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post #2311 of 3208

Yeah - I'm Asian. I think +1" on the sleeves should be good?


Edited by williamh - 6/2/12 at 12:28am

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post #2312 of 3208
This jacket doesn't need to be remade in my opinion. Sleeve alteration is simple for a local tailor. While the jacket arms look short, the shirt also looks long. BUT it is a matter of personal preference. I like my shirt cuffs to hit right at the base of my thumb, and then my jacket cuff hit at the wrist bone. In pictures 1 and 2 it looks like the shirt is covering part of your hand (grain of salt note, I'm at work and have no zoom capabilities). I do agree that the pants need to be cleaned up at the bottom (again, easy tailoring fix), and possibly a little extra taper and narrowing of the leg opening, again depending on your preferences.

I think the jacket, other than the sleeves, looks good. The shoulders are good, the sleeves seem to be neither too tight nor loose, the shape of the body is as it should be. Some may say that it is too short overall, but I wouldn't worry about that because it covers your arse.

By the way, why did you choose bevel pockets?
post #2313 of 3208

I chose the pockets because as you can see, I'm a small guy - I don't need additional fabric there to make my torso look even smaller.

But more importantly, I wanted something that had slightly more formal features on it without excessively flashy so that it could be worn on more varying occasions. (Yes I'm aware some might argue that peak lapels are definitely too flashy/formal for something like a job interview) I think that in that situation, I would just dress the suit down by wearing a conservatively colored tie that is appropriate for businesswear like maroon.

 

edit: I spoke to a tailor and the most he could lengthen sleeves by is 1.25 inches which I don't think is enough. Additionally, because I have surgeons' cuffs, the buttons would not be able to move with the new sleeve length. 


Edited by williamh - 6/1/12 at 5:35pm
post #2314 of 3208
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Originally Posted by williamh View Post

edit: I spoke to a tailor and the most he could lengthen sleeves by is 1.25 inches which I don't think is enough. Additionally, because I have surgeons' cuffs, the buttons would not be able to move with the new sleeve length. 

 

I've never understood this obsession with surgeon's cuffs on jackets. What's it supposed to mean anyway? Are you ever going to undo the buttons? I wear suits everyday and, although I have a few that came with surgeon's cuffs, I don't think I have ever actually needed to undo the buttons on my sleeve nor have I ever felt the desire to.

 

Then on MTM you run into this posters problem where the sleeves need to be adjusted and when it can be done it's made a relatively simple and cheap process complicated and thus expensive.

 

Perhaps fortunately in this case it's not going to be an issue as the sleeves are at least two inches too short anyway and even without the cuffs unlike to be able to be extended that far.

 

For my personal taste the jacket is also a little short but it doesn't look to bad if the wearer prefers it this way

post #2315 of 3208
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Originally Posted by Simon at Elite View Post

 

I've never understood this obsession with surgeon's cuffs on jackets. What's it supposed to mean anyway? Are you ever going to undo the buttons? I wear suits everyday and, although I have a few that came with surgeon's cuffs, I don't think I have ever actually needed to undo the buttons on my sleeve nor have I ever felt the desire to.

 

Then on MTM you run into this posters problem where the sleeves need to be adjusted and when it can be done it's made a relatively simple and cheap process complicated and thus expensive.

 

Perhaps fortunately in this case it's not going to be an issue as the sleeves are at least two inches too short anyway and even without the cuffs unlike to be able to be extended that far.

 

For my personal taste the jacket is also a little short but it doesn't look to bad if the wearer prefers it this way


I think some people follows the igent's code of how to dress properly a bit too much. i personally learned the hard way having been too concerned of having working cuffs that when my sleeves are not properly fitting, it becomes a pain in the ass to fix them. from now on, no more surgeon cuffs unless i'm getting proper fittings.

post #2316 of 3208
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Originally Posted by Simon at Elite View Post

I've never understood this obsession with surgeon's cuffs on jackets. What's it supposed to mean anyway? Are you ever going to undo the buttons? I wear suits everyday and, although I have a few that came with surgeon's cuffs, I don't think I have ever actually needed to undo the buttons on my sleeve nor have I ever felt the desire to.

