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post #2536 of 3208
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Originally Posted by MeasureOfMan View Post

Got the remake today.  Armholes are still big - about 8 inches.  That's as good as they can do, unfortunately.  They did ok with the other measurements, though.  Not sure if I'm going to return it or not.  For $400, I shouldn't have to live with oversized armholes.

Are you implying $400 is expensive? Really for $400 you should feel lucky they got close.

Post a pic and let the choir judge if the armhole looks too big...

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post #2537 of 3208

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post #2538 of 3208
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Are you implying $400 is expensive? Really for $400 you should feel lucky they got close.
Post a pic and let the choir judge if the armhole looks too big...

I do think it is expensive for Chinese-made, pseudo-custom suit that fits the same as $200 department store suit.  The whole point of MTM is to get something that fits your body, and Indochino cannot do that for people with truly skinny arms.  That's fine, since you obviously cannot please everyone, but I could have avoided all of this if they were up front about their armhole options from the beginning.  

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I had placed an order with them a couple weeks ago just to see how they were, but the same day I put in the order I found this thread. It's honestly nothing short of a disaster. Maybe a couple folks got somewhat decent fitting suits, but the rest were so scary that I canceled my order the next morning.

MeasureOfMan is right, their marketing and customer service side is top notch, unfortunately they're peddling crap. Save your money get something better.
post #2540 of 3208
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Originally Posted by iskyi View Post


Thanks for all the help. I just emailed them this morning. They better remake or I want a refund lol. Have you tried Proper Suits? They actually send tailors to measure you but I haven't found much reviews on this forum. 

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No I haven't all online suits I know buy from Black Lapel. For my nicest suits I do go to a Custom suit shop, as no online tailor could ever give both the fit and the material of a suit shop. If Indochino doesn't work out give Black Lapel a shot. I have three suits from them 2 half-canvas and 1 full canvas (both more expensive than Indochino, but you actually get more bang for your buck). They all fit great and their customer service is probably the best service I have ever dealt with.

Hope it all works out!

Edit: I did some research on Proper suit. It seems like it would be very good if you live near one of their locations. My closest location is Chicago, and thats still a 6 - 7 hour drive for me.

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I live in NYC and they do have an location they set up here for measurement. I've done some research too. Not much reviews but most were positive ones. Would had liked to here more from individual reviewers not from magazines though. Black lapel looks interesting. Definitely will consider it if indochino does not work out. Thanks.

I've got two suits from proper suit, and I've been really happy. The first suit came out decent (better than anything I'd found off the rack, even with alterations), but the second time, as it seems is the case with MTM was on a different level - it's nearly perfect. Richard (one of the owners) and Seth (who covers DC and Miami) have been great to work with - happy to answer any questions and pm pics (once i take them) of the first and second suits.

ETA: I'll be wearing my Proper Suit at the DC meetup on Monday, so if anyone in town wants to see it, it'll be there.
post #2541 of 3208

Got my first Indochino suit, it's overall too big and boxy.  I actually measured really snug, but still things came out too big.

 

I'll post my body measurements and the resulting garment measurements on this thread:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/314044/my-first-indochino-suit-should-i-ask-for-remake

 

The pants fits really well, maybe a tad big on the seat.  The shirt also fits well, but the neck is 1/ - 1" too big.

 

Please give me some feedback on that thread as well.

 

Thanks.

post #2542 of 3208
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Originally Posted by MeasureOfMan View Post

I do think it is expensive for Chinese-made, pseudo-custom suit that fits the same as $200 department store suit.  The whole point of MTM is to get something that fits your body, and Indochino cannot do that for people with truly skinny arms.  That's fine, since you obviously cannot please everyone, but I could have avoided all of this if they were up front about their armhole options from the beginning.  

Then back to my point, I think it's asking too much for a $400 suit maker to be up front about every bit of minutiae. $400 is still a very cheap price in the suit world. What you're asking for just might be a physical limitation of their tailors or their process. Now if this was a $2-3k MTM shop I'd feel differently and expect more info and dialogue prior to an order, and would expect them to stick closer to my requests, or I wouldn't order.

Not every brand is for everyone. What works for me might not work for you and vice versa. Stinks that they couldn't give you what you wanted, so at least here there is the return option. Unfortunately for you, it appears to me that all of these HK-based MTM online shops are all clones of one another (modern tailor, black lapel, 7 regent lane) so you'll have to find the one that works best by trial and error.
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post


Then back to my point, I think it's asking too much for a $400 suit maker to be up front about every bit of minutiae. $400 is still a very cheap price in the suit world. What you're asking for just might be a physical limitation of their tailors or their process. Now if this was a $2-3k MTM shop I'd feel differently and expect more info and dialogue prior to an order, and would expect them to stick closer to my requests, or I wouldn't order.
Not every brand is for everyone. What works for me might not work for you and vice versa. Stinks that they couldn't give you what you wanted, so at least here there is the return option. Unfortunately for you, it appears to me that all of these HK-based MTM online shops are all clones of one another (modern tailor, black lapel, 7 regent lane) so you'll have to find the one that works best by trial and error.

