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post #2296 of 3209
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post


The sleeve pitch seems a bit off in pic 2.
that's a wrinkle from being taken out of the box. i basically just cut the strings holding the vents and took pics about a day after taking it out of the box.
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post

How does it feel in the waist? You might be able to do a little more shaping if you want or can.
it feels like i could go down a little on the waist but then it'd really be hugging my body. afaik, i should want some room in the waist area to not look like i'm being wrapped up by the jacket. besides that, looks pretty good right? rethinking everything, the only thing i'd change for my next suit (as soon as there's a sale/coupon) is i'd raise the button stance maybe a tad more? like 0.25" so that it's kinda closer to wear the lapel starts. any other thoughts? thank you guys.
post #2297 of 3209

Well, maybe I got lucky, or Indochino has improved their quality - but I'm happy.  Just received my Essential Navy Blazer.  It will need work - it's going to my tailor tomorrow for his recommendations.  I think the shoulders are a bit wide (I have lost 10 pounds due to an injury since ordering 6 weeks ago), and if he narrows them it's gonna be at least $200 in tailoring so I'll probably just send it in for a remake.  The sleeves are definitely a bit long (I think this is my fault). There is too much fabric in the chest. I think the sleeves are also a bit too wide for my taste.

 

HOWEVER - this is by far the best out-of-the-box fit of any jacket I've ever tried on.  This is the first result, sight unseen, by a tailor around the world, using measurements from a guy who'd never done it before (although I did spend 2 hours measuring, not 10 minutes).

 

The lapels do not bow out (my usual problem) - the waist suppression is, I think, almost perfect.  

 

I went in expecting a receive-alter/remake-repeat process until the fit is dialed in - which is only reasonable.  After seeing the horror pictures on this thread I had low expectations.  I'm pleasantly surprised.

 

For your reference, my fit options selected are:

 

  • normal shoulders
  • erect/flat posture
  • regular chest
  • flat stomach

 

The fabric is not the equal of my Dior, Dolce, or Canali items.  But it's $299 shipped.  It's a great value.  And given how close the fit is to what I want straight from the box - after I'm done getting it remade or altered I'm confident I'll be very happy.

 

I'll post pics after alterations/remake.  Any feedback appreciated.  The jeans I had on when I received the jacket - I know they don't go with it.  Thanks!

 

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post #2298 of 3209
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Originally Posted by doogoshly View Post


that's a wrinkle from being taken out of the box. i basically just cut the strings holding the vents and took pics about a day after taking it out of the box.
it feels like i could go down a little on the waist but then it'd really be hugging my body. afaik, i should want some room in the waist area to not look like i'm being wrapped up by the jacket. besides that, looks pretty good right? rethinking everything, the only thing i'd change for my next suit (as soon as there's a sale/coupon) is i'd raise the button stance maybe a tad more? like 0.25" so that it's kinda closer to wear the lapel starts. any other thoughts? thank you guys.

can you have it pressed then retake those pictures?

post #2299 of 3209
A friend of mine just purchased this suit online from Indochino.com, and it arrived in two weeks for $369.

Please review away what to increase and decrease next time.

I think the pants are a little too slim at the knee, and 1" too long.

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post #2300 of 3209
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Originally Posted by atct86 View Post

A friend of mine just purchased this suit online from Indochino.com, and it arrived in two weeks for $369.
Please review away what to increase and decrease next time.
I think the pants are a little too slim at the knee, and 1" too long.

To me, shoulders look a tad wide. Can't really judge the pants without shoes.
post #2301 of 3209
I personally don't see any major things that have to be done with this outfit. I'm weary about the waist because from the side you look like a flamingo. The pants don't look short at all. However, it'd be more beneficial that you wear shoes with the outfit. In addition, hang the suit while your taking a hot shower to eliminate some of those wrinkles.
post #2302 of 3209

Hi SF'ers. Longtime lurker, first time poster. I've been watching this IC thread closely and finally decided to take the plunge. I have 2 off the rack suits that I have had tailored. I wanted to give a MTM a shot as I have broad shoulders and a skinny waist. I also have a more muscular chest which has lead to my jackets not fitting properly in the chest area. They seem to bow out or flare out (not sure of the exact lingo) right around my chest. My tailor told me that there is really not much you can do to alter a suit in my situation which is why I was pretty excited to get an IC suit. I have a couple summer weddings coming up so I decided to go with their new Modern Linen suit in Tan.

 

I just recieved it today and I'm pretty happy. It has a nice lightweight feel and it is quite comfortable to wear. I am definitely interested in hearing feedback from anyone here as to what alterations you think may be appropriate. Personally I think the sleeves could be shortened a bit. Also the pants are maybe a 1/2 inch to an inch too big. Anything else that you can spot? Thanks a lot guys! (Please excuse the low quality phone pics!)