Then on MTM you run into this posters problem where the sleeves need to be adjusted and when it can be done it's made a relatively simple and cheap process complicated and thus expensive.

Perhaps fortunately in this case it's not going to be an issue as the sleeves are at least two inches too short anyway and even without the cuffs unlike to be able to be extended that far.

For my personal taste the jacket is also a little short but it doesn't look to bad if the wearer prefers it this way

My 2 cents is that surgeon's cuffs have been sold to the masses as a "true mark of custom clothing" i.e. you only could get them if you shelled out big bucks. But now you can get it on a $300 suit. Score, right? It's really just sort of like an accessory, like a pocket square, that you can use to be different. Personally, I unbutton 1 of the buttons pretty much all the time, mainly because I can and because no one else in my office can. it's a bit pretentious but eh whatever.

When I ordered my first IC suit they wouldn't allow for working cuffs until your second order, so as to avoid issues like this one above and dial in your measurements. They must have changed that policy.
post #2317 of 3208
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post


My 2 cents is that surgeon's cuffs have been sold to the masses as a "true mark of custom clothing" i.e. you only could get them if you shelled out big bucks. But now you can get it on a $300 suit. Score, right? It's really just sort of like an accessory, like a pocket square, that you can use to be different. Personally, I unbutton 1 of the buttons pretty much all the time, mainly because I can and because no one else in my office can. it's a bit pretentious but eh whatever.
When I ordered my first IC suit they wouldn't allow for working cuffs until your second order, so as to avoid issues like this one above and dial in your measurements. They must have changed that policy.

+1

 

pretty much hit it over the head! many people show off their working cuffs by unbuttoning the first button. woooooooo ahhhhhhh, you so fancy! pffftttt

post #2318 of 3208

I have a couple of questions:
Does Indochino make 3 roll 2 jackets?
Would they do inverted cuffs on the pants (to add weight)?
Is the Essential Charcoal Suit fused, half canvassed, or fully canvassed?

post #2319 of 3208

Their shirts look good in the website/ads but when worn, look a bit flimsy.

post #2320 of 3208

Count me in for saying that Indochino customer service just plain sucks.  I received my suit last week.  I forwarded these photos to customer service last Friday.  I still haven't received a reply.  This suit is a total loss.  At this point I think I just want my money back.photo 6.jpg

 

 

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post #2321 of 3208

Sethu - for a first online mtm suit I think your suit looks good. It will need tailoring and maybe a remake - but that is all free. The online process, in my opinion, requires patience to go through a couple of remake iterations before you get to the "perfect fit."

 

The reward is very good pricing, and the ability to order more suits made to the exact spec you finally end up at.

 

I took mine to a local tailor, who made his recommendations on what to change, and now they're remaking it according to the new specs.

 

Hard to see from your pics but what do you want to change on yours? Sleeves look perhaps a bit short, and it looks like there is excess material in the chest area.
 

post #2322 of 3208

Got my third Indochino suit delivered today.  I used the measurements from my last suit to make this one but the arm holes feel different for some reason.  Also think I can probably take in the belly a little bit.

 

Would appreciate some critique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #2323 of 3208
@ Sethu - I'm confused. That attached picture is showing me a short sleeve and your pants undone, but the embedded one appears to be ok for the sleeves. The shoulders are a tad wide and maybe lumpy? You really need to wear a dress shirt, button the jacket, and give a full body shot if you want confirmation if it sux or not.
Edited by CousinDonuts - 6/15/12 at 6:30am
post #2324 of 3208

@soggychicken: damn dude. That is perhaps the best out-of-the-box Indichono fit I've seen. Way better than mine was (it's getting remade).

 

As for critique - looks like the arms need to be rotated forward a bit because of the vertical wrinkling, to accomodate your natural arm hang. As for the fit in the back it's hard to say because when you lift your arm to take the photo you're causing wrinkles. Can you take it again on a timer so you can stand naturally?

 

But seriously - great suit man. That's with no alterations done?

post #2325 of 3208

Just got my first suit, charcoal flannel that was on sale for $300.  Overall I am satisfied, the jacket is a little too short but I don't mind it.  My only complaint is the shoulders bunch up in the back causing ripples on the sleeves, no idea how to fix that. 

 

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