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post #2176 of 3210
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Originally Posted by mosdef View Post

thanks for the comments ultramantaro
I recently got back my remake. the jacket is a much better fit, but im still not sure, so I thought i'd post pics and ask. I''m fine with sending it back for another remake if need be as i'm in no rush
-Surprisingly the pants fit better before the remake. its super tight across the front pockets. I'll post pics, but first i'd like to get some help on my jacket
-I notice on one side there's a huge collar gap. I have no idea how to go about getting this fixed and what I would tell indochino to do, so please do help me out on that.
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I feel like when posting pictures of yourself like this you also need to include a picture of you in something that shows your true body silhouette. It'd be nice to know if it's just the suit that gives you this frumpy wide-hipped look or if you are naturally like that.
post #2177 of 3210
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Originally Posted by gauchogolfer View Post

For those who've done the measurements themselves at home, how snug did you get the tape when making measurements around the bicep, neck, thigh, etc.? I've done one round of measurements before ordering but will do another to see how consistent they are.

Depends on how tight you want the final product. If you prefer cloth in the upper arm, then don't go too tight. Or vice versa. FWIW, I didn't go overly tight and my suits came out pretty snug in places. IC tends to over tighten the waist but then flare the hips. so adjust accordingly if you want. I also don't like a short rise so I added about an inch to the crotch measurement compared to what I got by following the video.
post #2178 of 3210
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Originally Posted by TennesseeJed View Post

I'm about to order one of the 3-piece suits from IC.  For what it's worth, I think my expectations are reasonable given what we're dealing with here.  While some of the comments here focus on quality and consistency of their suits, the vast majority seem to focus on fit.  And we're dealing with a suitmaker that has never seen the purchaser and is going off of imperfect measurements.  Therefore I do not expect to receive a suit that fits perfectly out of the box on the first try...that just seems unreasonable.  Even bespoke custom suits have to be refitted sometimes (that's all my boss wears), and many tailors want the wearer to try it for size at least once as it's being made, and even then the final product may require some tweaking.  So I'm already planning on having to have mine refitted.  Perhaps I'll get lucky and it will only require some minor alterations, but I don't expect it to be perfect on the first try.

One of the flaws I find with IC's measurement process is the shoulder sizing that measures from seam to seam across the back of a "well-fitting" shirt.  Well I tried 4 different well-fitting dress shirts from my closet, each a different brand (Coles, Brooks Brothers, Arnold Brant and Nordstrom), and got 4 slightly different measurements for the shoulders.  It seems that not all shirtmakers place the seams in the exact same place, so this would "seem" to be a flaw with IC's measurment technique for shoulders.  I wish IC would just ask for one's typical shirt and/or suit size to factor into their formula, but I suppose I'll just take an average of the 4 and see how that goes. 

Now to my question.  Has anyone ordered a 3-piece with "vest fabric" on the vest back instead of lining fabric?  Otherwise does anyone have an opinion on style and/or comfort of vest fabric over lining fabric?  All of my past 3-pieces have had lining fabric, and I like the way the jacket slips right on and off over the vest that way.  But vest fabric seems like it would be unique and perhaps look quite nice.  Thoughts?

the wool back on the vest will make the suit warmer to wear indoors.
do i understand that you are measuring a shirt shoulder as a suit measure?
post #2179 of 3210
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post


the wool back on the vest will make the suit warmer to wear indoors.
do i understand that you are measuring a shirt shoulder as a suit measure?


yes, in accordance with the instruction video from IC.  i presume they knock a half inch or so off of the shirt measurement to get the jacket measurement, but who knows. 

 

thanks re vest...i hadn't considered that.

 

post #2180 of 3210
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Originally Posted by TennesseeJed View Post

I'm about to order one of the 3-piece suits from IC.  For what it's worth, I think my expectations are reasonable given what we're dealing with here.  While some of the comments here focus on quality and consistency of their suits, the vast majority seem to focus on fit.  And we're dealing with a suitmaker that has never seen the purchaser and is going off of imperfect measurements.  Therefore I do not expect to receive a suit that fits perfectly out of the box on the first try...that just seems unreasonable.  Even bespoke custom suits have to be refitted sometimes (that's all my boss wears), and many tailors want the wearer to try it for size at least once as it's being made, and even then the final product may require some tweaking.  So I'm already planning on having to have mine refitted.  Perhaps I'll get lucky and it will only require some minor alterations, but I don't expect it to be perfect on the first try.

I don't think it's simply a matter of fit; at least, it's not for me.
post #2181 of 3210
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post


the wool back on the vest will make the suit warmer to wear indoors.
do i understand that you are measuring a shirt shoulder as a suit measure?


I replied earlier and somehow that post is in purgatory.  Anyway, yes, i'm following the IC video instructions which use shirt shoulder width as suit measure.  I presume they adjust it by a half inch or so, but who knows.  And thanks i hadn't considered that for the vest...probably will just go with lining fabric.

post #2182 of 3210

you gotta wonder what they do with all the returned suits, and if they actually take returned ones and try to alter them to fit newly ordered ones.  purely speculation, but that could perhaps explain the inconsistencies.  i went ahead and placed my order...fingers crossed...

post #2183 of 3210
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Originally Posted by facet View Post

I don't think it's simply a matter of fit; at least, it's not for me.
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I replied earlier and somehow that post is in purgatory.  Anyway, yes, i'm following the IC video instructions which use shirt shoulder width as suit measure.  I presume they adjust it by a half inch or so, but who knows.  And thanks i hadn't considered that for the vest...probably will just go with lining fabric.

I wonder what happened to my post as well, as I had written way more than just the one statement above. My issue was the lack of consistency on their part, such that you can send the exact same measurements on different occasions and end up with several different sized products. With some of them not even being close. Because of this hassle of having to send things back and forth and getting things altered; it's just not worth it for me anymore. Hope things work out for you though.
post #2184 of 3210
Interestingly, IC appears to now be traveling. They are sending someone to my city in March. I might go down and have a look for fun.
post #2185 of 3210
I'd pay a visit if they came to DC.
post #2186 of 3210
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Originally Posted by TennesseeJed View Post

you gotta wonder what they do with all the returned suits, and if they actually take returned ones and try to alter them to fit newly ordered ones.  purely speculation, but that could perhaps explain the inconsistencies.  i went ahead and placed my order...fingers crossed...



I'm not exactly sure where I read about this, but I heard that they donate the ones that get returned outright or for remakes. 

 

post #2187 of 3210
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Originally Posted by cincyenginerd View Post




I'm not exactly sure where I read about this, but I heard that they donate the ones that get returned outright or for remakes. 

yeah, that's correct - they give it to a local charity.
post #2188 of 3210
In case anyone is interested, Indochino is having a sale at the moment, some suits are reduced by 100$ and there are a couple of interesting ones left!
post #2189 of 3210

Hey guys! I said I'd show pics of the navy suit I ordered, but I still haven't received ALL of the pics, nor a full-body one at that... Hopefully by the end of the week. I like it a lot; I'm sure I'll get a black one from Indochino before I know it. But here's a sneak peek...

 

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post #2190 of 3210

Looks good.  Fabric actually looks better than 100tc from the photos.  Peak lapels seems a bit daring given this is your first suit for interviews, but you can probably pull it off.

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