Rather than shaking your head in confusion, perhaps you care to offer some tips for those who look for something acceptable in the $400,- range? E.g. searching this forum for traveling tailors in your area with competitive pricing? Or buying through Yoox and then altering at your local tailor...

look, on the attitude comment, you're totally right. It wasn't quite called for, it's just frustration. This is an entire forum dedicated to looking great in a suit and there are already so many resources here for helping people find something good, if not great, that it's frustrating to me to see people take a quick and cheap route and expect good or even acceptable results. Several senior people have popped in here and said more or less the same thing, that for most people, the results of this sort of process don't seem very good. And there IS help available - the whole forum has tonnes of resources for those who're willing to help themselves. if people would just take a little time and cared to make things right, they could do so much better.

to me, giving feedback on fit with these types of suits is like nitpicking on getting from 85% perfection to 95% perfection, except we're actually just taking it from 50% to 60%, know what I mean. It's often just so far off that remaking it (which doesn't really solve the actual problem) is the best option.
post #2154 of 3209
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

look, on the attitude comment, you're totally right. It wasn't quite called for, it's just frustration. This is an entire forum dedicated to looking great in a suit and there are already so many resources here for helping people find something good, if not great, that it's frustrating to me to see people take a quick and cheap route and expect good or even acceptable results. Several senior people have popped in here and said more or less the same thing, that for most people, the results of this sort of process don't seem very good. And there IS help available - the whole forum has tonnes of resources for those who're willing to help themselves. if people would just take a little time and cared to make things right, they could do so much better.
to me, giving feedback on fit with these types of suits is like nitpicking on getting from 85% perfection to 95% perfection, except we're actually just taking it from 50% to 60%, know what I mean. It's often just so far off that remaking it (which doesn't really solve the actual problem) is the best option.

This is absolutely 100% correct. MTM is great for shirts and pants, but not for jackets.
post #2155 of 3209

The waist is way too emphasized to the point of being unnatural.  Yes, the rear also flare out too much as as a previous poster said, if you lengthen the jacket by an inch and a half, and limit the waist suppresion you should see a much better fit.

 

Good luck!
 

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Originally Posted by mosdef View Post

here's my jacket which i am sending back for obvious changes to the waist/torso/hip area.
I sent these pics to Indochino customer service and their recommendation was +1" on the stomach, and +1" on the hips, and minimal waist suppression.
would you agree? as you can see it flares out at the back, and its very tight across the waist.
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any other recommendations would be great too, (ie shoulders/jacket sleeve and shit length)


 

post #2156 of 3209
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Originally Posted by Marino View Post

... Rather than shaking your head in confusion, perhaps you care to offer some tips for those who look for something acceptable in the $400,- range? E.g. searching this forum for traveling tailors in your area with competitive pricing? Or buying through Yoox and then altering at your local tailor...

Measure yourself, open the Indochino website and type "ebay.com" in the address bar.
There are high line Zegna/Canali/equivalent you can find new for $500-$800. I've seen those in like-new condition for less than $250. Make sure you get your basic measurements right and with some basic alterations you'll have a great suit, rather than this polyester crap.
post #2157 of 3209
Their spamming of another manufacturers thread has just guaranteed that I'll never buy anything from propersuit.com.
post #2158 of 3209

Sooo... I just bought my first Indochino suit earlier this month after looking for many reviews online. I got the essential navy suit since I'm about to graduate soon and needed one for interviews and all; this forum has been a great help. Received it yesterday, and took it to my tailor to see what he thought. He was pleased and thought Indochino was pretty on-point with the fit, and he was surprised by the low price and features that the suit had. Either way, we decided to let out the seat of the pants a little, and also the waist of both the pants and jacket. Overall, I'm pleased with my purchase thus far. Only thing I wish is that Indochino would use their tags with their new font for their suits (minor detail)! I'll have to wait a week or so for my tailor to do his thing, but I'll post pics when it's done.

post #2159 of 3209
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post

Their spamming of another manufacturers thread has just guaranteed that I'll never buy anything from propersuit.com.

Yeah, that struck me as being pretty offside as well.
post #2160 of 3209


That's good, but I think there's way too much negative experience here at least for me to consider indo.  I agree on getting something respectable at a discount store and take it to a tailor for alterations.  Ultimately it doesn't matter if they use canvass, etc. if the thing doesn't fit me it's not for me.

 

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Originally Posted by Titus4Mayor View Post

Sooo... I just bought my first Indochino suit earlier this month after looking for many reviews online. I got the essential navy suit since I'm about to graduate soon and needed one for interviews and all; this forum has been a great help. Received it yesterday, and took it to my tailor to see what he thought. He was pleased and thought Indochino was pretty on-point with the fit, and he was surprised by the low price and features that the suit had. Either way, we decided to let out the seat of the pants a little, and also the waist of both the pants and jacket. Overall, I'm pleased with my purchase thus far. Only thing I wish is that Indochino would use their tags with their new font for their suits (minor detail)! I'll have to wait a week or so for my tailor to do his thing, but I'll post pics when it's done.



 

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