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post #2206 of 3212

Thanks, HalfCanvas... The sleeve length was one of the first things my tailor checked too! He said it was spot on (especially considering the functional buttons). But yes, these shots are pretty one-dimensional as far as angles go. But this has definitely become my go-to suit. Looking forward to another suit from Indochino sometime soon.

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I noticed that when forum members post their outfit to be critiqued. They simply take it straight from the box, not ironed, and without any additional alterations. Then most people say "take the outfit for a remake, it's horrible" and then Indochino gets a bad rep.

Maybe some of those members expect too much for that price range. To be honest, the material for the suits and the sizing is good for an online Chinese MTM company. Many times, I think these these off-measurements can be attributed toward the customer not knowing how to measure correctly. You might not think this, but measuring with accuracy requires a lot of skill. I can see why Indochino adds an additional .5-1inch towards certain area's because I'm sure they don't trust the consumer with accurate measurements. Adding those few inches protects their tailors and buyer.

With that said, no suit can really be perfect unless a) you were there, in person, for the measurements and b) a fully bespoke suit. Because we know it's Indochino we'll have to choose with option a. I take full advantage of their $75 tailoring credit. When I purchased my first Indochino suit– the fit was slightly off. The waist was 1 inch too large, the sleeves were 1 inch too long and the pants were more than 2 inches off. I opted out of sending the outfit back for a remake because I wanted to be physically there for the process of tailoring my suit. So, I researched the best tailor I could find and spent an additional $100 on having the suit perfected. In reality after the $75 they gave me I only spent $25 on having the suit tailored. In total I spent a grand total of $400 dollars wow.gif

When I was younger, I was stupid and listened to guys from Menswearhouse. They told me what to buy and what looked good. I bought an OTR suit which didn't fit me at all. The shoulders were too large, the fabric was heavy, waist, legs, and crotch, had no shape. They called it the "American cut" I called it poorly dressed. I spent about $700 that day on crap. I'm a petite guy, for a better fit, I wear a 34s. In America, it's hard to find a 34s. If I were to purchase a bespoke suit it'll cost me about $1,200-2,000 and if I was really ballsy and go to Savile Row, about $5000. For the money that I paid, with additional tailoring, I got a badass suit that none of my friends own.

If I could, I would buy a $100 suit and spend an additional $200 on tailoring. But that will never happen. To me, it's all about the fit. Lets face it, we're all critical here on how we dress and how other forum members dress. But in reality, 80% of the people will not know that the suit is not fully canvassed or that the suit is not super 120. To fully appreciate Indochino you need to go and get your suit to the reputable tailor and get it tailored. You won't regret it.
post #2208 of 3212
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Originally Posted by LorenzL View Post

Looks awesome! Liking the peak lapels too.

What are peak lapels? Also, suit looks great to the OP!

Is that the essential navy? or the cotton one? When would be an appropriate time to choose a cotton suit?
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I want to buy a new suit. I went to Men's Warehouse the other day and bought a suit. My brother, who told me about this site, told me I'm a 38. But, at Men's Warehouse the salesman was trying to get my arm length to fit, which is why I went for a 42. I like it slightly baggy in the shoulders anyway. I don't like tight fitting clothing. But, I'm not too happy with the suit. My brother says it looks like a zoote suit. Not sure what that means.

Anyway, my question, does Indochino make jackets that are really short? I'm looking for a suit that's somewhat cut like my GF's jackets. I tend to like them a bit shorter.

I don't know how to measure myself but I wear 36" waiste pants and my chest is about 39". I think I'm measureing correctly.

LorenzL, I heard you worked for for Indochino. Can you hook me up with some deals?
post #2210 of 3212
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when i send back a suit for remake, can i just stuff it in a priority flat rate box? cause if i send it back in the big original box, it'll be costly.



for anything that sent back their suits..can you please advise if i can send it jammed into a box to save on shipping?

post #2211 of 3212

My brother sent his back in a small bag. It was only a jacket though I think.