 

I wouldn't say armholes are a minute detail - I think they define the look of the suit.  IC needs to say when their tailors cannot do something - I would have gone elsewhere.  Their customer service probably doesn't know what the tailors can or cannot do.  That is a problem on their end, not mine.    Now I've wasted six weeks and will have to pay return shipping.  I mentioned it before, but Jason at TaT told me upfront the armhole on his suits are 9.25".  THAT is how you do business.  IC leads you on.  

 

I may try Modern Tailor, even though I fear the fabric quality a bit.  They let you specify armhole measurement, and I've emailed to see if there is minimum below which they won't go.  ANy other suggestions?

post #2544 of 3208
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Originally Posted by MeasureOfMan View Post

I wouldn't say armholes are a minute detail - I think they define the look of the suit.  IC needs to say when their tailors cannot do something - I would have gone elsewhere.  Their customer service probably doesn't know what the tailors can or cannot do.  That is a problem on their end, not mine.    Now I've wasted six weeks and will have to pay return shipping.  I mentioned it before, but Jason at TaT told me upfront the armhole on his suits are 9.25".  THAT is how you do business.  IC leads you on.  

I may try Modern Tailor, even though I fear the fabric quality a bit.  They let you specify armhole measurement, and I've emailed to see if there is minimum below which they won't go.  ANy other suggestions?

Alright I see what you're saying. Every place has a house cut so to speak, and each approaches things differently. I suspect you're part of maybe <5% who ask about armhole measurements and maybe IC figured they could just gloss over your question. They hope you like what they made but if not well that's built into the business plan and they move on to the next person. TaT isn't trying to be a worldwide brand, he's closer to true MTM than IC is, and he must be upfront with his customers because he needs them to like the product and buy more. Sounds like you should keep what you're doing - survey these folks up front and then gravitate towards those who can handle what you're looking for. good luck!
post #2545 of 3208

For those of you who went through a remake before, I have a couple of questions.

 

1. Should I adjust the the measurements on the Account -> Measurment page to reflect what the new measurement I wish to have (chest 34"...) ?  Or should I indicate the desirable changes (chest -2" ...) on the "REQUEST MEASUREMENT CHANGES" section of the remake request? 

2. If I request the shoulders to be taken in by 1" (1/2" on each end), to keep the sleeve end point the same, should I add 1/2" to each sleeve length?

 

Thanks.

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Just to clarify, when taking your measurements, should they be done wearing a shirt and pants already?  It appears as though in the videos the only measurements not taken over clothing are the neck and wrist measurement.

post #2547 of 3208
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

Just to clarify, when taking your measurements, should they be done wearing a shirt and pants already?  It appears as though in the videos the only measurements not taken over clothing are the neck and wrist measurement.

Yes, according to the video, you should do it while wearing shirt and pants.  Wrist and neck should be taken without clothing.

 

I'd recommend wearing pants and shirts that are thin in material and close fitting so they don't add too much to your measurements.  E.g. no jeans or flannel shirts.

post #2548 of 3208

I got my remake........literally perfect.  No alterations necessary and I am VERY hard to fit.  Being muscular, I have a broad chest/shoulder/back, but a narrow waist.  I am very pleased with my purchase.  Consider your first suit a wash that is for fitment purposes only.  See a tailor, and adjust from there.

 

If you are very skinny, why are you complaining?  Suits off the rack are modeled to fit you. 

post #2549 of 3208
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Originally Posted by smoove7410 View Post

I got my remake........literally perfect.  No alterations necessary and I am VERY hard to fit.  Being muscular, I have a broad chest/shoulder/back, but a narrow waist.  I am very pleased with my purchase.  Consider your first suit a wash that is for fitment purposes only.  See a tailor, and adjust from there.

 

If you are very skinny, why are you complaining?  Suits off the rack are modeled to fit you. 

 

What kind of problems did you have with your first iteration, and what adjustments did you make?  I'm a similar shape (muscular with very broad chest/shoulders/back but a narrow stomach/waist) and am having a tux made from Indochino.  I'm just a little nervous about how it'll turn out.  Any specific tips? (I haven't sent my measurements/ordered yet).

post #2550 of 3208
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Originally Posted by smoove7410 View Post

I got my remake........literally perfect.  No alterations necessary and I am VERY hard to fit.  Being muscular, I have a broad chest/shoulder/back, but a narrow waist.  I am very pleased with my purchase.  Consider your first suit a wash that is for fitment purposes only.  See a tailor, and adjust from there.

If you are very skinny, why are you complaining?  Suits off the rack are modeled to fit you. 

Which rack are you buying from? In Louisville, KY the RTW stuff is for fat people who have never seen a gym. Ha

Glad the remake worked out.
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