 

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post #2303 of 3209
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Originally Posted by teewhy View Post

Hi SF'ers. Longtime lurker, first time poster. I've been watching this IC thread closely and finally decided to take the plunge. I have 2 off the rack suits that I have had tailored. I wanted to give a MTM a shot as I have broad shoulders and a skinny waist. I also have a more muscular chest which has lead to my jackets not fitting properly in the chest area. They seem to bow out or flare out (not sure of the exact lingo) right around my chest. My tailor told me that there is really not much you can do to alter a suit in my situation which is why I was pretty excited to get an IC suit. I have a couple summer weddings coming up so I decided to go with their new Modern Linen suit in Tan.

 

I just recieved it today and I'm pretty happy. It has a nice lightweight feel and it is quite comfortable to wear. I am definitely interested in hearing feedback from anyone here as to what alterations you think may be appropriate. Personally I think the sleeves could be shortened a bit. Also the pants are maybe a 1/2 inch to an inch too big. Anything else that you can spot? Thanks a lot guys! (Please excuse the low quality phone pics!)

 

IC front.jpg

 

IC side.jpg

 

IC back.jpg
 

The sleeves look just a tad bit too long. Are you sagging?

post #2304 of 3209
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Originally Posted by teewhy View Post

Hi SF'ers. Longtime lurker, first time poster. I've been watching this IC thread closely and finally decided to take the plunge. I have 2 off the rack suits that I have had tailored. I wanted to give a MTM a shot as I have broad shoulders and a skinny waist. I also have a more muscular chest which has lead to my jackets not fitting properly in the chest area. They seem to bow out or flare out (not sure of the exact lingo) right around my chest. My tailor told me that there is really not much you can do to alter a suit in my situation which is why I was pretty excited to get an IC suit. I have a couple summer weddings coming up so I decided to go with their new Modern Linen suit in Tan.

I just recieved it today and I'm pretty happy. It has a nice lightweight feel and it is quite comfortable to wear. I am definitely interested in hearing feedback from anyone here as to what alterations you think may be appropriate. Personally I think the sleeves could be shortened a bit. Also the pants are maybe a 1/2 inch to an inch too big. Anything else that you can spot? Thanks a lot guys! (Please excuse the low quality phone pics!)[/URL]

 

Agree that sleeves should be shortened. Looks like closer to an inch, but depends where on your wrist your shirt hits. Your waist and hips on the jacket seem to be the same circumference. If you want a more traditional shape you could let out the bottom. Personally, I'd have the pants tapered a little more so they don't look bootcut on your shoes.

The thing that is throwing me off most is that from the front the jacket looks too short, but from the back looks ok. Are the pants sitting low on your hips, and is the waistband tilting forward?
post #2305 of 3209
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post


Agree that sleeves should be shortened. Looks like closer to an inch, but depends where on your wrist your shirt hits. Your waist and hips on the jacket seem to be the same circumference. If you want a more traditional shape you could let out the bottom. Personally, I'd have the pants tapered a little more so they don't look bootcut on your shoes.
The thing that is throwing me off most is that from the front the jacket looks too short, but from the back looks ok. Are the pants sitting low on your hips, and is the waistband tilting forward?


Thanks for the comments. I agree that the bottom of the jacket could be let out a bit to create a better shape as it is a little bit tight around my rear. In regards to the jacket length, I think it may be just a tad too short but that front picture exaggerates it a bit more due to the downward angle from the camera. Definitely agree with having the pants tapered a bit. I noticed that they seemed to kind of flare out when I first tried them on. My pants were sitting right above my hips but may have been tilted down slightly.

 

Also, the crotch seems a little too tight. Is this something that my tailor would be able to take care of? I would really prefer not to have to send this back for a remake. Anyways I am going to visit my tailor tomorrow and I will see what he suggests and how much it might cost to alter my suit. Thanks for the help guys!

post #2306 of 3209
I'm surprised that no one mentioned for the waist to be taken in. It'll definitely flatter you more.
post #2307 of 3209

Lurker, first time poster.

I'm a young guy and have never owned a suit. I'm unwilling to spend much on a suit at this point in my life and am a small guy. (32" chest). These reasons are enough for me to justify going the indochino route - although I am not proud of it. (I'll probably remove the Indochino label on the lining). However, Indochino gives me enough options for me to look better than 99% of my peers who wear stuff like black shirts, 4 button suits with new era hats

My order is supposed to arrive in about 9 hours according to fedex. I'll post pictures then.

post #2308 of 3209
I hope it comes out awesome. Remember that you should also take it to the tailor to fine tune the outfit.
post #2309 of 3209

Yeah, that was always the plan, NotchLapel - to take it to a tailor. Here are the photos. I am not going to post my own opinion because I've noticed that people tend to agree with the owner of the suit and I do not want produce some kind of bias. I will say though, that I did not iron or steam it and I was impressed that it came straight out of the box relatively wrinkle free

This is the Essential charcoal (peak lapels, besom pockets, side vents, 2 buttons)

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Edited by williamh - 5/31/12 at 6:04pm
post #2310 of 3209
Judging by your frame, are you Asian (it's cool so am I)? Your pant legs need to be hemmed, the waist should be taken in a little. Also you need to taper the legs. The biggest problem are the suit sleeves. They're way too short. I'd keep the pants but have the jacket remade =/.
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