 

 

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for anything that sent back their suits..can you please advise if i can send it jammed into a box to save on shipping?



 

post #2212 of 3212
Tweet them. They reply pretty quickly.
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Originally Posted by 1up View Post


What are peak lapels? Also, suit looks great to the OP!
Is that the essential navy? or the cotton one? When would be an appropriate time to choose a cotton suit?


Thanks 1up! Here's a Peak Lapel Pic. The difference is in the jacket collars. (Peak on right, Notch on left): 

 

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The suit I'm wearing is the Essential Navy. As far as I know, cotton suits are best for warmer weather and climates (therefore, not a year-round suit)...

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Thanks 1up! Here's a Peak Lapel Pic. The difference is in the jacket collars. (Peak on right, Notch on left): 

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The suit I'm wearing is the Essential Navy. As far as I know, cotton suits are best for warmer weather and climates (therefore, not a year-round suit)...

I should have just googled that, got impatient. Thanks for the reply though, much appreciated man.

Pic inspired me to get the same. Just got my measurements and ordered. Good lookin out, thx.
post #2215 of 3212
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Originally Posted by musicguy View Post

I want to buy a new suit. I went to Men's Warehouse the other day and bought a suit. My brother, who told me about this site, told me I'm a 38. But, at Men's Warehouse the salesman was trying to get my arm length to fit, which is why I went for a 42. I like it slightly baggy in the shoulders anyway. I don't like tight fitting clothing. But, I'm not too happy with the suit. My brother says it looks like a zoote suit. Not sure what that means.
Anyway, my question, does Indochino make jackets that are really short? I'm looking for a suit that's somewhat cut like my GF's jackets. I tend to like them a bit shorter.
I don't know how to measure myself but I wear 36" waiste pants and my chest is about 39". I think I'm measureing correctly.
LorenzL, I heard you worked for for Indochino. Can you hook me up with some deals?

Not working for them, sorry - just running the blog and it's hard to stop now that I get more and more views...check my coupon page, I will post coupons there if they become available smile.gif
post #2216 of 3212

Hey all, just received my first Indochino suit. This is right out of the box with a quick steaming to get out the wrinkles.  I am pretty happy, they nailed the sleeve length, and you will have to trust me, they also were spot on with the pant length. The button stance is a bit high, but I kind of like the look so I am not to worried about it.  Looking for some comments on the fit and any suggestions on what might need to be adjusted. I also got the shirt from indochino and it is a great fit, except for the armholes which are a bit too high for me, will probably need to get that remade.

 

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Hey all, just received my first Indochino suit. This is right out of the box with a quick steaming to get out the wrinkles.  I am pretty happy, they nailed the sleeve length, and you will have to trust me, they also were spot on with the pant length. The button stance is a bit high, but I kind of like the look so I am not to worried about it.  Looking for some comments on the fit and any suggestions on what might need to be adjusted. I also got the shirt from indochino and it is a great fit, except for the armholes which are a bit too high for me, will probably need to get that remade.

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Looks pretty cool! Perhaps shoulders 0.25 inches too wide? It looks like there is a bit too much in the shot where you hold up the phone.
post #2218 of 3212
Very good, yeah a bit off the shoulders and you're good to go =D
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Thanks! I will have my profile updated for future orders.  I think the key for me was to wear clothes that fit me well when doing the initial measurements and then having two different people do it to make sure it was accurate as possible. I also followed their video instructions to the T. It seemed to work out well for me, I am very happy with the results! 

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Got my order of shirts from Indochino today...pretty fast delivery once it got shipped from China.

 

I like the body fit...but I'm not totally sure about the neck fit...it seems a bit loose to me (compared to my other MTM from Holt)...and I had noticed that they were 0.5 inch higher on the website measurements than at the tailor in person. I know the general rule is put in two fingers for neck size...but this one almost seems like a MAC truck could drive through...might upload a picture or two in the next day or so for a second opinion on whether to get the neck brought in or not.

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